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Below is a list of the top York Attractions in England with Websites, Phone Numbers, Images and links to Maps and Reviews.

York Minster Cathedral is situated to the north of York centre, and York Castle to the south, they are about 0.6 of a mile apart.

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York Minster Cathedral 234 feet high, 524 feet long
B built from 1220-1480, York Minster is a huge Gothic cathedral in the centre of York, the city's top attraction, and one of the top visitor attractions in the UK. This is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the UK, 4th largest Gothic cathedral in the world by volume after Seville, Cologne & Amiens. Charges to enter are about £10 adult, free children. Phone number 01904 557 200.
yorkminster.org . wiki/page . Postcode: YO1 7HH.

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St Mary's Abbey & Museum Gardens, York Centre
This is a ruined Benedictine Abbey situated in the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, a short walk west York Minster Cathedral. The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055, dedicated to Saint Olave. Free visits. Phone number 01904 687 687
wiki/page . yorkstmarys.org.uk . Postcode: YO1 7FR.

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York City Walls
situated around York centre
The Old City Walls are claimed to be the most intact city walls in England, about 2.5 miles in length, with 4 main Bars/Gates. The gates serve as gateways into the oldest parts of the city. Most of the walls are from the Norman era, and some from the Roman's and Viking's. You can walk around yourself for free, or take a guided tour.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_city_walls

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York Castle / Cliffords Tower
situated in York centre
York Castle was built in stone from 1270 to replace an earlier wooden castle on the site. The main tower, sometimes referred to as Cliffords Tower, is all that remains of York Castle. The fortress walls and buildings were dismantled in the 1700s to be replaced by three large buildings. The new buildings were to serve as a court and prisons. Two of these buildings now serve as York Castle Museum. The famous highwayman Dick Turpin was tried and imprisoned here before his execution in 1739. Phone number 01904 687 687.
Website . wiki/page . Postcode: YO1 9RY.

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National Railway Museum
by York Train Station
The NRM in York has a collection of over 100 locomotives, most of them ran on UK railways, or were built in the UK. The top attraction is the record breaking Flying Scotsman that has been restored to run on the main east coast line. Free Entry. Phone number 0844 815 3139.
www.nrm.org.uk . wiki/page . Postcode: YO26 4XJ.

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The Shambles
in York centre close to the cathedral
The Shambles is a famous old street in York, close to the cathedral, with overhanging timber framed buildings, some dating back to the 1300s. The street contains many small independant shops. There are many more narrow streets around the cathedral, full of small shops, restaurants and bar diners, making the city centre a great place to shop and dine. Also in the area is the Shambles Market said to be the best daily open market in the North.
Wiki Page . Postcode: YO1 7LZ.

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Treasurers House
city centre close to the Cathedral
This is said to be the first house ever given to the National Trust with a complete collection. Its history spans 2,000 years, with a Roman road in the cellar. The property is said to be haunted, and has sunken garden. Entry about £8 per adult, £4 per child. Phone number 01904 624 247.
www.nationaltrust.org.uk . Postcode: YO1 7JL.

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Yorkshire Museum & Art Gallery
city centre
On Exhibition Square, The Yorkshire Museum holds the Cawood sword, claimed to be one of the top Viking swords ever discovered. Its four permanent collections, are: biology, geology, archaeology and astronomy. Entry about £7 per adult children free. The Art Gallery is Free to all. Phone number 01904 687 687.
Website . yorkartgallery.org.uk . Postcode: YO1 7FR.

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King's Manor
next to the Art Gallery on Exhibition Square
A number of Grade I medieval buildings that give an insight to the past. Originally the Abbot's House of St Mary's Abbey, the King's Manor was the Tudors and Stuarts seat of government, aslo serving as a school in the 1800s. Entry free.
www.york.ac.uk . wiki/page . Postcode: YO1 7EW.

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Roman Bath Museum
city centre close to the Cathedral
The baths were discoverd in 1930 during renovations to a tavern on St Sampson's Square in York. This small museum is situated below the Roman Bath pub, showing remains of the baths and artefacts of that era. Entry about £3 per adult. Phone number 01904 620 455.
sandm.freeserve.co.uk/romanbath/main . YO1 8RN .

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JORVIK Viking Centre city centre close to York Castle
The JORVIK Viking Centre shows Viking-Age streets as they would have been 1000 years back in time. Also with four exhibitions and the chance to meet a Viking. Price guide about £10 per adult, £7 per child or family tickets available. Phone number 01904 615 505.
www.jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk . Postcode: YO1 9WT .

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Fairfax House
in York centre close to York Castle
Claimed to be the finest Georgian town house in England. This was the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. The house contains Noel Terry furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, one of the top private collections of the twentieth century. Admission about £6 per adult. Phone number 01904 655 543.
www.fairfaxhouse.co.uk . Postcode: YO1 9RN .

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Merchant Adventurers' Hall
close to York Castle
This is a medieval guildhall, one of the top buildings in the city. The Great Hall is a timber framed building completed in 1368. The Hall is now used as a museum, and can also be hired for parties, dinners, and weddings. Entry about £6 per adult children free. Phone number 01904 654 818.
www.theyorkcompany.co.uk . wiki/page . YO1 9XD .

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Royal Dragoon Guards Museum by York Castle
The Museum covers the Guards from present day to former regiments back to the late 1600s. Displays include uniforms, prints, paintings, weapons and Standards. Entry about £4 concession £2. Phone number 1904 461 010.
rdgmuseum.org.uk . wiki/page . Postcode: YO1 9SB .

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York Mansion House York centre on St Helen's Square
The Mansion House is claimed to be an architectural masterpiece holding an extensive collection of silver, paintings and furniture. The house is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of York. Tours are about £6 per adult. Phone number 01904 552 036.
www.mansionhouseyork.com . Postcode: YO1 9QL .

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Guildhall York York centre behind the Mansion House
The historic building from the 1400s, was a meeting place for the guilds of York, wealthy people that controled trade in York. The building has been used for functions to entrtain royals, and played a part in the English Civil War. Entry free.Phone number 01904 613 161.
Wiki Page . Postcode: YO1 9QN .

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Castle Howard from 1699, 16 miles northeast of York
Castle Howard is one of the top historic houses in the UK that can be visited, built for the Howard family. The building has been used in a number of TV shows and Films, the most known being Brideshead Revisited. House tours are about £15. Phone number 1653 648 333.
castlehoward.co.uk . wiki/page . Postcode: YO60 7DA .

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Fulford Golf Club about 2 miles south of York centre
Fulford Golf Club is York's Championship Course. The course is famous for Bernhard Langer playing a shot from about 15 feet up a tree onto the 17th green in the Benson & Hedges tournament in 1981. Price Guide: £60 - £80 per round. Tel: 07751 034 681.
www.fulfordgolfclub.com . Postcode: YO10 5DY .

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