Tourist Attractions etc in York
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York Tourist Attractions

Tourist attractions in & around the area of York...

York Tourist Attractions

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12 Clifford Street, York, YO1 9RD
CLOSED DUE TO FLOODS...At JORVIK Viking Centre, you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology.

From 1976-81, archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-age city of Jorvik, as it stood 1,000 years ago.

These incredible findings enabled them to build the JORVIK Viking Centre on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience that enables you to experience life in Viking-age York.

Receive unlimited free entry for 12 months with your ticket.
Tel: 01904 632599    Fax: 01904 612602

Uncovering the Archaeological Bounty of York

Murton Park Viking Village Photo © Martin Norman
Murton Park Viking Village -
Photo: Martin Norman CCL


With its varied and likely continuous occupation from Roman times through the present, York is an excellent spot for the archaeology enthusiast to gain fieldwork experience.

The city is home to many already-excavated sites of archaeological interest, and visitors may also immerse themselves more thoroughly into the city's history by participating in a training dig. More...

York Brewery

12 Toft Green, Micklegate, York, YO1 6JT
Tel: 01904 621162   E-mail:

Visit York's friendly and independent Brewery, where beer is brewed using traditional methods. Join one of the daily guided tours around the brewery, for an informative and entertaining insight into the art of the master brewer. The tour includes one pint of beer sampling. After the tour you can relax in the Brewery Tap Bar where the full range of beers may be purchased. Brewery merchandise available.

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Murton Park

Murton Lane, York, YO19 5UF
Tel: 01904 489966    Fax: 01904 489159    E-mail:

Four great family attractions in one. From the Four Seasons exhibition hall and Livestock buildings to fields and pens at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. Step back in time to Brigantium, the Roman Fort and Danelaw Dark Age Village - where you just might bump into a Roman, Viking or Saxon amongst the recreated buildings. The Derwent Valley Light Railway operates on Sundays.

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York Racecourse

The Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX
Tel: 01904 620911    Fax: 01904 611071    E-mail:

"Racecourse of the Year 2001" by both the Racegoers Club and the Racehorse Owners' Association . To be at York Races is to be a part of a truly special occasion - a major sporting and social event, keenly anticipated and fondly remembered. We at York aim to provide our customers with great sporting events ... bringing many of the world's top riders and thoroughbreds together to compete for some of racing's most famous and cherished prizes.

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York Maize Maze

Botland Farm, Heslington, York, YO10 5EG
Tel: 01904 415364    Visitors Booking Line: 01904 415364    Fax: 01904 427829

The UK's largest Maize Maze is opening near York. The 27 acre puzzle has a Viking theme and over 5 miles of pathways to get lost in! The maize plants grow up to 8 ft tall creating a unique experience for visitors. Refreshments and a picnic area are available. The maze will be harvested in October and used as cattle feed for the winter. The maze entrance is located within Grimston Bar Park & Ride. Follow the signs for the Grimston Bar Park & Ride, or catch the bus from the city centre.

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York Shambles

Shambles, York YO1 7LZ
Tel: 01904 676167     E-mail:

Shambles (also known as 'The Shambles') is a bustling centre piece of historic York. The street today is one of the UK's most visited and has become a wealth of shopping, tourist attractions, restaurants and many other things to see and do, including tours, ghost walks and historic talks. If you want to know York, you need to know Shambles. Visit our website for the history of this famous street, news, info and event listings.

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