Here are the top 12 tourist attractions to see in York :

1. York Minster

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The Cathedral and Metro political Church of Saint Peter in York is know as York Minster. It is the cathedral of York, England.

2. Yorkshire Museum

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Home to the Cawood Sword, the Yorkshire Museum is a famous museum in York which has four categories of collections covering archaeology, astronomy, biology and geology.

3. Ruins of St Mary's Abbey

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St. Mary's Abbey refers to the ruined Benedictine abbey in York, England.

4. King's Manor

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A part of the University of York, the King's Manor is a Grade I listed building situated in York, England.

5. Snickelways

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A collection of small streets and footpaths in York are often referred to as the Snickelways of York.

6. Guildhall

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Located behind the York's Mansion House, the York Guildhall was once a meeting place for the guilds of York.

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7. York Castle Museum

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Located on the site of York Castle in York, North Yorkshire, England, the museum was founded by Dr John L. Kirk in 1938.

8. National Railway Museum

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A part of the British Science Museum Group, the National Railway museum in York tells the story about rail transport in Britain and the impact it had on the society.

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9. City Walls

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A trip to York is incomplete without walking around the city walls. It is a 3.4 km long and beautiful wall which are the longest medieval town walls in England.

10. Ghost Walks

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York Ghost walk is an evening tour around the ancient heart of the city and one can travel back in time to experience the terrifying tale of the spooky and ghostly traditions.

11. York Dungeon

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A major tourist attraction in York, the York Dungeon depicts the history of dungeon using actor led shows and displays of other objects or models.

12. Yorkshire Air Museum

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9 km
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Located on the site of former RAF Elvington airfield, the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Forces Memorial is the largest independent air museum in Britain.

FAQs on York

How can I commute within York?

The best way for exploring the city is by foot. There are different city walks conducted across the city which give you a better overview of the city. Getting around the city can also be done by a car but it is always advised not to do so. The roads in the town are designed for carts and in case you are bringing your car, it is best to leave it in the city centre car park. Bus services connect all the major points of interest in the city but they are not that cheap. If a single person is travelling over a short distance, hiring a cab will always be a better option. York is one of the greatest cycle friendly cities in England and there is an extensive network of cycle routes in and around the city.
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What are the top sightseeing places in York?

The top sightseeing places in York are York Minster, Yorkshire Museum , Ruins of St Mary's Abbey, King's Manor, Snickelways, Guildhall.

What are the top activities in York?

The top activities in York are York Pass (1, 2, 3, or 6 Days), York Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus Tour, Yorkshire Dales Day Tour from York, Whitby & The North York Moors, York Early Evening Cruise , Private York Ghost Walking Tour.

What are the top hotels in York?

There are 766 Hotels in York which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in York are Franklins Apartments, Lilac Tree Cottage, Walker House, Coppergate Apartments, Arndale Court Apartment, Grove House Bed & Breakfast. You can see all the hotels in York here
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