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York benefits from great transport links, so it's easy to get to
by train. The city has one main train station;
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York is a city full of pleasant surprises and charming
attractions. Here are some great things to do in York;
Dating back to the 14th century, the Shambles was a street which
of traditional butcher's shops. With its cobbled and
narrow streets, timbered framework and traditional shops it comes
with no surprise as being voted as one of the UK's most picturesque
streets. It is approximately a 15 minute walk from York train
Experience life in the Anglo Saxon era in this multisensory
visitor setting. This world famous centre allows visitors to
experience life 1000 years ago through architectural reconstruction
which can be explored using sound, sense and sight interaction. The
Jorvik Viking Centre is accessible for all and definitely worth a
If you're exploring Yorkshire, then a visit to The Bronte
Society & Bronte Parsonage Museum in Keighley, near Leeds is a
must. See the home of the world famous Bronte sisters, and like
their novels create some timeless memories.
If you are looking for excitement and intrigue it's all up in
the air at the largest independent air museum in Britain. For 2011
there are new exhibitions being displayed throughout the year. One
of the most popular attractions is the virtual tour of the Halifax
bomber site which is an opportunity to explore and delve into the
secrets of the World War 2 Aircrafts. The Yorkshire Air Museum is a
short bus journey from York train station.
This beautiful cathedral offers a peaceful haven in the centre
of the city with vibrant stained glass windows set within a
picturesque landscape. Known as one of Yorkshire's greatest gothic
cathedrals, York Minster is one of the oldest monuments in the area
and a perfect place to surround yourself with history. York Minster
Cathedral is walking distance from York train station.
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