York will take you back in time as far as the days of the Vikings and the Romans
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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 mainly consisted 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 station.
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 visit.
If you're exploring Yorkshire, then a visit to The Bronte Society and 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.