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About York

With over 2000 years of history, Yorkshire is one of the most fascinating places to visit in the UK. York itself sees heritage from the Roman, Viking and Medieval eras.

The Cathedral City has a main wall that historically ran all the way around the riversides to defend against invaders, the city is at the watersmeet of the River Ouse and the River Foss.

Inside the city, is a network of winding streets, laced with a mix of contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries. To discover more of Yorks history and culture, the city has nearly thirty world-class museum to explore.

For those looking to stretch their legs and explore the Yorkshire countryside, York is surrounded by the illustrious Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre was discovered by the York Archaeological Trust, between the years of 1976-81 they uncovered the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking city, as it stood a thousand years ago.

A visit to the Jorvik Viking Centre will awaken you to what was found by the Coopergate Dig.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning Medieval townhouse previously home to one of Yorks Lord Mayors and the Priors of Nostell.

It was only since the 1980s that the middle age townhouse was rediscovered, the original building was previously hidden under a relatively modern facade. Once the building was set for demolition, the wonders that lay underneath became known. The York Archaeological Trust stepped in and bought the property in 1987, they set up a full archaeological investigation lasting until 1991 and the property was then reopened for the public to discover in 1993.

York Dungeon

York Dungeon is an essential part of any York experience. York darkest history is brought to life by immersive sets, incredible actors and unique stories. Some of York infamous rogues tales, including Guy Fawkes and Dick Turpin are brought to life in the Dungeons.

New to the York Dungeon experience, you can now escape the Dungeons and explore the city’s past with a walking tour of York with one of the Dungeons most famous residents the Black Jester.

York Cocoa Works

York Cocoa Works is a fully interactive chocolate factory, where visitors can learn, see, eat and craft their very own chocolate using cocoa beans sourced from farms and communities around the world.

The entire Chocolate factory’s production process is fully observable, celebrating the origins of their ingredients and the passion they have for bringing traditional chocolate making to York.

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