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York
North Yorkshire
York is one of the most complete medieval cities in Europe – but there’s more… you can wander around Roman York, Anglo-Saxon York, Georgian York, Victorian York and, of course, the York you see today. No visit would miss out on the Minster, the city walls, the Shambles, Clifford’s Tower or a visit to one of the many museums. It’s a complete destination in itself with specialist shops, markets, cafes, places to eat all set in an unique atmosphere.

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Population
138,000
Must See
Minster, City Walls, The Shambles, Museum Gardens
Attractions
Art Gallery , The Bar Convent , Barley Hall , Castle Museum , Chocolate - York's Sweet Story , Clifford’s Tower , Fairfax House , Holy Trinity Church , Jorvik Viking Centre , Mansion House , Margaret Clitherow Chapel , Merchant Adventurers’ Hall , National Railway Museum , Richard III Museum , Roman Baths Museum , Treasurer’s House , York Brewery , York Dungeon , York Minster , Yorkshire Museum , Yorkshire Museum Gardens , York Regimental Museum , York Wheel , Quilt Museum and Gallery
Market Day
Tuesday / Friday / Saturday / Farmers Market: Last Sunday month
Shops
Variety of specialist independent
Live!
York Theatre Royal, Grand Opera House, National Early Music Centre, Barbican
Sport
Football, Racecourse
Tourist info Centre
1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT
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Direct Access
Rail Station. Bus / Coach station. Central car parking. Park & Ride.
1hr City Walk
Overview
A one hour walk that takes in most of the main sights of the city.
Video Features
See exclusive content of the Minster.

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Diary

February
Jorvik Viking Festival
Jorvik Viking Festival

Held in mid February. A week long range of events culminating in a battle and a boat burning!

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April
York Carnival
York Carnival

Usually held first weekend in June. Parade through the city with workshops, music and events for the family.

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May
York Races (May-October)
York Races (May-October)

Horse racing on the Knavesmire - just outside the city centre on the road to Leeds. Weekend, mid-week and early evening racing on select dates.

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July
Festival of the rivers
Festival of the rivers

Boat races on the rivers Ouse and Foss in the city centre.

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Early Music Festival
Early Music Festival

Organised by The National Centre for Early Music, based in a medieval church near Walmgate Bar. Week long festival, usually held in second week of July, using appropriate venues throughout the city.

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August
Galtres Arts & Music Festival
Galtres Arts & Music Festival

Held last weekend in August at Crayke, about 15 miles north of York. Featuring live music, with headline bands. For all the family. Set in a rural location with policy of using local suppliers for food and drink. Profits to charity.

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September
Food & Drink Festival
Food & Drink Festival

Week long festival (including two weekends) held in mid-September. Chance to buy, taste and see demonstrations of locally sourced food and drink.

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December
Early Music Christmas Festival
Early Music Christmas Festival

A range of festivals are held in York from the end of November to Christmas. There are markets on the streets, an ice sculpture festival and, an Early Music Christmas Music Festival.

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