Allerton Castle is a truly magical place to celebrate one of the most important days of your life and what could be more romantic than hosting your celebration as masters of Allerton Castle for the day. Bring your friends and family together in this fairytale setting for your memorable milestone, the gothic revival stately home is exclusively yours for the day.
Barley Hall is a stunning medieval town house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the building was hidden under the relatively modern facade, only when it was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval structure discovered and its rich history uncovered.
Beningbrough Hall is the perfect learning destination from which to inspire, explore and create. With curriculum linked Key Stage 1 -5 tailored learning programmes; our knowledgeable and passionate team bring learning to life with a wide variety of learning experiences and activities for students of all ages.
The bar was damaged during the siege of York in 1644. Like Micklegate Bar, it was sometimes used to display the heads of traitors, the heads of three rebels opposing Charles II’s restoration were placed here in 1663. Bootham Bar was the last of the gates to lose its barbican, demolished in 1835.
Can You Escape? is York's award-winning escape game experience, based right in the heart of the city on Micklegate, and proudly named as Visit York's Best Newcomer in 2017! We have two top rated missions, Operation Lone Eagle and Operation H.E.R.O., meaning we can take groups of up to 16 agents at a time and start you all together in a race to the finish.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Energi Trampoline Park is transformed into a haven for youngsters with additional needs. We have designed two sessions in partnership with local charities, professionals and parents, to ensure your child’s needs are met. For those with physical disabilities or syndromes our Tuesday sessions are the perfect way to enjoy the park, whilst we tinker with the environment on Thursday’s to cater for those on the autistic spectrum. Siblings are welcome to both sessions.
England’s Finest Georgian Town House. Come and unlock the splendour within the finest Georgian town house in England. A classical architectural masterpiece of its age, Fairfax House was originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. Its richly decorated interior was designed by York’s most distinguished eighteenth-century architect, John Carr.
One hour is all you have to solve the various codes and puzzles to escape from York's first live escape room at GR8escape York. One hour is all you have to solve the various codes and puzzles to escape from York's first live escape room at GR8escape York.
Henry VII experience at Micklegate Bar Micklegate Bar Although Micklegate Bar is not on the site of the Roman gate from the colonia and excavations have shown that the Roman road runs a little to the south-west of it, the bar does incorporate re-used Roman stone and sarcophagi in the outer archway and side walls.
2012 Maize Maze of the Year; 2013 Maize Maze of the Year; 2014 Maize Maze of the Year; 2015 York Visitor Attraction of the Year; 2015 Visit York Family Friendly Experience of the Year; 2016 Visit York Family Friendly Experience of the Year; 2017 Maize Maze of the Year; Giant Maize Maze. Each year the maze has a new design and a new theme.
The York Mansion House is the earliest purpose built house for a Lord Mayor still in existence and predates the Mansion House in London by at least twenty years. The home was built as a place for the Lord Mayor to entertain visitors to the city and to house York’s wonderful civic collections.
The Hall also remains the everyday base for the 160 members of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of the City of York. A Merchant Adventurer was someone who risked or ‘adventured’ his or her own money in overseas trade bringing back goods and wealth to York.
As the date of York’s 1900th anniversary of its foundation approached, archaeological excavations were undertaken underneath York Minster's tower. This column was found laying on its side, in pieces and originally formed part of the basilica of a Roman fortress.
The city or ‘bar’ walls of York are the most complete example of medieval city walls still standing in England today. Beneath the medieval stonework lie the remains of earlier walls dating as far back as the Roman period. The Roman walls survived into the 9th century when, in AD 866, York was invaded by the Danish Vikings.
Shambles Market, a historic and vibrant market situated in the heart of the City of York, is a source of exceptional fresh produce, unique crafts and essential merchandise. Open seven days a week from 7am, the Market is the perfect shopping destination with more than 85 stalls offering a diverse selection of goods.
The word Snickelway was coined by local author Mark W. Jones in 1983 in his book A Walk Around the Snickelways of York, and is a portmanteau of the words snicket, meaning a passageway between walls or fences, ginnel, a narrow passageway between or through buildings, and alleyway, a narrow street or lane.
St Mary's, the largest and richest Benedictine establishment in the north of England and one of the largest landholders in Yorkshire, was worth over £2,000 a year, (equivalent to £1,230,000 in 2016), when it was valued in 1539, during the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII; it was closed and subsequently substantially destroyed. On 26 November 1539 the Abbey surrendered £2,085 and 50 monks to the crown.
National award for Web Adventure Park Web Adventure Park employee wins National Award Claire Moxon, Assistant Operations Manager at the Web Adventure Park, has been awarded the Employee of Excellence Award at this year’s BALPPA (British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions) Awards.
York Castle in the city of York, England, is a fortified complex comprising, over the last nine centuries, a sequence of castles, prisons, law courts and other buildings on the south side of the River Foss. The now-ruinous keep of the medieval Norman castle is commonly referred to as Clifford's Tower.
If you are looking to discover York, United Kingdom, leave plenty of time for sightseeing tours - you wouldn't want to miss out on top attractions like York Guildhall! And before you go, make sure to read Expedia's York Guildhall sightseeing & tourist guide, filled with all you need to know for the best York Guildhall experience possible.
Created from over one million living, growing maize plants, York Maze is not just the largest maze in the UK it’s an award winning fun filled, day out in the country. With over 20 different rides, attractions and shows to enjoy York Maze offers an amazing fun-filled full family day out.
The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of Saint Peter in York, commonly known as York Minster, is the cathedral of York, England, and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is the mother church for the Diocese of York and the Province of York.
Discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate on our fully guided, interactive tour. Journey through the city where chocolate made history. Discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate on our fully guided, interactive tour.
One of the Yorkshire Wheel's passenger gondolas Yorkshire Wheel was the name used by two transportable Ferris wheel installations at different locations in York, England. The first installation, at the National Railway Museum, operated from 12 April 2006 until 2 November 2008.