York Tourist Attractions
Feversham Guest House in York is a great base from which to explore York and the
surrounding countryside as it is near numerous popular tourist attractions including
. Read our list of popular
events in York
The following tourist attractions are all very close to our guesthouse. Richard The Third Museum York Minster York Castle Museum York Coppergate Shopping Centre National Railway Museum Jorvik Viking Centre York Shambles Fairfax House York Ghost Hunt York Racecourse Betty's Tea Rooms York Art Gallery York Theatre Royal Kings Manor
Golf Golf Courses near York
- Heworth Golf Club, York - 9 holes short golf course
- Fulford Golf Club York - Championship golf course
- Pikes Hill Golf Club, York - 18 hole parkland golf course
- Forest Park Golf Club, York - 27 hole parkland golf course
- Forest of Galtres Golf Club, York - 18 hole golf course
- York Golf Club - 18 hole golf course
- Swallow Hall Golf Club, York
York Minster York Minster
built between the 13th and 15th centuries, is one of the finest Gothic cathedrals
in Northern Europe. Its East Window is about the size of a tennis court and is one
of the largest areas of medieval stained glass in the world. The Minster dominates
the rest of the city because local laws forbid the construction of buildings taller
than the Tower of the Minster (195 feet). This has helped York retain its charm
and architectural integrity.
There are several other ancient churches which can be visited in York, as well as
the evocative ruins of St. Mary's Abbey in the Museum gardens.
A walk around the medieval walls, which are open to the public, is about 2 miles.
The fortified stone gates in the walls are known as "bars", but for refreshment
you'll have to stop off in one of the city's plentiful and varied cafes. York's
most famous teahouse is Betty's, a must if you want an elegant and relaxed tea or
York is very easy to explore on foot, because the city is relatively small and the
area around the Minster is pedestrianised.
One good way of seeing the historic city centre is on a free walking tour conducted
by the city's voluntary guide association.
You can take a
guided bus tour
or a trip on a
or even a tour on a horse drawn open carriage. There are more specialized guided
walks which explore York's winding old streets, or "Snickleways" and the
GHOST HUNT OF YORK
will fill you in on the city's less visible inhabitants. Perhaps the most famous
of York's streets is the
originally where the butcher's shops were located, now its leaning wooden houses
are graced with shops and restaurants.
When it comes to museums, you are really spoilt for choice in York.
Jorvik Viking Centre
You can learn what life was like during the Viking period in the famous
Jorvik Viking Centre
In February, York hosts an annual Viking festival, when authentically dressed Vikings
prowl the streets with their blood axes once more.
in the lovely Museum Gardens has displays on York's Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Viking and
Mediaeval periods, as well as special exhibitions.
York Castle Museum
York the Castle Museum
will fill you in on 400 years of more recent history. Next to the Castle Museum
is the remainder of the Castle, the keep known as
which you can climb up for a good view of the city.
National Railway Museum
Another famous museum is the
National Railway Museum
a must for anyone interested in trains and locomotives, and popular with children.
Art Galleries and Theatres in York
Art lovers will appreciate the
York City Art Gallery
with fine European paintings from the last 600 years.
Theatre Royal in York
is worth a visit too.
Other Tourist Attractions in York
Tourist Attractions near York
York makes an excellent base for exploring the surrounding region which boasts stately
homes, cathedrals, villages and stunning countryside.
Just 20 minutes drive away is
the 17th century stately home, surrounded by parkland; the TV adaptation of Waugh's
Brideshead Revisited was filmed here.
Stately homes near York
Other stately homes near York include
near Ripon, with its Adam interiors and extensive gardens. In the Leeds Direction,
also boasts Adam interiors and extensive gardens as well as a bird garden.
The majestic ruins of
near Ripon is a world heritage site. To the north of York, near Helmsley, you can
a ruined Cistercian Abbey founded in 1132 and also
Museums near York
Also within easy travelling from York is the
Elvington Air Museum
This museum has an outstanding collection of military aircraft and was, during the
second World War the base of the Halifax Bombers. To-day it is home to the only
remaining Hailfax in the world.
National parks near York
A day trip from York can be made to two National Parks, the
to the North-West and the
North York Moors
to the North. Ingleton Waterfall Walk
You can take a steam train on the
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
from the pretty town of Pickering into the heart of the North York Moors National
Park, and alight for a country stroll at Goathland Station
which will look familiar if you have seen the film of Harry Potter.
Readers of the James Herriot novels can visit
the house in Thirsk
where the author lived and worked.
On the literary trail, admirers of the
can visit the parsonage where they lived, in the preserved village of Howarth, south
of the Dales