A walk around the old streets of York

A walk around the old streets of York

This easy circular walk around the city centre takes you to some of York’s hidden places. On the way, you’ll see some of York’s most popular places from a different angle as well as explore some of the old streets and “Snickelways”. The total distance travelled is about three miles on footpaths. 1. Entrance to Museum Gardens. The walk starts and ends at the lodge entrance to the Museum Gardens on Museum Street. From the…

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A circular walk around York’s Medieval Bar Walls

A circular walk around York’s Medieval Bar Walls

York’s Medieval Walls / Bar Walls The three-mile walk around the Medieval Walls of York is a great way to see the city from a different and slightly elevated perspective. As you walk around you’ll encounter lots of historic structures, some dating from Roman times. The walls as you see them today were mostly built in the 14th Century although some of the original Roman structures have been incorporated. The gates to the city were…

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Museum Gardens, Yorkshire Museum and St Mary’s Abbey, York

Museum Gardens, Yorkshire Museum and St Mary’s Abbey, York

Museum Gardens The Museum Gardens are five minutes walk from the Minster in the centre of York. The Gardens are named after the Yorkshire Museum which is built on the remains of St Mary’s Abbey. The gardens are free and open most days except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Entrances to the gardens are located at the side of the Art Gallery, Museum Street, at the side of King’s Manor, Marygate and…

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York Minster

York Minster

No visit to York would be complete with a trip to the Minster, it is a stunning place to visit. Obviously, it was originally built for religious worship, however, there are plenty of quiet corners for contemplation or just to sit and admire the building and absorb its unique atmosphere. York Minster is located in the centre of York and dominates the city. It is Northern Europe’s largest medieval cathedral and England’s largest gothic cathedral….

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