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Below is a list of the top York Attractions in England with Websites, Phone Numbers, Images and links to Maps and Reviews.

York Minster Cathedral is situated to the north of York centre, and York Castle to the south, they are about 0.6 of a mile apart.

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York Minster Cathedral image

York Minster Cathedral 234 feet high, 524 feet long. Bbuilt from 1220-1480, York Minster is a huge Gothic cathedral in the centre of York, the city's top attraction, and one of the top visitor attractions in the UK. This is the largest Gothic Cathedral in the UK, 4th largest Gothic cathedral in the world by volume after Seville, Cologne & Amiens. Charges to enter are about £10 adult, free children. Phone number 01904 557 200.
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St Mary's Abbey York image

St Mary's Abbey & Museum Gardens, York Centre. This is a ruined Benedictine Abbey situated in the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, a short walk west York Minster Cathedral. The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055, dedicated to Saint Olave. Free visits. Phone number 01904 687 687
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York City Walls situated around York centre. The Old City Walls are claimed to be the most intact city walls in England, about 2.5 miles in length, with 4 main Bars/Gates. The gates serve as gateways into the oldest parts of the city. Most of the walls are from the Norman era, and some from the Roman's and Viking's. You can walk around yourself for free, or take a guided tour.
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York Castle / Cliffords Tower situated in York centre. York Castle was built in stone from 1270 to replace an earlier wooden castle on the site. The main tower, sometimes referred to as Cliffords Tower, is all that remains of York Castle. The fortress walls and buildings were dismantled in the 1700s to be replaced by three large buildings. The new buildings were to serve as a court and prisons. Two of these buildings now serve as York Castle Museum. The famous highwayman Dick Turpin was tried and imprisoned here before his execution in 1739. Phone number 01904 687 687.
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National Railway Museum York image

National Railway Museum by York Train Station. The NRM in York has a collection of over 100 locomotives, most of them ran on UK railways, or were built in the UK. The top attraction is the record breaking Flying Scotsman that has been restored to run on the main east coast line. Free Entry. Phone number 0844 815 3139.
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The Shambles York image

The Shambles in York centre close to the cathedral. The Shambles is a famous old street in York, close to the cathedral, with overhanging timber framed buildings, some dating back to the 1300s. The street contains many small independant shops. There are many more narrow streets around the cathedral, full of small shops, restaurants and bar diners, making the city centre a great place to shop and dine. Also in the area is the Shambles Market said to be the best daily open market in the North.
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Treasurers House York image

Treasurers House city centre close to the Cathedral. This is said to be the first house ever given to the National Trust with a complete collection. Its history spans 2,000 years, with a Roman road in the cellar. The property is said to be haunted, and has sunken garden. Entry about £8 per adult, £4 per child. Phone number 01904 624 247.
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Yorkshire Museum & Art Gallery city centre. On Exhibition Square, The Yorkshire Museum holds the Cawood sword, claimed to be one of the top Viking swords ever discovered. Its four permanent collections, are: biology, geology, archaeology and astronomy. Entry about £7 per adult children free. The Art Gallery is Free to all. Phone number 01904 687 687.
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King's Manor York image

King's Manor next to the Art Gallery on Exhibition Square. A number of Grade I medieval buildings that give an insight to the past. Originally the Abbot's House of St Mary's Abbey, the King's Manor was the Tudors and Stuarts seat of government, aslo serving as a school in the 1800s. Entry free.
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Roman Bath Museum York image

Roman Bath Museum city centre close to the Cathedral. The baths were discoverd in 1930 during renovations to a tavern on St Sampson's Square in York. This small museum is situated below the Roman Bath pub, showing remains of the baths and artefacts of that era. Entry about £3 per adult. Phone number 01904 620 455.
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JORVIK Viking Centre city centre close to York Castle. The JORVIK Viking Centre shows Viking-Age streets as they would have been 1000 years back in time. Also with four exhibitions and the chance to meet a Viking. Price guide about £10 per adult, £7 per child or family tickets available. Phone number 01904 615 505.
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Fairfax House York image

Fairfax House in York centre close to York Castle. Claimed to be the finest Georgian town house in England. This was the winter home of Viscount Fairfax. The house contains Noel Terry furniture, clocks, paintings and decorative arts, one of the top private collections of the twentieth century. Admission about £6 per adult. Phone number 01904 655 543.
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Merchant Adventurers' Hall York image

Merchant Adventurers' Hall close to York Castle. This is a medieval guildhall, one of the top buildings in the city. The Great Hall is a timber framed building completed in 1368. The Hall is now used as a museum, and can also be hired for parties, dinners, and weddings. Entry about £6 per adult children free. Phone number 01904 654 818.
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Royal Dragoon Guards Museum York image

Royal Dragoon Guards Museum by York Castle. The Museum covers the Guards from present day to former regiments back to the late 1600s. Displays include uniforms, prints, paintings, weapons and Standards. Entry about £4 concession £2. Phone number 1904 461 010.
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York Mansion House York centre on St Helen's Square. The Mansion House is claimed to be an architectural masterpiece holding an extensive collection of silver, paintings and furniture. The house is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of York. Tours are about £6 per adult. Phone number 01904 552 036.
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Guildhall York image

Guildhall York York centre behind the Mansion House. The historic building from the 1400s, was a meeting place for the guilds of York, wealthy people that controled trade in York. The building has been used for functions to entrtain royals, and played a part in the English Civil War. Entry free.Phone number 01904 613 161.
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Castle Howard from 1699, 16 miles northeast of York. Castle Howard is one of the top historic houses in the UK that can be visited, built for the Howard family. The building has been used in a number of TV shows and Films, the most known being Brideshead Revisited. House tours are about £15. Phone number 1653 648 333.
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Fulford Golf Club by York image

Fulford Golf Club about 2 miles south of York centre. Fulford Golf Club is York's Championship Course. The course is famous for Bernhard Langer playing a shot from about 15 feet up a tree onto the 17th green in the Benson & Hedges tournament in 1981. Price Guide: £60 - £80 per round. Tel: 07751 034 681.
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