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Explore York


York Art Gallery has redeveloped its exhibitions and re-opened its roof height gallery

York from the Minster Roof (courtesy of Minster)

Bedern Chapel, in medieval times used by the Minster's Vicars Choral
Visiting York can be an enriching experience, whether you wish to amble through the winding streets, enjoying the ambience of the city, or walk the medieval walls, taking in the spectacular views.  Many of the historic buildings you pass on the way are open to the public.  The weekend of 10-11 September was Heritage Open Weekend and the Trust organised walks for people to get to know York.
For our own ideas about walking, see this page. It will grow!  
For guided walking round the city all year round, we recommend the York Association of Voluntary Guides and YorkWalk.
For more information about staying in the city, go to the VisitYork website at www.visityork.org.

If you are not able to visit but want to learn something about York's history, try this website, collated by the City Council. This page on our own site has a description of York's history and a number of photographs.

Below is a list of places in York which we recommend you find and explore: 
Fairfax House (York Conservation Trust with York Civic Trust)

Treasurer's House (National Trust)

Barley Hall (York Archaeological Trust)

The Yorkshire Museum and York Castle Museum
(York Museums Trust)

Clifford's Tower
(English Heritage)
York Glaziers Trust (Independent Trust)

Mansion House (City of York Council closed for refurbishment)

National Centre for Early Music (Independent Trust)

York Minster (Dean and Chapter of York)

Merchant Adventurers' Hall (Company of Merchant Adventurers)

Micklegate Bar Museum and Monk Bar Museum
(York Archaeological Trust)

York residents have a special weekend when they can enter these and other attractions for free - the last was January 2016.  Click here for the list of places on the 'Visit York' website, the tourism office.

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