The spectacular York Minster, formally titled ‘The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York’, is a world renowned masterpiece of architecture and design. One of the largest of its type in Northern Europe it is of cruciform design with an octagonal Chapter House.
The peaceful and picturesque abbey ruins of the Yorkshire Museum Gardens belie their illustrious past.
St Mary’s Abbey, York, the largest and wealthiest of all Benedictine institutions in northern England certainly wielded the most power. Its abbot was recorded in the Domesday Book as being one of the city’s leading landowners.
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The Treasurer’s House, in Minster Yard, York, was built in the late 11th century as a home for the Minster’s treasurer, a role it fulfilled until 1547; after the Reformation it came under private ownership, and had many different owners.
Holy Trinity Church is a real find – if you can find it! Out of sight of nearby Goodramgate its secluded peaceful churchyard is just a stone’s throw from one of York’s main shopping streets. It is accessed via an 18th-century brick archway adjoining buildings whose original role seven centuries ago was as artisans’ workshops.
One of the great attractions that York is most recognised for are the City Walls guarding the perimeter of the once much smaller city.
Stretching 2.75 miles (including the gaps) the wall encircles an area of 263 acres, that’s over 130 football pitches.
Rowntree park is located on the riverside of the Ouse on Terry Avenue. A gift to the City of York by Rowntree & Co in 1921 this park was created to improve the life and well-being of the Rowntree staff and the people of York in commemoration of the 200 staff who died during the first world war. This was York’s first municipal park.
York’s Knavesmire is one of the premier horse racing tracks in Europe and has recently been awarded the honour of the Flat Racecourse of the Year. ...
With England in the grip of the First Civil War, York was targeted as the Royalists’ northern capital and the seat of the Council of the North. In D ...