Buildings in York

Usually places with things to see or do or relevant to York’s rich heritage. Here we cover everything from museums, visitor attractions, places of historical interest or just buildings with an interesting story to tell. If you are looking for a specific building then it may be quicker to use the search bar in the top-right corner. If you are looking for an unoccupied builing/ruin then you can probably find it in the Structures category. Pubs have their own category completely (of course)

  • The Hospitium, Museum Gardens
    June 20, 2012, No comments

    Located in Museum Gardens, the Hospitium, taking its name from the word ‘hospitality’, rather than ‘hospital’ was built around the 14th century as one of St Mary’s Abbey’s support buildings. […]

  • The Observatory, Museum Gardens
    June 14, 2012, No comments

    The oldest working observatory in Yorkshire was built in 1832-1833 and is located in Museum Gardens. The first meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science held at […]

  • Merchant Adventurers Hall, Fossgate
    May 1, 2012, No comments

    The land the hall stands on was bought by three local merchants, from Sir William Percy, in 1356 and construction took place between 1357 and 1368. The Merchant’s Guild, who […]