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Have a look through these great attractions in York & Yorkshire

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York Minster

York Minster -York

Yorks most famous land mark. A must see. Even now when I'm walking past I stop and look up.The Minster is located right in the Town so there's no excuse to take five minutes out of your busy shopping trip and take a look. The grounds of the Minster are a great place to relax or watch the stonemasons at work as they use traditional methods to repair the huge stone work of the Minster.

Boat trip

Boat trip -York

Hire a private boat or sit back and relax on one of the cruises.

Stonegate

Stonegate -York

Stongate is one of Yorks many famous streets. Leading from the York Minster into the town centre it's a busy street that most tourists walk down at some point. Originally a Roman road now it is home to a range of great shops such as Joules, Jack Wills and the well known armoury shop. It also has some great pubs and places to eat. Of course theres Little Betty's as well.

The York Ghost Hunt

The York Ghost Hunt -York

York Ghost walk starts at the Shambles at 7:30.

The Shambles

The Shambles -York

The Shambles (official name Shambles) is an old cobbled street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century.

Clifford's Tower

Clifford's Tower -York

Clifford's Tower is all that remains of York Castle. In 1322 the tower got its name when Roger de Clifford was executed for treason.
The tower stands on top of a tall mound and has stunning panoramic views of the city of York.

York Museum Gardens

York Museum Gardens -York

The York Museum Gardens are botanic gardens in the center of York beside the River Ouse. The gardens are a great place to chill out and have a picnic in when the weather is warm. Feed the Squirrels up in Autumn and is a great place for a walk or jog in the morning.

Hospitium in the Museum Gardens

Hospitium in the Museum Gardens -York

The 14th Century Hopitium is a popular venue for weddings and civil partnerships. Based in the Museum Gardens the surroundings are beautiful it's easy to see why it would be such a popular place for a wedding.

National Railway Museum in York

National Railway Museum in York -York

The York Railway Museum is one of the best museums, great for all ages with over 300 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.

Mesh

Mesh -York

Mesh York is an on-line community of various artists and musicians. It aims to draw in talented people, groups and organisations from the area to give them a means of publicizing their work.

Castle Howard

Castle Howard -York

Castle Howard Coming Soon!!!!

Castle Museum

Castle Museum -York

Castle Museum Coming soon!!!

Barley Hall

Barley Hall -York

Barley Hall coming soon!!!

Merchant Adventurer's Hall

Merchant Adventurer's Hall -York

Merchant Adventurer's Hall coming soon!!

The Dickie Bird Band

The Dickie Bird Band -Hull

One of Yorkshire's up and coming Bluegrass bands, they are currently playing in and around Hull but apparently they will be playing festivals in the summer around Yorkshire.

The Magic Hatter's Christmas Cracker 2013, York's festive family magic show!

The Magic Hatter's Christmas Cracker 2013, York's festive family magic show! -York

Now in it's third year, The Magic Hatter's Christmas Cracker is back - bigger and better than ever - with brand new magic, comedy, fun & games, seasonal silliness and more surprises than in Santa's sleigh!


St Mary's Abbey, York

St Mary's Abbey, York -

If you have ever visited the York Museum Gardens in the centre of York you will have encountered the enigmatic Benedictine ruins of St Mary's Abbey (see photo below).


The picturesque abbey, located next to the Yorkshire Museum and botanical gardens, is the perfect spot for a walk or a picnic and home to lots of wildlife.

If you have ever wondered what the abbey looked like here are some screenshots from 3D artist Hannah Rice (University of York, MSc Digital Heritage and BA History of Art and Architecture) who worked on digitally visualising the abbey for her MSc dissertation.


The abbey once rivalled the York Minster in scale, and was once one of the wealthiest monasteries in the region. It was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1539 which is how it became to be ruins today.
The project took over 200 hours of modelling time. If you would like to see more of Hannah's work, take a look at her website www.hannahbethrice.com.



All photos copyrighted to Hannah Rice. If you would like to reference these images please email Hannah at info@hannahbethrice.com

The Hull History Centre

The Hull History Centre -Hull

The home for Hull City Archives, Hull local studies library and University Archives.

The History Centre brings together the material held be the City Archives and the Studies Library with those held by the University of Hull.
Records such as Hull Docks, papers of companies relating to the Hull's maritime history and papers form individuals such as Andrew Marvell, Philip Larkin, Amy Johnson and William Wilberforce.