York is a vibrant, diverse city with a rich heritage and has lots of interesting places to visit, including lots of museums and historical buildings. For entertainment in the city, the York Theatre Royal hosts a various performances including drama, musicals, comedy, music and children’s shows. The Grand Opera House York hosts opera, ballet, music, comedy, musicals and children’s shows. If you’re eating out, there are lots of restaurants to choose from, with a wide range of international cuisines to suit many different tastes, and the nightlife is lively, with lots of bars and clubs in the city.
Shopping in the city offers a wide choice and includes Monks Cross Shopping and Coppergate Shopping Centre, along with many other stores around the city. For business, there are a range of conference centres which include those at Central Hall, University of York and York Racecourse, and Leeds Bradford Airport is the closest airport for international air travel.
York Car Hire
Wherever you are in York, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide York car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Some of the places you could visit while in York might include the following:
You can visit this museum which has many fascinating collections to see, including dinosaurs, animals skeletons, Roman sculpture, mosaics and frescos, Viking metalwork and medieval displays. You can contact the museum to find out what collections will be on display at the time of your visit.
York Art Gallery
At this Gallery you can see large collections of paintings which include 14th century Italian altarpiece paintings, Dutch art from the 1600’s, 19th century French paintings, British portraits from the 1600’s and 1700’s, and you can check what art works will be displayed when you are visiting. There are also many collections of decorative arts such as ceramics, glassware, silverware and clocks.
Visitors can come and admire the many features of this splendid building with its ornate Gothic architecture, medieval stained glass windows, sculptures, marble decorated piers, vaulted ceilings and impressive sculptured choir screen.
Jorvik Viking Centre
For an interesting experience you can visit this centre and see recreated lifelike Viking streets which include houses, a market and a blacksmiths that have realistic sounds and smells. At the centre visitors can also see lots of Viking artefacts such as skeletons and weapons.
York Castle Museum
This is a fascinating place to come and includes a recreated Victorian Street, with features such as a sweet shop, drapers, saddlers, taxidermist, ironmongers and toy shop, along with a schoolroom and police cell. There’s also an alley showing the conditions of the poor in York and you can see an entertaining show about Victorian life. Visitors can also see what it was like in the prison cells in the 1700’s, the museum being housed in a former prison building, and learn about prisoners who where held here.
Yorkshire Museum Gardens
These botanical gardens have many features to enjoy which include lovely trees, plants and flowers, and you can relax in the peaceful surroundings. In the gardens are also St. Mary’s Abbey ruins, a Roman fortress tower, and the York Observatory.
National Railway Museum
This is a fascinating museum where you can see a large and varied collection of railway vehicles, including steam and diesel trains, along with lots of other railway exhibits, and in the restored railway depot you learn about what it was like working in a railway station in days gone by. There’s also a play area for children along with a miniature railway to ride on.
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