Best things to do in York and sightseeing in York
York Shambles - York
Museum Gardens - York
The York Museum Garden is a botanic garden in the centre of York, beside the River Ouse. There are several historic buildings in the garden including the remains of the west corner of the Roman fort of Eboracum (Multangular Tower & parts of Roman walls). Most of the other buildings dating from the Middle Ages are associated with St Mary’s Abbey. Housing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, the Yorkshire Museum is also situated in the garden area.
Guy Fawkes Inn - York
York Minster - York
York Minster is the second largest Gothic cathedral of Northern Europe and clearly charts the development of English Gothic architecture from Early English through to the Perpendicular Period. Constantine was proclaimed Emperor of the Western Roman Empire while in York - then called Eboracum. York was the centre of the Roman Empire. The Rose Window, a stained glass masterpiece high in the South Transept of York Minster was added near the end of the 15th century to commemorate the end of the War of the Roses and honour the Tudor dynasty. York Minster’s ‘Heart of Yorkshire’ window, within the cathedral’s Great West Window is fast becoming the destination for love-struck couples who believe the local legend that kissing their partner beneath it means they will stay together forever.