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Trip List by Nikki W

Historic York in one day

9 Aug 2011  I have lived in York since 1972 and run a bed and breakfast guest house and often go through this Trip List over breakfast.
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You have one day in York, UK and want to take in the historic heritage of the city invaded by the Roman, Vikings, Normans and now tourists the word over.

  • Explore locations featured in this Trip List: York
  • Category: Perfect day
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Active/Outdoors
  • Appeals to: Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Tourists
  • Seasons: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
  • 1. Micklegate Bar Museum
    Micklegate Bar Museum: Henry VII experience, York

    A good start to seeing York. Use the steps up from Micklegate to get onto the Medieval Walls. The Micklegate Bar Museum is a small one but packed with information about the city and operated by the York Archaeological Trust which also runs the Jorvik Viking Centre, so ask about a ticket which covers all of their premises. From Micklegate Bar walk East and you will see the York Railway Station outside the walls and the excavations currently being undertaken building another new hotel.

  • 2. York Railway Station
    York Railway Station, York

    The original railway station was built within the City Walls . At 5.30am on June 25, 1877, the first train left the new York Railway Station, bound for Scarborough across the specially altered railway bridge. The station took 3 years to construct and was the largest in Britain, confirming the city’s status at the heart of the network.

    It was designed by the North Eastern Railway’s architect Thomas Prosser. The 800ft-long train-shed roof, held 42ft above the platforms by iron columns, was widely admired. The whole station is built on a curve, making the architecture all the more impressive. It was called 'a monument to extravagence'.

    By 1910 about 350 trains a day were running through the station.

  • 3. York Minster
    York Minster, York

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  • 4. Treasurer's House
    Treasurer's House, York

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  • 5. St. Williams College
    St. Williams College, York

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