York 2

One of the best ways to see York and hear the true history of the places
and buildings is to take a city tour on one of the many different routes.

Clifford’s Tower on Tower Street is a well known landmark.
Has been in the news recently(Oct-Nov 2016) regarding an
information centre at the bottom of the stairs.

The Castle Museum is a great place for a family visit the children will learn a lot here.
The Castle Museum is just over the road from Clifford’s Tower.

The Magistrates Courts
 near Clifford’s Tower.
The Grand Opera House
 on Cumberland Street. 

 

 The Jorvik Viking Centre is in Coppergate Shopping centre. Don’t miss this one.
   Experience the sounds, sights and smells of Viking village life.

The Parish & Guild Church of All Saints Pavement is
the Regimental Church of the Royal Dragoon Guards
and is at the top of Coppergate Shopping Centre.

Between Low Petergate and Swinegate is a small street called Grape Lane.
This is well worth a visit even if you don’t go in any shops.

In the floor of the Roman Bath is…
a Roman Bath. Found during excavations
in the 
1980’s it can be viewed in the floor area. The Roman Bath is on St. Samsons Square, not far from the Minster.
Gert & Henry’s Restaurant is on Jubbergate. In here, nothing is level, walls, floor, ceiling but the food is good.

At the top of High Petergate is this arch known as
Bootham Bar and is part of the old Roman wall which
surrounded the city.

The Art Gallery is on St. Leonard’s Place opposite
the Tourist Info. office. There is a statue of
 William Etty outside near the fountains.
William Etty born in
York 1787, died 1849.
 He was elected
Royal Academician
 in 1828.
 
The Theatre Royal is also on St.
Leonard’s Place. Plays are on all
year but the
Christmas Panto is always a hit.
The Minster can be seen just behind
the Theatre Royal.
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