York is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make York one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. York is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in York or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of York. Explore the historical monuments of York with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this York guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in York page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical York landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of York.
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Deangate, York YO1 7HH, United Kingdom
07:00 am - 06:30 pm
The city of York has had a long, eventful association with Christianity that was established as early as the 4th Century.
The York Minster was first built in 600 AD but as power changed hands in York, the cathedral went through the unfortunate incidents of fire, destruction time and time again. It wasn’t until 1472 that the Minster was remode...
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Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 6JX, United Kingdom
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Who needs pavements when you can walk the city walls?
Present day York had been, since time immemorial, a walled area to protect it against invaders. In the beginning, there were the Romans – the original walls were built around 71 AD. Since then, every occupant of this beautiful city has either torn down the labour of his predecessor or upgr...
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Eye of York, York YO1 9RY, United Kingdom
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
York Castle Museum isn’t just going to show you the past - it’s going to let you be a part of it. The museum stands on the site of York Castle, built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. The present edifice used to be a Debtor’s Prison and the museum has used this disturbing detail to its advantage.
York Castle Museum covers major se...
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York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LZ, United Kingdom
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
This is where you shopaholics will find your Paradise in York. Located in the city centre of York, Shambles is one of the oldest streets in Europe. It's eerie past dates back to the medieval period when it served as a huge meat market.
Deprived of modern day hygienic facilities, the butchers on the street had no option but to throw the blood and gu...
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St Leonard's Place, York YO1 7HD, England
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Theatre Royal is an 18th century theatre with a ginormous seating capacity of 847 people. The theatre was built on the site of a hospital and even today, you can find ruins of that structure woven into the Theatre complex. Under the stage is a well believed to belong to the Roman era. These quirky details have of course earned the Theatre Royal a r...
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Yorkshire Air Museum,Halifax Way, Elvington, York, YO41 4AU
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Situated in the scenic countryside, Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial is a one of a kind tribute to the development of aircrafts through the ages and the men and women who served in British Air Forces.
The museum was opened to the general public in the 1980s with the aim of generating awareness about the history of aviation in the...
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Monument Close, off Acomb Road, York YO24 4HT, England
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Need a break from the Romans and Vikings? If the Cold War years of nail biting anticipation are more to your liking, this one is for you.
Take a guided tour to this 2 storeyed Cold War Bunker that had been in operation for nearly three decades since 1961. Volunteers from the Royal Observer Corps used the bunker to monitor possible nuclear explosion...
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Castlegate, York YO1 9RN, England
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
When you visit the castles and cathedrals of York, you see places where the rich and famous of old Yorkshire worked and prayed. But where did the nobility of Yorkshire live? What were there homes like?
Fairfax House is a 18th Century townhouse that belonged to Viscount Charles Gregory Fairfax. It was built in the finest architectural design of the ...