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About York City Sightseeing, York

The York City War Memorial is a First World War memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and located in York in the north of England. Proposals for commemorating York's war dead originated in 1919 but proved controversial. Initial discussions focused on whether a memorial should be a monument or should take on some utilitarian purpose. Several functional proposals were examined until a public meeting in January 1920 opted for a monument. The city engineer produced a cost estimate and the war memorial committee engaged Lutyens, who had recently been commissioned by the North Eastern Railway (NER) to design their own war memorial, also to be sited in York. Lutyens' first design was approved, but controversy enveloped proposals for both the city's and the NER's memorials. Members of the local community became concerned that the memorials as planned were not in keeping with York's existing architecture, especially as both were in close proximity to the ancient city walls, and that the NER's memorial would overshadow the city's. Continued public opposition forced the committee to abandon the proposed site in favour of one on Leeman Road, just outside the walls, and Lutyens submitted a new design of a War Cross and Stone of Remembrance to fit the location. This was scaled back to the cross alone due to lack of funds. Prince Albert, the Duke of York (later King George VI), unveiled the memorial on 25 June 1925, six years after the memorial fund was opened. It consists of a stone cross 33 feet (10 metres) high on three stone blocks and a stone base, beneath which are two further blocks and two shallow steps. It sits in a memorial garden, with an entrance designed by Lutyens using the remaining funds for the memorial. The memorial itself is a grade II* listed building, having been upgraded when Lutyens' war memorials were designated a "national collection" in 2015. The piers and gate at the entrance to the garden are listed separately at grade II.

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Overview of York City Sightseeing

Home to York City Sightseeing is the city of York in the country of United Kingdom. Although listed here, York City Sightseeing is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in York.

Abounding of places like National Railway Museum, York Minster, The Shambles, York City Walls and York Castle Museum, city name has great things to do in York that are totally worth your time.

Most of the York tours skip a visit to this place, but you can create your customized plan if you wish to visit York City Sightseeing.

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Your worry of where to stay in York is sufficed by bunch of interesting and comfortable lodging options in the York like Galtres Lodge Hotel & Restaurant, Middletons and Park Inn By Radisson York City Centre.

If you want to add the visit to York City Sightseeing in your trip, you can choose from the variety of York vacation packages that can be designed to suit your preferences. These packages also cover your major concern of how to reach York.

Address: Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW, UK

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Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York
View Deal Full-Day Yorkshire Dales Tour from York 11 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours From USD 50.8/person

Explore the breathtaking Yorkshire Dales on this small-group day trip from York. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan as you’re whisked through the postcard-perfect English countryside to the Yorkshire Dales’ most famous sights. Travel through quaint villages and market towns such as Ripon, Leyburn and Kettlewell, and wonder at the romantic ruins of medieval castles. Let the calm wash over you during visits to Aysgarth Falls and the Ure River waterfalls, and enjoy free time in Masham, Grassington and Reeth. Numbers are limited to 16 people, ensuring personal service and a small-group experience.

North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from York
View Deal North Yorkshire Moors and Whitby Day Tour from Yor... 2 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes From USD 50.8/person

Wonder at the beauty of the North York Moors & Whitby on this day tour from York. Traveling in a comfortable mini-coach with an expert guide, spend the day touring the English countryside in search of the moors’ most picturesque sights. Stop in Goathland, once the setting of the TV series ‘Heartbeat,’ and see Hogsmeade railway station from the first Harry Potter movie. During your lunch you will have time to spend exploring the seaside town of Whitby, famous for its Abbey and of course Dracula! During the afternoon the tour makes it way through the Moors to the market town of Helmsley, before making your way back to York.

Full-Day Tour of Lake District Highlights from York including a Scenic Lake Cruise
View Deal Full-Day Tour of Lake District Highlights from Yor... 4 Reviews | Duration: 12 hours From USD 88.85/person

Enjoy the highlights of the Lake District on this small-group day tour from York, including a cruise on the largest lake in England, Windermere, and time to explore the medieval village of Hawkshead. On leaving York the tour makes its way through Yorkshire towards the Lakes, with a coffee stop in the market town of Skipton. Arriving in the Lake District the tour will include Tarn Hows, a famous Lake District beauty spot, and Hill Top Gardens, the former home of children's author Beatrix Potter.

North Yorkshire Moors and Castle Howard Day Tour From York
View Deal North Yorkshire Moors and Castle Howard Day Tour F... 1 Reviews | Duration: 8 hours From USD 57.16/person

Wonder at the beauty of the North York Moors & Castle Howard on this day tour from York. Travelling in a comfortable mini-coach with an expert guide, spend the day touring the English countryside in search of the moors’ most picturesque sights. You will have time to explore one of the finest stately homes in Britain, Castle Howard and its acres of gardens. During the afternoon the tour makes it way through the famous moorland to the market town of Helmsley, before making your way back to York.

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  • Really intetesting and informative. We got a live tour guide which I would recommend. Brucey Bonus: The ice cream van beside stop #1 is great. Have the coffee flavour.

  • Definitely worthwhile taking this bus tour - I used it lots to hop on and off!

  • Friendly drivers who offer help and adv8ce to get best from ticket. A nice paced informative tour. Takes about an hour to get right round. I got to see more of york than I would have without doing this tour. It was part of the york pass when I was there which was great. It really puts a link between many if the sights and museums in York. Felt it could have mentioned a couple of others that it passes such as bar convant but it dies cram quite a bit it already.

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  • Really great experience. Learned more history in 1hr than in a decade :) We had a very passionate and knowledgeable local guy as a tour guide which was a fantastic bonus. Would definitely recommend!

  • Excellent tour with really informative and knowledgeable guide. Great way to see parts of the city you should later visit on your trip and one of the more affordable city tours we have taken over the years. York has a lot of history worth learning about.

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