North Yorkshire

Walk York

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Overview

Leave the National Railway Museum and head for York Museum. Explore York Minster before arriving at York’s Chocolate Story. Wander the Shambles and make for JORVIK Centre. From Fairfax House visit The York Dungeon and Clifford’s Tower before arriving at York Castle Museum.

National Railway Museum

Explore the story and history of the railways at this award winning museum. From steam locomotives to advanced passenger trains, take in the exhibits, artefacts and iconic locomotives.

York Museum Trust

Go back in time at York Museum – discover the county’s Jurassic past, Roman occupation and the history of the Medieval capital of the North.

York Minster

The 7th century York Minster is one of the iconic cathedrals of the world – take a tour of the cathedral, marvel at the stained glass, visit the Undercroft Museum and climb the Central Tower to see some outstanding views of the city.

York's Chocolate Story

Revel in 300 years of chocolate history with a visit to York’s Chocolate Story – learn the story of chocolate and confectionery through the ages – and don’t forget to sample a bar or two! The town was the original home for Rowntrees' Kit Kat, Terry’s Chocolate Orange and Craven’s Sugared Almonds.

Shambles

Dating back to Medieval times, the cobblestones of the Shambles are overhung by timber framed buildings, some dating from the 14th century. Wander the winding streets, soak up the atmosphere and may be visit one of the many eateries.

JORVIK Viking Centre

Learn about the Viking’s history and heritage at this award winning museum. One of the York bucket list attractions, you can take in both the permanent exhibitions and visiting displays.

Fairfax House

A fine Georgian house, Fairfax House is a townhouse with an impressive array of collections and exhibitions covering furniture, silver, clocks and paintings giving an insight to the lifestyles of wealthy Georgians.

The York Dungeon

Be afraid, the shows and special effects of the York Dungeon bring to life the history of the dungeon. Live shows, famous characters from York’s history and a host of shrieks and screams all help the visitor experience the dungeon story.

Clifford's Tower

Standing on the south side of the River Foss, Clifford’s Tower – the best preserved piece of York Castle’s ruin is over 900 years old. The keep is unusual for York in that it dates from Norman times – most of York owes it layout and construction to the Romans and the Vikings.

Castle Museum

Thousands of artefacts, objects and exhibitions enthrall visitors to the York Castle Museum – explore The Sixties, the Toy Story, prison cells and Kirkgate – a Victorian street amongst others.

What to see and do…

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Forest Holidays- Keldy

Cawthorne, Pickering, Keldy, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays- Cropton

Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

JORVIK Viking Centre

19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP

About the Walk York Trail

Distance:4 miles
Cities / Towns:10
Number Of Businesses:7

Start with the history of the railways at the National Railway Museum before heading to York Museum. Take in the impressive York Minster – scale the heights for an outstanding view – before heading to York’s Chocolate Story. Explore the history of the Shambles before heading to the JORVIK Centre to learn more about the city’s Viking history. Visit the Georgian collections at Fairfax House before exploring The York Dungeon story. Visit Clifford’s Tower before finishing your journey at York Castle Museum.

Train Spotting

Rail enthusiasts will enjoy a day out at the National Railway Museum in York, home to a number of famous locomotives and also regularly hosting visits from iconic engines as they tour the country.

Roman Footprint

York was founded by the Romans in AD71, and the history of the walled city is heavily influenced by these origins. Explore the remains of the bathhouse at St Sampsons Square, whilst the museum holds a number of Roman artefacts.

Viking History

Invaded by the Vikings in 866 AD and subsequently known as Jorvik, York retains links to its Viking heritage – check out the JORVIK Centre to discover the Vikings' legacy.

Also Nearby

Forest Holidays- Keldy

Cawthorne, Pickering, Keldy, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HW

Forest Holidays- Cropton

Forest Holidays Cropton, Cropton, Nr Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8ES

Mount Grace Priory, House, & Gardens

Staddlebridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL6 3JG

Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Flamingo Land

Kirby Misperton, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6UX

JORVIK Viking Centre

19 Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9WT

SEA LIFE Scarborough

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP