York Dungeon is one of historic York's most popular visitor attractions - but only consider visiting if you are not squeamish! The Dungeon covers the dark and dreadful aspects of York's history over the past 2,000 years, from the invasion of Viking Eric Bloodaxe to the torture of highwayman Dick Turpin, the Dungeon has something to frighten everyone. Many of the exhibits feature live actor/guides. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. 12 Clifford's Street,
England, SE603 516
Located at the former RAF Elvington airfield, this museum is a re-creation of a 1940's air base, featuring the Halifax 4-engined bomber. Over 50 planes are displayed, including a Mosquito night fighter that took over 25 years to restore, Buccanneers, and Britain's first jet bomber. Halifax Way,
England, YO41 4AU
A marvellous museum covering the rich history and archaeology of York and the county of Yorkshire, the Yorkshire Museum is a 'must see'. The museum is home to some of the most important historical artefacts in Europe. See Roman finds including jewellery and weapons, Saxon and Viking remains, and medieval treasures including the fabulous Middleham jewel. The museum is located close to the York Castle Museum and joint tickets are available. Museum Gardens,
England, YO1 7FR
The Yorkshire Museum of Farming is really four attractions in one. There is an agricultural museum featuring tools, machinery, and farm animals. The Danelaw Centre for Living History is a reconstruction of an authentic Saxon village from the Dark Ages, and Brigantium is a model Roman army fort where children can dress in realistic Roman garb. On Sunday visitors can also ride old trains along the old Derwent Valley line. Murton Park, Murton Lane Murton,
England, YO19 5UF
Macbeth murders Duncan, King of Scots, and takes the throne. The event was later sensationalised in the play by Shakespeare as a truly dreadful deed, but in truth a lot of rulers were murdered in those turbulent times!
Which of the following was NOT married to Henry VIII?
The face of this charming 45-room country hotel is an interesting composition of Tudor Rectory, Elizabethan Coaching Inn and Georgian House, creating a veritable maze of lounges for guests to enjoy. The newly awarded two rosette Rutland Restaurants offers three sumptuous menus for dinner including our daily changing house menu, … more >>
Monk Fryston Hall is a stately and picturesque mansion situated in the small village of Monk Fryston deep within the Vale of York. Dating back to the 1500s the hall and its grounds evoke a colourful history. Today Monk Fryston hall is a grand hotel offering guests tranquillity charm and … more >>