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York Race Course

York is one of the Premier tracks in Europe having recently won the Flat Racecourse of the Year Award and also came out top in The Times newspaper survey of all Britain's racecourses.

York traces a fascinating history back to Roman and Viking times. Today it is a bustling city growing as a commercial, tourist and regional centre. A fine range of restaurants, shopping opportunities and attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre and National Railway Museum, as well as the history of the Minster, Castle and City Walls, supplements York’s extensive selection of excellent hotel accommodation.

York Minster

The magnificent Cathedral in York, known as York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, renowned for containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in England. Built in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles it is a pure classic of the period. Five hundred and eighteen feet in length, it is two hundred and forty one feet wide at the transept and its central tower rises one hundred and ninety eight feet making it the largest lantern tower in Britain. Bede records that a small wooden chapel was built on this site in 627 A.D. for the baptism of Edwin, king of Northumbria. Edwin's successor Oswald enclosed the chapel in stone and dedicated it to St. Peter, as the Cathedral in York has been ever since.

Clifford`s Tower - North Yorkshire

York Castle in the city of York, England, is a fortified complex comprising, over the last nine centuries, a sequence of castles, prisons, law courts and other buildings on the south side of the River Foss.

York Dungeon

The York Dungeon brings more than 2000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life...and death! As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember everything you experience really happened. At York you can test your metal in the Pit of Despair;try to keep the skin crawling off your skeleton in the Plague exhibit;gasp at the audacity and daring of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin and discover the full dreadful details of the ill-fated Gunpowder Plot and the fate of Guy Fawkes.

Jorvik Viking Centre - York

The Jorvik Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in York, England, containing lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. It was created by the York Archaeological Trust in 1984.