Places To Visit
Here are some suggestions on places to visit if you are coming to North Yorkshire. For more active days out see our similar page on things to do. This page is compiled primarily for the benefit of our guests, so distances shown are from Cowscot House.
Distance: 37.6 miles
The historic city of York has its origins as a Roman walled city dating back to 71 AD. Today York is a thriving university town with a reputation for good food and good shopping. York Food and Drink Festival is a ten day event held every September to promote local and regional food and drink.
Visitor Information: www.visityork.org Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York Newspaper: www.yorkpress.co.uk
York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. It is the second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and has lineage back the seventh century. There is a busy programme of events and concerts at the cathedral – see their website for details.
Website: www.yorkminsterrevealed.org Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_Minster
National Railway Museum, York
The National Railway Museum is a short walk from the railway station in York and is home to the nation’s collection of historically significant trains and railway heritage.It tells the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
Website: www.nrm.org.uk Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Railway_Museum
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