The Minister Cathedral
The Minster is a fine Gothic cathedral, built where there was originally a wooden Christian Church in year 627.
The word “Minster” denotes that it was formerly a centre for Christian learning, and the Bishop of York is considered to be the second most important position in the English Church.
Take a guided tour to see and hear more about its exciting history.
The Jorvik Centre is an underground experience in the centre of the city.
It is situated on a site where digging first began in 1976 and has found, so far, over 15,000 objects dating back to the time that the Vikings ruled the area.
You are transported in carriages through a reconstruction of what life was like in Viking Jorvik over 1,000 years ago with animated models and smells.
The Castle museum shows what life was like in Georgian and Victorian York.
Particularly interesting is Kirkgate which shows a Victorian street of shops and a school.
There is also the Debter’s Prison.