York Castle Museum
There's precious little left of York Castle except for this evocative stone tower, a highly unusual figure-of-eight design built into...
You can rent bikes from Cycle Heaven at the train station for £20 per day.
Jorvik Viking Centre
This smells-and-all reconstruction of a Viking settlement is a major and appealing attraction. It's currently shut due to flood damage,...
Grand Opera House
Despite the name, there's no opera here; instead, there's a wide range of entertainment from live bands and popular musicals to stand-up...
Local produce gets a Mediterranean makeover at this bright and breezy bistro. Classic pizza and pasta dishes are complemented by more...
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York Castle Museum information
This excellent museum has displays of everyday life through the centuries, with reconstructed domestic interiors, a Victorian street and a prison cell where you can try out a condemned man's bed – in this case, that of highwayman Dick Turpin (imprisoned here before being hanged in 1739). There's a bewildering array of evocative objects from the past 400 years, gathered together by a certain Dr Kirk from the 1920s onwards for fear the items would become obsolete and disappear completely.