St Mary's Abbey
The ruins of St Mary's Abbey date from 1270 to 1294. The ruined Gatehall was its main entrance, providing access from the abbey to the...
The Multangular Tower was the western tower of the Roman garrison's defensive wall. The small Roman stones at the bottom have been built...
In the grounds of the peaceful Museum Gardens, you can see the Multangular Tower , a part of the City Walls that was once the western...
York Theatre Royal
Well-regarded productions of theatre, opera and dance are staged here.
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Most of York's Roman archaeology is hidden beneath the medieval city, so the recently revamped displays in the Yorkshire Museum are invaluable if you want to get an idea of what Eboracum was like. There are maps and models of Roman York, funerary monuments, mosaic floors and wall paintings, and a 4th-century bust of Emperor Constantine.
There are excellent exhibits on Viking and medieval York as well, including priceless artefacts such as the beautifully decorated 9th-century York helmet and the exquisite 15th-century Middleham Jewel, an engraved gold pendant adorned with a giant sapphire. Kids will enjoy the dinosaur exhibit, centred around giant ichthyosaur fossils from Yorkshire's Jurassic coast.