There are so many things to discover when visiting Yorkshire, the possibilities are endless. From world class museums and cities, to the gastronomical, you’ll certainly be spoilt for choice. With picturesque landscapes and breathtaking coastline, you’ll soon understand why local’s refer to Yorkshire as ‘God’s own county’!
Escape 2 Unwind is based in York, a medieval walled city steeped in 2000 years of history. We love our city and all that it has to offer, so below are some of our must see places when visiting York!
With over 2000 years of history, York Minster is the magnificent centerpiece that dominates York’s skyline. York Minster is the second largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and has some of the best preserved architecture and medieval stained glass you’ll see whilst in York, and the UK.
York’s Chocolate Story is an interactive look into the foundations of York’s famous chocolate making families. With a fully guided tour, visitors can learn and taste their way through York’s amazing chocolate history.
Step back in time at the York Castle Museum and explore their recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate. For those of you who prefer a more darker experience, see the prison cell of Dick Turpin, the infamous highwayman. With exhibits showing visitors what life was at the front during the Great War. York Castle Museum really has something for everyone.
Home to a beautiful collection of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives. With exhibits that cater to all ages, there’s something for everyone at the National Rail Museum in York. Best of all, admission is free!
Did you know there was a period in time when York was ruled by the Vikings? You can learn all about their time in the city and what brought them to York, or as they called it ‘Jorvik’. Inside there is an archaeological dig site with real viking artifacts, as well as an interactive ride you can jump on and explore a real Viking village!