There are plenty of places to see and visit around York. Whether you love hiking or cycling, York is a region where 16 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 16 Attractions around York

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    York City Walls

    Hiking Highlight

    Very nice city wall!

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    Museum Gardens

    Hiking Highlight

    The museum gardens have some lovely formal gardens but also the ruins of St Mary's Abbey and are free to enter , open until 8 pm.

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    Cliffords Tower

    Hiking Highlight

    The preserved Clifford's Tower was the moated castle keep of York Castle. The Tower was the site of a massacre in 1190, when the small Jewish community of York sought …

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    This is the York end of the 6.4 mile York Solar System Cycleway that heads southwards towards Selby along the former East Coast railway line on a Sustrans bike route. …

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    River Ure

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Flowing 74 miles (119 km) from source to the River Ouse, the River Ure is the main river in the Dales. The river is home to many species of wildlife …

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    Amy
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    City Walls

    Hiking Highlight

    Beautiful castle wall,

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    Jan
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    The Shambles

    Bike Touring Highlight

    With rickety timber-framed buildings and colorful shop fronts, the Shambles is a quaint place to browse shops. The Shambles was mentioned as early as 1086 in the Doomsday Book and …

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    Amy
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    New Walk

    Hiking Highlight

    New Walk has a wild garden and seating area and a choice of riverside walking. Either along the tow path with an unprotected edge to the riverside or along a parallel tree lined avenue.

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    troghalls
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    Cycle Heaven - cafe & shop

    Bike Touring Highlight

    This place is one of three Cycle Heaven locations and it's by far the biggest and best. It's North Yorkshire's biggest bike shop, spread over two beautiful floors of this …

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    This is a memorial to those who lost their lives in the crash of a Stirling bomber on the main street in Tockwith on October 9th, 1945.
    The bomber was …

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    Andrew
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    Church of the Epiphany

    Hiking Highlight

    The church was built between 1864 and 1866 in memory of Edward York of Wighill. It has an interesting cylindrical bell turret.
    There are graves both in front and at …

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    Andrew
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    This is a former World War II airbase known as RAF Marston Moor which trained aircrew on the Halifax bomber between 1942 and 1945.

    Parts of the Airfield have been …

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    Andrew
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    Stamford Bridge

    Bike Touring Highlight

    A bridge has stood crossed over the River Derwent in Stamford Bridge since the Roman times. Over the centuries, the bridge has been upgraded to a timber-framed bridge to stone …

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    Amy
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    This monument commemorates the Battle of Marston Moor that took place on July 2nd, 1644 between the Royalists and the Parliamentarians under Oliver Cromwell.
    This was one of the deciding …

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    Andrew
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    Jorvik Viking Centre

    Bike Touring Highlight

    From 1976 - 81, archaeologists made an astounding discoery of houses, workshops and backyards dating back to the viking age. They found the viking city of Jorvik which stood almost …

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    York University Lake

    Hiking Highlight

    The University of York campus south east of York covers 500 acres of winding pathways crossing and recrossing the lakes and rivers that are a distinctive feature of thes fantastic grounds.

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