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Places to visit in the Vale of York

York Minster at sunset

Not only is York famous for its shopping facilities, you can also find your days fly by when you holiday here due to the amount of events and attractions within the local area.

If history is your thing then York will not disappoint. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre to experience how people used to live during this era by checking out the Viking-age street reconstruction along with a range of artefacts which were excavated locally. There are also many Stately Homes and gardens to explore — perfect for those lazy summer Sundays where you can just wander and admire the beautiful scenery.

Why not put together a picnic and head down to one of the many parks in the Vale, where you can relax and watch the world go by? Discover the history behind the many market towns within the region by taking a Market Towns Tour. Many of these quaint little towns have museums and halls which allow you to take a step back in time and learn all about what life was like here in days gone by.

If you’re a film and TV lover, you’ll really love visiting the many locations used in famous film and TV shows across the region. There’s a reason why Yorkshire graces our screens so regularly and it’s down to its unique landscape and breathtaking scenery. Everything from Heartbeat to Harry Potter has been filmed in locations across the region, and you can get out and see every single one of them!