York is only about 1 hour away from the park, with over 1900 years' worth of history in its ancient walls. The Romans built the city around 71 AD, and the Vikings captured York in 866 AD. Today York is a great place to visit for the day with something for all the family including York Castle Museum, shopping, and much much more.
York Minster - dating back to England’s medieval times, this splendid Cathedral features magnificent 14th- and 15th-century stained glass, stonework and elaborate tombs.
The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial - is located on the outskirts of the City of York within easy reach of the City centre. Authentically based on an original World War II Bomber Command Station. Come along and some of the world iconic aircraft such as exhibits, from early aviation biplanes to our unique Halifax Bomber including the restored Control Tower and more than forty aircraft. Cold War military jets such as the Victor, Nimrod and Tornado jet fighters. Our regular Thunder Days are always popular as a great family day out and our NAAFI cafe has a range of snacks, drinks and meals for everyone.
Jorvik Viking Centre – transport yourself back to the age of the Vikings. In the year AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. York is now a thriving with a flourishing manufacturing centre and wide trading links. Experience the the sights, sounds and of course, smells, of the Viking-Age, the latest cutting edge technology bringing the Viking period to life! Hop aboard our improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years!
National Railway Museum – is home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance. See some of the best steam trains in the world, and the engineering and innovation behind these iconic trains.