National Railway Museum
York's only national museum contains more than one million
exhibits spanning three hundred years of British railway history,
but the trains themselves - a collection of almost three hundred
items of rolling stock including famous locomotives such as the
Mallard, the Flying Scotsman and the Duchess of Hamilton - are the
real stars of the show.
This eighteenth-century five-sailed windmill, the last surviving
of York's three original mills, once produced high-quality flour
for the city. The subject of a restoration project by devoted
volunteers in 2001 Holgate Windmill, surrounded today by modern
houses, is both a fascinating museum and a remarkable feat of
Following the lines of original walls built around York by the
Romans, the current city walls date from the thirteenth century and
can be walked in their four-and-a-half mile entirety, taking in
various original medieval features including the city's gates and
to providing excellent views of York's different aspects.
Yorkshire Museum Gardens
The Yorkshire Museum is undeniably a York highlight but its
beautiful ten-acre botanical gardens are unmissable in their own
right thanks to the stunning flower displays, immaculate lawns and
historic buildings within.