STAY A LITTLE LONGER

“Tarry a little. There is something else.”
The Merchant of Venice Act 4, Scene 1
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Just a short walk from the Shakespeare's Rose Theatre there is much to intrigue and delight...

Take a tantalising trip through time as you step into the world-famous recreated street - Kirkgate. Experience the sights and sounds of Victorian Britain and discover what life was like in a time that changed the world.

With a whole host of exhibitions including The Sixties and 1914: When the World Changed Forever, come and explore over 400 years of history in this award-winning museum of everyday life famous for its collections of costumes, textiles, military and social history.

Whatever your age and wherever you come from, history comes to life at York Castle Museum.

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Clifford's Tower

Clifford’s Tower is one of the best-loved landmarks in York. The mound was raised by William the Conqueror to strengthen his military grip on the north. Its timber tower was burned down in 1190 after York’s Jewish community was besieged by a mob.

The present 13th-century stone tower is the largest remaining part of York Castle, once the centre of government for the north of England and later a prison.

Climb to the top of the Tower for the wall-walk affording panoramic views of the city, including the majestic York Minster.

We offer Free Education Visits to all of our English Heritage sites for schools, english-heritage.org.uk/learn/school-visits. For our York sites this includes Clifford’s Tower and the hidden gem, York Cold War Bunker.

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The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre has recently re-opened following a multi-million pound re-imagining and is ready to welcome visitors back to explore the lives of the people who made York their home over 1,000 years ago.

Hop aboard the new ride experience and be transported back to the year AD960, with the sights, sounds and of course smells of Viking-age York.

From our state-of- the-art animatronics to innovative touch screen displays, enabling you to become an archaeological conservator, there has never been a better time to visit JORVIK and discover the impact of the Vikings on York.

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Experience the luxury, opulence and style of the golden age of travel at The Grand Hotel & Spa, housed in the iconic former headquarters of the North Eastern Railway Company.

History and heritage combine with everything a modern traveller could wish for in this iconic Edwardian building.

The Grand is the only 5 Star Hotel in York. They offer the very best in traditional English style and service, set off with a friendly Yorkshire welcome.

An exclusive VIP Residential Theatre Package is available for theatre goers planning to visit Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre. Find out more by visiting thegrandyork.co.uk/shakespeare-residential.

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Visit Ryedale Folk Museum and explore 4000 years of history by visiting our incredible buildings. See how people in the past lived, worked and played!

There’s lots to see at Ryedale Folk Museum. With a six acre site and twenty buildings to explore, most visitors spend two hours looking around, and some a lot longer.

You can wander through our site, taking in our pretty cottage gardens, traditional cornfield, atmospheric historic buildings and find out how people have lived, worked and played in our area since pre-history.

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Experience 2000 years of York's dark history. Bringing together horrible characters, immersive sets and thrilling special-effects; The York Dungeon is a unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, feel and smell.

You’ll come face-to-face with iconic characters from the city’s past, including the Vikings, Guy Fawkes and the deadly highwayman, Dick Turpin.

From 14th July, The Dungeon will be heading back to the time of Richard III, for their Yorkshire Rogues & Legends summer campaign, which is all about the Yorkist King. You’ll have to decide for yourself if Shakespeare’s own Richard III was as villainous in real life…

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Spark:York is a unique community project housed in upcycled shipping containers.

It is a family-friendly mix of food, drink, shops, a community theatre, a brewery, art and more.

Spark:York houses 20 businesses who are all independent, local to York, and who all have a social purpose to their work.

Included within Spark:York you’ll find street food kiosks offering unique food not found elsewhere in the city. Four bars, including a micro-brewery, serving drinks and tapping into the early evening, European-style way of drinking and socializing. There are also shops selling unique products from small, independent retailers.

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A Midsummer Night's Dinner at The Grange Hotel

More than 400 years ago, the first audiences of Shakespeare’s plays enjoyed an experience that was as intimate as it was exciting, crowded in close to the actors and the action, in a small theatre in the bustling city of London.

In Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre, between 25th June & 2nd September, an experience every bit as exciting, intimate and immersive will be offered to today's audiences beside the iconic 13th century Clifford’s Tower in the heart of the historic city of York.

To honour Europe's first pop-up Shakespearean Theatre we are offering 'A Midsummer Night's' Dinner with wine pairings for four nights only!

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