|#1 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~4.41 miles from Crayke city center
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Shandy Hall was the home of the Rev. Laurence Sterne who is famous for his novel Tristram Shandy in Coxwold, North Yorkshire, England. Sterne lived there from 1760 to 1768 as perpetual curate of CoxwoldThe home was originally built in c.1450 as a parsonage for the Coxwold village priest. It is a small building, with a mossy stone-covered roof, wide gables, and massive chimney-stacks, originally a timber framed open-hall house considerably altered in the 17th century. The stone tablet above its doorway states that Sterne wrote Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey at Shandy Hall. This is not entirely accurate, for two volumes of Tristram Shandy had already been published in 1759 before Sterne moved to Coxwold.The house is a Grade 1 Listed Building. It was extended and altered intern...
|#2 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~5.34 miles from Crayke city center
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Byland Abbey is a ruined abbey and a small village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, England at grid reference SE549790.It was founded as a Savigniac abbey in January 1135 and was absorbed by the Cistercian order in 1147. It wasn't an easy start for the community who had had to move five times before settling at New Byland, near Coxwold in 1177. Its early history was marked by disputes with no fewer than four other religious establishments: (Furness Abbey, Calder Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey and Newburgh Priory). However, once it had overcome this bad start, it was described in the late 1300s as "one of the three shining lights of the north". Its financial success was not as great as that of places like Rievaulx, but it was famed for its sheep rearing and wool exports. Its church wa...
|#3 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~8.69 miles from Crayke city center
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Duncombe Park is the seat of the Duncombe family whose senior member takes the title Baron or Earl Feversham. It is situated near Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England and stands in a commanding location above deeply incised meanders of the River Rye.The house was completed 1713 to designs by the architect William Wakefield. It was remodelled in 1843 by Sir Charles Barry. In 1879 the main block was gutted by fire and remained a ruin until 1895 when rebuilding was carried out by William Young. The reconstruction was based on the original design, though there were changes made, especially in the interior layout to meet contemporary needs. It is of two storeys with a basement and attic. The building was used as a school between 1914-1980. It is now open to the public and may be hired for civil...
|#4 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~8.75 miles from Crayke city center
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Helmsley Castle is a medieval castle situated in the market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, England.The castle was first constructed in wood around 1120 by Walter l'Espec. Walter had no children and on his death in 1154 the castle passed to his sister Adelina who had married Peter de Roos. In 1186 their son Robert de Roos began work on converting the castle to stone. He built the two main towers, the round corner towers and the main gateway on the south side of the castle. He died in 1227, granting the castle to his older son William who lived there from 1227 to 1258. The only change made to the castle during this time was the construction of the chapel in the courtyard. William's son, Robert, inherited the castle and was Lord of Helmsley from 1258 to 1285. Robert's son William then i...
|#5 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~8.76 miles from Crayke city center
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Rievaulx Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey headed by the Abbot of Rievaulx. It is located in the village of Rievaulx (pronounced /ri?'vo?/ ree-VOH), near Helmsley in North Yorkshire, England.It was once one of the wealthiest abbeys in England and was dissolved by Henry VIII of England in 1538. Its ruins are now a tourist attraction.Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission centre for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.The remote location was ideal for the Cistercians, whose desire was to follow a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with as little contact as p...
|#6 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~9.30 miles from Crayke city center
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Castle Howard is a stately home in North Yorkshire, England, 15 miles (24 km) north of York. One of the grandest private residences in Britain, most of it was built between 1699 and 1712 for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle, to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. It is not a true castle: The word is often used for English country houses constructed after the castle-building era (c.1500) and not intended for a military function.Castle Howard has been the home of part of the Howard family for more than 300 years. It is familiar to television and movie audiences as the fictional "Brideshead", both in Granada Television's 1981 adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited and a two-hour 2008 remake for cinema. Today, it is part of the Treasure Houses of England heritage group.
|#7 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
Kit Kat Crescent (Bootham Crescent)
~11.24 miles from Crayke city center
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KitKat Crescent, formerly Bootham Crescent, is an association football stadium in York, North Yorkshire. It has been the home of York City since 1932, when it was purchased from York Cricket Club as a replacement for Fulfordgate, which was relatively inaccessible for supporters to reach. As well as hosting York City games, it has held a match between the Football League XI and Northern Command and a number of England youth internationals. Other than football, it has hosted a pop concert, a firework display and American Football and rugby league matches.During the Second World War, the ground's Popular Stand was converted into an air raid shelter and the ground suffered slight damage when a bomb landed on houses at the Shipton Street End. Floodlights were fitted at the ground in 1959 at t...
|#8 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~11.69 miles from Crayke city center
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The English city of York has, since Roman times, been defended with walls of one form or another. To this day, substantial portions of the walls remain, and York has more miles of intact wall than any other city in England. They are known variously as the [York] City walls, the Bar walls and the Roman walls (though this last is a misnomer as very little of the extant stonework is of Roman origin, and the course of the wall has been substantially altered since Roman times).
|#9 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
York National Railway Museum
~11.74 miles from Crayke city center
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The National Railway Museum (NRM) is a museum in York forming part of the British National Museum of Science and Industry and telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society. It has won many awards, including the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001. It is the home of the national collection of historically significant railway vehicles, as well as a collection of other artefacts and both written and pictorial records.The NRM in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there. Also on the 20 acres (8.1 ha) site are many hundreds of thousands of other items and records of social, technical, artistic and historical interest, e...
|#10 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
York Theatre Royal
~11.74 miles from Crayke city center
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The York Theatre Royal is a theatre in St. Leonard’s Place, York, England, which dates back to 1744. The theatre currently seats 847 people. This reduced capacity (from 863) takes into account removal of the mixing position seats and the stage side boxes which are normally not sold. It is also home to Pilot Theatre, a national touring company which co-produces its work with the theatre.The York Theatre Royal was built in 1744 on, and among, the site of the medieval St. Leonard’s Hospital. Parts of the old hospital can still be seen in the modern building, including archways and walls. Under the stage lies a well, which is believed to be dated from the Roman era of York's history. The 1744 theatre replaced a theatre in Minster Yard, built by Thomas Keregan, with the encouragement of the...
|#11 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
St. Mary's Abbey
~11.74 miles from Crayke city center
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The Abbey of St Mary in York, England, is a ruined Benedictine abbey that lies in what are now the Yorkshire Museum Gardens, to the west of York Minster. The original abbey on the site was founded in 1055 and dedicated to Saint Olave. It was refounded by William II in 1088 who laid the foundation stone of the Norman church, although this church no longer remains. Following a dispute and riot in 1132, a party of reform-minded monks left to establish the Cistercian monastery of Fountains Abbey. The surviving ruins date back to the rebuilding programme begun in 1271 and finished by 1294.The abbots of St Mary's were said to be very worldly and the abbey featured heavily in the early medieval ballads of Robin Hood (with the abbot usually as Robin Hood's nemesis).St Mary's was once the large...
|#12 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~11.74 miles from Crayke city center
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York Minster is one of the great cathedrals of the world.York Minster is a Gothic cathedral in York, England and is one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe alongside Cologne Cathedral. The Minster is the seat of the Archbishop of York, the second-highest office of the Church of England, and is cathedral for the Diocese of York; it is run by a Dean and Chapter under the Dean of York. The formal title of York Minster is The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York. The title "Minster" is attributed to churches established in the Anglo Saxon period as missionary teaching churches, and serves now as an honorific title. Services in the Minster are sometimes regarded as on the High Church, Anglo-Catholic end of the Anglican continuum.It has a very wide Decorated Go...
|#13 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~11.77 miles from Crayke city center
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Monk Bar has a portcullis, which surprisingly is still in good working order. Built in the 14th century, Monk Bar is one of four major medieval gatehouses which form a part of the city wall that surrounds York. Originally this Bar was a guardhouse; many years later it was used as a prison, and later still it became a police house. Now it is home to the Richard III Museum which should be on every visitor's list of places to see.
|#14 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~11.83 miles from Crayke city center
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The Yorkshire Museum is a museum in York, England. It is the home of the Cawood sword, and has four permanent collections, covering biology, geology, archaeology and astronomy. It is due to undergo a major refurbishment from November 2009 to August 1st 2010, with major structural changes and a re-development of all existing galleries.The Museum was founded by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society to accommodate their geological and archaeological collections, and was originally housed in Ousegate, York until the site became too small. In 1828 the society received by royal grant, ten acres (0.040 km²) of land formerly belonging to St Mary’s Abbey in order to build a new museum. The main building of the museum is called the Yorkshire Museum and was designed by William Wilkins in a Greek Re...
|#15 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
York Mansion House
~11.89 miles from Crayke city center
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Mansion House in York, England is the home of the Lord Mayor of York, during their term in office. It is situated on St Helen's Square, where York's Coney Street and Lendal intersect in the city centre. It is built in an early Georgian style. The foundation stone for the Mansion House was laid in 1725, with the building being completed seven years later in 1732. The architect who designed the Mansion House is unknown.The house was restored in 1998 by the York Civic Trust, and exhibits a wide collection of silver, antique furniture and paintings. The collection includes York's great sword of state, dated 1416, which once belonged to the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund. The York Guildhall is situated behind the Mansion House.
|#16 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~11.90 miles from Crayke city center
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York Guildhall is located behind the York's Mansion House and was built in the 15th century, it served as a meeting place for the guilds of York. The city's guilds largely controlled the trade within York, they oversaw the quality of the workmanship within the city and looked after their members' interests.Because of damage sustained during an air raid in 1942, the present Guildhall is a rebuilt version of the 15th century building, and was opened by the Queen Elizabeth II in 1960. The stone walls, however, escaped total destruction and now form the frame of the reconstructed hall. A single tree trunk was used for each oak pillar, the originals coming from the royal Forest of Galtres. The Inner Room survived the raid intact and has panelled walls, masons' marks, two hidden stairways and ...
|#17 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
City Centre York
~11.97 miles from Crayke city center
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|#18 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~11.99 miles from Crayke city center
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The Shambles (official name Shambles) is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. It was once known as The Great Flesh Shambles, probably from the Anglo-Saxon Fleshammels (literally 'flesh-shelves'), the word for the shelves that butchers used to display their meat. As recently as 1872 there were twenty-five butchers' shops in the street but now there are none. There is still a butcher in the adjacent Little Shambles which leads to York's open-air Newgate Market.Among the buildings of the Shambles is a shrine to Saint Margaret Clitherow, who was married to a butcher who owned and lived in a shop there.Although the butchers have now vanished, a number of the shops on the street still have meat-hooks hang...
|#19 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
Central Train Station
~11.99 miles from Crayke city center
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The 18-mile (29 km) railway is the second-longest heritage line in the United Kingdom  and runs across the North York Moors from Pickering via Levisham, Newton Dale and Goathland to Grosmont. It is the middle section of the former Whitby, Pickering and Malton line which was closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts. The NYMR is owned by the North York Moors Historical Railway Trust Ltd (a Charitable Trust and Accredited Museum) and is operated by its wholly owned subsidiary North Yorkshire Moors Railway Enterprises Plc.. It is mostly operated and staffed by volunteers.Trains run every day from the beginning of April and the end of October, plus selected dates through the winter. Trains are mostly steam-hauled; however in some cases heritage diesel is used. At the height of the runni...
|#20 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
~12.09 miles from Crayke city center
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The Merchant Adventurers' Hall is a medieval guildhall in the city of York, England, and was one of the most important buildings in the medieval city. The major part of it was built in 1357 by a group of influential men and women who came together to form a religious fraternity called the Guild of Our Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1430 the fraternity was granted a royal charter by King Henry VI and renamed 'The Mistry of Mercers'. It was granted the status of the Company of Merchant Adventurers of York by Queen Elizabeth I in the sixteenth century. The main part of the building consists of the Great Hall and the undercroft, which was originally a hospital or almshouse for poor people of York.The Great Hall is a timber-framed structure and was completed by 1368. It is the lar...
|#21 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~12.12 miles from Crayke city center
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Micklegate Bar was previously known as 'Mickleith' meaning Great Gate. It is York's southern and main entrance to the city, spanning the old London Road. The present structure is largely the 12th century stone replacement of an earlier wooden Norman gate. It has reused Roman stone in its walls, including several coffins! It's barbican has long disappeared, though the entrance doors survive. Displayed above are the Royal Arms of King Edward III. Inside is a small museum portraying the history of the gate as well as civic York.Being the most frequently used entrance to the city, Micklegate was the preferred site to display the severed heads of traitors. Sir Harry 'Hotspur' Percy (1403); Richard, Duke of York (1460); the Lancastrian Leaders captured at the Battle of Towton (1461); the Ear...
|#22 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
York Grand Opera House
~12.12 miles from Crayke city center
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The Grand Opera House is a theatre in York, England. It is currently operated as part of the Ambassador Theatre Group. It plays host to touring productions of plays, musicals, opera and ballet, one-off performances by comedians, and other theatrical and musical events.The Grand Opera House was not originally built as a theatre. It was a conversion of two buildings, one a warehouse, the other a corn exchange designed by G. A. Dean in 1868. The architect, Mr J. P. Briggs of London, was commissioned to perform the conversion, which took three months and cost £24,000. The theatre opened as the Grand Theatre and Opera House on 20 January 1902 with a performance of a pantomime (Little Red Riding Hood), starring Florrie Forde.17 July 1902: the first public performances of films in York. P...
|#23 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~12.12 miles from Crayke city center
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York Dungeon is a tourist attraction in York, England. York Dungeon depicts local horrible history using actor led shows, special effects and displays of models and objects.York Dungeon was opened in 1986 at 12 Clifford Street, York, England. It was the second dungeon created by Merlin Entertainments, the first being the London Dungeon.The dungeon operates on the basis of tours which start every 7 minutes and last between 1 and 1.5 hours. In these tours visitors are led around a sequence of shows and exhibitions which are loosely based on historical events and practices.The Great Plague show is set in 1551 with a recreation of medieval York streets and culminates with a performance from an actor playing a plague doctor. There is also a recreation of a York pub the Golden Fleece I...
|#24 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
Jorvik Viking Centre
~12.13 miles from Crayke city center
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The JORVIK Viking Centre is a museum and visitor attraction in York, England. It was created by the York Archaeological Trust.Cravens, a firm of confectioners founded in 1803, relocated from their factory in Coppergate, a street in central York, in 1966. Between 1976 and 1981, after the factory was eventually demolished, and prior to the building of the Coppergate Shopping Centre (an open-air pedestrian shopping centre which now occupies the enlarged site), the York Archaeological Trust conducted extensive excavations in the area. Well-preserved remains of some of the timber buildings of the Viking city of Jórvík were discovered, along with workshops, fences, animal pens, privies, pits and wells, together with durable materials and artefacts of the time, such as pottery, metalwork and bo...
|#25 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~12.15 miles from Crayke city center
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|#26 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~12.24 miles from Crayke city center
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York Castle (of which Clifford's Tower is a part) is a fortification in the city of York, England. The principal remains of the 13th century - 14th century castle are the keep and some of the curtain wall. From its start in 1068 through the English Civil War, the castle had a particularly noteworthy history.
|#27 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
York Castle Museum
~12.27 miles from Crayke city center
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York Castle Museum is a museum located in York, North Yorkshire, England, on the site of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068. The museum itself was founded by Dr John L Kirk in 1938, and is housed in prison buildings which were built on the site of the castle in the 18th century, the Debtors Prison (built in 1701-05 using stone from the ruins of the castle) and the Female Prison (built 1780-1785).The museum's displays include recreated period rooms such as a Victorian parlour and a 17th century dining room. There are displays of everyday life including an exhibition about rites of passage and an exhibition all about washing and cleaning. There is also a Hearth Gallery with recreated fireplaces and kitchens. A display about life in the prison has been opened in ...
|#28 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~12.33 miles from Crayke city center
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Most of Walmgate Bar was built during the 14th century, although the inner gateway dates from the 12th century. The Bar's most notable feature is its barbican, which is the only one surviving on a town gate in England. It also retains its portcullis and 15th century oak doors. On the inner side, an Elizabethan house, supported by stone pillars, extends out over the gateway. The Bar has been repaired and restored many times over the years, most notably in 1648, following the 1644 Siege of York in the English Civil War when it was bombarded by cannon fire, and in 1840 after it had suffered years of neglect. It was also damaged in 1489 when, along with Fishergate Bar, it was burnt by rebels who were rioting over tax raises.
|#29 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
~13.03 miles from Crayke city center
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|#30 of 30 Things To Do in Crayke|
University of York
~13.10 miles from Crayke city center
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The University of York (informally York University, or simply York, occasionally abbreviated as Ebor. for post-nominals), is an academic institution located in the city of York, England. Established in 1963, the campus university has expanded to more than thirty departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects. In 2003 it attracted the highest research income per capita of any UK university. The university has built a reputation in less than half a century that places it among the top 20 universities in Europe, and the top 70 universities in the world, according to the Times Higher Education/QS World University Rankings. In the last Research Assessment Exercise in 2008, York was also named as the 8th best research institution in the United Kingdom.The University attracts a stud...