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The medieval city of York is still encircled by its ancient walls, which form a popular 5 kilometre walk for more energetic tourists.  York Minster, a large Gothic cathedral, dominates the city, from a site which has been home to a church since 630, though the structure has been rebuilt many times, partly due to fires - most recently in 1984. A magnificent collection of bells rings out at intervals daily; the stained glass windows are a wonderful sight, and other attractions such as the choir screen make the Minster an unmissable visit for tourists.  Other ancient sights worth seeing are the Shambles, a collection of small shops and tearooms in a narrow medieval street, and the Shickelways, narrow alleyways running through the city centre.



York is a multitude of museums -National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, and Richard III Museum being but a few examples. The Railway Museum has such diverse delights as the Flying Scotsman, and the Yorkshire Wheel - northern answer to the London Eye.  A lively musical scene can be found here, with performances all year round, and for those with more of an eye for sport there is an excellent racecourse, and a thriving motorcycle speedway track.


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