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York's oldest golf club was formed in 1890 and moved to Strensall in 1904 where the course was designed by J.H. Taylor. In the early days the course was very open, now the fairways on the 6301 yards course are tree lined but the flat course retains its natural heathland and heather heritage and provides plenty of variety and challenge for the high and low handicapper alike. The Club hosts many County and York Union events and stages one of Yorkshire's premier 36 hole amateur competitions, The York Rose Bowl. The Club offers good Clubhouse facilities and "all in" golf and catering packages are available as well as separate a la carte menus.
The York Dungeon brings more than 2000 years of gruesomely authentic history vividly back to life...and death! As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember everything you experience really happened. At York you can test your metal in the Pit of Despair;try to keep the skin crawling off your skeleton in the Plague exhibit;gasp at the audacity and daring of legendary highwayman Dick Turpin and discover the full dreadful details of the ill-fated Gunpowder Plot and the fate of Guy Fawkes.
The magnificent Cathedral in York, known as York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, renowned for containing the largest collection of medieval stained glass in England. Built in the Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular styles it is a pure classic of the period. Five hundred and eighteen feet in length, it is two hundred and forty one feet wide at the transept and its central tower rises one hundred and ninety eight feet making it the largest lantern tower in Britain. Bede records that a small wooden chapel was built on this site in 627 A.D. for the baptism of Edwin, king of Northumbria. Edwin's successor Oswald enclosed the chapel in stone and dedicated it to St. Peter, as the Cathedral in York has been ever since.
This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern Cistercian monasteries. A truly outstanding example of early Gothic architecture, its splendid tiles are a testament to its earlier magnificence.
Explore Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the Viking city of Jorvik. Meet resident Vikings (staff), and see 800 of the items found during the dig. You can even journey back to a reconstruction of York in the year AD 975, complete with the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking-Age! Have you ever wanted to:Take part in an excavation? Discover real objects from ancient civilisations? Understand how archaeologists recreate the past? Now you can! This world first is an experience that is all about having a go, visitors will be invited to grab their trowels and get their hands dirty while exploring 2000 years of York’s unique history.
Clifford`s Tower North Yorkshire In 1068, William the Conqueror built a motte-and-bailey castle on the present site of Clifford’s Tower in York, to strengthen his military presence in the north. The tower is now the most prominant remaining part of the castle, which was rebuilt in stone in the 13th century. Today, views from the Tower over York show why it played such a key role in the control of northern England.