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York Attractions Make it onto Visit England's Must See List

York Minster

6:01am 27th April 2013

York Minster is one just one of the places in the city that you should visit before you go abroad.

That's according to Visit England who say Betty's, York's Chocolate Story, the Royal Armouries AND the Yorkshire Sculpture Park are among the 101 must see places in the country.

The Full list is as follows:

Food & Drink

  1. Oysters in Whitstable, Kent
  2. Have a pint in England’s oldest pub, Nottingh! am
  3. Fish ‘n’ chips in Aldeburgh, Suffolk
  4. Ludlow Food Festival, Shropshire
  5. Tour Brixham Fish Market, Devon
  6. Mix martinis in Bond’s spiritual home, London
  7. Indulge with The Pudding Club, Cotswolds
  8. Eat a proper Cornish pasty, Cornwall
  9. Tour a Gin Distillery, Devon
  10. Afternoon Tea At Bettys, Yorkshire
  11. Go for a curry in Birmingham, West Midlands
  12. Start the day with a full English, London
  13. Eat chocolate in York, Yorkshire
  14. Brixton Village and M! arket Row, London
  15. Taste Grasmere gingerbread, Lake District
  16. Dine in Bray, Berkshire
  17. Tour an English vineyard, Surrey
  18. Taste Colston Basset stilton, Nottinghamshire
  19. Drin! k real cider in an orchard, Herefordshire
  20. Have a truly English cuppa, Cornwall

History & Heritage

  1. Tintagel Castle, Cornwall
  2. Ancient history in Northumberland, Northumberland
  3. Punt along The Backs, Cambridge
  4. Visit the Code-Breakers, Bletchley Park
  5. Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln
  6. Royal Armouries, Leeds
  7. Ride the Settle-Carlisle steam train, Northern England
  8. Sissinghurst Castle Gardens, Kent
  9. Maritime history in Buckler’s Hard, New Forest
  10. Visit Stonehenge, Wiltshire
  11. Chester Rows, Cheshire
    1. Sleep at Hampton Court Palace, Greater London
    2. See the Changing the Guard ceremony, Buckingham Palace, London
    3. Royal Observatory at Greenwich, Greenwich, London
    4. Follow in Roman footsteps, Bath
    5. Tower of London, Londo! n
    6. Portsmouth Historic Dockyards, Hampshire
    7. St Michael’s Mount, Cornwall
    8. Windsor Castle, Berkshire
    9. York Minster, Yorkshire

Arts & Culture

  1. Experience London’s South Bank, London
  2. A weekend in Brighton, Sussex
  3. Visit free museums and galleries, London
    1. Follow in Jane Austen’s footsteps, Hampshire
    2. Dress up for Royal Ascot, Berkshire
    3. Devote a weekend to football, Manchester
    4. Art in Margate, Kent
    5. See the Blackpool Illuminations, Lancashire
    6. Have a night on the toon, NewcastleGateshead
    7. Escape to Another Place, Merseyside
    8. John Rylands Library, Manchester
    9. Take a Magical Mystery Tour, Liverpool
    10. See Banksy’s graffit! i, Bristol
    11. Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Yorkshire
    12. Dress up for Bestival, Isle of Wight
    13. Tate St Ives, Cornwall
    14. Shop ‘til you drop at Birmingham’s Bullring, Birmingham
    15. Discover Shakespeare’s Stratford, Warwickshire
    16. Ashmolean Museum, Oxfordshire
    17. Watch an open-air play, Cornwall

Wildlife & Nature

  1. Farne Islands, Northumberland
  2. Holkham Beach, Norfolk
  3. Catch the Severn Bore, Gloucestershire
  4. Eden Project, Cornwall
  5. Twitch on Lundy Island, Devon
  6. See exotic plants and animals, Scilly Isles
  7. Glimpse rare red squirrels, Dorset
  8. Spot Deer in the City, Surrey
  9. Roam the Peak District, Peak District National Park
  10. Search for monkey orchids, Kent
    1. Spot damsels and dragons, Cambridgeshire
    2. Join a bat patrol at Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
    3. The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall
    4. Bempton Cliff’s bird colonies, Yorkshire
    5. Dartmoor’s ponies, Devon
    6. Malham Cove, North Yorkshire
    7. Snowdrops at Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire
    8. Havergate Island, Suffolk
    9. Dungeness, Kent
    10. Watch starlings circle West Pier, Brighton

Health & Fitness

  1. Coasteering in Cornwall, Cornwall
  2. Scale England’s highest peak, Lake District

Sail like an Olympian, Dorset

  1. Walk to the White Horse at Uffington, Oxfordshire
  2. Go ice skating on the Fens, Cambridgeshire
  3. Walk the South West Coast Path, South West England
  4. Pony trekking in The New Forest, The New Forest
  5. Mountain biking in Dalby Forest, North York Moors National Park
  6. Soak in Bath’s thermal waters, Bath
  7. Caving in the Yorkshire Dales, Yorkshire Dales National Park
  8. Canoe along the Wye Valley, Herefordshire
  9. Wild swimming in Grassington, Yorkshire Dales National Park
  10. Surfing in Newquay, Cornwall
  11. Rock climb in the Peak District, Peak District National Park
  12. Up at The O2, Greenwich
  13. Trek from coast to coast, Northern England
  14. Learn the art of mountain biking, Lake District
  15. Go Ape in Sherwood Pines, Nottingham
  16. Walk the Pennine Way, Northern England

Raft down an Olympic course, Essex

Because it’s Awesome!

  1. Cheese Rolling at Cooper’s Hill, Gloucestershire
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