York – Britain’s Second City York is a compact walled riverside city and home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries. Best known are stunning York Minster and the adjacent, haunted, Treasurer’s House, medieval buildings around Stonegate and in The Shambles, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum with the Yorkshire Wheel offering spectacular views of the city and countryside. The renowned Castle Museum and Cliffords Tower. Visitors can explore the city on foot, perhaps with Blue Badge Guides who offer daily walking tours, or around the many snickleways or the city’s bar walls. After-dark Ghost Walks are always popular and other options include sightseeing buses and regular boat trips on the River Ouse. See more at www.visityork.org
Things to do in the area around Snowball
Scouting Just enjoy the peace and quiet, or be adventurous Walks & Mountain bike rides: Local area footpaths and bridle ways, quiet country roads. Most of the following activities can be reached from snowball on the Yorkshire Coastliner Buses.
The York Maze Carved out of 1.5 million growing maize plants and covering the area of 15 football pitches,York maze is thought to be the largest maze in the world!! www.yorkmaze.com The Ice Factor The 600 sq m rink of real ice enjoys one of the most picturesque settings in the country for outdoor skating. The ice rink operates from November until January. www.theicefactor.co.uk
National Railway Museum Learn all about trains, and the history of the railways . Free entry to the museaum. www.nrm.org.uk North Yorkshire Moors Railway Experience the thrill of a full size steam locomotive, or the power of a diesel engine on a nostalgic journey through spectacular countryside. www.nymr.co.uk Murton Park Murton Park offers a Celtic Settlement, a Roman Fort, a Dark Age Village, Tudor Experience, the Home Front Experience and Yorkshire Museum of Farming. www.murtonpark.co.uk
Castle Howard Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses: www.castlehoward.co.uk Yorkshire Air Museum Experience what life was like on a typical wartime bomber station, as well as displaying the history of aviation. www.yorkshireairmuseum.co.uk Yorkshire Museum The museum is home to some of Britain's finest archaeological treasures and the history of England until 1550 can be traced through its galleries. www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
York Castle Museum York Castle Museum is one of Britain's leading museums of everyday life. It shows how people used to live by displaying thousands of household objects and by recreating rooms, shops, streets - and even prison cells.