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Virtual Visit

This set of pages provide a whistle-stop virtual tour of York (England). All of the featured places are located within or adjacent to the city centre.

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St Anthony's Garden

Photograph: Two seated ladies enjoying sun and spring flowers in St Anthony's Garden, York.

The York Conservation Trust created St Anthony’s Garden in February 2006 by converting a former school playground into a delightful public space with seating.

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St Denys Church

Photograph: The southeast elevation of St Denys Church, Walmgate (York, England).

St Denys Church (Grade I listed) is one of the oldest churches in the city centre. It has links to York's Fishmongers' Guild and the powerful Percy family.

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Two star rating

St Helen's Square

Photo: The northwest side of St Helen's Square and the southwestern end of Stonegate (York).

St Helen’s Square was created in 1745 by relocating the graveyard of St Helen’s Church. The buildings around it date from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.

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St Leonard's Priory Water Gate and Hospital

Photograph: The southwest side of the Water Gate and Hospital of St Leonard’s Priory (York).

The Priory of St Leonard (York) had one of the largest hospitals in medieval England. The 12th century remains include the water gate and part of the infirmary.

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St Mary's Abbey Gatehouse

Photo: St Mary’s Abbey Gatehouse, plus railings and gate pillar of Museum Gardens, York.

The external arch and adjoining side-walls are all that remains of the main gatehouse of St Mary's Abbey. The arch has been dated to the late 12th century.

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St Mary's Abbey Ruins

Photograph: North nave wall of St Mary's Abbey (York), with two visitors admiring the ruins.

The Benedictine abbey of St Mary's (York) was founded by King William II in 1088. The ruins visible today date from a re-build between 1271 and 1294.

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St Mary's Abbey Watergate

Photograph: Ruined remains of watergate building for St Mary's Abbey in Museum Gardens, York.

This two-storey wall is believed to have formed part of the watergate for St Mary's Abbey, York. It includes a cart arch, a smaller foot arch and three windows.

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Two star rating

St Mary's Tower

Photograph: Red telephone box, St Mary's Tower and NW wall of St Mary's Abbey, York, England.

St Mary's Tower (York) was built circa 1324. It was damaged during the Civil War, then partially repaired. The damage and the repairs are still evident today.

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St Michael-le-Belfry Church

Photo: St Michael-le-Belfry Church, Minster Gates and Minster Yard (south) in York.

The church of St Michael-le-Belfry dates from 1525-37, although the west front was rebuilt in 1867. Guy Fawkes was baptised here on 16 April 1570.

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St Saviour's Church

Photo: The west elevation of St. Saviour's Church (St. Saviourgate, York): home to "DIG".

St. Saviour's Church dates from the 15th century, but was mostly rebuilt in 1844-5. It now houses "DIG": a unique archaeology-based children's activity centre.

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Two star rating

St William's College

Photograph: St William's College southwest elevation, stone setts in College Street (York).

St William's College was built circa 1465 to provide accommodation for the chantry priests of York Minster. During the Civil War, it housed the Royal Mint.

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Station Road Wall Walk Access Ramp

Photograph: The access ramp for York's Wall Walk at Station Road, with Lendal Bridge beyond.

This access point (constructed circa 1863 as part of the Lendal Bridge construction works) leads to / from one of the most popular sections of York's Wall Walk.

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Station Road Wall Walk Access Steps

Photograph: Station Road arches through York's City Wall and adjacent Wall Walk access steps.

The steps were constructed in 1874, when the three adjacent arches were pierced through York's City Walls to provide access to the new railway station.

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Statue of Constantine the Great

Photo: Bronze statue of Constantine the Great on stone plinth in Minster Yard (York).

Constantine the Great was proclaimed Emperor in York in 306 A.D. He was the first Roman Emperor to support Christianity. This statue was commissioned in 1998.

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Statue of Friesian Bull Calf

Photo: Bronze statue of Friesian bull calf in east courtyard of King’s Manor, York, England.

This statue of a Friesian bull-calf was cast in bronze using the 'lost-wax' process from a clay master created by local artist Sally Arnup.

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Stonegate

Photograph: Jettied timber-framed buildings on Stonegate (York) and people enjoying sunshine.

Stonegate is a pleasant pedestrianised street on the alignment of the Roman 'Via Praetoria' in York. It boasts architecture from Norman to Victorian periods.

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Tactile Model of the York Minster Area

Photograph: Tactile model of York Minster and the surrounding area.

A useful and interesting 'tactile model' of the area surrounding York Minster has been installed in Minster Yard, near the Minster's West Front.

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Terry Avenue

Photo: A pink cherry blossom tree in full bloom on Terry Avenue (York).

Terry Avenue runs alongside the west bank of the River Ouse near Rowntree Park. It is named after another of York's famous chocolate manufacturers.

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Tower 03 (aka Bitch-daughter Tower)

Photo: Bitchdaughter Tower (Tower 3) and daffodils on the earth bank of York's City Walls.

Bitch-daughter Tower on the south corner of York's City Walls has been used as a defensive corner tower, a gaol, a Civil War watch tower and a 'cow house'.

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Tower 07 (aka Sadler Tower)

Photo: The outward face (sw elevation) of Sadler Tower (aka Tower 7) on York's City Walls.

The base of Tower 7 is believed to have been built circa 1250-60, which would make it one of the oldest surviving interval towers on York's City Walls.

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Tower 13 (aka Toft's Tower)

Photograph: Daffodils on earth bank at base of York's City Wall and Tower 13 (Toft's Tower).

Tower 13 (aka Toft's Tower) protects a right-angled corner in the south western section of York's city walls.

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Tower 27 (aka Robin Hood Tower)

Photo: Tower 27 (Robin Hood Tower), part of the north-eastern city wall and daffodils.

Tower 27 (a.k.a. Robin Hood Tower) is located at the northernmost corner of York's City walls. It was built by the Victorians to provide a viewing platform.

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Tower 28

Photo: Tower 28 (an ornate interval tower on the north-eastern section of the city wall in York, England.

Tower 28 is an interval tower on the north-eastern section of York's city wall. Its attractive 'pepperpot' turrets (added in 1887) are purely ornamental.

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Tower 31 (aka Harlot Hill Tower)

Photo: Harlot Hill Tower (Tower 31) on York's City Wall, with daffodils on the earth bank.

Tower 31 may once have guarded a postern (small gateway) linking St. Andrewgate inside the walls with Love Lane outside.

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