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The York Castle Museum in a historical setting

When spending a weekend in historic York, the York Castle Museum is an essential stop.

View the collection of artefacts from North Yorkshire's historical past. The Grade I listed building is a former prison, and contains a wealth of exhibitions to spark all interests, including 400 years of fashion and a chocolate tour

It's only a few minutes walk from the historic ruins of Clifford's Tower and well-kept Tower Gardens, so there's lots to see and do Nearby.

Yorkshire tea at the Shambles

While you're in the area, take a stroll around the winding cobbled streets of the York Shambles and stop for some light refreshments in one of the many tea rooms.

The York Minster is only a few minutes' walk away and what better way to spend the afternoon than to view the stunning stone, stained glass building and beautiful surrounding grounds.

Tour the Dungeons of York

Steps away from the museum is York Dungeon tour which depicts the dark history of the dungeon, and the Original Ghost Walk of York, leading sightseers around the intriguing streets, listening to tales of folklore and local legends.

Planning a trip to York Castle Museum? Travelodge York Central Hotel and Travelodge Micklegate Hotel are both only a 5-minute walk.