York is a city located in North Yorkshire, and was originally founded by the Romans as their capital of Britannia after capturing it, but was taken over by the Kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. As a city full of history and educational values, there is plenty to learn about when visiting York.
The National Rail Museum is a place people go to learn about trains of the world. With it being one of York’s most visited Museums, it offers over 300 years of history about the railway. As an award winning museum, it’s clearly hitting the mark with its informative atmosphere it allows visitors to learn about what the railway was like over 300 years ago. With trains not just from York, it shows history over the entire UK, from steam locomotives to modern trams.
York Castle has been used as a Law Court and Prison, amongst other things, but that ended in 1929. Built after the conquest of York, the Castle was built in 1068 and can now be visited as a tourist attraction, as the York Castle Museum. Visiting York Castle shows you the events that took place all those years ago, with insights into life in the prisons and what it was like to be in one back then.
The Jorvik Viking Centre has a place in one of the most visited attractions in the UK too. With it showing off the “Scandinavian York” era, it shows a town of what it would have looked like almost a thousand years ago. Being able to experience a Viking age that took place in York shows just how things have changed in such a small time, but how it was a great part of the history. The Viking Centre of York shows just how great a museum can be for anyone to visit.
Now we take a look at the York Cold War Bunker. Being built survive and being aware of a nuclear attack, the shelter was created in 1961. Being able to see inside of something like this just shows the effort that went into making sure that Britain was safe from fallout. With 30 Cold War Bunkers dotted around the UK, the one located in York was used until 1991, as the regional headquarters and control center of the Observers Corp’s, and was opened to the public in 2006.
Visiting York can be a highly educational trip for anyone who is looking to learn more about their history of York or the UK, with many more things to learn about, but you can’t fit them all in one day. Being able to take a coach on a day trip or for a short break would be a spectacular option for a school class on a history trip, or a family looking to learn more about their country. If you would like to book your coach, you can contact us:
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