Best Off the Beaten Path Spots in York
By Viator, March 2014
The masterful York Minster Cathedral might be top of the most visited list, but the streets of York are crammed with lesser-known historic buildings, showcasing an array of impressive architecture. Check out the Georgian Fairfax House, now preserved as a museum and ranked as one of the UK’s finest period properties; step behind the half-timbered façade of the Merchant Adventurer’s hall, where you’ll find a remarkable collection of silverware, furniture and paintings; or discover relics from York’s civic history at the grand Mansion House. Other off-the-beaten-track spots include the Treasurer’s House, allegedly one of the world’s most haunted buildings; the Barley Hall, a beautifully restored medieval townhouse that was only discovered in the 1980s; the 15th century All Saint’s Church, home to some spectacular stained glass art; and the York Cold War Bunker, built in 1961 to monitor nuclear explosions during the Cold War years and now home to fascinating museum.