Rue B is situated right in the heart of the historic city of York, in the shadows of York Minster.
Rue B – come see us!were at the top of stonegate!
A BIT ABOUT YORK – York has many attractions and is well-known as, by day, a great shopping city and by night a fantastic party town. It may look old but it has a modern forward thinking attitude with its pedestrian streets and amazing award-winning eateries!!
YORK MINSTER (probably York’s most famous attraction)
York Minster, the worlds larges 14c Minster/Cathedral – Just30 seconds away from our shop! Rueb.co.uk
You’ll pass medieval pinnacles and gargoyles and see over York Minster’s rooftops. At the top, gaze down to view the city’s ancient streets.From this highest point in the city, you can see far over the surrounding countryside, from the White Horse at Kilburn to the Yorkshire Wolds.
For more information about climbing the Central Tower visit here.
Want to keep your feet on the ground? Take a moment to experience the height –the Leaning Tower of Pisa fits inside the Central Tower! Use the Central Tower as your starting point to find other York Minster wonders, like the Quire, Kings Screen, the Five Sisters Window, Nave and the Great West Window.
York is encircled by 4 miles of medieval walls a great walk that takes in most of the old city sites from on high.
The city walls
Over a million people a year take a walk through 1900 years of history on York’s city walls. Built in Roman times, they’ve been added to and rebuilt over time and now have parts from across the centuries. Originally built as defences, the focus is now on conservation.
The Shambles – an almost perfectly preserved medieval street – it was were the butches slaughtered and sold there meat, a little bit more civilised now as it’s mainly gift shops
The Shambles, arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Book of William the Conqueror in 1086. Many of the buildings on the street today date back to the late fourteenth and fifteenth century (around 1350-1475).In some sections of the Shambles it is possible to touch both sides of the street with your arms outstretched.
another old street! there are many to walk through and ponder past times!
York in the snow!
York’s Gates – keep out !!
Monk Bar Walmgate Bar
This is one of the gates that encircles the city and served to keep the riff-raff out – usually those pesky Scots as York was the first Major City to Scotland! It featured heavily in the movie Brave-Heart
Monk Bar is the largest and most ornate of the bars, it dates from the early 14th century. It was a self-contained fortress, with each floor capable of being defended. On the front of the bar is an arch supporting a gallery, including ‘murder-holes’ through which missiles and boiling water could be rained down upon attackers. Monk Bar has the city’s only working portcullis, in use until 1970.
York sits on the river Ouse a great place to relax and have a bite to eat, take a cruise or just enjoy the view. It does occasionally flood but this doesn’t effect the city, it’s been here a while!
As well as the Romans the Vikings are a major part of Yorks History and you may stumble upon them now and then!
York has many museums.
Welcoming 16 million visitors since 1984, the JORVIK Viking Centre invites visitors to journey through the reconstruction of Viking-Age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago. JORVIK Viking Centre also offers four exciting exhibitions and the chance to actually come face to face with a Viking.
York Art York City Art Gallery
York Art Gallery’s collection of paintings spans more than 600 years and works range from 14thcentury Italian panels and 17th century Dutch masterpieces to Victorian narrative paintings and 20thcentury works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.
York Theatre Royal aims to offer audiences as wide a range in programming as possible, including drama, comedy, dance, pantomime, youth theatre and more, .
Cliffords tower ( a grizzly tale !)
he stunning panoramic views from the top of Clifford’s Tower, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire.
Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror.
There’s plenty to discover here. In its time, the tower has served as a prison and a royal mint, as well as the place where Henry VIII had the bodies of his enemies put on public display.
To complete your family day out in York, why not take the guided tour of the nearby York Cold War Bunker.
Worlds largest railway Museum!
The National Railway Museum collection has been built up over the past 80 years. It has over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock, telling the story of the railway from the early 19th century to today.
York Castle Museum is a museum located in York, North Yorkshire, England, on the site of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068
(York has a long history of making
World famous Mystery Plays
he Merchant Adventurer’s Hall- Really cool vintage fairs are held here regularly
The Old Baile- York was one of the few towns in England in which William the Conqueror built two castles. The second castle – the Old Baile – also had a motte and bailey, and faced York Castle from across the River Ouse. Its position allowed a chain to be hung across the river from one castle to the other if it was necessary to bar the river to invaders.