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York Railway Station

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Address: Station Road, York YO24 1AB, England
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+44 845 722 5225

At the time of its opening in June 1877, this railroad station was the...

At the time of its opening in June 1877, this railroad station was the center of Britain's rail network and the largest station in Europe.

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A full day attraction

This is a must-see for ALL, but particularly train fanatics. While trains are the major highlight, this museum covers the history of surface transportation. There are several... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Richmond, Virginia
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Huntsville, Alabama
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The station at York is a wonderful welcome to the city. It is easy to navigate around, and the staff are very friendly. The station is great to walk around while you are waiting for your train.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The good first- we left at 8:30am Thursday with no problems at all. Asked questions, directed where to go. The bad- found our way to taxis stand. Waited in a long line, not efficient. Could have walked faster if we knew the way. Driver not friendly. He seemed miffed to pick us up. Didn't say anything. Maybe new to area... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see for ALL, but particularly train fanatics. While trains are the major highlight, this museum covers the history of surface transportation. There are several areas of the museum. The main room contains the magnificent engines from long ago. The central part of the room has a huge working platter which demonstrates how engines would be turned in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our fifth visi,t the daily dairy is well planned, so one is able to fit in quite a few site. The volunteer staff are very good. The miniature train ride for kiddies and accompany adults was so enjoyed by the family. However one train ride is only available over the weekend as it is run by volunteers.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The railway station bridge is stunning and Iconic. It was used in the Harry Potter film. The station has adequate amenities and friendly helpful staff. There is direct access from the station to the National Railway Museum

Thank Wendy M
Stirling, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had to switch trains at York as I was travelling to Nottingham. Panicking slightly as we got to York late and I was worried I would miss my 14:02 connection. I was informed the 14:02 wouldn't leave until the one I just got off left as it's next stop was London Kings Cross. I was relieved to see all... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this branch ,mistake. The chicken royale we ordered came as a chicken tender crisp when we queried this we were told that was a chicken royale( not in other branches of Burger King) asked for a strawberry milkshake ,don't do them was the reply. Definitely will avoid this outlet in future.

Thank christina19672013
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Opted to go to York on the park and ride as was meeting my daughter off the train. Could get to the platform easily and then good left luggage place just outside the station £6 per item.

Thank Gillw2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 363 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well laid out station. Several amenities. Helpful staff. Clean toilets. Taxi rank just outside main door. Less than a 10 minute walk into centre of York. Pity about the bar which is expensive and unwelcoming but that is not the fault of the station.

1 Thank Droggs
Fylde coast
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312 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big station, our first visit here. But well impressed....all our trains were on time. The station is well organised, well signed and easy to follow to get from one platform to another. We caught the train at Harrogate to York, which was only 38 mins and very convenient, no car parking to woory about. The cost was amazingly cheap £12.70... More 

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