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Museum Gardens, York

Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Museum Gardens offers 4 hectares (10 acres) of colorful and exotic plants set among ruins dating back to the Roman era. Wander among different planting areas, including a fern garden, a butterfly border, and an American prairie border, and spot lime, holly, beech, and oak trees, among others. Stop to admire the corner of the Roman fortress that dates to the 3rd or 4th century, and the remains of the walls and nave of the 11th-century St. Mary's Abbey. Check the gardens' schedule of which plants flower and when to ensure you see as much color as possible during your visit. Using our world travel planner, York attractions like Museum Gardens can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We dropped here to cool our feet off after several hours walking round York. The remains of the abbey/church are beautiful to view and the gardens lead down to the Ouse, as well as hosting the Yorkshi...  read more »
  • Well worth a stroll, lovely ruins, flower gardens and grassy areas leading down to the river walk. Coincided with a gorgeous sunny September day. 
  • The museum gardens are right in the heart of the city and are an excellent place for a walk amongst some green to get out of the office. It can get really busy when warm as it is one of the biggest gr...  read more »
  • Marvellous garden. I spent a whole summer sunny afternoon reading my favourite book, enjoying a chilly wind, sunshine and singing birds. Such a lovely place! One minus was that some couples took advantage of the beautiful holy place to do their own more-than-a-kiss business passionately.
  • A beautiful city centre garden, the perfect place for getting away from the bustle of the city centre, and ideal for picnics! We got married in the Hospitium in these grounds, and come here almost every week in summer just to relax. Good WiFi near the Museum too!
  • Beautifull park with plenty of places to sit or do some activities. It feels like you can get away from the city life here and just relax and sit in nature. Also there are loads of squirrels that are climbing the trees all around, which is a nice addition to it.
  • One of the best palace in the city. It is full of history and gives you relaxing feelings
  • A very relaxing place to escape from city walk. People here can enjoy a good rest.
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