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A fabulous building - but check to see if it is open.

Guildhall is situated behind the Mansion House, by the river, and can be seen from inside the... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
A step back in time

A meeting place for various Guilds in York (who controlled the City’s trade), the interior design... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
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4 Feb 2018
“A fabulous building - but check to see if it is open.”
31 Jan 2017
“A step back in time”
A fine example of a medieval guildhall in Europe, built 1357-62, which features historic collections of paintings, furniture, silver and other objects used over the centuries.
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St. Helen's Square., York YO1 9QN, England
+44 1904 613161
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Guildhall is situated behind the Mansion House, by the river, and can be seen from inside the Mansion House if you are visiting there. It's a fascinating looking building and when I asked one of the Mansion House staff how to get to it, she...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

A meeting place for various Guilds in York (who controlled the City’s trade), the interior design of the building dates from the 15th Century. It can be found squeezed behind the Mansion House and the River Ouse. The roof to the main Hall is supported...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2016

While I probably wouldn't make a special visit, there is often some sort of public event on here. We visited the Christmas craft event and took in those parts of the building you could access at the same time. Don't expect a spectacular exposition of...More

1  Thank MikeArran
Reviewed 14 April 2014

We visited the Guildhall to see 'Witness for the Prosecution' an Agatha Christie courtroom drama. Theatre Mill who produced the show are fast gaining a reputation for putting on excellent plays in bespoke locations, such as the Guildhall and Ripley Castle. The excellent setting, lighting...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Fantastic building. As part of the Food & Drink Festival we attended 'The Ghurkha Curry Night'. Fantastic, the army cook for you and then you go and help yourself from approx. 15 different curries. Be aware that tickets for this event always sell - out...More

Thank Dean L
Reviewed 28 October 2012

This is probably the best example still in existence of a medieval guildhall. It is the guildhall of the merchant adventurers and has a fascinating history, as well as being such a fine architectural example of its type. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 19 May 2012

This Medieval old hall is used for many things, ranging from wine tastings to choral concerts. It also hosts regular craft fairs

1  Thank LordduFey
Reviewed 31 August 2011

We did the excellent guided tour. The guide was very informative and passionate about the building and I enjoyed much more than I expected to! I would definitely go again.

4  Thank BarneyFrank
Reviewed 18 August 2011

guildhall very old great building was bombed in the war the seat of york council situated just behind the mansion house building back on to the river boat trips run next to the back of guildhall a building with a lot of history very near...More

3  Thank anistazia
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