King's Manor
King's Manor
4.5
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9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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During the 16th century, the Kings Council governed the North of England from its seat at Kings Manor, which was located within the grounds of the old St. Mary's Abbey.
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Dolemite600
Leamington Spa, UK494 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I went there for an historical association meeting. A tour guide gave us a quick tour around the outside of the building afterwards. Some very interesting, historical features if you know where to look.
Written 8 May 2023
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
My twin brother Stephen and I had just walked around the wonderful Roman walls ,we descended down Bootham Bar and onto Exhibition Square and admired the great architecture here,one of the most historic sites is King's Manor.
These are a set of medieval dwellings that still survive ,nowadays part of the Department of Archaeology complete with lecture rooms,common rooms,library,computer sites,laboratories ,it's just a very impressive building .
It was originally used as a shelter for the abbots of St Mary's Abbey ,these buildings are historically important and most certainly well worth seeking out if you're in the area and easy to locate on Exhibition Square.
Written 17 March 2022
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,516 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
King's Manor is a lovely building but wasn't open at the time I visited early in the morning. It was originally the Abbots House. It served as a seat of government for the Tudors and Stuart.
Written 11 August 2020
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
On a cold and rainy Saturday evening my twin brother Stephen and I chanced upon this set of buildings and what a great find.
The King's Manor are a set of Medieval dwellings now part of the Department Of Archaeology with lecture rooms,seminar rooms,computer suites,laboratories and a dark room plus a library, a common room and a refectory ,its most definitely a very impressive complex of buildings.
Its original use as a shelter for the abbots of St Mary's since 1270 ,you can view St Mary's Abbey at the rear of The King's Manor and also The Yorkshire Museum.
It's a wonderful building and most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area and easy to locate on Exhibition Square.
Written 11 November 2019
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FortsFan
Birmingham, UK169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Rightly described as a 'hidden gem' and probably missed by most visitors. Worth a look around, even if one set of modern brick and concrete building are ugly.
Written 26 September 2019
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Jeff W
611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Visited the Refectory cafe inside the Kings Manor complex, it's well signposted.
A great place for coffees and scones at very modest cost.
Highly recommended.
Written 11 August 2019
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Graham J
Tel Aviv, Israel240 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
We were shown this by our Free Walking Tour guide and later visited it alone. There is an impressive regal coat of arms above the entrance. The refectory was closed, so not much to see inside (and because it is in use by York University).
Written 11 July 2019
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CJTravelerTexas
Texas8,985 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
The King's Manor, between the York Museum Gardens and York Art Gallery, was originally built to house abbots of St. Mary's Abbey. This impressive building had performed many functions: Seat of the Council of the North; residence of the Governor of York; residence for private tenants, site of the Yorkshire School for the Blind; and, since 1963, part of York University. It is said that Henry VIII, Charles I, and James I stayed in this building. Based solely on its historical significance, it's worth visiting.
Written 13 June 2019
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flaneur40
New York City, NY1,695 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Solo
If you go on the free volunteer tour it will stop here to show you the coat of arms at the front door posted with an inverted N. The backward N was not discovered until after it was finished. I recommend going in (it is free to enter as part of the University of York) to see an example of a Tudor mansion and a place where many of England's kings have stayed. Of particular interest in the library which will allow you to see the exquisite ceiling timber work of one of these houses.
Written 9 June 2019
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marymary27
Scarborough, UK863 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
Upstairs is a refectory where you can get a light meal or snack. The signboard is easy to miss, being inside the grounds rather than outside. Being inside a historic building is a bonus. One strange thing, the sign from the refectory to the toilets leads you through study areas and down some stairs, but actually the toilets are very close to the place where you originally entered.
Written 27 April 2019
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