Richard III, the last Plantagenet King of England, ruled for two years from 1483 to 1485. His short reign was marked by controversy, rebellion and challenges to his throne which led to his death at the Battle of Bosworth aged 33 years of age.

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The first Tudor King of England ruled for twenty-four years after defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth. His early reign was made unstable by rebellion & pretenders to the throne but he established one of the most celebrated royal dynasties.

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At the end of every year, we decorate our medieval townhouse, Barley Hall, to bring in the festive season and recreate a traditional Christmas in York. Step inside and discover a range of seasonal events within a stunning medieval setting.

Make Yourself At Home

Following this cataclysmic clash of titans at Ragnarok, we have all woken up in a brave new Viking world – and the Vikings of JORVIK are looking forward to welcoming you back to their city in 2015!

Discover A Brave New Viking World

Discover 3 great attractions for 1 great price with our new Medieval Pass. Explore our hidden gem of Barley Hall and experience the impact two rival Kings had on York, all with 12 months free admission.

Explore Medieval York

The walls that surround York are some of the finest and most complete in England. They extend for 2.5 miles and still retain all four of their impressive gateways into the city, called bars, two of which act as homes to the Richard III & Henry VII Experiences.

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Discover the medieval history of York through our calendar of special events and lectures

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