Sometimes you just need a different perspective…
Have you ever wondered what the city looked like from above?
Can you identify some of York’s most iconic locations from just an aerial photo?
Take this quiz to find out! (With a little help from Bing Maps.)
Guess the York location
1. Which York Location is this?
It's the Grand Opera House!
York’s premier theatre and home to touring musicals and plays as well as comedians, opera, ballet and more.
2. What about this one?
It's York Barbican
The largest entertainment venue in the city, host to live music and comedy. Some say the York Barbican looks like a toilet from above...do you agree?
3. And this one?
It's York Explore Library
Designed by the York architect Walter Brierley in 1928, today York Explore is a welcoming and accessible place for people of all ages to enjoy.
4. What about this York location?
It's the National Railway Museum
If you like trains this is the museum for you. Home to over 200 years of history and over a million wonderful objects.
5. Can you recognise this place?
It's York Art Gallery
York Art Gallery’s collection of paintings spans more than 600 years, with works ranging from 14th century Italian panels to 20th century works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.
6. What about this one?
It's the Everyman Cinema
The cinema where you can bring a glass of wine and slice of pizza to your sofa-like seat!
7. Does this view ring any bells?
It's the National Centre for Early Music
The home to early music in York! With live performances and festivals to enjoy.
8. What about this iconic York location?
Since 1936, Betty’s has been the go to place in York for a bit of fancy tea and cake.
9. This one?
There’s no better place to dance into the night to the cheesiest songs ever released (expect maybe Popworld…)
10. Do you recognise this York location?
It's Castle Howard
This historic house and garden has stunning views both inside and out.
11. What about this one?
It's York's Chocolate Story
Chocolate galore! Take a tour to find out how chocolate is made, pursue the tasty treats in the gift shop, and then sit down in the café for a hot chocolate.
12. Can you get this one?
It's the Treasurer's House
This house has a 2,000 year old history including Roman hauntings!
13. This one?
It's York Maze
Unfortunately York Maze couldn’t open in 2020 due to the pandemic but with previous themes like Jurassic Park and Star Wars their return will be worth the wait.
14. Can you recognise this location?
It's York Army Museum
The York Army Museum houses over 300 years of history, telling the stories of The Royal Dragoon Guards, The Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire and The Yorkshire Regiment.
15. And finally...
It's Jorvik DIG
A hands-on archaeological adventure for kids! Explore 2000 years of York’s history and discover exciting artefacts in four indoor excavation pits.