Explore the beautiful city of York
It's the spectacular Gothic Minster, cobbled alleyways and ancient walls that draw tourists to York, but the city's character-forming experiences go back a lot further than that. It was the principal northern headquarters of the Romans, while the city's position as the north's spiritual capital dates from 627, when Edwin of Nurthumbria adopted Christianity. Northumbrian power crumbled in the face of Danish invasion that swept through York in 866, and 876 the Vikings were firmly entrenched in Jorvik, beginning a century of Scandinavian rule.
The best introduction to York is to stroll around the city walls, a three mile circuit, two miles of it on the walls themselves, that takes in the various medieval bars or gates, and grants fine views of the Minster. York is actually a good tourist destination all year round, offering a lively café bar and restaurant culture and vibrant entertainment and festivals. It is ideally located for tourists wanting to come your only for the day. York is situated about two hours by rail from London, Edinburgh and Manchester. But there far too much to do in York in just one day.
York is home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries. The York Minister, the JORVIK, the National Railway Museum and the York Castle Museum are only a few of the exciting attractions that will entertain you. You can also go on a boat trip on the River Ouse, go on guided walks and open-top bus tours to soak up all the historical architecture and medieval atmosphere, this city has to offer.
York has a wide selection of world-class hotels and restaurants and wining and dining are one of the things that the people of York know how to do best. So why not book you ticket to York today and come discover why this little town attracts so many tourists each year.