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"York (more about York) is a wonderful historic city to visit in the UK."beckythetraveller.com
"York (more about York itineraries) is a snapshot of British history in one city."ontheluce.com
"York is fascinating for its history and I was blown away by their Viking past!"ladystravelblog.com
"York is also known for its many cultural festivals, best known of which is The Viking Festival."inditales.com
"York (see itineraries) is one of the prettiest cities I've seen and should definitely be on your list of places to visit in the UK."youcouldtravel.com
"York is one of the prettiest towns you can visit in the north of England (more about England)."followingtherivera.com

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York at a glance

Culture
Historic
Nightlife
Alternative
Nature
Food
Cheap
Art
Lake
River
Very Touristic
Coast
Shopping
Romantic
Mountain
Spa
Street Art
Tea

3,980,000

Population

3-4 nights

Recommended

Moderate (4 of 5)

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Around York

Airports:

Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA)

Humberside Airport (HUY)

Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA)

Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME)

Sheffield City Airport (SZD)

About York

The picturesque medieval city of York was second only to London in importance up until the Industrial Revolution. The city, whose 13th century walls are one of the best surviving medieval fortifications in Europe, played a key role in English history. Its magnificent cathedral, medieval streets, grand houses and attractive riverside pubs make it an ideal spot for getting away from it all.

York’s cathedral, or York (plan York itineraries) Minster, is the biggest medieval cathedral in Europe. Dating from 1220, this breathtaking structure features several architectural styles and a wealth of medieval stained glass. For an excellent view of the cathedral, walk along the city walls via steps at Bootham Bar. The fascinating York (more about York itineraries) Castle Museum is well worth a visit. Featuring a collection of everyday objects from the past 400 years, it also has interesting displays of domestic interiors throughout the ages. Check out the National Railway Museum on Leeman Road - one of the biggest railway museums in the world. Travel back through time to the 1000 year old Viking City of York at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Recreated using archaeological evidence and displayed on the original site with sounds and smells of the Viking age, it’s a real step back in time! You’ll be thankful you don’t live in medieval times when you visit the dark torture chambers of the York Dungeon at 12 Clifford Street. Revive yourself with a cruise along the River Ouse or a walk in the Museum Gardens. York has a wide range of restaurants serving traditional English and international cuisine. Enjoy a pint in one of the many pubs, afternoon tea in elegant tearooms, a moonlit boat cruise or a play at York (visit York itineraries) Theatre Royal. Let the magic of York (see itineraries) weave its spell on you!

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