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A city steeped in History

A walled Roman city with delightful attractions, winding streets, pretty boutiques and sumptuous cuisine, York is the perfect destination for a day trip to Yorkshire...

Beauty, history and culture with the walls

The elegant city of York is surprisingly compact, especially considering how much beauty, history and culture it boasts. With a vast choice of museums, galleries and theatres, walking tours, cycle routes, festivals and the wealth of architectural splendour to admire, you’ll appreciate why visitors come back time after time.

Thousands of years of history

From the Railways to Chocolate, York has been the central hub for many industries throughout the centuries. Over the last ten years, 800 million has been invested into York’s science and technology infrastructure creating a strong network of over 500 science and technology related businesses, attracting new skills and opportunities. Home to two universities, Ripon College of St John and York University renowned as a centre of excellence and research for science, the city has a large student population which contributes to its vibrant atmosphere. The best way to learn about York’s colourful past is to join one of the many tours or take a gentle wander down the beautiful, cobbled streets and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the shopping district. Packed full of independent shops, boutiques and all the latest big names, York provides the perfect excuse for a gentle stroll and a spot of self-indulgence. Today visitors are as much attracted to the large choice and variety of retailers as much as the wealth of attractions to visit.

There are lots of things still left to do; perhaps you’ll decide to jump on a city sightseeing bus, enjoy a riverside picnic, a take a trip on the river or explore the hidden gems that this city has to offer, our guide to the city will help you make the most of your stay. York is a city that suits all tastes, be it for a long weekend or a base to explore the rest of Yorkshire from, one thing we are sure of is one visit is definitely not enough!

York: The perfect place for a stroll

The best way to learn about York’s colourful past is to join one of the many tours or take a gentle wander down the beautiful, cobbled streets and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the shopping district. Packed full of independent shops, boutiques and all the latest big names, York provides the perfect excuse for a gentle stroll and a spot of self-indulgence. Today visitors are as much attracted to the large choice and variety of retailers as much as the wealth of attractions to visit.

6 Famous People from York

Guy Fawkes

Infamous activist

Judi Dench

Actress

WH Auden

Author

Frankie Howard

Comedian

Vince Cable

Politician

Rick Witter

Musician