York is a city that’s proud of its history. Its Viking, Roman and medieval past is written into the streets and celebrated at every opportunity. But it’s also a city that’s moved with the times. Brimming with stylish shops, trendy bars and restaurants, and cosy coffee shops, it’s a fantastic place for a weekend break or family break in York. What’s more, York is situated in the middle of some stunning countryside. Book one of our York hotels today to see why a trip to the jewel of North Yorkshire is a must.
Theatre, special effects and some very skilled actors tell stories from York’s gruesome, ghostly and bloodthirsty past including tales of Clifford’s Tower and Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot. Expect frights and giggles.
There’s good reason why the Jorvik Viking Centre is a top UK tourist attraction. Located on the site of an actual Viking settlement, you get to travel through ‘Jorvik’ and experience the sights, smells and sounds of more than 1000 years ago.
York and the railways go way back which is why the National Railway Museum is home to such fine engine as the Mallard, King George V and a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket. Trainspotters should be very excited.
Visible from miles around, York Minster is one of the world’s greatest cathedrals. Go on a guided tour, attend a service, listen to the choir or explore this magnificent building at your own pace. And when you’re done, spend some time in the Minster Gardens and walk past the Treasurer’s House.
Clocking 3.4km, the City Walls are the longest of their sort in England. You’ll enjoy great views of the city and surrounding area, learn about local history and walk through some pretty impressive gates and bars. If it’s springtime, you might be lucky enough to see the daffodils in full bloom. Two of our York hotels (Blossom Street North and Blossom Street South) are a matter of seconds away from one of the entry points: Micklegate Bar.