Say hello to one of Europe's most beautiful medieval cities

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Something for everyone

York truly is a historical gem – a spider’s web of narrow medieval streets enclosed by magnificent 13th century walls. At its heart lies the immense, awe-inspiring York Minster, one of the most stunning Gothic cathedrals in the world. The bustling city-centre is bursting with independent shops, museums, restaurants, cafes and traditional pubs. There really is something for everyone in this beautiful city.


A Rich History

Founded by the Romans in 71 AD the city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. To walk it’s streets is to travel through time.


For Families

If you are looking for world-class museums and attractions, you’re in the right place. From trains to dinosaurs, Romans to Vikings, and Victorians to ghosts and ghouls, York’s got something for all the family.



As one of the most populous locations for independent shops, markets and boutiques in the country York will satisfy even the most demanding of shoppers.

“Few cities in the world can rival York for history and character… the past is delightfully inescapable.”
Rob Cowen (Travel Journalist)