The Romans built the city in 71AD and the Vikings captured it in 866 AD. With 2000 years of history, the Gothic splendour of the Minster cathedral, the oldest medieval street in Europe, and the most complete ancient city walls in England. York is one of England’s most visited cities enjoyed by nearly 8 million visitors each year.
There’s a wealth of activities to enjoy. In fact, one of the best things about visiting York is that you can enjoy the whole city on foot. Most of the centre of York is closed to traffic (just delivery vans are permitted) so it’s a pedestrians delight. What we’ve tried to do here is recommend how you can spend your time in this beautiful city just a little differently to most.
Lonely Planet recently declared Yorkshire as one of the best regions in the world to visit and we know why. From the epic beauty of the wild Yorkshire Moors, to picturesque seaside towns and the rolling, green Dales, Yorkshire is a paradise for walkers, cyclists and car tourists. So why not venture beyond York and enjoy the dramatic scenery from aboard the historic North York Moors Railway, explore picture postcard villages and eat and drink at some truly gorgeous gastro pubs, tearooms and farm shops.
FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN YORK
MAIN ATTRACTIONS IN YORK
PARKS AND GARDENS IN YORK
TOURS AND ACTIVITIES