York

A grand gothic cathedral, Viking heritage and Roman city walls. York is quite literally steeped in history. This North Yorkshire city can be seen from every angle. Look up and be prepared to be awestruck at soaring buttresses and 23-metre medieval stained glass at York Minster. Snickleway alleys and cobbled streets wind past rickety, overhanging 14th-century houses in the city centre. Cruise the rivers Ouse and Foss for views of abbey ruins, Victorian bridges and motte-and-bailey forts. The gentle slopes of the Vale of York are great for laid-back bike rides and farmland walks.

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Have a great day out in the home of Heartbeat

Have a great day out in the home of Heartbeat

With magnificent steam engines and beautiful rural stations, a visit to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway is charmingly authentic.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Explore the picturesque street The Shambles

Explore the picturesque street The Shambles

Travel back in time whilst exploring The Shambles shopping street.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Shopping and fashion
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Get your bike into gear at Dalby Forest

Get your bike into gear at Dalby Forest

It’s bikes, tracks, skills, tricks and more at Dalby Forest, as 70 miles of cycling trails provide family fun and world-class thrills alike.

Location: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Cycling
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Thornton Le Dale

Thornton Le Dale

When we tell you that this place is a chocolate box village, we’re really not joking.

Location: Thornton Le Dale, North Yorkshire

Low cost
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Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

Enjoy horseracing as the Romans did 2000 years ago

Go to York Races and take part in a spectacle that first took place over 2,000 years ago.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Sporting Events
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Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

Keeping it in the family at Castle Howard

The Howard family has called Castle Howard home for 300 years but their house is your house as you explore one of Yorkshire’s finest historic estates.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Soak up “England’s finest” view at Sutton Bank

Soak up “England’s finest” view at Sutton Bank

It was author and vet James Herriot who gave the view the accolade of “England’s finest” and there’s only one way to find out if he’s right.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Tour de France- Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Tour de France- Stage 2: York to Sheffield

Culture vultures can discover the Vikings and Bröntes, while those preferring more physical pursuits can take on the Peak District.

Location: York to Sheffield

Sport
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Take a trip to York Minster

Take a trip to York Minster

A visit to the York Minster is a must especially after the largest restoration in the UK.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Get swept away by Raithwaite’s elegant rural style

Enjoy the best of English luxury, amid the windswept coastline of bustling Whitby.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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Receive a warm welcome for weary walkers on Blakey Ridge

Receive a warm welcome for weary walkers on Blakey Ridge

It’s the simple things that matter when you've walked all day in Yorkshire – like a pint, a home-cooked meal and a big, roaring fire.

Location: Kirkbymoorside, Yorkshire

Areas of outstanding natural beauty
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Walk with giants at the Hole of Horcum

Walk with giants at the Hole of Horcum

A spectacular feature in the North York Moors, the Hole of Horcum near Pickering is a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and half a mile across.

Location: Pickering, Yorkshire

Myths, Legends and Tales
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Enjoy a day out in Dalby Forest

Enjoy a day out in Dalby Forest

The soft green light and dappled shadows of Dalby Forest hide a secret world of offbeat experiences and artisan adventures.

Location: Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Forests and woodlands
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Gliding lessons over North York Moors

Gliding lessons over North York Moors

The ultimate free flying experience.

Location: Thirsk, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Keep it real by the sea in Staithes

Climb aboard a family boat and learn how to catch, clean and cook mackerel on the beach with Real Staithes.

Location: Staithes, Yorkshire

National Parks
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Have the perfect medieval themed wedding at Barley Hall

Have the perfect medieval themed wedding at Barley Hall

York is considered as one of the top 50 best places in the world to get married, and tying the knot in Barley Hall is certainly up there.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Wedding celebrations
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Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Create your own work of art in a quaint artist’s bolthole

Get the creative juices following and spend the weekend discovering inspiring landscapes just waiting to be captured.

Location: Staithes, North Yorkshire

Arts and cultural events
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Relive York's Viking past at the JORVIK Viking Centre

Relive York's Viking past at the JORVIK Viking Centre

Join the Vikings and see York's rich Viking tradition at this unique attraction and annual festival.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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Summer’s in the air at Castle Howard

Summer’s in the air at Castle Howard

Intoxicating roses, ornamental vegetables and wild hydrangeas – it’s a riot of colour and fragrance at one of England’s most imposing stately homes.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Eat chocolate in York

Eat chocolate in York

The city that was once host to a Roman emperor, Viking warriors and Saxons also proudly revels in its long history with the cocoa bean, which dates back to the early 18th century.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Food and Drink

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