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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Book your very own butler on a romantic getaway to York

Book your very own butler on a romantic getaway to York

Treat your loved one to a luxurious break at the 5-star Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa in York, including a penthouse suite with your very own butler.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

According to legend, all loved up couples that kiss under the 'Heart of Yorkshire' window, will stay together forever.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Learn new skills on land and water in the North York Moors

Learn new skills on land and water in the North York Moors

Gee up the family with a high-octane adventure holiday in the North York Moors – you never know what you can do until you try.

Location: Whitby, North Yorkshire

National Parks
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Gaze down upon York from the top of Clifford’s Tower

Gaze down upon York from the top of Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower’s stunning panoramic views, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of Yorkshire’s most popular attractions.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Castles and Historic Properties
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Look for love in the heart of Cropton Forest

Look for love in the heart of Cropton Forest

Whether it’s the sight of roe deer at dawn or the hoot of an owl at dusk, there’s animal magnetism at work at the Forest Holidays site at Cropton.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Rural and Coastal Escapes
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From barons and boutiques to the Magna Carta in historic Helmsley

From barons and boutiques to the Magna Carta in historic Helmsley

History is far from horrible in this picturesque market town within the North York Moors National Park.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

Abbeys, cathedrals and sacred places
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Indulge in all things affordable and vintage in York

Indulge in all things affordable and vintage in York

‘York Does Vintage’ better than anyone else as the city’s affordable vintage fair in Merchant Adventurers’ Hall transports you to bygone eras.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Ride through the North York Moors National Park in style

Ride through the North York Moors National Park in style

Step back in time on the popular heritage steam railway, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire

Industrial, Maritime And Transport
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Experience York’s Literature Festival

Experience York’s Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Literature, film and TV
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See how real ale is made in York

See how real ale is made in York

Visit York Brewery the only traditional working brewery with the first real ales from for over 40 years.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Breweries and distilleries
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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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Walk along England’s longest medieval city walls in York

Walk along England’s longest medieval city walls in York

Take a ramble in York and enjoy a bird's eye view of the city, passing landmarks such as the Ice House and Roman Fortress.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Historic sites and icons
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Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Experience gentle bike rides and outstanding natural beauty

Explore the Howardian Hills on two wheels and three rides, with enticing back-roads and country lanes that show you a hidden side of North Yorkshire.

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

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Coast to Coast Cycling

Coast to Coast Cycling

A challenging route from one side of England to the other.

Location: Whitehaven / Whitby

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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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Exploring ‘secret’ Yorkshire from the Durham Ox pub

Exploring ‘secret’ Yorkshire from the Durham Ox pub

Set in rolling Vale of York scenery, this 300-year-old gem of a village pub is the gateway to hidden North Yorkshire delights.

Location: Crayke, Yorkshire

Food and Drink
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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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Grab your bike and explore York's scenic cycle routes

Grab your bike and explore York's scenic cycle routes

You’ll come across wild flowers, the Millennium Bridge and even a cow or two along York’s bicycle routes.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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Travel back in time at the York Castle Museum

Travel back in time at the York Castle Museum

Take a trip through time when you visit Britain's most famous Victorian Street experience.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

Museums, galleries and libraries
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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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