York

Visit York to see its grand gothic cathedral, Viking heritage, and Roman city walls. York is quite literally steeped in history. Look up and be prepared to be awestruck at soaring buttresses and the 23-metra medieval stained glass window at York Minster. Snickleway alleys and cobbled streets wind past rickety, overhanding 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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Visit York to see its grand gothic cathedral, Viking heritage, and Roman city walls. York is quite literally steeped in history. Look up and be prepared to be awestruck at soaring buttresses and the 23-metra medieval stained glass window at York Minster. Snickleway alleys and cobbled streets wind past rickety, overhanding 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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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

 
Rainy Day Activities: Step back in time at York Castle Museum

Rainy Day Activities: Step back in time at York Castle Museum

Travel back in time on a rainy day at this trend-setting museum, which transports visitors back through 300 years of history.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Go wine tasting at Ryedale Vineyards

Go wine tasting at Ryedale Vineyards

Sample wines from England’s most northerly vineyard.

Location: York, Yorkshire

 
Dine out on vegan specialities at El Piano

Dine out on vegan specialities at El Piano

If you are into healthy vegan food in an amazingly quirky restaurant or just want to try something new, then El Piano is for you.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

Go ghost hunting in ‘Europe's most haunted city’

York claims to be the world’s first city to run ghost walks – you’ll soon see why, with tales of murder, mayhem and gore at every corner.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Hunt for ancient treasures in The Yorkshire Museum

Hunt for ancient treasures in The Yorkshire Museum

This grandiose Georgian museum is filled with curiosities from an eye-popping Viking treasure hoard to dinosaur fossils and a working observatory.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
March along England's longest medieval city walls

March along England's longest medieval city walls

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the city and stroll along its 13th century defensive walls, passing historic landmarks, gatehouses and gardens.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
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

 
Tease your taste buds at York’s Chocolate Story

Tease your taste buds at York’s Chocolate Story

Visit York, one of England’s most historic chocolate heartlands and get a taste of the city’s 300-year love affair with the cocoa bean.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Rainy Day Activities: Venture into the gruesome York Dungeon

Rainy Day Activities: Venture into the gruesome York Dungeon

There’s spine-chilling fun to be had in this dungeon, where 2,000 horrible years of history are brought to life by grisly theatre and sudden frights.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Experience the decadence of the Georgian era in York

Experience the decadence of the Georgian era in York

Transport yourself to one of the most iconic periods of English history at the 18th century Fairfax House in York.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Take afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Take afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms

Experience vintage English hospitality and choose from hundreds of delicious treats and tea varieties in this iconic Art Deco café.

Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire

 
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

 
Climb aboard for a theatre trip to York

Climb aboard for a theatre trip to York

Celebrate York’s grand locomotive history with two iconic plays at the National Railway Museum – In Fog and Falling Snow and The Railway Children.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Travel back 2,000 years at Revealing York Minster

Travel back 2,000 years at Revealing York Minster

See, touch and hear two millennia of history at this big new interactive attraction in the grand Gothic cathedral’s Undercroft.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
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

 
Explore the city of York by bike

Explore the city of York by bike

York is voted as one of the most bike-friendly cities in England with a wide range of cycle routes through the city and beyond.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Reinvent your style at the York Designer Outlet

Reinvent your style at the York Designer Outlet

Follow the savviest of fashion devotees to one of the UK’s best designer outlets in York, and buy some top-quality outfits at bargain prices.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
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 five-star Grand Hotel & Spa in York, including a penthouse suite with your very own butler.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 
Relive York's Norse past at JORVIK Viking Centre

Relive York's Norse past at JORVIK Viking Centre

The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre will reopen on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million pound re-imagining.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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