Combining 2, mind 000 years of history with a modern outlook, York offers stunning architecture, beautiful churches and some of the best museums in the country, as well as boasting great shopping, a wide variety of top restaurants and a vibrant nightlife.
Conveniently located halfway between London and Edinburgh, it also has great transport links, and with a wide range of accommodation available in the city centre, you can book hotels in York easily. As one of the most visited cities in the UK, York has much to offer those looking for a weekend break this summer:
One of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, York Minster has foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. A masterpiece in stained glass and stone, its vast spaces are alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music, but it also has quiet corners which reveal unexpected stories and human inspiration.
When it comes to learning about history, the horrible bits are usually the most interesting, which is why York Dungeon is well worth a visit. Live actors and special effects bring to life York’s gruesome past, giving visitors the chance to come face-to-face with notorious characters including highwayman Dick Turpin, the infamous Guy Fawkes and Viking King Eric Bloodaxe as well as discovering the Labyrinth of the Lost Roman Legion, the deadly plague, the fearsome torture chamber and the fate of the Yorkshire Witches.
Yorkboat river cruises are the ideal way to enjoy the sights of York, offering an array of trips including Early Evening Cruises, Floodlit Cruises and self-drive motorboats.
Housing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, the Yorkshire Museum, with its fantastic new interactive galleries and AV shows tells the whole story, from prehistory to the city’s medieval splendour.