Perfectly placed half-way between Edinburgh and London and with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds on the doorstep, York is unlike any other English city.


From the ancient walls of Roman York to the Viking remains of JORVIK and the grandeur of Georgian York, offering more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, you’re never far from one of York’s awe inspiring offerings.

“The history of York is the history of England” (King George VI)
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Step into 2,000 years of history. The Romans knew it as Eboracum and the Vikings called it Jorvik. There’s the iconic York Minster and architecture from medieval times, its magnificent Georgian town houses and its Victorian railway station. Within its ancient, encircling walls, York’s medieval streets and buildings are beautifully preserved in the historic heart of the city. Shambles is a must-visit, as one of the most recognised historic streets in England, often referred to as the best-preserved medieval street in Europe.

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