York is one of England’s most historic and iconic cities to visit.
The city makes for the perfect location from which to explore the rest of the region, from the nearby national parks to the seaside towns on the Yorkshire coast.
One of York's biggest tourist attractions is the Shambles, a narrow 14th-century thoroughfare with lovely overhanging timber-framed buildings. Shambles is an Old English word for slaughterhouse because of the many butcher shops, but the area is now a mix of shops, restaurants, tearooms, and boutiques.
Located between Fishergate and Skeldergate Bridge, York Castle was built of wood by the Normans in 1068. The oldest remaining part is Clifford's Tower. Constructed in the 13th century as a replacement for the wooden fortress. Today, the castle is popular for its stunning views.
The city has also many museums and attractions that combine culture and leisure, such as the The Jorvik Viking Centre gives a snapshot of what Viking life in York would have been like. Or the York Dungeon with actor-led shows or even the National Railway Museum telling the story of rail transport in Britain and its impact on society.
Central York is easy to get around on foot – you're never more than 20 minutes' walk from any of the major sights.
You can easily plan your journey ahead and get more information on walking, cycling, buses and driving in the city. As the public transport is very reliable in the city.
You can also easily access to many of York's out of town attractions and the coast use the local Coastliner service which runs regular services including Leeds, Malton, Pickering, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby.
York train station is just a short walk from many of the major sights, alternatively regular buses also run into the city centre. Trains are operating all over the UK to york, London is only 4 hours away and many other cities are available.