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• Unique and peaceful Monastery stays like no other

• Enjoy one of a kind guest accommodation in some of the most historic and beautiful buildings in York on the doorstep of some of United Kingdom's most renowned tourist attractions.

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York Visitor information

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.

Travel

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. 

History of York

York is a walled city in Yorkshire in northeast England.

The city was founded in ancient Roman times but it’s in the middle ages that York became important religiously by becoming the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained. 

There are 33 Anglican churches and 8 Roman Catholic churches with different religious orders.

It's also home to York Minster, the largest medieval church in England, the present cathedral was built in the Gothic style in the 13th century. The Minster’s impressive stained glass windows are attracting many visitors, especially the Pilgrimage Window dating from the 14th century. York Minster's spectacular medieval Central Tower - the highest point in the city - involves a climb of 230 feet up 275 steps and offers a close-up view of some of the cathedral's most interesting decorative features, including its pinnacles and gargoyles.

Also known as the walled city, York has the longest circuit of medieval city walls, nearly three miles long and offering marvelous views of the city. Built mainly in the 14th century, the walls incorporate some of the city's original Roman structures and total some three miles in length. Four of the old gates have been preserved: Walmgate Bar, Monk Bar, and Bootham Bar, all with their original portcullis, and Micklegate Bar with its three knights.

Just outside of York is worth checking the ruins of Bolton Abbey which is one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful and scenic abbeys. The abbey was once a magnificent, rich English church, dating back from the 12th century.

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