With more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, the historic city of York is packed full of awe-inspiring experiences.
Shoppers can enjoy an embarrassment of riches with the intriguing mix of high street favourites, exclusive labels, independent stores and classy antiques, with winding, cobbled lanes such as The Shambles bursting with atmosphere and character.
York is a place where the grand and traditional sit side-by-side with the contemporary and groundbreaking. The York Minster offers stunning architecture and views, while the bustling restaurant and café culture boasts Victorian cream teas. But alongside these are thriving cocktail lounges, popular pubs and cutting-edge eateries – not to mention trendy cultural spaces such as Bar Lane Studios.
York’s most popular attractions exhibit its rich heritage of Roman, Viking and Medieval settlers. The Jorvik centre lets you discover what life was like as a Viking warrior; the York Dungeon is a brilliant and darkly funny journey into the grottiest aspects of the city’s past; and the Yorkshire Museum is overflowing with fascinating artifacts.
If that weren’t already enough, you can climb the hill to the monumental Clifford’s Tower, or marvel at some of the world’s most engaging engineering wonders at the National Railway Museum.
Throw in a number of top theatres, and terrific live music at venues including Fibbers and The Duchess, and the end result is a city that’s full of surprises.