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A city guide to York – get to know York for its history, architecture and friendly faces

York is the perfect destination for a cultural day trip or a romantic weekend away. With an endless amount of attractions and exquisite architecture you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding how to spend your time. With cobbled streets hiding cafes, boutiques and weekend markets you can discover the city from the inside before moving outwards along the riverbanks. Boat trips, Minster tours and a variety of museums will give you an exciting insight to York’s history, dating back over 2,000 years.

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Where to stay in York – a neighborhood guide

You’ll struggle to decide where to stay in York because the rivers have beautiful views, the outskirts of the city provide a peaceful, countryside feel and the city center has the buzz of everyone coming together. From spa hotels to hostels, B&Bs to value for money hotels, York offers them all. With bus links reaching all corners of the city and further afield, you won’t be far from the main attractions, wherever you stay.

Where to shop in York – get lost in the hidden treasures York has to offer

York is laced with shopping opportunities, whether you fancy a trendy new jumper, an assortment of local foods or a typical souvenir, you could spend all day shopping in the city. Although there is more than enough in the city center, the outskirts have plenty of little stores that are full of books and jewelry. It’s worth taking a trip to the outlet mall, where you’ll find famous brands at reasonable prices.

Where to eat in York – a food and dining guide

York is known as the home of Britain’s chocolate, so there is no end to themed cafés and local chocolate shops, along with a multitude of wine bars, real ale pubs and fine dining restaurants. Throughout York you will find a variety of places to eat that cover most cuisines, whether you’re looking for local produce cafes, a vegetarian option or uptown restaurants along the river, you will be spoilt for choice.

What to see and do in York – a guide to notable attractions

This beautiful city boasts historic architecture, stunning views and a variety of events for all ages. Outside of the city center you will find paintballing, go-karting and other adventure activities, but the main area is brimming with ghost tours, city-wall walks and a range of outstanding local eateries for you to relax in. Whether you’re looking for culture, history or just a fun day out there’s no end to what you can do in York. 

A York travel guide – quaint medieval lanes, traditional local fare and the world-renowned Gothic cathedral

A York city break means atmospheric tea rooms and old pubs, winding medieval lanes and miles of preserved stone walls. Book a York hotel for rewarding museums, diverse shopping and a taste of hearty local specialities.

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