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Heritage city


York: a vibrant, exciting, festival city with world-class visitor attractions, heritage and culture.

York:  a vibrant, exciting, festival city with world-class visitor attractions, heritage and culture.  Situated half way between London and Edinburgh and with three national parks right on the doorstep, no other English city offers the layers of history, beauty and sheer diversity of York. The medieval legacy is everywhere to be seen; in the streets, city walls and the charming maze of alleyways.  York also has a modern vitality, with an extraordinary choice of specialist shops, café bars as well as an enviable gastro scene.

2000 Years in the making

York holds many claims to fame; it’s Britain’s Home of Chocolate (you can even learn how to make and taste it here), the most haunted city in Europe and home of the world’s best horse race; the Group 1 Juddmonte International.  There’s a thriving creative and arts community too, which saw the city awarded UNESCO City of Media Arts status.

World class attractions and events

Today visitors have more than 30 world-class museums, galleries and tours to choose from, including the National Railway Museum, York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre and the newly opened Centre of Ceramic Arts.  And if you need an excuse to book, why not choose from one of the 12 key festivals taking place every month throughout the year?

Taste York

York is the foodie capital of the north of England. This is a city where the traditional meets the contemporary; a place where you can enjoy everything from a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings at one of the gastro pubs, to modern British cuisine created by a Michelin-starred chefs at  award-winning restaurants.