Top Things To Do in York

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Top Things To Do in York

The riverside city of York nestles a 2,000 year-old Roman and Viking history within its ancient walls. The grand York Minster forms the crowning glory of the city and there are several historic landmarks worth exploring like Jorvik Viking Centre, the York Maze, York Dungeons, the Observatory, the Shambles and the Grand Opera House.

The city is compact enough to explore on foot, but there are also convenient hop on hop off bus tours and guided sightseeing tours to get around, if one is pressed for time. One of the popular things to do in York is to walk the two-mile route of the 13th-century city walls, the longest town walls in England, to enjoy impressive views of the medieval town. Abundant green spaces, parks and landscaped gardens are scattered around the city and the riverfront is a wonderful place for relaxing strolls.

Luxury boutique hotels, cool neighbourhoods, fascinating are galleries, interesting museums, and a thriving cultural scene make York a great destination to visit. You can look forward to a trendy food scene, modern vitality, metropolitan culture and fabulous specialty shopping options.

Among York’s claims to fame are that it is Britain’s Home of Chocolate as well as the most haunted city in Europe.

The most popular option for a day trip in/out York is to immerse in the beauty of the English countryside. York Racecourse, one of the UK’s oldest racecourses is another great alternative for a day out. London and Edinburgh are two hours away by train.

Frequently Asked Questions about York

English is the official language spoken in York.


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