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York: Historic Yorkshire

York City Guide

The beautiful and historic city of York offers a wealth of attractions for visitors and a myriad of places to stay  from the city youth hostel for budget travellers, to luxurious self-catering apartments and a wide range of hotels and guest houses. 

York has a rich heritage, spanning from 71AD when the city was founded by the Romans through the middle ages when the city had strong ecclesiastical and royal links, to more recent times with it's place at the centre of the UK chocolate industry. Explore the city through the ages from Viking villages to the medieval streets, city walls and gates to the Chocolate Story, depicting a more modern history.

York is now a city of festivals with a varied events schedule throughout the year, including food festivals, Christmas markets, York Pride, Festival of Angels and more.

York combines a wealth of historical attractions with outdoor fun including walking and cycle trails and even a high ropes course.

Annual Festival & Events Guide
Festivals, Fayres, Markets and Shows, Days and Nights Out In York.


York Places To Stay
Weekend city break, family holiday or few days in one of the UK's premier cities on a worldwide backpacking tour.