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York

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City of Festivals
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence. This tourist-oriented city offers a wealth of historic attractions, as well as a variety of cultural and recreational activities. York was once the capital of the Roman province Britannia Inferior, and in the Middle Ages grew into an important wool-trading hub. Today, this relatively small urban center is one of the most popular places to visit in England, nicknamed the "City of Festivals" because of its busy calendar of cultural events. The roads within the old city center are pedestrianized, making sightseeing on foot or by bike a breeze. Find what you're looking for from your York holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy United Kingdom trip itinerary maker website.
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Popular things to do in York

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History Museum
National Railway Museum
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Architectural Building
York Minster
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Ruin
York City Walls
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Neighborhood
York Shambles
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in York

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Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Jorvik Viking Centre
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
York's Chocolate Story
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
The York Dungeon
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from York

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World heritage site
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Liverpool
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Specialty Museum
Beamish Museum Beamish
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Duration: 6 hours
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World heritage site
Durham Cathedral Durham
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Gallery
Chatsworth House Bakewell
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in York

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Garden
Breezy Knees Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Theme Park
York Maze
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum
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Duration: 3h 30 min
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Garden
Museum Gardens
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in York

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Castle
Castle Howard
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Treasurer's House
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
York Cold War Bunker
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Historic Site
St. Crux Parish Hall
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in York

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Kala King Patisserie
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Antique Store
Yorkshire Antiques.com
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Pylones
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Waterstones
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Private Tour
The Original Viking Walk
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beer Tasting / Tour
Brewtown Tours
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Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
York Bird of Prey Centre Huby
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
National Centre for Birds of Prey Helmsley
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Duration: 3 hours

Where to stay in York

Despite York’s relatively small size, accommodations come in a variety of styles. You can choose from privately owned townhouses, low-cost hotels, luxurious international chains, and quiet B&Bs and guesthouses. For that ultimate urban experience, consider staying in the historical city center. This part of town is packed with options for every taste and budget, all close to York’s main attractions, as well as its main transportation systems. Just a short walk from the city center, family-run guesthouses in quiet neighborhoods offer cozy rooms and modern amenities at a fraction of the cost of the big hotel chains. Alternatively, the surrounding countryside is filled with charming private homes eager to welcome guests.
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