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York is a fascinating walled city with a history dating back to ancient times. It was an important post for the Romans and the 9th Century Viking settlement is celebrated at the famous Jorvik Centre museum. The city is a huge draw for tourists, with lots of museums, historical site, cafes and shops.

Things to see and do


York Minster


The magnificent York Minster stands at the heart of the city and is one of the largest in Northern Europe with a spectacular stained glass Rose window.


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National Railway Museum

This world's largest railway collection celebrates rail travel through time and across the globe.


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Historic City Centre


York has been an important city since Roman times and the city centre is a treasure trove for history lovers. Walk the city walls and explore the ancient gatewasy into the city. The Shambles shopping area dates back to the 14th Century and has lots of interesting shops an deateries. And a sightseeing boat tour gives you a view from the picturesque River Ouse 


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Day Trips


The city is a great base for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, and to visit Leeds, Harrogate and East Coast seaside resorts, such as Scarborough, and London is only 2 hours away by train.


Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford or Manchester


Distance from London: 2 hours by train:

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