York city breaks
It’s inspiringly refreshing playing host to some of the UK’s most delightful architecture and the most picturesque streets around. With plenty to see and do including everything you’d expect from such a well established city, as well as a few hidden treasures, York is fast developing into one of the most desired destinations for a short city break. Incorporating the old and the new, York perfectly accommodates the modern traveller maintaining the traditions and heritage of the past.
A picturesque weekend can be spent walking the cobbled streets of the shambles, watching the world go by from beside the river and enjoying the vibrant café culture at the heart of the city. The Yorkshire Museum, Clifford’s Tower, Yorvik Museum and National Railway Museum are some of the historical sites topping the must-see list, along with a ride along the river on the Yorkboat and a visit to York Minster – the imposing Cathedral. With enough to keep you occupied for weeks, York is the crème de la crème of diverse city breaks.
Places to visit and top tips:
- Take a walk along the Medieval city walls of York and see it from a historical viewpoint.
- Take the miniature trains journey from York Minster to the National Railway Museum and discover the brains behind the rail transport of the UK.
- Enjoy tea at one of the famous cafes of tea rooms in the heart of the city, followed by a leisurely cruise along the River Ouse.
- Evenings in York bring excitement and delight, so head out for a tasty bite and enjoy the buzz of the city.