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View of York Minster. Photo Peter McDermott
View of York Minster. Photo Peter McDermott
The shambles. Photo Paul Crossman, Visit York
The shambles. Photo Paul Crossman, Visit York
Nightime at Catle Museum. Photo Visit York
Nightime at Catle Museum. Photo Visit York
Micklegate, York City Walls. Harry Mitchell
Micklegate, York City Walls. Harry Mitchell
People relaxing at Museum Gardens. Visit York
People relaxing at Museum Gardens. Visit York
Leak & Thorp on Coney Street. Visit York
Leak & Thorp on Coney Street. Visit York
The Hospitium, Museum Gardens. Visit York
The Hospitium, Museum Gardens. Visit York
Guildhall along River Ouse York. Paul Crossman
Guildhall along River Ouse York. Paul Crossman

York Information

York is a city rich in heritage located on the Rivers Ouse and Foss in the region of North Yorkshire in England. The Romans who originally named it Eboracum founded the city in the year 71 AD. During the early 1900’s York thrived in prosperity from its manufacturing sector one in particular Rowntree’s of York the chocolatier invented the world famous Kit Kat here.

Tourism is a thriving contributor to the York economy with the city offering a wealth of historic attractions such as the York Minster that is the largest Gothic cathedral in England and a very prominent landmark dominating the city’s skyline.

Much of York’s medieval history is still intact with the Old Roman city wall still standing firm and a great example of modern day integration is the Micklegate where now modern day cars pass through the ancient entry gates. The Eboracum and Clifford’s tower along with the York Castle Museum are popular with tourists to find out more on its Roman past and you can see a statue of Constantine the Roman Emperor outside the York Minister.

One of the most fascinating areas of York is The Shambles where old timber framed building overhang the street by several feet dating back as far as the fourteenth century. The Shambles features a collection of Snickleways (laneway passages) that add character to the overall ambience making this place a great tourist attraction.

History never stops in York with the Yorkshire Museum housing some of the finest archaeological and geological finds while walking on a genuine Roman mosaic floor. Another great place to see is the National Railway Museum detailing 300 years of Railway history dating back to the days when a third of the people living in York worked in the Railway industry.

One of the best ways to go sightseeing is to take the open top bus tour while the guides take you to the city’s most amazing sights. Another great way to see York is with a bout cruise on the Ouse River or you may want to take the extra effort in self-drive boats available for hire.

For more holiday information on York you may also want to visit the official government tourism website Visit York

Nightime view of the Shambles in York. Photo Visit York
Nightime view of the Shambles in York. Photo Visit York
Captain James Cook Boat Cruises. Photo Courtesy of Visit York
Captain James Cook Boat Cruises. Photo Courtesy of Visit York