This beautifully preserved medieval city is a must-visit for history buffs.
The Shambles, York, England
YORK - AT A GLANCE
Be sure to visit The Shambles, a street of traditional timber-framed buildings dating back to the 14th century.
And of course, the magnificent York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.
There’s Viking heritage too, as York – then called Jorvik – was once the capital of a Viking territory. You can head back in time to learn more and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the time at the immersive Jorvik Viking Centre.
The North Yorkshire city is also a centre for shopping, culture, arts and entertainment.
Due to the city’s modest size it’s easy to explore its cobbled streets on foot.
You can reach York from London by train in 2 hours. Or from the city of Leeds, it is just a 20 minute train ride.