York

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.

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City Sightseeing - York

City Sightseeing - York
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City Sightseeing - York

York Pass

York Pass
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York Pass

BritRail England Pass

BritRail England Pass
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BritRail England Pass

Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre
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Jorvik Viking Centre

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National Trust Touring Pass
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National Trust Touring Pass

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