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The City of York

Just 47 miles from York, will make a great base from which to explore this fascinating City

The ancient capital of Yorkshire is York, one of the great cities of the medieval world. Still encircled by its ancient Roman City Walls, the city is dominated by the soaring pinnacles of York Minster, the finest Gothic church in northern Europe. From narrow streets, lively with chic cafes and specialist shops, to trips on its tree-lined river, York is a treasure house with a superb choice of museums and galleries which is impossible to get round them all in a day.

York Minister

York Minster is a Gothic Cathedral and is one of the largest of its kind in NorthernEurope. The Minster that we know today took about 250 years to build and is renowned as an artistic and architectural masterpiece. Underneath the Cathedral you can explore the Undercroft, Treasury and Crypt. Here you will find Roman, Norman and Viking remains and the jewels of the treasury. If you can scale the 275 steps of the Tower you will be rewarded with fantastic views of the city’s ancient streets.

York, less than an hour from our Whitby holiday home
York, less than an hour from our Whitby holiday home

York Races

York Races, a chance for you to try your luck on horses, a chance to glam up and enjoy the privileges of grandstand or a family day out with the kiddies. The hats and the beautiful dresses, the impressive selection of places to eat from sandwiches to seafood, the amazing York Racecourse, the excitement of the races at the “Sport of Kings” make winning day out

The National Railway Museum

The National Railway museum has the world’s largest collection of train exhibits dating back over 300 years. You can’t fail to be impressed by the legendary engines on display here. Highlights are a replica of the Rocket, the first steam locomotive built in 1829, the Mallard, the world’s fastest steam engine, Japanese Bullet trains and the carriage used by Queen Victoria between 1869 and 1901. Entry is Free!

York, less than an hour from our Whitby holiday home
York, less than an hour from our Whitby holiday home

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is on the site of York Castle originally built by William theConqueror in 1068. The museum’s displays include recreated period rooms, displays of everyday life through different periods and the full size recreation of a Victorian street (Kirkgate, named after Dr. Kirk the founder). Also once used as a Prison, The former Condemned Cell, possibly once occupied by Dick Turpin can also be visited.


Shopping, You will find great tourist shopping streets around the Shambles, High and Low Petergate and Stonegate. Your big recognised High Street names are centred around the Coney Street area. York Designer Outlet offers the best of both worlds (just a short drive from the A19/A64 interchange) . For those who want designer names with big discounts, you will find them all here, Hugo Boss, Hackett, Armani Collections, Paul Smith, Aquascutum, Polo Ralph Lauren. Timberland and more.

York, less than an hour from our Whitby holiday home
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