Known for its medieval character, picturesque landscapes and quant-cobbled streets, all perfectly nestled amongst a vibrant city, York is a weekend getaway that is guaranteed to please all.
What to do?
Walk England’s longest historic town walls, visit one of York’s many quant tearooms for a pit stop before heading to Jorvik Viking Centre for an education eye-opener into the Viking world via 1,000-year remains.
The York Pass
It is a good idea to consider purchasing the York Pass before visiting York. The pass can be purchased online prior to your arrival and will allow you to have unlimited access to all of York’s best attractions, you will also get a free guidebook. Prices range but a day pass for 2 adults works out around £70.00. Find out more here.
York Minster Cathedral
The York Minster is a stunning gothic cathedral and is one of the largest (and might we add most impressive) in Northern Europe. Enlighten yourself on the history behind the cathedral by taking a 2000-year journey through the underground chambers of the cathedral which have been transformed into an audio-visual interactive gallery. Lastly, challenge yourself to climb the cathedrals 275 steps to soak up York’s stunning views from the highest spot in the city.
Named The Shambles from the Saxon word ‘shamble’ meaning ‘the slaughterhouse’ this street is certainly worth a visit. Given it’s name due to the fact that back in 1862 the street was home to 26 butchers shops, however, nowadays it is vastly popular with tourists who come to admire the 15th century Tudor buildings and it’ historic story.
York’s Chocolate Story
York is the UK’s hub of chocolate. Delve into York’s Chocolate Story by taking a guided tour, learn about the production of chocolate, make your own and most importantly taste it for yourself. A sweet day for all the family.
Where to stay?
If you plan to extend your stay in York and want some home comforts The Lawrence is a fantastic block of 14 serviced apartments located in the city centre nearby to all the local attractions.
Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa
The Cedar Court Grand Hotel is a city central hotel with views of the Minster, exquisite interiors and a traditional English atmosphere. The hotel has a spa, restaurant and conference facilities. This is the only 5* hotel in York, so is sure to provide the perfect luxury accommodation for a UK getaway.
Grays Court Hotel
Located near the Minster the Grays Court Hotel really is a hidden gem. With historic interior features still intact and charming English character, this hotel really does pay attention to the little touches that make your stay pleasant from the start.
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