Founded in A.D. 71 by the Romans, York is a visually beautiful city with architectural remains from Roman, Viking and Medieval eras. To get started, walk the famous city walls and feast your eyes on the sites! Rising from the midst of the city, York Minster is a spectacular Gothic cathedral with a breathtaking display of stained glass. It is one of Europe’s most beautiful cathedrals and is York holidays most popular attraction. York’s oldest street, the Shambles, offers dining and tourist shops, and in 2010 was voted Britain’s most Picturesque Street.
Jorkvik Viking Centre lets you experience York as it was in the Viking Age through original artifacts and four educational, interactive exhibits, and the National Railway Meseum, the world’s largest, can’t be missed!
With the claim of being England’s (and perhaps the world’s) most haunted city, there are no lack of ghost walks and sordid, gruesome tales of terror to send shivers down your spine. York is quite a rainy city, but temperatures are mild, averaging from 6-10 degrees Celsius during the coldest months, warming to 16-21 degrees Celcius in Spring and Summer.
The currency of York is pound sterling. It is adviseable to exchange money before arriving. Atm’s are easily accessible around the city. There are plenty of places to stay the night, fitting any traveler’s budget. Make York your next holiday destination! With so much to do and see, you’ll want to come back again and again to experience all that this wonderful city has to offer!