Beautiful, romantic historic city with roots in Viking and medeival times
York Tours with Great British Trips
The city oozes culture and history, being one of Britain's best examples of a medieval settlement. The first settlement was founded by Romans in 71 AD. Following Roman rule, it was taken over by the Angles in 415AD. In 866 AD it was captured by the Vikings, who renamed it Jorvik. After the Norman conquest the name York was given. York's centre is enclosed by the City walls of which more miles of wall lay in tact than any other city walls in England. The full circuit is a 3 mile walk. The Shambles is York's oldest street. The narrow medieval cobbled street is lined with 15th century Tudor buildings which lean into the street so that their roofs almost touch. The street has many charming shops, boutiques and tearooms.
Want to visit York?
Region: North East England
Time to spend here: 1/2 -2 days
More Information: www.visityork.org
What's nearby? Harrogate, North Yorkshire Moors, Leeds
What transport do you recommend? Central York is largely pedestrianised and you can walk to all the main sites. It has a large railway station.
Did you know? It is technically legal to kill a Scotsman within the city walls but only with a bow and arrow and definitely not on a Sunday!