Travelling around York
Situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss, York is a walled city in North Yorkshire, not far from Harrogate. Famous for its racecourse and meandering streets of picture-perfect Elizabethan shops, there’s much more to this delightful city than horses and cobbled streets.
York’s rich heritage is apparent in every corner of the city. Black and white timber-framed buildings line the city’s cobbled streets and several fascinating structures, including York Minster, Clifford’s Tower and the city’s medieval walls, provide a fascinating window into times gone by.
York has excellent road and rail links, and Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services to and from Selby, as well as local towns and villages, such as Holgate and Acomb.
Founded by the ancient Romans, York has a rich and fascinating history. The city suffered a period of decline under King Henry VIII’s ruling in Tudor times and met fierce trading competition from neighbouring cities, Leeds and Hull throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. But the Industrial Revolution triggered a period of significant development and York’s railway and subsequent engineering capabilities helped the city to prosper. The York we know today maintains deep-seated connections with its past, which is a major draw for the city’s thriving tourism industry.