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.
York city centre is a delightfully quaint destination for shopping and relaxation. Head to the Shambles, the city’s most famous cobbled street, to encounter some of Europe’s most well-preserved medieval buildings. The street is lined with several charming shops, boutiques and tearooms. Talking of tearooms, no trip to York would be complete without a visit to Bettys. With its exquisite décor, inspired by the Queen Mary ocean liner, the atmosphere is enchanting, and the afternoon teas are simply divine.
There are several ways to find out more about York’s fascinating history. Visit York Minster and climb the tower’s 275 steps for breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Delve into 10th-century York at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Experience deepest, darkest York at the award-winning York Dungeon. Or explore Clifford’s Tower and the city walls – the perfect way to enjoy York when the sun is shining.
For those keen to learn more about York’s role connecting the country, head to the Railway Museum. Home to a number of great exhibitions exploring the past, present and future of the rail industry – the museum welcomes you to discover locomotives of yesteryear and technological advances of tomorrow!