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Why Go on a Tour of York

For those, interested in history and its legacy, old authentic cities, and traditional delicacies, York is a must see while in England. Located in its northeastern part, at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, the city is famous for its culture and exceptional architectural heritage.

The highlight of the city is the largest gothic building in Britain, the grand York Minster, which is actually the largest gothic cathedral in entire Northern Europe. What should also be on your York itinerary is the magnificent Castle Howard. Being among the most beautiful mansions in the world, this great monument is just a short bus ride away.

However, the city itself can be explored on foot, since the cobbled narrow streets connect most of the major attractions of York sightseeing. Make sure to walk along The Shambles, one of the oldest medieval streets in Europe, lined with authentic timber-framed houses. The houses have maintained their original picturesque exterior attracting more and more people to visit each year. As a matter of fact, it is also a great place for souvenir hunting! Filled with numerous shops, the street offers a wide range of local produce, such as chocolate, that has been manufactured in the city for more than three centuries (it would go great with that is a hot cup of English tea). Make sure to visit the Café Tea Rooms, located on St. Helen's Square since 1936, for a cup of York's tradition, encompassed by one of a kind interior.

A ten-minute walk away from the square you can find another significant stop of the York tour, the York Castle Museum, that is actually housed in a former Victorian prison. While exploring museums in the city, don't miss the chance to visit the locomotives at the National Railway Museum or dive into the Viking heritage in Jorvik Viking Centre.

Top 3 Things to Do in York

  • Check out the main symbol of the city, the grand York Minster
  • Enjoy the extraordinary Castle Howard near York
  • Visit the York Castle Museum


Explore York's medieval ambiance, enclosed within the 13th-century walls, along with numerous architectural monuments, as it is most definitely a place like no other!

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