Holidays in York

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York is a city in the northeast of England situated in the county of Yorkshire. It is a medium-sized, upmarket city with many old features dating back to Roman times. After the Viking invasion the city was enclosed within medieval city walls and remains so to this day. A popular destination with families and couples alike, there's plenty to do during York holidays and it is a very charming place to get to know.

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The best time of year to visit York is in the spring, summer and autumn; with July and August being the warmer months. For a chance of snow visit between December and February. There are two nearby airports, Leeds Bradford and Manchester. From either of these hubs you can travel by train to the city and begin your York holidays in no time. Getting around the city is easiest by foot or with a bicycle. The timezone in York is GMT.

Things to do on your York holidays

For history enthusiasts, within the Museum Gardens the Yorkshire Museum houses the best collection of Roman objects in Britain. Nearby York Castle dates back to the 11th century and makes an ideal day trip for all of the family; explore its ruins, prisons and law courts. The popular Jorvik Viking Centre teaches visitors all about the influence this period had on York, whereas Multangular Tower is the best example of Roman remains in the city, and York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in Europe.

Those who enjoy shopping will appreciate the medieval tree-lined street known as The Shambles, with its boutique shops, tea rooms and Snickelways; the narrow pathways which wind their way between old market places like Pavement and St. Sampson's Square.

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