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Despite being one of England’s most popular tourist destinations, the historic city of York lacks the chaos of a typical metropolis. Its preservation of its centuries-old structures gives it a quaint charm and a peaceful atmosphere; every turn will make you feel as if you’re walking back in time but with the fascinating anachronisms of modernity. Aesthetes and history buffs will surely enjoy themselves here. Every street is a visual treat because of the incredible architecture. Its galleries house collections of artworks dating back to the 14th century up to contemporary times. Its museums tell the story of its development all the way from its Scandinavian roots to its industrialization. You can even go on a relaxing boat ride along the Ouse and enjoy the city by the river or watch a show at the Theatre Royal or the Grand Opera House.

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Yorkshire Dales and Moors

Fall in love with vast rolling hills and river valleys of Northern England and see wide expanses of heather moorland. You can also walk the streets of Haworth, home of the Brontë siblings

Historical York

Explore remnants of the Roman occupation back when the city was called Eboracum and find out why York became the most important Viking settlement outside of Scandanavia

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About York

Despite being one of England’s most popular tourist destinations, the historic city of York lacks the chaos of a typical metropolis. Its preservation of its centuries-old structures gives it a quaint charm and a peaceful atmosphere; every turn will make you feel as if you’re walking back in time but with the fascinating anachronisms of modernity.


Aesthetes and history buffs will surely enjoy themselves here. Every street is a visual treat because of the incredible architecture. Its galleries house collections of artworks dating back to the 14th century up to contemporary times. Its museums tell the story of its development all the way from its Scandinavian roots to its industrialization. You can even go on a relaxing boat ride along the Ouse and enjoy the city by the river or watch a show at the Theatre Royal or the Grand Opera House.

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Local Weather

  • JUN - AUG
    21° 10°

    Mild summer, peak travel

  • DEC - FEB

    Cool, with occasional snow

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +01:00

  • Currency
    British Pound

    1USD = 0.82GBP

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