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.