Founded by the Romans in 71 AD, the exquisitely unique medieval walled city of York exudes vibrant heritage and rich history. Nestled in the panoramic natural beauty of the Vale of York and divided by the mighty River Ouse this northern city is crammed with ornate architecture, charming cobbled streets, mouth-watering gastro pubs and a lively cultural and arts scene. A city that embraces the new whilst preserving its prolific past and influence on English culture, York is a pure delight for visitors young and old. Make your city break to York that bit more special by bagging a bargain on your accommodation with Secret Hotels, the best kept secret in travel.
The imposing silhouette of York Minster is without a doubt the most prominent and recognisable symbol of York and one of its most popular tourist attractions. Ornately and painstakingly constructed in an unmistakably Gothic style, the breathtakingly beautiful stained glass windows and the exotic dome of the Chapter House are sure to enchant and impress any visitor. Dominating the skyline and visible from across the entire city, the towering spires of the cathedral cannot be ignored or dismissed. Other examples of fine architectural might displayed in the city are the York Crown Court, The Mansion House, The Guildhall and the remains of the Roman settlement of Eboracum. Visitors can even stroll down perfectly preserved medieval streets in the city centre such as The Shambles for a unique insight into the city’s bygone eras.
Visitors to this glorious city can delight in the abundance of charming traditional English tearooms and gift shops that line the ‘Snickelways’ or narrow pedestrian routes through the quaint cobbled streets; the perfect place to indulge in a old-fashioned cream tea. Shopaholics are sure to be in their element due to the number of picturesque boutiques and independent shops that populate the area as well as the numerous shopping centres that house well-known brands and designer retailers.
York is also host to a variety of excellent museums and galleries including York’s City Art Gallery, the Castle Museum and the Yorkshire Museum, ensuring an informative and stimulating day out for all.
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