Perfectly placed half-way between Edinburgh and London and with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds on the doorstep, York is unlike any other English city.


From the ancient walls of Roman York to the Viking remains of JORVIK and the grandeur of Georgian York, offering more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK, you’re never far from one of York’s awe inspiring offerings.

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At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology.

With stunning views of York Minster and the ancient city walls, the Grand Hotel & Spa enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the city as York ’ s only 5 star hotel.

Grays Court is an independently owned boutique hotel, located just a 2 minute walk from York Minster.

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Grays Court and the Bow Room RestaurantBook your stay
Dean Court HotelBook your stay
Doubletree by Hilton YorkBook your stay
Principal York HotelBook your stay
JORVIK Viking Centre Plan your visit
York MinsterPlan your visit
Whitby AbbeyPlan your visit
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Clifford's TowerPlan your visit
Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre & CafePlan your visit
York Chocolate StoryPlan your visit
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The Chopping Block at Walmgate Ale HouseBook a table
“The history of York is the history of England” (King George VI)
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Step into 2,000 years of history. The Romans knew it as Eboracum and the Vikings called it Jorvik. There’s the iconic York Minster and architecture from medieval times, its magnificent Georgian town houses and its Victorian railway station. Within its ancient, encircling walls, York’s medieval streets and buildings are beautifully preserved in the historic heart of the city. Shambles is a must-visit, as one of the most recognised historic streets in England, often referred to as the best-preserved medieval street in Europe.