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The city that tamed the Vikings


There is much to discover in the historic city of York with its rich Roman, Viking, Anglo-Saxon, medieval, Georgian and Victorian past.

The capital of the north

York was second in line to London for half a millennia and many see the city as the capital of the north of England. York boasts some of the best architecture in England, and the cathedral, York Minster is the largest in Europe, and one of the great buildings in the world. York has its feet planted firmly in the past, but a visit to the city will confirm that it is a vibrant and exciting place to be. Locals say there is a different pub in the city for every day of the year, the accuracy of this cannot be confirmed, but you will have fun finding out!

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Must See

  • York Minster

    The largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, dominating York’s skyline also featuring the largest medieval stained-glass window on the planet.

    St.William's College 5 College Street York, YO1 7JF Tel: 01904 557216

  • Jorvik Viking Centre

    Discover York’s roots in this recreation of the lives of the city's 9th-century Norse inhabitants.

    Coppergate,York, YO1 9WT Tel: 01904 543 403

  • York Castle Museum

    Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through four hundred years of life in Britain, from parlours to prisons, marriages to the mill house. Discover a city at war and stu

    Eye Of York, Castle Area, York, YO1 9RY Tel: 01904 687 687

  • Museum Gardens

    Visit these lovely gardens for a wealth of medieval history.