Find things to do in York

York, steeped in history as one of the great centres of Viking and Medieval England, is also ancestral home of the 19th century rail revolution. The beautiful York Minster rises high above the cobbled streets.

Supposedly one of the UK’s most haunted cities, ghosts aren’t the only thing you’ll find in York’s centre, with plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants.

Here are our favourite things to do in York:

Best Cheap Eats in York

Whether you're kicking off the weekend with a bit of nosh or keen for a quick bite on your work break, York has plenty of cracking spots to fill up for less. Shambles Kitchen If a restaurant sells out of everything on the menu most days, you can make a safe bet for...

Classic Cocktail Bars In York

The ancient city of York famously has a pub for every day of the year. But a proper ale isn't the only beverage on offer in this Ye Olde Roman City; there is plenty for a more modern visitor too. From bitter Old Fashioned to moreish Martinis, these are (in our humble...

A Brief History of York Minster

Sitting in the heart of York, The Minster is a breathtaking sight. Its lofty spires reach high above the skyline, whilst the chime of its bells can be heard across the city. At 72m high and near 160m long, the ancient Gothic cathedral is the largest of its kind in...

Fascinating Facts about York

Consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK, picturesque York is the perfect blend of history and culture. Here are a few fascinating facts about this ancient Roman city: Shopping for the ages A post shared by UK Shots ?? (@uk.shots) on Feb 24, 2018 at...

A Brief History of York

Having started life as the Roman city of Eboracum, York has developed into one of the UK's most picturesque and celebrated cities. A tourist magnet, the charming alleyways and winding walls of this historic city are some of the most visited in the nation. York began...

Cracking Places for Coffee in York

For all of York's rich history, there is also a rich coffee culture. The cobbled streets of the city's old centre hide some of the best coffeehouses around. Stop off at these tasty spots on your next lazy Sunday afternoon for some great coffee in York: Harlequin/The...

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