A Day in York – City Guide for Visitors

Posted by on June 3, 2016

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York City is one of the oldest cities in England. It is rich in ancient history, fun attractions and activities, and romantic ambiance.

The city is famous for its exquisite architectures, quaint cobbled streets, and the iconic York Minster cathedral. It is just two hours away from London by train, so you if you’re looking for some city adventure on a weekend, come and visit York.

Why visit?

Few cities in the world can rival this ancient city in terms of history and character. It is strategically located by a riverside encircled by ribbon on ancient walls, creating a rather picturesque view. Its history goes as far back as 2,000 years, witnessing the crowning of a many Roman emperors.


Nonetheless, the city aged well through time. Among its old cobbled alleyways and its ancient sandstone churches is a busy city center where you will find cafes, galleries, chic boutiques, and big stores. Theaters, museums, and restaurants are everywhere too, making it a perfect destination for friends, families, and couple!


Where to Go

  • York Minster – Your visit to the city will never be complete if miss this ancient cathedral. The York Minster is impressive from the outside to the inside. It boasts of intricately beautiful stained glass windows and ceiling.
  • York City Walls – If you’re up for a walk, the York City Walls is the place to go. They offer walk tours for visitors – perfect to burn off the sausages you have for breakfast.
  • York Maze – Kids will surely enjoy this place. Find your way through the maze while enjoying all the attractions on hand.


  • York’s Chocolate Story – If you love chocolate, then this is the place to go. The tour guide will teach you some interesting facts about chocolate, and there’s lots of chocolate tasting too!

If you don’t feel like going to any particular place, a stroll outside your hotel can turn out fun and enjoyable too. Just take time to stop, stare and appreciate the city. You’ll be left in awe how its medieval cobbled alleyways, ancient buildings and embattled walls perfectly mashed up with its modern city center.


Photos by: John RobinsonDanThe photo ukCraig Jamieson

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