Visit York to see a medieval walled city with Roman and Viking history. York has been a political battlefield throughout its two millennia history, from the capital of the Roman province, Britannia Inferior, to the northern ecclesiastical capital of the Church of England. Stop by York's dungeon to get acquainted with York's dark history. Stroll through York to witness the exquisite architecture that has not changed much since medieval times. The historic city centre is a tangle of narrow pedestrian routes, keeping this city mostly car-free during business hours. Step back a few hundred years and you'll always find things to do in York! Walk the snickelways (narrow walking paths) through the city to find unique shops and trendy boutiques. Stop by The Shambles, a slender medieval street, to enjoy York's café culture. Stop for a bit of high tea to rest your sore feet!


What to do in York

When you visit York, you can't miss York Minister, which rises magnificently in the city centre. Northern Europe's largest gothic cathedral is the highlight of a trip to York, which is famous for its many medieval churches. It is also famous for the one of the greatest excavations of a Viking city ever completed. You can see houses and workshops of the Viking-Age city, as it existed more than 1,000 years ago! Visit York for a medieval city that still has all the benefits of a cosmopolitan centre! Stop by any one of the world-class museums, or check your calendar and attend one of York's many festivals that run throughout the year.