: Leeds Bradford
: City centre
Car: not necessary
The historic walled City of York is the perfect Yorkshire destination for a short break with great culture, history, heritage, shopping and over 30 museums and attractions such as National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Center, York Dungeon, York Minster, York Castle Museum and the new Chocolate attraction A Sweet History of York.
River trips, bus tours, history and heritage along with individual and independent shops and restaurants and festivals and events like York Food Festival, York800 and Illuminating York means there is always something to do and see. With the Yorkshire Dales, the Yorkshire Moors and National Parks on the doorstep and stunning coastlines like Sandsend, Whitby, Filey, Bridlington and Scarborough to the East of Yorkshire, staying in York gives a great base from which to explore the whole County. The Hockney Trail through the landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds is one of our hidden secrets. Did you know that David Hockney lives 40 miles from York in Bridlington? London is under 2 hours away by train, and Leeds Bradford Airport is 45 minutes by road.
A true Yorkshire welcome awaits you in York. Visit York and experience the history of England. York - home to York Mystery Plays.