Looking to explore England and asking yourself is York worth visiting? If you enjoy history, then York in the heart of Yorkshire, UK is going to be one for the checklist. Here are a few things you need to know about and why you should visit York!
York is the hub of arts, history, tradition and above all, culture. With over 6.8 million people ambling through the magical Shambles, it is safe to say York’s tourism is red hot. It isn’t just steeped in history, it is also ringing with poetic artistry around every corner, and untouched backstreets, which resonates with tourists and natives alike. York sits perfectly on the River Ouse, with boat tours being a hit throughout those beautiful summer months, you can indulge in afternoon teas, parties, and dinners on the river whilst snapping picturesque Instagram shots. You can find out more information on the boat tours here. What else could you want?
York has such a grand, authentic feel with a semblance of regal charm and it perfectly preserves the history. The architecture is stunning and many buildings still have the original brickwork. The Shambles is most famous of course, you could almost feel transported into the world of Harry Potter with its exquisite charm! York is home to so many beautiful artisan cafes, and there are an abundance of restaurants of all cuisines around every corner. You’ll never go hungry in York! The streets of York are a treat in themselves. So many little alleyways, and walks, and roads that even the most seasoned York visitor may not have seen before. Of course, no trip to York would be complete without a visit to the incredible York Minster. Take a look at the museums too.
Culture and Romance
The city is home to plenty of romantic hotspots, some of which are perfect for marriage proposals and even wedding destinations! Look at some York date ideas for more inspiration. For all the travellers who love a little touch of luxury, hotels are usually the place to go. Relaxing and charming, hotels often represent the city that they are in, I find them the most intriguing of places to visit in cities that I love. A lot of people can be under the misconception that hotels are not open to the general public, that hotels are just for residents, but that is usually far from true. Hotels are open to anyone, they are often fabulous meeting places and often have incredible restaurants! There are quite a few hotels in York, and many of them are hidden round little corners, or in unassuming buildings, meaning going on a little hunt online before you come to York is essential, especially if you’re wanting to find the hidden gems of the city. Great places for afternoon tea, exquisite dinners or just a stop off for a quick slice of pizza after your shopping trip.
York really is well connected too with trains and plenty of buses and coaches so you will never be stuck there or find it tricky to get to. In fact York has the country’s longest train platforms, so it’s a wonderful sight to see and also a very pleasant trip with lots of Yorkshire hospitality. So is York worth visiting? Where else would you want to go on a weekend break away? Time to plan!
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