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Come and explore this charming and intriguing city during a seven night York break. Twice voted the UK?s best city, with an amazing mix of 21st-life with a rich historical past, there is so much to see and do that you will not be disappointed.
York offers medieval quaint cobbled streets such as the Shambles, ancient city walls, exquisite architecture and the iconic gothic cathedral of York Minster, and with plenty of time to discover this great city and its attractions a short holiday will be filled with delightful memories.
Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre to take a journey back in time to the 10th-century where an excavation has uncovered the settlement or visit the York Castle Museum, that is in a former prison, with full size reconstructions of Edwardian and Victorian streets. It is here that you can also see the very cell in which Dick Turpin spent his last days before death on the gallows.
The River Ouse gently winds its way past the city and plays a major role in any visit to the region. There are festivals throughout the year on the water with dragon boat racing and Viking longboat re-enactments, all of which celebrate the close affiliation with the water. Take a relaxing cruise on one of the tour boats and view the city from the water edge, you may even get a glimpse of the Archbishop of Yorks palace, Bishopthorpe.
Among the most evocative streets are The Shambles, originally a street of butchers shops and retaining overhanging jettied timber-framed buildings, and Stonegate, where the shop signs and frontages span several centuries. Here you can explore the detail of the buildings, enjoy a spot of shopping, or settle into one of the many teashops on offer to watch the world go by.
7 nights in York is perfect for a city break. With exciting entertainment and a full calendar of festivals throughout the year, York really does have plenty to enthral visitors every night of the week. Whether you chose a large lively venue or a quiet traditional back street pub you can not help but be touched by the atmosphere you encounter. Why not join one of the walking ghost tours and hauntingly take an alternative journey into the past in this city so rich in history.