York is a well-known historical gem, with the history of the city spanning over 2000 years from its establishment by Romans, to then being invaded by the Vikings, as well as its position as the medieval Capital of the North. York also has an extensive chocolate history with Terry and Rowntree beginning their sweet journeys here with Chocolate Orange and Kit Kat. It is a small city with so much packed in, much of which has already been written about, but with a huge amount more remaining to be discovered. From walking along the ancient city walls, to visiting the largest gothic cathedral, York is full of great experiences for all ages.

York’s world-class visitor attractions and museums are all easily accessible on foot and located within the city centre. Explore the largest expanse of stained glass in the UK, see how the Vikings lived, discover the history of the country’s railways and much more.

York is full of hidden gems. From Fairfax House - one of the most distinguished 18th century town houses in Britain and the civic history gem Mansion House, to historic house spanning 2,000 years of history – Treasurer's House and England’s oldest living convent with a Hidden Chapel – The Bar Convent. Find out more about York’s Hidden Gems here.

Travelling Beyond York

Using the historic city of York as a base, visitors can take a journey through Yorkshire’s stunning scenery and discover the beauty of England’s largest county. Travellers can take a trip along rugged coastline of North East Yorkshire, filled with popular seaside resorts, or embrace the elements at North York Moors National Park. This is a land where visitors can ramble or cycle, explore world class heritage sites and ride steam trains.