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Travel Guide to holidays in... York, Yorkshire, England

Established by the Romans in 71AD as Eboracum, the walled city of York, situated between the River Ouse and the River Foss in North Yorkshire, is steeped in history.

Once a major trading centre for wool, York became a dominant location for railways and manufacturing during the 19th century, a fact reflected today by the presence of the National Railway Museum in its midst. Today the city’s economy is funded more by services and tourism but the many tourist attractions in the city have their roots in both its manufacturing and ecclesiastical history. The famous York Minister illustrates York’s importance as the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England.

Transport facilities are excellent with good rail and road access, and a wide variety of accommodation, including both hotels and self catering, are provided both in and around the city.

York is a great city to visit in its own right, but it also provides an excellent base for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire coastline, including nearby towns such as Scarborough. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

Sometimes given the nickname of “God’s Own County” thanks to its lush green countryside and wild expanses of moor land, Yorkshire is the largest county in England. It is home to over 800 attractions, from breweries to museums, castles to zoos, and World Heritage Sites to breathtaking rides. There are many popular seaside resorts along its coastline, including Whitby, Bridlington and Scarborough, as well as quieter villages and working harbours nestled among the rugged cliffs. The North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and part of the Peak District National Park offer wonderful opportunities for walkers, cyclists and climbers, as well as nature reserves for bird spotters and naturalists. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway carries more passengers than any other heritage railway in the UK and the National Railway Museum is to be found in the county capital city, York.

Read more about York at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in York with Go2.

Map of York

Use the map below to view York and its surrounding area. Controls are provided to allow for zooming in and out, scrolling around, and setting the map to satellite or terrain views.

Accommodation in York

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What to Visit and Where to Eat in York

Wondering what to do when you get there? Where to visit? How to keep the kids quiet? Have a browse of the great 'Days Out With The Kids' website to get some ideas.

Find days out and attractions in York

Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in York pay the following sites a visit...

Find restaurants in York at

Find restaurants in York at the Resturant Guide

Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

For more great dining in York visit Sugar Vine

If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to York...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the York area then... - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.

The Weather in York

Will it rain or will it shine? Here's the outlook for York over the next few days...

How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to York

Transport tavel guide to York

That's it - you've decided. You've read our travel guide to York and you're convinced. York is the place for you. So, how do you get there? Just follow the helpful links below...

Planes, trains or automobiles...
Transport Direct will point you in the right direction!

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plan your journey with Traveline :-)

Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.

User Guides

York is, quite simply, a true "5 Star City." There is something for everyone, and it is one of the rare cities in the UK where you could actually stay for a few days' holiday if not a week. Even amongst cathedral cities, it ranks as one of the best. York has it all... a rich history with many cultural buildings and a castle, one of the best cathedrals (strictly, "minster") in the UK, a river where you can take boat trips, and an ancient city wall which for many stretches you can still walk along. On top of that, there is the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Centre, the race course, and the famous, cobbled "shambles" district in the centre. Then, further, the city centre itself has both High-Street shops and independent retailers blended in together, and of course countless pubs and restaurants where to eat. The icing on the cake is that it the city is so well located as an ideal base, especially to visit the Yorkshire Dales. There is so much that could be said... so the only conclusion is to say "visit and see for yourself !" York would make the "Top 10" cities in the UK, and would come second in my top 2 UK cathedral cities (I also hope to review my favourite cathedral city !) So, visit, and enjoy York !
Cliff, Cranfield
10 November 2011

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