The City of York and Area


Visit York and Welcome to Yorkshire


Rich in ancient history and famous for its wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London and Edinburgh.

The overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts of The Shambles make it one of the UK’s most historic streets. York Minster, is one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and also one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in the world.

There’s Viking heritage too, and you can travel back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells at Jorvik Viking Centre.

Uncover 300 years of railway history, climb aboard restored locomotives and browse some of the 1 million train-related artefacts at the free National Railway Museum.

Whitby, the setting for Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, and Haworth, the birth place of the Brontës, are a short journey by car, bus or steam train (as seen in the Harry Potter films) from York, across the dramatic scenery of the North York moors.

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