Be inspired by this magnificent medieval city amid Yorkshire’s pastoral beauty
There is no easy way in which to summarise all that the
beautiful, medieval city of York offers its visitors. The city
enjoys a location amid some of England's finest scenery, founded
almost two thousand years ago where the rivers Ouse and Foss meet,
and surrounded by the rolling green countryside of the Yorkshire
Moors and Wolds and the Pennine Hills.
One of the most visited cities in Britain, York offers every attraction the modern visitor could wish for, yet has taken meticulous care to preserve its ancient heritage and architecture. Enclosed by the most complete medieval defensive wall in England, York's ancient streets wind their way to the cherished centrepiece of the city: the breathtaking York Minster. The largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, and easily one of the most beautiful in the world, York Minster was built in the thirteenth century but occupies a spot upon which churches have been built since 627AD.
York's historical legacy is undeniable; stunning buildings from virtually every period from the medieval era onward can be found in and around the city, whilst popular attractions such as the Jorvik Centre and a host of museums entertainingly recount every aspect of York's life story. But history aside, modern-day York offers a seemingly endless fund of enjoyable sights, attractions and activities to suit the interests of every visitor, young or old.