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York Travel Guide: 1,770 reviews and 4,453 photos

York is one of the finest cities in the UK. It combines a vast array of beautiful historic buildings with great shopping, eating, drinking and nightlife.

The jewel in Yorks crown is without doubt the magnificent Cathedral York Minster. This is one of the must see buildings on any tour of the UK.

The city is totally surrounded by it's ancient walls and in general the tourist will not need to leave this area. Most of the bars, restaurants, hotels, shops and attractions are within the city walls.

It was once claimed there were 365 pubs within the City of York. This may no longer be true, but there are certainly still an awful lot of pubs!

As well as being a beautiful and ancient city, York is also a major industrial and commercial centre, having not one but two of the UK's best known chocolate companies - Rowntree and Terry's, though these days both are owned by that mega chocolate making country, Switzerland.

York is such a fantastic place. We've been going there several times per year for over 20 years now, so we know the place inside out! There's so much to see and do both in and around York that you really need to spend a lot more than just one day there, though one day will give you a taste.

These pages cannot possibly show all York has to offer, otherwise they'd take over all of VT's server space! I hope this gives you a flavour, though.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Buildings, History, Shopping, Pubs, Restaurants, Close to Home
  • Cons:Not one.
  • In a nutshell:Probably my favourite city in the UK
  • Last visit to York: May 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    Thanks for such an interesting and useful page - looking forward to a visit to York next month, the first in decades!

  • filipdebont's Profile Photo
    Mar 23, 2005 at 3:58 PM

    Splendid page, what a wonderful place, a local cultural organisation is planning a trip to York next December, maybe I will join them, it looks nice.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2004 at 2:12 PM

    Mmm, very enticing pages. I think it's probably on my itinerary.

  • LizD's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 4:51 AM

    Found your site when I was looking for ghost walk. Glad I did. You have some very good tips. Im in York this coming friday.

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2004 at 6:42 PM

    great info!

  • Feb 17, 2004 at 7:00 PM

    This is my favorite restaurant in the world! YUM!

  • Iced_Tea's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 6:25 PM

    Great site! Very informative and the pics are really good!

  • Tenzin's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2003 at 2:23 AM

    your website brings back such lovely memories of the wonderful trip we had in York. Thank you.

  • hevbell's Profile Photo
    Aug 17, 2003 at 2:08 AM

    haven't been to York in years - lovely page!

  • londonlover's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2003 at 1:34 PM

    Beautiful! I've got to see York on my next UK trip. Thanks for the veggie food recommendations!


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