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a Historic City in the county of North Yorkshire

York Minster
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About York

The jewell in York's crown is unquestionably its towering Cathedral. The magnificent Minster dominates York and has towered over the little streets and houses of the old town for centuries. The Minster was started at the beginning of the 13th-century by Archbishop Walter de Grey and about 250 years later the hugh 230ft central tower was completed. This house of God is awe-inspiring and of breathtaking grandeur, it contains many treasures and it's glorious windows are said to contain more than half the medieval stained glass in England. The 100 windows cover a period of 800 years and the oldest window is said to date around 1150. The cathedral contains exquisite statues, intricate carvings and fine brasses, it is of immense splendour and it is not therefore surprising that each day sees it thronged with hundreds of visitors from all corners of the world. It is indeed the finest Gothic cathedral in England.

Another vista of pure delight is The Shambles. It is perhaps, the most famous medieval street in the country and certainly one of the best preserved of it's kind in Europe. The countless visitors who throng the Minster all find their way to The Shambles and Stonegate where medieval buildings of all shapes and sizes cling together as if for support.

York has a long history that dates back to the days when it was Capital of a British province under the Romans. Today, the city of York remains the most important city in the north of England with reminders everywhere of a great historic and cultural past. There are buildings from all periods of history, and of special interest are the old city walls which are a fascinating reminder of the age of this great city.

Latter day history of York is strongly linked to the railways and the National Railway Museum is home to some grand old locomotives and rolling stock.

York has many churches, abbey's, grand houses and halls that are of great historical value and to see and enjoy all that York has to offer will take time. Your visit here should not be a hurried trip, it should be a time of leisure in which to drink deep of all the blessings bestowed on this beautiful place.

There is some commanding countryside in these parts and you are not far from the famous Moors. The lovely River Ouse flows through York and several pubs and inns can be found interspersed in local villages on the river banks. There is an good race-course and a nearby golf course. For shopping you have the delights of The Shambles as well as all the known High St stores.
The City offers excellent hotels and some very fine restaurants.

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Interesting & Historical Facts about York

The York Food & Drink Festival is the largest event of its kind in the UK.

The historic city of York claims to be the most haunted city in the world, with 504 recorded hauntings.

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Grays Court in York, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

Grays Court

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
With views across York’s medieval walls, Grays Court is a beautiful historic house with leafy gardens, a quaint tearoom and free Wi-Fi. The grand house is situated beside York Minster, and was once ...
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York Vista in York, North Yorkshire, England

York Vista

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
Located near the centre of York, York Vista is 200 metres from York Minster and offers views of the landmark and the city. Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms is 300 metres away. Private parking is available on sit...
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Goodramgate Apartments in York, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

Goodramgate Apartments

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.1 km)
These modern apartments are in historically listed buildings in the heart of York, and have free WiFi throughout. York Minster is close by, and the JORVIK Viking Centre can be reached in less than 10 ...
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Petergate-York in York, North Yorkshire, England

Petergate-York

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
With free Wi-Fi throughout the building, this one-bedroom apartment is situated on one of the most picturesque medieval streets of York. It has a pretty courtyard and gardens, and is just a 10-minute...
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11 Talbot Court in York, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

11 Talbot Court

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Situated in the heart of historic York city, 11 Talbot Court is a modern self-catering apartment which offers views of the Minster, Holy Trinity Church and the scenic courtyard gardens....
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The Old Gallery & Chamber in York, North Yorkshire, England4 stars

The Old Gallery & Chamber

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Tucked in an ancient courtyard where the first Norman house was built in the 12th century, these holiday apartments overlook York Minster. Situated behind the Trembling Madness pub, both have free Wi-...
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Biggan Mews in York, North Yorkshire, England

Biggan Mews

York, North Yorkshire, England (0.1 miles, 0.2 km)
Biggan Mews offers accommodation in York, 200 metres from York Minster and 500 metres from Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms. The unit is 800 metres from York City Walls. Free private parking is available on site...
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York Station(0.7 miles, 1.1 km)
Poppleton Station(2.8 miles, 4.5 km, direction W)
A1(M) Junction 47(12.7 miles, 20.4 km, direction W)
A1(M) Junction 45(13.2 miles, 21.2 km, direction SW)
Leeds Bradford International Airport(24.9 miles, 40.0 km, direction W)
Humberside International Airport(40.1 miles, 64.5 km, direction SE)
York to London(174.3 miles, 280.5 km, direction S)