Shopping in York
During your stay in York you can experience
a vast array of diverse shops including antique and book dealers, specialty crafts shops, themed markets, elegant boutiques as well as mainstream
Surrounded by gardens, tearooms, shady squares and riverside bars,
shopping in York is a thoroughly civilized and unique experience.
Welcome to York, a city where ancient
and modern walk hand in hand; a city founded nearly 2000 years ago by the
Romans but one packed with the latest attractions – indeed a city with
something for everyone. York is one of Britain's most popular tourist
destinations and it has also played a vital role in the history of this
award-winning attractions York will surprise, inspire
and stimulate you. With a stunning cathedral, the world’s best railway museum,
and the finest UK Viking attraction, York boasts several major
attractions. However, smaller gems like medieval guildhalls, Georgian town houses,
National Trust and English Heritage properties are not to be missed.
York Minster remains the jewel in York's crown and dominates the skyline
of the city. It has towered over the little streets and houses of the old
town for centuries and is the finest Gothic cathedral in England.
Another famous area of York is The Shambles, possibly the most
famous medieval street in the country and certainly one of the best preserved.
A visitor to the city of York should not miss a stroll down this
interesting and famous cobbled street.
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 with their gateways
or “bars”. 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 some time.
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.
Moving down to the waterside, the imposing River Ouse flows through York and
several pubs and inns can be found interspersed in local villages on the
Must See York