The “Capital of the North,” York has a history dating back to Roman Britain. Today’s visitors will find that history beautifully preserved within this thriving modern city.
The first stop for guests at our hotels is the York Minister, one of the world’s most splendid Gothic cathedrals, built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Next, take a walk along the medieval walls of this once-entirely walled city. The Yorkshire Museum, considered one of England’s finest, is another must-see, as is the York Castle Museum, a recreated medieval street. Your history fix doesn’t stop there: visit Shambles, Europe’s oldest (and some say most charming) shopping street, for an afternoon tea in a quaint café or tearoom.
Local dining is anything but old fashioned. You can choose from cuisine ranging from Indian to Spanish to traditional English. And make sure to stop at a local pub to soak in the atmosphere—as well as a plate of Yorkshire pudding—before returning to your York accommodations.
Don’t stop at the city limits, though. Just beyond our York hotels awaits “God’s Own Country,” the well-chosen nickname of the Yorkshire countryside. Be on the lookout for a local town’s Long Sword dancing team or one of many folk music festivals.