The City of York


The capital city of this great county (God’s own county no less). It’s situated 22 miles from Spring Cottage. You can drive there or take the train from Malton.

York’s skyline is dominated by York Minster which in turn is surround by cobbled streets and narrow lanes. Today most of these are boutiques and cafes.  You’ll find plenty of museums here too, including The Jorvik Centre and The Castle Museum.

The city is surrounded by a medieval wall with gateways such as Micklegate giving access into the medieval city centre.

York Minster side view  York Minster

The city centre has high street favourites along with independent boutiques. You’ll be spoilt for choice when you’re ready to stop for lunch.  Bistros, bars, restaurants – take you pick. Betty’s Tea Room of course is a popular choice and you may have to queue to get a table.

Why not take a ride on one of the boats along the River Ouse, that way you get to see all of York ‘s sights a a more relaxing pace?

And visit Clifford’s Tower, which is all that remains of York Castle, and now run by English Heritage, to get a birds eye view of the city beneath you.

York Cliffords Tower

Of course York ‘s famous National Railway Museum is a must visit place for all train enthusiasts. Or for those with an interest in our past.

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