Reasons to visit York
York has been a popular place to visit for centuries, and the reasons people keep coming are many and varied. From stunning architecture, activities, and great food, to shopping, horse racing and many more besides. Whatever your reasons for coming, we like to think its our warm, friendly welcome that you will remember as much as anything else.
History and Architecture
York’s historical past continues to be visible and accessible to visitors. Roman and Viking archaeology sits within medieval buildings and city walls. Jacobean, Georgian and Victorian buildings enhance the street scenes.
Museums and Art
With over a dozen museums, York has something to interest everyone. Don’t think of boring static displays – there are plenty of opportunities to get your hands on.
In addition to typical city centre stores, York retains many individual and unique shops. A fascinating open-air market and an edge-of-town designer outlet mall provide plenty of bargains.
Food and Drink
With over 500 restaurants, bars and cafes in central York, there is something to suit everyone’s taste and budget.
From buskers and street performers, to major events such as horse racing and the UK Snooker Championships, as well as theatre productions and live music, York has something to keep your attention all year round.
York is the ideal base from which to explore all that Yorkshire has to offer. The North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales, as well as the beautiful Yorkshire coastline are only a short drive away.
York - the original city adventure
Visit Our Guide to York
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7 Aspire Holiday Apartment
Luxury apartment in the heart of historic York
Located only 250m from York Minster, our 2 bedroom/2 bathroom top-floor apartment sleeps 4 in comfort.
Equipped with everything you might need during your stay, 7 Aspire is the perfect place to relax after a busy day enjoying York.
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