A grand old city steeped in history
Yorkshire is blessed with some of England’s most vibrant towns and cities. A major jewel is York – a grand city steeped in layers of history from prehistoric to the medieval. The bustling city centre lies within ancient walls and boasts a busy calendar of sporting events, challenges, and other outdoor activities.
It's is a fantastic destination for soaking up the history and culture on an urban ramble. With the renowned York Minster as its cathedral, York is bursting with historic buildings. Nearby National Trust site Beningbrough Hall has a generous parkland offering family-friendly walks and wildlife spotting.
A popular destination for cyclists of all abilities, York has hosted sections of both the Tour de France and the Tour de Yorkshire. It's regarded as one of England's best cycling cities with plenty to explore by bike.
In addition to Viking, Roman or Anglo-Saxon history around every corner, York has a vibrant nightlife and a full calendar of events for all abilities. Home of the immensely popular Yorkshire Marathon, there are runs, triathlons, and more whether you’re into running, cycling, or paddling.