York: What to visit and do

York: What to visit and do

York Minster Cathedral

This is a city full of history, founded by the Romans, this Medieval city has a lot to offer to the eager history lover and tourists alike. From the middle-aged buildings in The Shambles to the York Minster Cathedral and the medieval walls, the city is very attractive and offers a lot to do and visit. Places such as The Jorvik Centre, York Dungeon, York Castle Museum, National Railway Museum are among some of the most interesting things to visit. There is much more to see and do, but unfortunately, we only had half a day in York, but it deserves much more time than that. We had to pick the things that we most wanted to see.

On arrival we went straight to the Hotel Indigo York that we booked for the night. Check in was only after 3 pm, but we were able to get the parking card to display on the car at the hotel car parking.

We had booked the Jorvik Viking Centre for 2 pm, so we had to hurry a little bit to get there on time, but we’ve made it.

The Jorvik Centre was built on the site where archaeologists discovered the Viking-age city of Jorvik as it stood in 1,000 years ago. It is a ride taking you through the reconstruction of Viking-age streets and the experience of life as it would have been in 10th century York. Very interesting and informative. For the history lovers it is a full platter of information.

After the visit we went back to Hotel Indigo for the check-in. Once checked- in, out we went again.

We walked through The Shambles and through the narrow streets with pretty, little shops in old medieval buildings. We went to The Minster Cathedral, one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. Very impressive with its 15th century stained glass and stonework. After exploring the centre up and down we settled for drinks at a pub and waited for dinner time booked at “The Cut and Craft”. This is also a steak house and although very good, not at the same level as “The Chophouse” in Edinburgh. Food was very good, and everybody was happy with their choices. After dinner we retired to our last night of the trip.

We will certainly return to York as there is plenty more to see but unfortunately, we did not have anymore time to stay longer.

We left York early in the morning and arrived home by 11 o’clock finishing the trip in a high.

The Shambles

To read the post of the complete trip, Whitby, Edinburgh and York, click here

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