York is a city of contrasts, balancing the historical alongside the modern. Walk along the top of mediaeval city walls and, visit the magnificent York Minster, or wander the cobbled streets for shops offering a mix of designer labels, high street names and independent boutiques, as well as a vibrant choice of restaurants, pubs, tea rooms, cafes, markets, bars and clubs.
The city is a haven for art lovers, film buffs and theatre fanatics with plenty of options to soak up culture, including art galleries, street performances, theatres, exhibitions and live music venues.
At York you have two national parks on your doorstep: the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The city is only an hour from the stunning coastline and the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough, and a short train ride to Leeds (20 minutes), Manchester (1.5 hours) London (2 hours) and Edinburgh (2.5 hours).