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Few cities in England are as rich in history as York, and its crowning glory is its Minster, or cathedral, which originates from the early 7th century; much of the present building, however, dates from the 13th century. York Minster is characterized by three towers built in the 15th century. The central tower is lantern-shaped, and from the top of the tower on a clear day there are panoramic views of York and the Vale of York.

At some point in your exploration, you may want to visit the Shambles,
once the meat-butchering centre of York, and dating from before the Norman Conquest. The messy business is gone now, but the ancient street survives, filled today with jewellery stores, cafes, and buildings huddled so closely together that you can practically stand in the middle of the pavement, arms outstretched, and touch the houses on both sides of the street. Another of York's historical attractions is the City Walls. Built in Roman times, they've been added to and rebuilt over time and now have parts from across the centuries.

North of the city is James Herriot Country and the 1950s home of this famous veterinarian at the World of James Herriot in Thirsk, while nearby is the wild and stunning scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, dotted with quaint towns and villages. Many of these towns, including Helmsley, Kirbymoorside, Malton and Pickering are steeped in tradition and have remained unspoiled through generations.

Shopping in York is a pleasure, and several of the main areas to explore include Gillygate for antique dealers, St. Mary's Square and its Coppergate pedestrian mall for name brands and chain stores, and Newgate Marketplace for local vendors selling a variety of wares Monday through Saturday. For evening entertainment, York offers excellent theatre performances as well as cinemas, and a number of historic pubs where you can wet your whistle. York also boasts fine cafes, bistros and restaurants featuring British, French and international cuisine. For those needing to feel fit, York has a number of sports and leisure centres.

York is very easy to get to by car. If you're driving from London, head north on the M1, cutting northeast below Leeds at the junction with the A64, then head east to York. However, if you'd rather take a train, rail services for York leave from London's King's Cross Station every 30 minutes and takes approximately two hours.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Quality Hotel York

Travelodge York Tadcaster

Knavesmire Manor Hotel

Ramada Encore York

Holiday Inn York

Le Meridien York

Black Bull

Elmbank Hotel

Ramada Jarvis Abbey Park

Holgate Hill Hotel

York Pavilion Hotel

York Moat House

The Queens Hotel

Monkbar Hotel

Novotel York

Heworth Court Hotel

Kilima Hotel

York Marriott Hotel

Ramada Jarvis York

The Grange Hotel

Hilton York

Aldwark Manor

Travelodge York Central

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