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The Best of York In a weekend

York has to be one of England’s greatest cities, with its magnificent minster at its heart. From its earliest roots in mediaeval England and its connections to the Vikings the whole area is awash with fascinating history. Explore the cobbled streets, the Snickleways and the iconic city walls. This tour has been written for you to relax and enjoy the City of York at your Leisure.


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Friday – As we travel to our hotel, we will stop at Chesterfield, this very traditional market town has over 250 stalls to tempt you, so enjoy some lunch here or you could observe the crooked spires of Chesterfield Cathedral. We arrive at the hotel in the afternoon.

Saturday –A free day to enjoy York, here are some suggestions you may like to try….

York Minster –With over 2000 years of history the stunning Minster, take a break from the hectic outside world and step into the peace of tranquillity of this wonderful gothic styled arches and ceilings. The Undercroft is a new venture which displays the history from Roman times to modern day with fascinating artefacts and exhibitions. If you are good with heights then climb the tower and see some of the most spectacular views of York.

Jorvik Centre – This world acclaimed heritage site, takes you on a journey from the arrival of the Vikings, to how they lived, worked and shaped the town of York. With its interactive displays and time machine you can explore and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Viking era.

National Railway Museum – This free museum tells the story of the railway over the last 300 years, with exhibitions including the Flying Scotsman Story, the Mallard Simulator or get on board a Japanese Bullet Train. So, for lovers of the railways there is something for everyone from the old steam engines, diesels and even the modern bullet trains.


Sunday - This morning we will travel to Harrogate for a lunch break. With its magnificent Victorian buildings, colourful banks of flowers, broad tree line boulevards and wide-open spaces. Reminders of the regal era include the19th century Royal Pump Room Museum, housing the original sulphur well and the Royal Baths Assembly Rooms, built in 1897, where the Turkish baths are still in daily use. Treat yourself to a drink in the world-famous Bettys Tea Rooms of maybe visit the Valley Gardens, known worldwide for their flower displays. Arriving back in the late afternoon.

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