At 3.4km long, the city’s Bar Walls are the longest and best preserved town walls in England.
Having been invaded by both the Romans and the Vikings, their influence has left its mark and can still be seen in the many preserved sites around the city. The medieval past comes to life in the narrow cobblestone streets and snickleways.
York plays host to numerous museums and cultural historic sites including York Minster, The National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, The Castle Museum, Cliffords Tower and The Yorkshire Museum to name but a few.
York is also attributed with being the most haunted city in Europe. Why not join one of the guided ghost walks which take you through York’s haunted past from Roman through to Victorian times. If that’s not scary enough for you, pay a visit to The York Dungeon.
York is situated on the River Ouse. There are riverside bars and cafes and you can also take a floodlit river cruise or hire a boat yourself!