Visiting Historic York

The first mention of the name 'York' was way back in 95-104 AD and it is situated on the River Ouse near its confluence with the River Foss. It is bordered by the Peninnes, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds. It is a buzzing city with a lively population due to two highly regarded universities, the University of York and the more centrally located York St John University.

York is host to many different festivals throughout the year including the York Ghost festival and the Jorvik Viking festival, also two award winning Theatres and endless live music venues. Due to the amount of young people in the city, the nightlife is in abundance but there is also a huge choice of food available in the many restaurants and bistros. York caters for everyone, whatever your taste in food, typical of this cosmopolitan community.

When visiting York overnight, the choice of York bed and breakfast accommodation is superfluous. The heritage and age of the city means many York b&b's are located within buildings of historical importance or even just that they have wonderful architecture.

The shopping in York is second to none, with many unique and individual boutiques offering gifts and curios as well as designer clothing. The heritage of the city is reflected in the many antique shops and specialized jewellers. This city caters for every age and taste in shopping. The old medieval streets such as the Shambles and Stonegate are unique to the City, just make sure you don't get lost walking down them. With such serious shopping, it is a definite must to stay in one of the many York guest house establishments after shopping in this city!

York is easily accessible by car and public transport. The transport network is excellent due to its Roman foundations with long distance trunk roads leading right into the city. It is easy to get to Doncaster or Tyneside by the A19, the A59 road to Liverpool and the A64 to Leeds which also goes through to Scarborough. The rail network is equally as effective with York being a main stop on the East Coast Mainline from Newcastle to London.

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