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Visiting York – Things to Do in York England

York England was recently voted the best place to live in the UK. With its historical buildings, beautiful river and gothic Minster, it’s easy to see why.  I was lucky enough to live there for three years.

Here’s a list of my top things to do in York England…

Walk the City Walls

Walking the York City walls will take you 2-3 hours and will give you the very best views of the city. Start from Lendal Bridge and walk the full circuit to gain amazing sites of York Minster, the castle and the river. Remember to rap up warm in the winter and be careful as the walls can get slippy when wet. Sorry, no dogs are allowed on the walls.

York City Walls

Go inside the Minster

York has the largest gothic Minster in Europe and its architecture is right up there with nitre damn. But be sure to go inside and down in the basement. Where you will see remains of the original Norman development.

Minster York England

Eat in Betty’s Tea Shop

Betty’s Tea shop is the most famous of York’s eateries and will treat you to an upmarket English afternoon tea. It can get busy, so be sure to book in advance.

Bettys Tea Room York England

Visit the Yorvic Centre

To get a feel for the city I’m biking Times, visit the Yorvik centre to be taken back in time. You will go in a little cart on a tour around a reconstructed Viking village. It’s one of York’s highlights an great for kids.

Shopping on the Shambles and Stonegate

York is extremely famous for its independent shops. On the Shambles, pop in the gift gallery and monkbar chocolatier. Don’t miss the Peter Rabbit shop and the quirky and historical armoury. Around the corner from there on …… is the cat gallery.

The Shambles

Have a drink in the Evil Eye

Make sure that you finish off your day with a drink in the Evil Eye York. Evil Eye is York’s most famous drinking hole and cocktail bar. With hundreds of different types of vodkas and gins, it’s the perfect place to end up after your day of sightseeing.

Evil Eye York

If you are looking for somewhere to stay, I recommend The Fort for travellers on a budget and Grand Hotel and Spa for those looking for a bit of luxury.

Lastly, if you are staying in York England around Christmastime, don’t miss the beautiful York Christmas Market.

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