Welcome to York
York is a city of contrasts and amazing architecture. Old-worldly cobbled streets give way to a modern café culture and festivities suitable for all ages. Sit and enjoy a meal next to the river or enjoy the street entertainers as you sip on your cappuccino.
Top Things in York
The National Railway Museum makes for a fantastic free day out for everyone. Watch engineers while they work, explore halls filled with trains and legendary locomotives of past and future, or take in one of the many weekend programme events.
The York City Walls stretch over two miles in length and are over 2,000 years old, representing one of the best-preserved historical monuments in the world.
The Shambles dates back to medieval times and is one of Europe's most-visited streets.
Ghost Tours of York
A favourite activity for many while visiting York is participating in one of the ghost tours. Follow the Ghost Detective on an evening walking tour that takes you along the dark streets and narrow passages of the city, investigating stories of scandal, of death, of the supernatural and the macabre. Some walking tours are held nightly from July through Halloween, and then on weekends through the winter and spring months. Others tours which take in specific sites are open nightly throughout the year.
When it comes to accommodation in York, visitors are provided with a wide variety from which to choose, no matter if they are looking for well-known luxury hotel chains or cosy bed and breakfast places. Visitors travelling in larger groups or on strict budgets can take advantage of the various hostels, and cheap hotels in York.
Getting around by car
Manchester to York: 1 h 29 min (71 mi) (125kms) via M62
London to York: 3 h 53 min (215 mi) (346kms) via A1
Bristol to York: 3 h 54 min (221 mi) (356kms) via M5
Accommodation, driving and car rental
At Cheaperthanhotels and Cheaperthancars we have a wide range of car rental discounts at convenient locations and accommodation to meet all budgets and taste. We really do believe that the less you spend, the more you will have to do when you get there.
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76 Scott Street, Off Scarcroft Road
135 Holgate Road
54 Bootham Crescent
77 The Mount
6 St George's Place
124 Holgate Road
22 Haxby Road
City Centre, 1 Tower Street
15 St Peter's Grove
20/22 Marygate, Bootham
City Centre, 54 Low Petergate