York is home to York Minster, which dates back to the seventh century, and is the centre of Christianity in the North of England. Famous for its stained glass windows, namely the Yorkshire Rose and the Five Sisters Window, which commemorates females who gave their lives for their country in the First World War, the collection is said to be the most important in the country.
As the name suggests, the York City Walls line the circumference of the city — two miles of surviving masonry. They are the longest city walls in England and are well-known for their display of daffodils seen in March and April. Join the Friends of the City for guided tours which will educate you on the history of York or entertain you with ghost stories and quirky facts and legends.
The Shambles in York is one of the oldest streets in England. Characterised by over-hanging timber framed buildings dating back to the 14th century, the name derives from the number of butchers’ shops lining the cobbles. Now, however, the buildings have attracted independent boutiques and cafes, making it a shopper’s dream and a must-visit York attraction.
York Museum Gardens
York’s Museum Gardens can be found in the stunning grounds of the ruins of St Mary’s Abbey. Home to a vast botanical collection and over 40 species of bird, this free attraction is one the whole family can enjoy.
Indulge in everything the city has to offer before returning to unwind in one of our many exquisite rooms.