North York Moors National Park


A place of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth, this beautifully preserved medieval city is a must-visit for history buffs.
North York Moors National Park
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A place of extraordinary cultural wealth, visit York and you’ll discover a beautifully preserved medieval city that’s a must for history buffs. Step 2,000 years into the past as you wander the Gothic halls of York Minster Cathedral, delve into the city’s Viking past at the annual Jorvik Viking Festival, or explore history of a different kind at the National Railway Museum. Trace the footsteps of William the Conquerer and enjoy mesmerising views from Clifford’s Tower, or dip into the eclectic array of independent boutiques nestled in the postcard-pretty 13th century timber buildings of The Shambles – York’s most beautiful street. Add to that a buzzing foodie scene and some of Britain’s most stunning scenery, and you’ll soon see why York’s the place to be.

Where is York?

Located in the heart of North Yorkshire, York’s nearest airport is Leeds-Bradford. Located 30 miles (about 50 minutes by car) from the city centre, the airport operates flights to and from 70 destinations worldwide.

Getting around York

York is easily accessible from destinations across Britain. Direct trains run from London, Manchester and Edinburgh, getting you into the city in just two hours. Best explored on foot, the city also boasts excellent public transport connections, so it’s easy to navigate once you arrive too.

  • iTravelYork’s handy guide gives you all the information you need on travel within the city
  • It takes just 20 minutes to get from the outskirts to the city centre by bike, making cycling one of the easiest and most fun ways to access places to visit in York
  • Looking to visit attractions outside of York? Coastliner operates regular services to nearby destinations including bustling Leeds and the quirky coastal town of Whitby


Small in stature but big on personality, York’s winding cobbled streets are best explored by foot. In fact, it takes just 20 minutes to walk from one side of the city to the other


First Bus run regular services throughout York and offer a range of money-saving tickets in addition to accepting contactless payments on all routes, for fast and convenient travel


With a wide range of bicycle hire shops and bike tours available, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to discovering York attractions and landmarks on two wheels