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York

York’s rich heritage is boundless, boasting two millennia of history and some of the most beautiful buildings in the country. York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, whilst York Castle showcases architectural examples from the medieval to the modern age. Visitors can also enjoy a quiet cup of English tea in the famous crooked streets of the Shambles, lined with timber-framed buildings from the 14th Century.
The Shambles, York

City Guide: York, where the cobbles (almost) breathe Roman and Viking history

From Roman ruins to Viking heritage, this northern English city lives and breathes history on every cobbled street. Here’s our guide to getting the best out of York.

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Vivien Leigh, V&A

Vivien Leigh exhibition to open in York

Iconic Gone with the Wind star’s public and private life is explored with stunning photos and other highlights from the actress’ personal collection.

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, Yorkshire

Watch the Tour de France set off from Yorkshire

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa offers guests a unique stay during this year’s Grand Depart of the Tour de France

Historic York

With Roman origins, Viking successes, a stunning Norman Cathedral, and its Georgian gorgeousness, a visit to York is a journey through layers of history.

The Queen to visit York Minster for Diamond Jubilee Maundy Mass

The Queen’s return to York Minster

The Queen is to make a glorious return to York Minster, as the city hosts Her Majesty’s annual Maundy mass in her Diamond Jubilee year.

National Railway Museum Yorkshire

Hidden gems of Yorkshire

Yorkshire offers something to inspire you, whatever your passion. Here is our selection of the area’s best kept secrets

York Railway Station

Historic York in pictures

A wonderful selection of photos of historic York

Canterbury Cathedral

Britain’s greatest cathedrals

You don’t have to be religious to believe that Britain’s cathedrals are the country’s greatest buildings, from the great medieval cathedrals to the Baroque brilliance of St Paul’s

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