Nearly two thousand years ago, a Roman legion marching north through England built a fort where two rivers met. Eight centuries later, the Vikings invaded. Every era has left traces in York; besides cobbled alleys, Victorian tearooms, haunted pubs and the unmissable Medieval Minster, there are cutting-edge art galleries, revamped chocolate factories and interactive ride-through museums. Here are the top reasons to visit.
The contemporary-art scene
A wander down the Shambles
A shiver-inducing ghost walk
A glimpse into the past at the JORVIK Viking Centre
Afternoon tea at Bettys (or B+B York)
Walking the city walls
Browsing its many book shops
The greatest railway museum in the world
A cruise on the Ouse
A chocolate fix
Experience all this and more when you stay with us at B+B York.