Despite being founded by the Romans thousands of years ago, the city of York holds a strong medieval identity. Packed with attractions, the city now welcomes more tourists than any other city in England, other than the capital. To top it all off, York is blessed with some of the finest guesthouses and hotels in North Yorkshire.
A Proud History on Show
York is a city rich in both culture and history, and it's not afraid to put on show, either! The identity of the city immediately becomes clear as visitors approach the city's 13th-century walls. Inside, visitors will find yet more evidence of the city's colourful past.
Undoubtedly, the highlight of York's historical trail is York Minster, the gorgeous Gothic cathedral which sits in the heart of the city. The cathedral is among the largest in Europe, not to mention one of the most beautiful.
Another of the city's foremost landmarks is York Castle, the keep of which lies in the city centre at Clifford's Tower.
Hotels in York
As York welcomes so many visitors to its streets each year, it's hardly surprising that it's home to some of the best hotels in North Yorkshire, spanning small guesthouses and elegant spa hotels.
The Grand Hotel and Spa is one of city's most impressive hotels. The epic frontage gives way to a whole host of luxurious facilities, from an indoor swimming pool to the exquisite hotel restaurant.
The city isn't just a centre for tourism, though. It's also one of the county's major hubs for business. Accordingly, there are plenty of business hotels, with facilities tailored to professional visitors. The Holiday Inn Express is particularly popular with professional guests, boasting its very own business centre and a high-speed internet connection.
Explore Further Afield
North Yorkshire is a holiday destination filled with hidden treasures. From the world-famous National Parks of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, to the lesser-known municipal museums of the county's many charming market towns, there's a great deal to be explored, discovered and experienced.
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