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Visit York: the Most Beautiful City in the North

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Located in the North of England York is by far one of the most beautiful cities to visit.This historic city is over 2000 years old and well preserved for all to see today. The cityis bursting with character left by the Roman’s the Vikings, the Normans, the Georgians and the Victorians. Not only is the city full of wonderful character, but there are alsosome fantastic places to eat, drink and shop.

York Minster is by far one of the most iconic buildings in the North of England and one ofthe greatest cathedrals in the world. Over 250 years the Minster has been built, rebuilt,renovated and restored in order to be the beautiful building we see today. If you feelenergetic then head up the 275 steps to the Tower where you can view the city’s mostancient streets whilst stood amongst medieval pinnacles and gargoyles.

York is also surrounded by over two miles of medieval walls which are open for publicaccess. Walking around the York walls is by far the best way to experience the city andview all there is to see. Amongst the many attractions the city has to offer, you will alsocome across Clifford’s Tower, Jorvik Viking Centre and The National Railway Museum.

If you feel like a rest and a coffee to top up your energy levels you will be spoilt forchoice with the cities selection of fine cafes and restaurants. Bettys Tea Rooms isone of the UK’s most traditional cafes and has been open since 1919. You can enjoyafternoon tea and cake in one of the city’s oldest cafes but expect to queue as it is verypopular with the tourists! If you are looking to catch the sunrays then head to the citiesnumerous restaurants and bars along the River Ouse where you can enjoy some lunchwhilst sat on the banks of the river watching the boats go by. The Kings Arms, TheLowther, Revolution and Pitcher and Piano are all highly recommended.

York is set amongst some beautiful architecture, cobbled streets and Victorian finery sohead to Stonegate and the Shambles to experience the historic part of the city. Here youwill find a number of gift shops, boutiques and restaurants.
The City is great for families looking to explore a medieval land, couples who fancy aromantic getaway and large parties for a drink by the river. It really is a city that offersromance, decadence, history and glamour so visit York and experience the wonderfulcity for yourself.

This article was provided by York Uncut, for all the latest information on where to eat,drink, shop and stay in York visit YorkUncut.co.uk.

Posted in Services, United Kingdom | July 13th, 2011

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