Located in North Yorkshire, York exudes beauty, history and culture at every turn. Ancient buildings that flaunt amazing architecture and modern landmarks jointly make this city sophisticated, cosmopolitan and a place worth visiting. It is one of those rare European cities that clearly reveal the medieval way of life through its museums, galleries, monuments and bordering walls that were built in the 13th century. A trip to York – the city that won the prestigious 'European Tourism City' title in 2007 – is must when one is in Britain. Yatra.com offers several exciting York tour packages, availing one of which provides tourists a rewarding opportunity of exploring this city in a convenient way.
The size of York may not be so big, but it houses plenty of attractions that can keep visitors engaged for days. An impressive Gothic structure – York Minster is the primary attraction of this city. Believed to have consumed nearly 250 years in its construction, this great medieval structure holds a history that dates back to the 8th century. Other popular attractions that lure visitors vacationing in York are the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, Eboracum Legion Bathhouse, York Maze and York Dungeons, to name a few.
Tourists must also visit the Shambles, which are known to be one of Europe's most well-preserved cobbled streets that belonged to ancient times. The Shambles is sprinkled with many interesting shops, beautiful buildings and shrunken winding paths that collectively make it perfect for leisurely evening walks. York was founded in 71 AD by the Romans and today, it is one of the popular ancient European cities. Though it has a history of more than 2000 years, there are modern touches that make this city pulsating and lively. The presence of seemingly endless number of shops, restaurants, high-end hotels, bars, clubs and theatres make this city ideal for fun-seeking travellers. While visiting York, tourists can shop to their heart's content in areas of Parliament Street, Gillygate and Low Petergate. Rightly called as the 'City of Festivals', York is indeed a destination where festivals never seem to end. Some of the most happening festivals of the city are the York Festival of Food and Drink, Viking Festival, York Beer and Cider Festival, York Festival of Traditional Dance and St. Nicholas Fair. The availability of such varied options, ranging from sights to museums to shopping keep tourists occupied during their stay here.