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Half-Roman, half Viking this city has a wealth of attractions, it is one of England's favourite tourist destinations. York is perfectly situated 2 hours from London and 2.5 hours from Edinburgh, it is the perfect place for a long weekend. The famous indie shops of The Shambles with 14th-century houses that loom over your head are worth visiting. The famous York Minster is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. The town's restaurants with local produce from the surrounding area are brilliant for young families or groups of friends.
York train station is enormous, it links to several train stations in Yorkshire and has a fast, regular service to London; the station is a short walk from the centre. It takes around 2 hours to reach York from London Kings Cross, a day trip is easily possible. Most of the city is pre-industrial, beautiful gothic structures are covering a narrow maze of cobblestone streets.
York National Railway Museum is a great place to spend your day if you've got kids who like trains. If you're looking for a nice night out, go to the Theatre Royal to watch a play.
The York National Railway Museum is the largest of its kind in the world housing over 100 locomotives. It is a minute's stroll from York station and includes carriages used by the royal family.
The Jorvik Viking Centre is a great attraction that's fun for children and adults, it gives a glimpse of the day to day living of a Viking invader. Not far from the centre are the York walls, a walk along these beautiful walls surrounding York can be done in an hour.
Top York Tours and Attractions
York has a vibrant independent food scene with a lot of variety. There are over 300 pubs in York, our favourite is The Hop, for dinner and dancing.
York's Chocolate Story is perfect for a romantic trip, or with kids. Take a tour of the history of chocolate, showing the journey from bean to bar, with the opportunity to make your own personalised chocolate.
The Shambles was the inspiration for J.K. Rowling's Diagon Alley in Harry Potter, it's easy to see why when you spot the overhanging 14th-century shops, cafes and antique stores. The Potions Cauldronis a mix your own “potions” apothecary store that offers specially concocted drinks including "Basilisk Blood".
Another way to see York is by boat, sightseeing cruises run up the Ouse river regularly, leaving the riverside every hour. Checkout City Cruises York for more details.
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Can you get a train to York?
You can get a train to York from many destinations. Trains from Manchester are 1h15m and you can get there in just 23 minutes from Leeds.
What trains go to York?
The train that goes to York from London is ran by LNER and arrives at York Station in just over 2 hrs.
Can you get a train to York?
If you are looking to take a train to York from Leeds, it will take only 23 minutes from Leeds. If you are travelling from Manchester to York, it is just a 15-minute journey.