York - 01904 239 988

Harrogate - 01423 503 226

All about York: The rich history inside these walls

When you plan your visit to Yorkshire, where else are you going to go but York? The remarkable city has always been a key part of England’s history, ever since it was founded by the Romans 2000 years ago!

Today you’ll find York an exciting and fascinating place to spend your break, whether you’re here for a day trip, week-long break or longer. Whatever your tastes, you’re sure to love your time here in York.

As a major northern city, York attracts visitors from all over the region, country and the globe. The town’s significant tourism sector is a sign you’ll be well looked after, no matter where you go.

Urban explorers will find plenty of interest, including a walk atop the ancient city walls, a stroll through the medieval market street known as Shambles, or a walk around the many parks and gardens in the heart of the city.

The city has also been referred to as the foodie capital of the North with places to eat in York ranging from exciting Italian and Asian outlets to swish gastropubs offering real English ale.

For history and culture buffs, the city has plenty to offer as visitors can learn all about the Roman rule, Viking invasion, the Wars of the Roses and other fascinating highlights of its long and colourful history.

For younger visitors, try the York Dungeon (for a scare) or the Jorvik Centre (for a more sedate ride through the recreated medieval streets).

Here at the Lawrance Apart-Hotel we’ll be pleased to guide you towards more sights when you visit, including what’s on now and where to get a bite to eat. We’ll look forward to welcoming you to York.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Valley Gardens in Harrogate
May 21, 2018
Bank Holiday Weekend Activities in Harrogate

The late May 2018 Bank Holiday weekend is just days away and no doubt you are as excited as we are about a three-day weekend,...

read more
family break in North Yorkshire
January 13, 2017
How to Plan the Ultimate Family Break in North Yorkshire

A family break in North Yorkshire can be as active or relaxing as you want it to be and with so many high quality places...

read more
professional golfer
March 12, 2015
Harrogate Golf Show (Trade Only) 6-8 October 2015

The Golf Show is Europe’s leading golf trade and educational event, held at the Harrogate International Centre

read more