Introducing York

October 8, 2010 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Book bed and breakfasts in York at BedandBreakfastworld.comWhat the impressive thirteenth-century city walls encircling the centre of York are actually holding in is a history that stretches back over almost two thousand years, beginning even before the arrival of the Romans in 71 AD. Celts, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings have all left their mark on the city over the years, helping to create one of Britain’s most fascinating and culturally rich destinations. With every twist and turn you take through the well-preserved labyrinth of narrow medieval streets you step further back in time, making York an absolute must for lovers of English heritage.

Things to do in York

  • Book bed and breakfasts in York at BedandBreakfastworld.comYork Minster York Minster is one of Europe’s largest cathedrals and the seat of the Archbishop of York. The site is home to the remains of seven separate buildings, the earliest of which dates back to the seventh century. Its most popular attraction is the extensive collection of medieval stained glass, particularly the impressive Great East Window.
  • The Shambles From the Saxon word shamel, meaning ‘slaughterhouse’, The Shambles is far less grim than its name would suggest. Recently named Britain’s Most Picturesque Street after a vote on Google Street View, the quaint, cobbled street offers a glimpse into York’s medieval past.
  • Book bed and breakfasts in York at BedandBreakfastworld.comYork City Walls There are plenty of access onto York’s impressive city walls, from where you can enjoy particularly good views of York Minster. Built in the 13th-century, there are also several well-preserved gates (or ‘bars’); Monk Bar is home to the Richard III Museum, which tells the famous and gruesome story of the Princes in the Tower.
  • National Railway Museum One of the biggest railway museums in the world, the National Railway Museum takes its focus from a time when Britain was a pioneer of railway technology. The collection features over 100 locomotives and 200 other examples of rolling stock, including the record-breaking Mallard as well as Queen Victoria’s personal carriage.
  • Book bed and breakfasts in York at BedandBreakfastworld.comJORVIK Viking Centre The ever-popular JORVIK Viking Centre is one of York’s best-loved attractions, and is a great place for children (and adults) to learn about the sights, sounds and smells of life in ninth-century Britain as they travel through a reconstructed Viking village.

Bed and Breakfasts in York


Book York bed and breakfast Blossoms at BedandBreakfastworld.comAn elegant Georgian townhouse located just a short walk from York Minster makes the ideal base from which to explore York. Dating back to 1837, Blossoms offers comfortable accommodation in a range of stylishly refurbished en-suite guestrooms. The owners pride themselves on combining friendly service with excellent value for money, and a full English breakfast is cooked to order every morning using fresh, local ingredients. Adults can enjoy a drink or two in the attractive Cellar Bar, while children will entertain themselves for hours playing with the Nintendo Wii and a range of board games in the lounge.

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The Groves

Book York bed and breakfast The Groves at BedandBreakfastworld.comOur second York B&B, The Groves, is located on a quiet, tree-lined cul-de-sac, ten minutes’ walk from York’s historic city walls. Built around 1900 as the townhouse of a Leeds tobacconist, then used as the headquarters of the army paymaster during the first and second world wars, the house still retains some of its original features, including the grand staircase. Each of the twenty individually decorated guest rooms is equipped with en-suite facilities, and a tasty breakfast is included in the rates.

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