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York


York is a historic city (dating back to Roman times) in North Yorkshire, England in the UK. As of 2005, York had an estimated population of 137,505.

York is perhaps most famous for being enclosed by medieval city walls (the most complete surviving fortifications of this type in England), and for being home to York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe.


Key Facts about York


York Minster:
Here are some facts about York:
  1. York is a city in North Yorkshire, England.

  2. The city is located at the confluence of the River Ouse and the River Foss.

  3. York is enclosed by medieval city Walls, which are the most complete city defended of this type remaining in England. An entire circuit around the Walls is about 2.5 miles (4 kilometers). The walls enclose an area of about 263 acres (106 hectares).

  4. At the centre of is York Minster, which is the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe.

  5. York is also famous for its Snickelways (sometimes misspeltm quot;Snickelways"), narrow lanes, usually not wide enough for vehicles, and suitable only for pedestrians, that lead through the city.

  6. Main roads connecting to York are the A19, A64, and the A1079. The A64 meets the A1(M) and the M1 about 10 miles from the city. Additionally, the M62 which provides a route to Liverpool and Manchester is just 20 miles (32 kilometers) away from York.

  7. York has extensive rail connections, and is on both the East Coast Main Line, TransPenine Express.

  8. An hourly direct train on the TransPenine Express provides easy access to Manchester Airport.


Attractions and Places of Interest in York


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York 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide For Your Trip to York (England) 2016: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in York - England

By 55 Secrets & Gabriel Marques da Rocha

Released: 2016-10-09
Kindle Edition (28 pages)

York 25 Secrets - The Locals Travel Guide  For Your Trip to York (England) 2016: Skip the tourist traps and explore like a local : Where to Go, Eat & Party in York - England
 
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25 Secrets you’d never find out about YORK!



Welcome to the most Complete York Travel Guide for Tourists made by locals!

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♥25 Unique activities to do when you are in town
♥Best places to eat in town
♥Best local Markets
♥Best Parks and Good Views
♥Best Museums
♥Best Bars
♥Best things to do in York - England
♥ Much, much more!

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If you are heading to the wonderful city of York anytime soon this book will give you an insight of the best places and most unique places to see where you will mingle with the locals and get to see and do the activities as one of them.

We have prepared a unique BUCKET LIST with the 25 most unique experiences you can have in York
Most people don't even take the time to prepare themselves in advance, and just wish for the best once they have arrived! Most people aren't aware of some of the most amazing places York can offer... And it'd be such a pity to miss them! That's precisely why we desperately need the RIGHT travel guide first. Don’t arrive to York (England) and follow the crowds of Tourists. With this exclusive travel guide made by locals you will be finding about the places that don’t come on Lonely Planet’s or are listed on Trip Advisor where thousands of tourists head daily.
It took lots of time to incorporate the tips and hacks that ended up shaping this travel guide! And now, we are willing to share those secrets with you!
We will tell you where you should go, eat, sleep, and of course, party! We know you won't just settle for average boring travel guides! We know you are looking for something better; something unique that will truly help you down the road: a book with real life tips, recommendations, useful travel hacks and data... everything you may need in your trip. You've just found what you were looking for!

Our goal is simple. we will give you a complete and detailed Bucket list with MAPS to all the locations to make sure you won’t get lost in the amazing city of York transforming your trip into absolutely amazing experience. We will help you simplify your path, showing you exactly where the best places are.

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Fodor's England 2016: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide)

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2015-12-08
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Fodor s England 2016: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor's England captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London's cutting-edge galleries.

This travel guide includes:
· Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information
· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks
· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path
· In-depth breakout features on The Tower of London, Stonehenge, and English gardens
· Major sights such as Yorkshire Dales, Brighton and Its Seafront, Bath, Stonehenge and Avebury, Hadrian's Wall, London, Oxford and Cambridge, Coastal Cornwall, Cotswold Villages, and Lake District
· Coverage of: London; The Southeast; The South; The West Country; The Thames Valley; Bath and the Cotswolds; Stratford-upon-Avon and the Heart of England; Manchester, Liverpool, and the Peak District; The Lake District; East Anglia; Yorkshire; The Northeast; Wales

Planning to focus on London? Check out Fodor's travel guide to London.

Insight Guides: Great Breaks York (Insight Great Breaks)

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Insight Guides
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The awe-inspiring York Minster, stunningly preserved medieval walls and fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre: York is one of the UK's most appealing destinations. Great Breaks York is a collection of 11 illuminating walks and tours in and around this historic city, guiding you through the narrow streets, quaint half-timbered buildings and world-class museums of York. Plus there are excursions further afield to the picturesque Yorkshire coast, elegant spa town of Harrogate, and the dramatic scenery of the North York Moors - all accompanied by vivid full-colour photographs, clear maps and plenty of recommendations for where to eat and drink.
This handy pocket-sized guide is packed full of ideas to inspire you, with the 10 top attractions in York, including the city's loveliest street the Shambles and the superb National Railway Museum; plus sections on active holidays and themed breaks. Features on York's art scene, Roman and Viking York and the North York Moors National Park provide a cultural backdrop to the city, while practical information and our selective accommodation listings make planning your trip a breeze.

A Walking Guide to York's City Walls

By Simon Mattam

Eboru Publishing
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A Walking Guide to York s City Walls
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Make the most of your visit to York by walking along England’s finest remaining city walls.

This detailed walking guide takes you on a tour of historic York’s 700 year old city walls. As well as giving step-by-step guidance on the route and what you can see along the way, it is filled with stories of the history, events and people that have played a part in York’s long and colourful past.

See York from a new angle and make sure you don’t miss what others walk straight past!

• find your way with detailed hand-drawn maps of each section

• ensure you know what you are looking at with numerous photographs throughout

• read about York Minster and the beautiful gardens the Walls overlook

• suggestions for places to stop for refreshment breaks throughout

• detours from the Walls to places of interest nearby are suggested throughout

Historic Walks in and around York: 25 Leisurely Country and City Rambles

By Brian Conduit

Carnegie Publishing
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Historic Walks in and around York: 25 Leisurely Country and City Rambles
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York is one of the UK’s favorite cities: a beautiful historical center that is both a destination in its own right and an excellent base for touring the delights of the surrounding region. As well as York itself, there are – to name but a few – Harrogate, Beverley, Ripon, Castle Howard, the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, castles, abbeys and many picturesque villages, all just a short drive or bus ride away. Whether you fancy the grandeur of a stately home, castle or cathedral, the atmospheric site of a bloody battle, or a peaceful riverside amble, there really is something in this book for you. And while you enjoy the walk, stand to admire the views and relax in one of the many cafes en route, nuggets of historical information are provided to add interest and variety. The routes in Historic Walks in and around York are all short and manageable, ideal for all ages and abilities, with enough variety and interest to satisfy everyone. In short, this lovely book really is all you need to have a grand day out all year round.


 
 
 

 
 
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