Following the route of York’s medieval City Walls is a perfect way to take in the sights. It’s free to climb the well-preserved remains and strolling along the ramparts offers panoramic views of many of the city’s top attractions. Stop off along the way to admire the magnificent gothic York Minster Cathedral, climb to the top of Clifford’s Tower and sip coffee with a view of the iconic Micklegate Bar, the monumental gateway to the city.
As one of England’s oldest cities and most thriving university towns, it’s no surprise that York has a wealth of museums and there’s truly something to suit all tastes. Experience life through the ages at the innovative York Castle Museum; ponder the archaeological treasures at the Yorkshire Museum; or clamber aboard steam locomotives at the National Railway museum .
York is a hugely popular shopping destination so put aside some time to hit the shops and bag some unique souvenirs.