York is a great city to explore. It is compact with most of the historic attractions located within the city walls. The city has some really great places to eat and drink, lots of little alleyways, snickleways and interesting backstreets to explore. It can boast three great theatres with shows all year round and has it's very own treasure at its heart - York Minster.
We love living in York and think its a wonderful city to visit. Where else would you find streets called gates, gates called bars and bars called pubs?!
At the bottom of our street, take a stroll along 'Bishy Road' as it's affectionately known. With a variety of independently owned shops and cafés it has recently been voted the third best High Street in the UK. Treat yourself to some delicious homemade ice cream at Trinacria, mouth watering lunches, gorgeous freshly made cakes and pastries at The Pig and Pastry and fine coffee at Stanley and Ramona.
Walk through pretty Rowntree Park and discover the Reading Cafe, one of York's hidden gems, with a great supply of books and newspapers and a view of the ornate lake.
Walk into town along the beautifully preserved city walls - if you're feeling really energetic you can walk the whole 3.4 km of the wall! Or hop on the York sightseeing bus to get great views of the whole city.
Don your glad rags and see if you can strike it lucky on the horses or visit a show at the York Racecourse! Our Bed & Breakfast sits nicely between the racecourse and the city centre.
Crack open a bottle of wine and watch the sun go down on Millennium Bridge and watch the party goers on the riverboats pass beneath.
Step back into Victorian times in the recreated Kirkgate at the York Castle Museum or climb to the top of Clifford's Tower - built by William the Conqueror, this is all that's left of York Castle.
Mooch around the quaint city centre shops and cafés in Stonegate, the Shambles and Swinegate. Take in the Evensong at the magnificent York Minster or climb the central tower for stunning views of the city.
Take a break for afternoon tea at Mannions or enjoy dinner at Brigantes which serves up great pub grub and has a wide selection of real ales.
Get spooked in the daytime at the York Dungeons or at night time on the entertaining ghost walk tours.
Walk above one thousand years of history at the Jorvik Viking Centre or wander through the corridors of Fairfax House, one of Britain's finest Georgian houses.
We hope you enjoy your time in York as much as we love living here!