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Visit York

Visit York. York is a cathedral city with Roman origins at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. It is the historic county town of Yorkshire. The city has long-standing buildings and structures, such as York Minster, York Castle and York city walls. It was a county corporate and a county borough, not included in any of the ridings. The City of York unitary authority area includes the city, the town of Haxby, and surrounding villages and rural areas. The City of York Council is responsible for providing all local services and facilities throughout the district.

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The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Deira, Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool-trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained In the 19th century, York became a major hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre, a status it maintained well into the 20th century. During the Second World War, they bombed York as part of the Baedeker Blitz; although less affected by bombing than other northern cities, several historic buildings were gutted and restoration efforts continued into the 1960s.

The city had a population of 153,717 in the 2011 census and is located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region. The wider City of York unitary borough had a mid-2019 est. population of 210,618, making it the 87th most populous district in England.

Visit York for a Festive Escape

Get into the season’s spirit with our Festive Package! Enjoy a two-night break in historic York with dinner in The Rise Restaurant on your first night and our special Festive Afternoon Tea the next afternoon. Mulled wine will await you on arrival and a full Yorkshire breakfast will be served each morning. Complimentary upgrade to an Executive Room subject to availability.

Dark Skies

Escape to the North York Moors and enjoy an unforgettable stargazing experience with your friends and family. Relax and unwind with an included one-night stay, breakfast, a two-course meal, a treat to travel with and transport to the moors to stargaze under the night sky.

Cost from £365 per room based on two adults sharing

Visit York The Grand’s Gin Journey

Enjoy a Grand Gin Journey with a Hendrick’s Tipsy Afternoon Tea and a tour at the Masons distillery. Join the team at Masons of Yorkshire, close to the market town of Bedale, and discover the magic and process behind Yorkshire’s most awarded gin range.

£99 per person

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