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York City Breaks

Fall in love with ancient York

A city weekend break in York with Best Western is a weekend that will stay with you forever.
York offers tranquil shopping, thanks to its maze of pretty cobbled streets, none more so famous than The Shambles. If shopping’s not your bag, why not take in one of this vibrant city’s excellent attractions!

A York city break comes highly recommended because of the:

  • Jorvik Viking Centre
  • York Minster
  • National Railway Museum
  • Laid back shopping

York is a city steeped in history, and this is evident wherever you go!
From the early Viking settlements to the magnificent Gothic Minster you will be amazed at the sights that York has to offer.

So what is there to do in and around York?

Step back through time in the Jorvik Centre, where the Vikings come alive with their sights, sounds and smells. See how they lived, played and worked, through this unique interactive experience.

When you are finished with the Vikings, move forward a couple of centuries and marvel at the splendour of the Gothic Minster. Learn about the minster from its humble beginning as a small wooden church to the opulent building that we see today.
Gaze from the top of the Central Tower, across the pinnacles of the Minster, and look out onto the medieval streets of historic York and away to the lush Yorkshire countryside beyond.

Visit the world’s largest Railway Museum and get up close and personal with some of the greatest locomotives that history has to offer! Explore the science behind the railways by taking part in simple experiments that stimulate young scientists' minds.
Hands-on fun for everyone!

From the cobbles of the world famous Shambles to the chic cosmopolitan Coppergate shopping centre via a labyrinth of quaint streets, you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for on your city break in York.

When you are through with your shopping trip, why not take a break in the world renowned Betty's tearoom.

Fancy travelling a little further afield?

Castle Howard is just 15 miles away and sits in a stately parkland setting. The grounds are as beautiful as the house itself and equally as stunning to wander around.

A little further afield, the elegant Yorkshire spa town of Harrogate is a must with its explosion of colourful floral displays, stunning Victorian architecture and relaxed shopping.

The breathtaking Yorkshire coastline is less than an hour away, where you’ll have your pick of the beautiful Yorkshire seaside resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington.

For an inspiring city break, visit Olde York.

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What's on in York:

York Festival of Food and Drink
Open: Sep 2013 (annual)

16/09/2014 to 25/09/2014

York Festival of Traditional Dance
Open: Sep 2013 (annual)

07/09/2014 to 09/09/2014

York 50+ Festival
Open: Daily Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)


24/09/2014 to 02/10/2014

Big City Read
Open: Daily Jul - Sep 2013 (annual)


23/07/2015 to 20/09/2015
23/07/2014 to 20/09/2014

York Festival of Cycling
Open: 10.30am-4.30pm Sep 2013 (annual)


10/09/2014 to 11/09/2014

York National Book Fair
Open: Fri 12pm-7pm; Sat 10am-5pm Sep 2013 (annual)

Fri 12pm-7pm; Sat 10am-5pm

09/09/2014 to 09/09/2014

York Maze
Open: Daily 10am-6.30pm Jul - Sep 2013 (annual)

Daily 10am-6.30pm

14/07/2015 to 02/09/2015
14/07/2014 to 02/09/2014

Darlington Championship Dog Show
Open: Daily 9am-5.30pm Sep 2013 (annual)

Daily 9am-5.30pm

16/09/2014 to 18/09/2014

Leeds Asian Festival
Open: 12pm-till late Sep 2013 (annual)

12pm-till late

16/09/2014 to 16/09/2014

Leeds International Concert Season
Open: Aug - Dec 2013 (annual)

03/08/2015 to 10/12/2015
03/08/2014 to 10/12/2014

Summer Bands in Leeds Parks
Open: 2.15pm-4.30pm May - Sep 2013; Sun only (annual)


18/05/2015 to 13/09/2015
18/05/2014 to 13/09/2014

Ilkley Literature Festival
Open: Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

30/09/2014 to 16/10/2014

St Leger Festival
Open: Sep 2013 (annual)

07/09/2014 to 10/09/2014

Bingley Music Live
Open: Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

31/08/2014 to 02/09/2014

Open: Sep 2013 (annual)

06/09/2014 to 09/09/2014

Rhythm & Brews Festival
Open: Sep 2013 (annual)

13/09/2014 to 15/09/2014

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