York is an ancient cathedral city which is situated in the heart of North Yorkshire which consists of some classic historic buildings and architecture of Europe. York is a fairly small city which is quite worth a visit but it is better to restrict one’s stay for a minimum of 4 days which is fairly enough to get to know the city. Several festivals and occasions take place in York which make the stay more entertaining such as the Viking Festival, the Roman Festival, the Ghost festival, the Festival of Angels, Jazz, Early and Late Music, Chinese new year and so on. Such occasions are quite enjoyable and can be celebrated by all. To sum up York is a wonderful and magical place to bring children to for them to have pure and unadulerated fun.
There are several ways to get into York. For instance if one wishes to fly in ,the nearest airport to York is Leeds –Bradford International Airbort(LBA) which is about 30 miles away.Bus routes have ceased to exist from the airport to York, however the passengers can choose to travel by train to Harrogate or Leeds and catch a bus from there. Manchester Airport is well connected to the city of York and has an hourly direct train service that runs throughout the night. The Railways is another option to enter the city of York. York is one of the most important hubs of the UK rail network with a range of services and destinations to choose from.The station itself provides ample attraction and was thus voted as the “nicest” station in the United Kingdom in the year 2007. York is situated halfway between Edinburg and London on the East Coast Main Line. The newly nationalized “east coast”run services alonf this route with trains travelling approximately every half hour between the London Kings Cross and Edinburgh Waverley.
Several attractions are present in york, but the main on is the Battle of Fulford tour. The biggest shield wall style battle in the history of the World took place in 1066. This battle was called the Fulford Battle, which was fought outside York during September the 20th of 1066, which was a week before the Battle of Hastings. You can discover the entire details of the battle and its chilling history, including the invasion of the island by the Vikings, along with the foul acts and bloodshed that occurred during the monarchy. The representatives give a detailed tour of the giant battlefield and have even made a documentary about the battle. Copies of the documentary are given during each tour, which can serve as a memento for your visit. The tour to the battlesite is a five minute drive from the city,and cars can be arranged for trasnport.
Visit the York Minster, between 9AM-5PM on Weekdays and Saturday and on Sunday noon at 3:45PM. This is the biggest and most magnificent Gothic cathedral present in the northern part of Europe. The York Minster rules the entire skyline and has a vast and detailed history that dates way back to times so old as the 8th century BC. This cathedral is one place every tourist visits. Make sure you stay for the evening song service if you are willing, specifically if you never have been to any church services before. Adults are charged £5.50, concessions £4.50, and children under 16 can enter free of charge. Merchant Adventurers' Hall in Fossgate is another popular tourist spot. Visit the hall on weekdays between 9AM-5PM, on Saturday at 9AM-3:30PM and on Sunday after noon 4PM. Built around the years 1357 to 1361 and is of major importance internationally, this building rightly is one of Europe's best medieval Guildhalls and is hailed as an ancient protected monument. Above is present the superbly constructed Great Hall, and below lies the Undercroft also called Hospital or Chapel. Guides are well available in the region. Adults are charged £2.50 as fee. So what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags and head to York, the place of your dreams