About York

Situated just a five minute drive from the train station, the guest house is easily accessible by rail. Recently crowned Europe's top city tourist destination for 2007. Renowned for its Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage and wealth of attractions like and the iconic York Minster and JORVIK Viking Centre.

York is fast developing a flourishing cutting edge scene. Broaden your mind with a visit to world class museums like the National Railway Museum and with a host of magnificent events, entertaining guided walks, shopping in Stonegate and the Shambles and exciting boat trips on the River Ouse, there is something to keep you entertained throughout your stay.

York is one of the most inspiring cities in the UK to visit, from its exquisite architecture to the picturesque cobblestones; York will capture hearts of all ages. There are so many things to do to in the historical city of York, and we will assist you to discover all of the major sights and attractions that this thriving city has to offer.

Delve into the city's vibrant café culture or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink at a riverside stylish bar or in one of the many cities' heritage taverns.

York has the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe--York minster. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York (the second highest office of the Church of England), and cathedral for the Diocese of York, and is run by a Dean and Chapter under the Dean of York.

Its formal title is The Cathedral and Metropolitical Church of St Peter in York. It has a very wide Decorated Gothic nave and chapter house, a Perpendicular Gothic choir and east end, and Early English north and south transepts. The nave contains the West Window, constructed in 1338, and over the Lady Chapel in the east end is the Great East Window, (finished in 1408), the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in the world. In the north transept is the Five Sisters Window, each lancet being over 16 metres high. The south transept contains the famous Rose window.

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