York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, under the name of Eboracum. It became in turn the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik.
York lies within the Vale of York, a flat area of fertile arable land bordered by the Pennines, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds The original city was built at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss on a terminal moraine left by the last Ice Age
The Vale of Yorks climate is drier and warmer than the rest of the Yorkshire and Humberside region because of its lowland location.
Things to do
With its rich ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets.
Castle Howard - Magnificent 18th Century historic house and Stable Courtyard within 1,000 acres of breathtaking gardens. Located just 15 miles North East of York.
York Minster - some of the world's greatest treasures, York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England's earliest history.
National Railway Museum - For a fantastic free day out for the whole family, visit the award winning National Railway Museum and discover over 300 years of rail history. Look out for special school holiday events.