This beautiful and ancient city can boast the spectacular York Minster as it's central feature with the quaint cobbled streets close by, one of which is the famous "Shambles".
Walk along the wall surrounding the city or visit the magnificent Yorvik Viking Centre where you can travel back in time and experience the sights, sounds and smells of the days gone by when the Vikings had invaded and colonised the city.
York is also the home of some excellent museums one of which is the award winning
National Railway Museum where you will find numerous exhibits from the golden era of steam dating from the very early locomotives to the wonderfully beautiful 'Mallard' which held the world speed record
for a steam train for many years.
Steam engines from this museum are quite often fired up and used to pull special's all over the country as well as on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering.