York is at its most picturesque in springtime when the daffodils are blooming. These beautiful spring flowers enhance the ... More
City Walls (The)
York is at its most picturesque in springtime when the daffodils are blooming. These beautiful spring flowers enhance the earthen ramparts, which were razed by the Romans and the Anglo-Danish kings of York but strengthened later by the Normans. There are miles of encircling medieval wall which has been carefully maintained and restored over the centuries and which still has considerable remnants of the original Roman walls integrated with and strengthened by the medieval structures. The entrance to the walls is free and they are open during daylight hours.
The walls are a unique way of getting around the city. You can pretty much get to the major attractions from some point on the wall, so it's really nice to just walk around and take in the scenery. There are good photo opps as well.
Fancy effervescing about on the river? Spend champagne evenings afloat cruising the historic River Ouse from a city center boat
yard. Floodlit, themed cruises, including a barbecue, range from Irish, Caribbean and River Boat Jazz to 60/70s Disco Nights, ...
Cliffords Tower, one of York's most impressive landmarks, is perched on a hill in the centre of the city. There
are many steps to negotiate in order to get to the entrance, but once inside you can climb to ...
This is a popular, traditional pub practically in the shadow of York Minster and a stone's throw from the York
City Art Gallery . It has a welcoming atmosphere and is popular among locals and tourists alike. Though far ...