For a city of it's size, York has a lot to offer. 2000 years of well preserved history, a vibrant nightlife and a variety of festivals and events make York ideal for a short break.

About York

York is a stunning medieval city with a history that goes back to before Roman times. It is a fascinating cathedral city in the heart of York with some of the best preserved historical buildings and structures in Europe.

Known as England's "City of Festivals", there are regular cultural festivals every year, including the Viking Festival, Ghost Festival, Digital Arts Festival and the Food and Drink Festival.

In this section you can see what's on in York, have a look at some of the sights of York in our photo gallery, or find out more about York from the links page.