Great Breaks York by Insight Guides

By Insight Guides

The awe-inspiring York Minster, stunningly preserved medieval partitions and engaging Jorvik Viking Centre: York is among the UK's such a lot attractive locations. nice Breaks York is a set of eleven illuminating walks and excursions in and round this ancient urban, guiding you thru the slim streets, old fashioned half-timbered structures and world-class museums of York. Plus there are tours extra afield to the picturesque Yorkshire coast, dependent spa city of Harrogate, and the dramatic surroundings of the North York Moors - all observed through brilliant full-colour pictures, transparent maps and lots of strategies for the place to devour and drink. this convenient pocket-sized consultant is packed packed with principles to motivate you, with the ten best points of interest in York, together with the city's most adorable highway the Shambles and the wonderful nationwide Railway Museum; plus sections on lively vacation trips and themed breaks. beneficial properties on York's artwork scene, Roman and Viking York and the North York Moors nationwide Park offer a cultural backdrop to town, whereas useful details and our selective lodging listings make making plans your journey a breeze.

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