York tourist attractions
The main tourist attraction is without doubt the York Minster Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. Observe the beautiful exterior and then step inside to view gem-toned stained glass and a large collection of historic books and artefacts. York is also well known for its Viking history, celebrated at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Jorvik was the name of a Viking city that stood on the same spot, and today you can view more than 800 artefacts that have been found on the site. There are also interactive displays that use technology and sensory stimuli, including smell and sound, to help young people ‘discover’ their own Viking finds. Everyone will enjoy a visit to the small cobbled street known as the Shambles. In the 15th century it was a bustling strip, home to 36 butcher shops, and it’s still rich with Old World charm. For a different view of the city, jump on a Yorkboat and travel along the River Ouse. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even hire a boat and drive yourself.