York and Harrogate

York Mickelgate

The City of York is steeped in history, with many world renowned attractions to boast, including the gothic splendour of York Minster, the National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and the Jorvik Centre to name but a few.

In addition to its many historical and educational sites, York is also a vibrant, cosmopolitan shopping destination. Modern department stores run the length of Parliament Street while the smaller craft, souvenir and antique shops can be found winding along the famous cobbles of The Shambles.

The City also boasts a huge variety of bars and restaurants, catering for all styles of national and international cuisine.

Harrogate’s cosmopolitan charm and character owes much to its heritage as a popular Victorian spa town. Modern Harrogate is a major international conference destination with a varied mixture of shopping, fine restaurants and relaxing open spaces.

The town centre is decorated with beautiful floral displays annually and with “The Stray” at its centre, a vast expanse of 200 acres of green lawns, Harrogate bursts into life every English summertime.

Other attractions in Harrogate include the RHS Gardens of Harlow Carr, the Royal Pump Museum, Mercer Art Gallery and the famous Turkish Baths