By Christine M. Soltis
York
United Kingdom
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Come and see the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe; transport through history to experience a Viking settlement; indulge in the trends of social culture at a local café.  Prepare to get away; book York, United Kingdom today.

To travel to York, United Kingdom, Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA) will guide you there.  Utilize the following link from EscapeWizard.com to book your next flight:  (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  And don’t forget EscapeWizard.com hotel accommodations at the provided link: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

As your first must-see in York, United Kingdom, EscapeWizard.com recommends a stop at York Minster.  This large Gothic cathedral houses 275 steps to climb as you walk past gargoyle statues all the way to the top.  At the top of the Central Tower, you will be able to indulge your eyes with a fine view of York below.  But be sure to keep your eyes to the ground as you explore or else you might miss important pieces of history underfoot such as the Undercroft, Treasury and Crypt, which lays the foundation of European Christianity, spanning over some two thousand years.  While in the spirit of highness, EscapeWizard.com thinks you should keep in mind a stop at Clifford’s Tower, which offers more fantastic, panoramic views.  The tower was originally built by William the Conqueror and carries with it past tales of fire, treason and hangings within its walls.  For more pieces of dark history, venture to the York Dungeon for live, interactive shows that rehash another fascinating, but bleak past.

EscapeWizard.com thinks you should continue your history lesson with a visit to the York City Walls.  Here, you will be able to view a preserved monument full of historic value stretching back two thousand years.  The city walls offer over two miles to view in a place that has retained its history unlike many others. 

Venture next to Castle Howard and take a walk across scenic parkland that reaches out over more than a thousand acres.  Originally built in 1699, the interior boasts brilliant furniture, paintings and more worthy of a view. 

But before you finish your architectural enjoyment, be certain to see the Jorvik Viking Centre.  As one of the most amazing archaeological finds in modern times, the city of Jorvik was discovered just as it had been left a thousand years ago.  A popular visit site, indulge in three exhibitions that help dive more into Viking life so long ago.

EscapeWizard.com wants you to know that there are plenty of museums to peruse, including the York Castle Museum.  This award-winning destination is one of the top ones in Europe, featuring the excitement of Victorian with interesting textiles, costumes, military and more.  Or choose the National Railway Museum, which celebrates the history of the railways.  Experience hallways full of trains or engage in a weekend science show for the kids.  There’s also the Yorkshire Museum, which will lead you from early history, into the medieval times of now. 

If you want to escape the city scene, take a road trip to see a countryside filled with cottages and gardens, lavender fields and water lily lakes.  But if shopping is what you truly seek, there is no shortage of this as you walk cobblestone roads to find antiques, brand names and more.  Check out the open air market or a designer outlet and go home with souvenirs for every style.

As the next days come, if you don’t know what to do next, try out a York City Sightseeing bus.  Or if you’d like a scare, partake in one of their famous ghost tours, including the famous storytelling of the Haunted Walk of York. 

Step into a tasty restaurant to enjoy fresh local produce, cheeses and appetizing menus for just about any desire.  Afterwards, if you’re seeking entertainment, see a film, a music show or the arts.  Stop at The National Centre for Early Music to catch a music festival in this medieval church turned venue.  Enjoy nightlife more at a York wine bar or one of their traditional pubs.  

There is no end in sight for the activities you can embark upon.  Take your trip to York, United Kingdom…today. 
Hotels in York
By Chrystyne Jackson
Hilton York Hotel
1 Tower Street, York, United Kingdom
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When visiting the historic city of York, in the UK, make lasting memories by staying at the Hilton York Hotel.  Located just minutes from York Train Station, this hotel is conveniently situated within walking distance of some of the town’s most popular tourist attractions. Check in is at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 p.m. Pets are allowed.

The Hilton has spacious comfortable rooms to enhance the comfort of its guests. The décor is tasteful and welcoming. All rooms have a television and provide on demand movies. High speed Internet access is available. At the end of the day you can relax in front of the television wrapped in the fluffy bathrobe provided.

The hotel provides the best in comfort and convenience for its guests. There are spacious rooms for meetings and celebrations available. For meals, Henry J. Bean’s offers Tex-Mex classics for lunch and dinner. Tower’s Restaurant provides breakfast, lunch and dinner of local and European cuisine. Tower’s Lounge & Bar is a great place to socialize over snacks and cocktails in an ambient setting. When exploring York be sure to visit the York Racecourse, a horse racing track with a spectator capacity of 60,000, Castle Howard, built between 1699 and 1712, it is one of the grandest private residences in Britain, the Castle Museum, located on the site of York Castle, originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and displaying period rooms, Eden Camp, a large World War II museum, Yorkshire Dales, a beautiful collection of river valleys and hills, and the Yorkshire Wheel, either of two transportable Ferris wheel locations.

Enhance your visit to York by staying at the Hilton York Hotel. EscapeWizard.com can assist with booking your hotel reservations. Just click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started today.