Perfectly placed between London and Edinburgh and with the spectacular North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Wolds on the doorstep, York is unlike any other English city.

York has direct rail links enabling easy access from all parts of the UK. Selby and Leeds both stops on The Explorer’s Road are within a short drive away. York is a vibrant festival city with Roman roots and a Viking past, offering an adventure for everyone. Surrounded by the oldest and best-preserved medieval walls in England, York is the ideal base to explore 2,000 years of history.

Boasting the National Railway Museum, York Minster and JORVIK Viking Centre, you’ll find thirty world-class museums, galleries and tours all within easy walking distance. Crowned Britain’s Home of Chocolate, the most haunted city in Europe and with the best racecourse in the country, York is abundant with culture and character. Plus the city’s thriving creative and arts community has earned an esteemed UNESCO City of Media Arts status. York’s foodie scene will be sure to whet your appetite, from tasty street food at the Shambles Market to the newly awarded Michelin Star Restaurant – Roots, home to world class chef Tommy Banks. Each September the city hosts the York Food Festival complete with Taste Trails and demonstrations by local chefs. For those who want to get hands on join a class at the Cookery School at the Grand, York where you can really test your culinary skills.

Start planning your next adventure in York, as part of your Explorer’s Road journey through the very best of England.