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42 fun things to do in York

York is a walled, vibrant northern city, famous across the world for its historic buildings and home to nearly 2000 years of Roman and Viking history – not to mention being voted the best place to live in the UK!

History fans will be in their element in this stunningly preserved medieval city, from the cobbled streets and overhanging buildings of the York Shambles, to an amazing amount of historical landmarks and museums. Find out more about York’s Nordic history at the Jorvick Viking Centre, or immerse yourself in gruesome tales with a spooky tour of York.

If you’re a foodie, then this is the ultimate destination – there are plenty of food and drink experiences to be had. Take this food crawl of York and enjoy some of the best food you’ll ever have, or find out why York is famous for its history with chocolate at the Chocolate Story museum!