April 2021: It’s been devastating to see York quiet and shuttered for the last year. But, it looks like it’s kicking back into life. The reopening of this historic city has already begun with non-essential shops and outdoor restaurants, bars and pubs able to open again. This will soon be followed by indoor dining from May 17, and (if all goes to plan) most restrictions being lifted by June 21, meaning nightlife and other cultural venues like theatres and museums should be open again. Time to get planning your next day out.
Come to York, walk around a bit, and you’ll quickly understand why it’s so often voted one of the best places to live in the UK. From riverside strolls to world-class museums to quirky independent shops, this beautiful city offers something for travellers of all stripes.
Visible from all angles, York Minster cathedral may be the city’s crown jewels. But there are so many more sumptuous sights and historic views to be discovered here. Best of all, York can be crossed in under half an hour – if you don’t get too distracted by its array of brilliant bars and restaurants – meaning all the major attractions are just a short walk away. On a time crunch? Check out our guide to the perfect day in York.
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