The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, York is one of the best destinations in England for a break away; York is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers and this ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2000 years. But that's not say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent young student population and its influx of tourists has helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
This property enjoys an enviable location by the river in York's city centre. Located just by Lendal bridge, the bustling city centre and the famous York Minster and Shambles are just a few hundred metres away.
Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the old 14th century city walls. Middle age town planning means it can take quite some time to get your bearings but finding your way around the labyrinth of jumbled streets is part of the fun. A word of warning to the girls: bring some flats for sight-seeing and shopping as the cobbles play havoc with heels!
And what's more, it really is a year-round location. Summer days can be spent lounging in one of the many gorgeous parks throughout the city and in the autumn York comes alive with shop windows sparkling in the dusky light. Its central location also makes a great base from which to explore the rest of glorious Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coastline all within easy reach for beautiful walks and adventurous days out.