Dig into England’s illustrious past in ancient York, where rustic cafes and pretty shopfronts adorn the city’s streets
Once the most important city outside of London, York is densely packed with layers of history and character. Start exploring your new student home walking alongside its medieval city walls, or from above atop York Minster’s gothic towers. Discover the remains of a viking town revealed beneath your feet, or spend hours wandering past the timber-framed buildings, some dating back to the 14th century. Fast-forward to the present and York abounds with 21st century things to see and do too. Sip your coffee in a former gatehouse, watch the River Ouse flow past with a local ale in a beer garden, try quality Indian food at Mumbai Lounge, or celebrate the quintessentially English pastime of afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms.