Discover York in 2024

aerial shot of a river flowing through a city

York is a city of contradiction. At first glance, its medieval charm and rural surroundings might suggest a somewhat sleepy pace of life. But while there’s certainly relaxation to be had, beneath the quaint exterior it’s buzzing with activity.

If these walls could talk: the history of Lendal Tower

York has been there through the thick and thin of British history. The seat of Roman emperors, the landing ground of the Great Viking Army, the capital of the Medieval North. It’s been at the sharp end of civil wars, regicidal conspiracies and industrial revolution.