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About York

Located in England’s North Yorkshire, York is a cathedral city, the history of which dates back to the time before the Romans. It is adorned with some of the most beautiful buildings in England. It offers more tourist attractions per square mile than most of the other cities in United Kingdom. It is this trait of the city that makes it the second-most visited city in England, after the capital-city, London. It is also well-known for giving its name to the much popular city in America, New York. Taking cheap flights to York for your next holiday won’t be a bad choice at all.

York Minster is a cathedral that is popular throughout the world. With its foundations rooted in the earliest history of the nation, York Minster is the largest cathedral of its kind in the whole of Northern Europe. It is the seat of the Archbishop of York. Its stained glasses and stones are masterpieces. Its vast spaces are awake with tradition, sanctity and music; and its quite corners reveal stories of inspiration. Get your bookings done in one of the luxurious hotels in York and stay in the city to visit the cathedral as many times as you want. You will be surprised to find something new in every visit of yours.

The Clifford Tower symbolizes the power of the medieval kings in England. It was built by William the Conquer for the purpose of blocking the rebels from the north. It was, however, burnt down twice but rebuilt in the 13th century by Henry III. The tower got its name from a terrible historical incident. Roger de Clifford was executed for betraying Edward II and was hanged in chains from the walls of the tower. However, today, it is a popular tourist destination, offering bird's-eye views of the surrounding countryside.

Archaeology enthusiasts should take cheap flights to York to visit the JORVIK Viking Centre. It is one of the most spell-bounding modern archaeological discoveries. The houses, backyards and workshops of the Jorvik city were excavated by the York Archaeological Trust’s archaeologists about 30 years ago. About 8 tonnes of rubble and over 40,000 artifacts were recovered.

Apart from these tourist destinations, do not miss visiting the Railway Musuem, Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and York Dungeon to enjoy your tour to its fullest.

Top attractions in York

Story of People Museum

The Story of People Western Development Museum is located on Hwy 16 W in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. It is open every day from 9am to 5pm except for Mondays during the winter. It is also closed on most major holidays. Prices are currently $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for children. They will remain this way until construction for a new exhibit is finished. You can also get free admission if you become a Western Development Museum member.


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