Historic city of York for a weekend family break
If you love history, York breaks provide a great option of a short family holiday. York is a walled city that traces its roots to the Roman era. The famous York Minster is a must visit, taking time to enjoy a walk around this charming city and on the river banks, looking into shops makes it an idyllic short family holiday in the UK.
What to Do in York
During a short breaks to York, here are some of the things to do:
York Minster- with a history of 2000 years and the only cathedral in England with a museum, a visit of York begins with a visit to York Minster. Tickets for the Minster & Tower are £15 for adults and £5 for children (8-16).
Clifford’s Tower is what remains of the York castle and provides magnificent views over York. Ticket prices – adult £4.40, children, £2.60
National Railway Museum – considered the world’s greatest railway museum is a must visit with family. Entry is free
York’s Chocolate Story – a guided tour of York’s history with chocolates, another must visit. Adults £10, children £8.50
Goddards House & Garden – Home of the Terry family enjoy both indoors and outdoors. Adults £5.00, children £2.50
York Boat – a trip on the river Ouse for photographs of the beautiful scenery and buildings. Adults £8.00 and children £4.00
Walk the cobbled streets and explore the shops – free
Getting To York
Get there by Car
York is only a couple of hours away by car from Liverpool & Manchester and 4 hours from London.
Get there by Bus
National Express runs services to York from most UK cities
Get there by Train
York is connected by train from most of the major stations in the UK
Where to Stay in York
Hostel costs from £55 for a family of 4 per night in a quadruple room
Pub with Accommodation varies from £80-120 for a family room per night
Hotel costs £80-120 per night depending on the season for a family room
Hotel from £360 per night for a family of 4.
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York breaks work in any of the seasons - attend a service over Christmas & New Year or Easter or just an ordinary Sunday in the summer.
Looking for other alternates for weekends away? Why not consider Liverpool?