Welcome to York

Welcome to York Online, your guide to the historic city of York in Yorkshire. York Online features listings for over 10,000 local shops, a city guide with hundreds of local pub and restaurant listings and reviews, local shop and venue reviews and discount hotel bookings.


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The historic city of York stands majestically, dominating the rolling Yorkshire hills. York is a very attractive city, with beautiful views over the River Ouse and the centre enclosed by medieval walls.

York has a great many attractions from historic buildings such as Cliffords tower and York Minster to more modern attractions like the York Wheel.

The city has evolved over the millennia, through successive periods of occupation from the Romans, the Vikings and the Normans, so today its has a rich and varied history with many relics from the past. Today's its heritage continues to bring fortune to the city as a source of tourism today.

Originally a the large Roman outpost that was situated in York, known as Eboracum to the Romans; many Roman artifacts from the 3rd and 4th centuries have since been found around the area. The city's Viking history is also evident - the Jorvik Viking Centre is a popular visitor attraction.

Read more about York in the About York section.

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Other Cities in Yorkshire...

Whether you live in York or are just visiting, check out some of our guides to other great cities in and around Yorkshire.



Harrogate is just a few miles from York and became famous as a spa town in the 17th century. Nowadays Harrogate is better known for its impressive architecture and horticultural splendour.

Website: Harrogate

Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull

Hull (formally known as Kingston upon Hull) is a large city and port in the Humber estuary. Hull has excellent shopping facilities and an impressive Museum Quarter.

Website: Kingston upon Hull



Doncaster, surrounded by picturesque villages and unspoilt countryside in the heart of South Yorkshire, is an historic yet modern town with excellent shopping and leisure facilities.

Website: Doncaster



Huddersfield, which is set among the beautiful rolling hills of West Yorkshire, dates back to the Roman era and is today a bustling market town and university town.

Website: Huddersfield



Bradford is a major urban centre set within the picturesque rolling hills of West Yorkshire. Bradford has excellent shopping and leisure facilities and is just a few miles from stunning scenery.

Website: Bradford