York – Well Worth a Visit during the Winter Months

York – one of those key UK cities that’s worth visiting all year round, even when the temperatures drop and the winter chills roll in. In fact, York may even be better in the colder months! It’s full of magical architecture that glistens in the frost and streets that are lined with bustling shoppers scouring the local boutiques for that unique Xmas gift.

A city break to York is something that visitors will enjoy no matter their age. With an abundance of attractions both indoor and out, you’re guaranteed to have something to keep you busy regardless of the weather. On a crisp and sunny day, the Museum Gardens are ideal for a peaceful stroll alongside the River Ouse. With ten acres of botanical grounds to wander around and surrounded by numerous historical buildings and ruins, there’s a great photo opportunity around every corner.

One of the main reasons you’re guaranteed to fall in love with York is the food and drink. Obvious hotspots include Bettys Tea Room and the many chain restaurants dotted throughout the city, but it’s when you venture into the narrow side streets and Shambles that you come across some of the most incredible eateries in the north. From the bistros of Rustique and Ate O’Clock to the delicious fine dining of The Blue Bicycle and Melton’s, you’ll be blown away by the choice of international cuisines on offer.

Although the York Eye has now moved on, you can still enjoy some stunning views over the city with a walk up to the top of The Minster. One of the most magnificent cathedrals in the world, its roots flow deep into the history of our fair isles making for a pretty impressive attraction visit. Once you’ve taken in the view, you can carry on your walk upon ancient stone by scaling the city’s Roman walls. Circling York, the walls have remained in great condition and are a focal point of this beautiful city.

A great reason to visit York in the winter time is for the St Nicholas’ Christmas Fayre! Thousands of visitors descend on the city for the four day period making it one of the most popular Christmas Markets in the whole of the country. With lines of festive market stalls selling everything from gits to crafts, local produce to mulled wine, it’s a great experience whether you’re with family, friends or a loved one.

So, if you’re looking for somewhere to visit this winter that hasn’t lost its sparkle in the cold, make sure York is at the top.