York The Essential
The proud medieval city of York remains well protected behind its virtually intact walls, encircling it between the River Ouse and River Foss. Today, visitors may wander along its rampart walk, offering fine views of the cathedral. York Minster is the great architectural monument of the region, symbolising a rich historical legacy. At sunset, the building's west front is a remarkable sight.
With its 24m-high dome, Castle Howard is
The largest gothic church north of the
The first major monastery to be built by
The 13C walls follow the line of the old