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UK Travel: Guides to York for your Kindle

Updated on June 13, 2015
The City of York
The City of York | Source

Tourist guides to the City of York:

When people here learn that I'm from England, so many people in the US think that the UK means London. It's almost as if the rest of the British Isles doesn't exist. London is fine, but if you're travelling to the United Kingdom, you mustn't miss the best part.


Yorkshire is the country's largest county - our version of Texas in way. But that's where the similarity ends. York, the capital as it were, is a medieval walled city and if you're within a couple of hundred miles away from the place (and if you're in London you're almost exactly 200 miles away) then you've no excuse for not visiting. And you'll love it.

York has everything

Although the history and the architecture of York are both amazing, don't think that it's not also a modern city (the shopping is excellent). But there's no doubt that its steeped in history. You'll be walking in the footsteps of history - and I mean real history - the Romans founded the city in 71 AD. Yep.

It's truly fascinating to simply walk around in York, marvelling at the ancient buildings but for history buffs there are many museums and galleries. But there are also the simple pleasures to enjoy in York - it outside in a pub's beer garden and enjoy a pint you watch colourful barges go by on the river - indulge in the best treats possible at the famous Betty's Cafe (very genteel) - stroll around markets and craft fairs - enjoy street entertainment.

A splendid base for operations

If you can drag yourself away from the city, there are so many notable and wonderful places nearby.

This makes York, with its fine hotels, a great base from which to explore the North Yorkshire Moors, the beautiful coast (don't miss Staithes and Robin's Hood's Bay), the Dales and of course, the fishing village of Whitby where you'll get the best fish and chips on the entire planet.

Kindle at the ready

Take a look at these other great books and become an expert on York and surrounding districts. Kindle books are so inexpensive that you might want to get them all to make the most of your visit.

You don't have Kindle? Read why I believe its essential, especially for travellers.

‘Choice Visits in Yorkshire and York’ , a 2018 UK guide (Choice Guides to Yorkshire)
‘Choice Visits in Yorkshire and York’ , a 2018 UK guide (Choice Guides to Yorkshire)

You could actually spend a couple of weeks in York and still find new things to do and new places to go but this is an ideal guide for people who are based in York and would like to travel further afield.

Learn about stately homes nearby, various trips and excursions and plenty of fabulous facilities.

York - History and Guide (Around & About Yorkshire)
York - History and Guide (Around & About Yorkshire)

This is another very inexpensive guide to the city and the surrounding area.The great thing about this is that it links through to a custom website where you can get even more great information.

In fact,I read a review of this that said that it's so comprehensive, there's no need to actually go there - you can 'travel' to York without moving a muscle.


Walking in North Yorkshire

The scenery is so gorgeous in this area and it's a shame to appreciate it only from the windows of a car or train. Learn more about scenic walks in the area.

The North York Moors: A Walking Guide (Cicerone British Walking)
The North York Moors: A Walking Guide (Cicerone British Walking)

This is an excellent book that is perfect for people who want to get away from it all.When I lived in England, the North Yorkshire Moors were our favourite destination.

There's wonderful walking, horse riding, and the most splendid unspoiled country pubs. Note the cover photograph - don't miss at trip to the coast.

The North Yorkshire coast
The North Yorkshire coast | Source

If you'd like to know more about the North Yorkshire coast see the article I have linked to below.

See stunning photographs and learn more

Visit the North Yorkshire coast

By the way, I highly recommend the pub you see on the right.

You'll find it right on the beach at Robin Hood's Bay.

Bretton Hall / Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bretton Hall / Yorkshire Sculpture Park | Source

If you're visiting the great county of Yorkshire, another wonderful place to visit is Bretton Hall.

Unusually, it is also a sculpture park and home to an amazing collection which are placed throughout the grounds of this stately home.

Use the link below to find out more.

Bretton Hall and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

See photographs of York

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Isn't York beautiful? Have you been or would you like to visit? Let me know in the comments below.


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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @DreyaB: Yes, I bet you know York so much better than me - I was just a visitor :) You just had me wondering why I moved too - then I realised that it's over 80 degrees here.....

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      DreyaB 4 years ago from France

      I could be your tour guide if you like as York used to be my home town so I know it really, really well. I second the Betty's suggestion too. So very, very nice. Remind me again why I moved...?! Brilliant as always britflorida. :0)

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Merrci: When we're all rich, we'll sail over to England on the QM2 and have a 'Squidoo does York' trip :)

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      @Brite-Ideas: It's SO lovely!

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      I want to go along with Barbara. It sounds so beautiful!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      you make me want to get on a plane and just 'blank it, I'm outta here!' lol :)