York and the Wolds

Ancient architecture, leisurely boat trips and gentle rolling hills...

The city of York has long been an inspiring place to visit, with its soaring Gothic minster, winding cobbled streets and traditional alehouses. From here, there is easy access to beautiful countryside, including East Yorkshire and the Wolds

York itself is a historic city with a lively past. Attractions celebrating this include the Jorvik Viking centre; a journey into York's Viking heritage. Elsewhere, the Castle Museum has an authentic Victorian street on show and Clifford's Tower offers both a gory past and stunning views from the top. Pubs and restaurants have also soaked up some of this ancient character, with many of the inns claiming a rich history and even a ghost or two.

East of the city walls lie the gentle hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. Stretching to the coast, nearby beaches include the cliffs at Flamborough Head and the fishing harbour and ever-popular promenades at Bridlington. There are street markets at Beverley and Market Weighton at which you can buy genuine local produce as well as take in the picturesque sights of these typically English towns. On a grander scale, visitors can see the house and gardens used for the tv series Brideshead Revisited, Castle Howard, or view the elegant Burton Agnes near Driffield.

Opportunities range from picnicking in the hills, to hiking the Yorkshire Wolds way and cycling from one rural village to the next. With miles of rolling landscape, clutches of market towns and the spires of York close by, this area is a great place to explore on holiday.

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Destinations in York and the Wolds

Yorkshire Wolds

Magnificent scenery in countryside of unrivalled beauty and varied heritage awaits you.

York & Vale of York

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Things to do in York and the Wolds

Brewtown Tours

Brewtown Tours provide the ultimate experience of brewery tours in Yorkshire. Offering a fun, laid back touring experience with fellow beer lovers, giving guest’s unrestricted access to some of the best beer in the county. They’re knowledge of the local beer scene and great relationships with local breweries create a VIP tour experience for their guests – every tour is different, and every brewery has something unique to offer.

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