This week #TeamArvi looks at why Yorkshire is a great destination for back-packing Indians. Yorkshire is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in England. Entire land of Yorkshire is flanked by beautiful landscape...a sight to behold!
You can reach York from London by train in 2 hours. From the city of Leeds, it is just a 20-minute train ride.
It is a city with a number of festivals that represent all the cultural, traditional and aesthetic nuances of its people. You can also enjoy the splendiferous delicacies of Yorkshire - the aroma of food will freeze your nostrils at the very sight of it.
Alone or with company Yorkshire is at your disposal to sojourn you through all its beauty. If you're alone, you've got the backpacking tour to indulge in. Of course, you've got to shell out some pounds but it’s worth the money. In a group, well, more the number of crazy friends, the better it gets. Some of the important places to visit in York are:
It is like going back into the middle ages; the overhanging timber-framed houses and traditional shopfronts of The Shambles makes it one of the UK’s most historic and picturesque streets. From a 'pin' to an 'elephant', you can find anything and everything in the streets here. Just take a stroll!
2. York Minster
A magnificent structure with great beauty and sheer scale.
You can’t miss York Minster, one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe and also one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in the world. The title "minster" is attributed to churches established in the Anglo-Saxon period as missionary teaching churches and serves now as an honorific title.
3. National Railway Museum
A train buff's heaven and a perfect place to hang out with family.
Uncover 300 years of railway history, climb aboard restored locomotives and browse some of the 1 million train-related artifacts at the National Railway Museum. Explore the giant halls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, step on to the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train or marvel at the stunning opulence of the Royal Trains.
4. Castle Howard
Explore Castle Howard, one of England’s most impressive stately homes; marvel at the weird and wonderful Brimham Rocks, an amazing collection of wind-weathered rock formations.
5. City of York Walls
Take a stroll along the 2 mile stretch of historic walls that have protected the city for nearly 2000 years. The walls are completely free to walk and are perfect for early morning or evening stroll. An extensive hidden history can be found along the walls along with a calm and scenic view.
6. York's Chocolate Story
Chance to visit and see the making of Chocolate including the iconic chocolate orange
An entertaining and informative tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover the origin of chocolates, how to make chocolates and how to taste one like an expert. Once you've explored chocolate-making and its history, you can even shop for and indulge in chocolate to your heart's content.
7. York Racecourse
It is the third biggest racecourse in Britain in terms of total prize money offered, and second behind Ascot in prize money offered per meeting. Hear the roar of the crowd, feel the thunder of hooves, see top class horses close up, taste the homemade food, drink in the atmosphere and feel the excitement.
Experience horse racing at York!
So what's the delay? Go mesmerize your mind with this awe instilling fantasy land and live your York tales!