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York has existed for over two thousand years.With both Viking and Roman roots, it is a city steeped in tradition, and appears in the history books as a backdrop for major political events across the ages.Surrounded by original stone walls which encircle a delightful array of boutique shops, fine-dining restaurants, and a wealth of historic attractions, it is now a delightful mix of old and new.It is situated at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in the county of Yorkshire.Nowadays traffic passes under a drawbridge gate into the centre of this small but visually stunning place.York Minster sits at the heart, an awe-inspiring place of worship that attracts people from across the country to visit.York is home to the Shambles, Europe’s best-preserved medieval street, whose fifteenth century buildings lean forward, their roofs almost touching.Mentioned in the Domesday book and full of quirky vintage shops and traditional English cafes selling tea for two, it’s a real walk into the past.During the day, a visit to the Jorvik Viking centre is a must.Built on a genuine excavation site of a Viking village, it recreates the sights, sounds and smells of a Viking settlement underground, using waxwork figures and exhibiting an array of original artifacts.At night, guides dressed as Victorian gentlemen will lead the brave-hearted on ghost tours telling blood-curdling tales of the city’s oldest sights like Clifford’s Tower, originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue rebels in the North.Train enthusiasts can enjoy a free day out at the award-winning National Railway Museum and board original Victorian trains.Before leaving, a slap-up Sunday Roast for the whole family is in order in an authentic British pub to taste Yorkshire puddings where they make them best.