York is a city to discover on foot, a city in which to find unexpected alleyways (Snickelways) and corners of beauty and history, to explore ancient narrow streets with names which remind us of the Roman and Viking times - Petergate, Stonegate, Swinegate, Shambles etc, or to walk the ancient city walls (all three miles of them).
No visit to York would be complete without a tour of the Minster. Built over 600 years ago this medieval masterpiece dominates the city and hidden below you can view the remains of the once powerful Roman city of Eboracum, capital of Roman Lower Britain.
For shopping the city has few equals, the variety and quality of shops being one of York's attractions from small individual shops in the historic city centre to large out of town shopping centres such as the popular new Designer Outlet complex. After a day sightseeing or shopping there is a wide choice of inns, restaurants and cafes to offer refreshment. No matter how often you visit you will always find something different in York to surprise and delight you.
Many Volumes have been written about the City of York. With a long and varied history, there are many museums and attractions to visit, it would be impossible for us to list them all. Here are a few on the ‘must see’ list.
England's largest county offers an unsurpassed variety of landscape from rich agricultural vales, beautiful dales, wild moorland and rugged Pennine peaks to sandy bays, rocky coves and towering cliffs. Historic houses, ancient castles and abbey ruins, charming rural villages and spa towns to Pennine mill towns, canals and industrial museums.
If you have not visited before you are sure to have read about or seen much of Yorkshire's landscape on film and television. Several areas are now known under colloquial names; Herriot Country. Emmerdale, Brideshead, Heartbeat, Brontë and Summer Wine Country.
North York Moors
You will find that Chestnut Farm is ideally situated in the heart of Yorkshire with all the splendour the County has to offer being within easy reach.