When You Go:
|Depending on the U.S. departure city, airlines serving Londons Heathrow Airport
are American, British Airways, and United. Airlines serving Londons Gatwick Airport
are American, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and TWA. The 1-800 phone
numbers and Web links for these airlines are available at this magazines Airline page.
York is approximately 200 miles north of London via auto route A1. Visitors who venture outside of London are generally recommended to rent a car. Autos are available via Auto Europe, Avis, Europe By Car, and Hertz.. The 1-800 phone numbers and Web links for these agencies are available at this magazines Auto page. Train service to York is available from Londons Kings Cross Station.
You will find the best value by staying in an establishment within a short walking distance of Yorks outer walls. For example, a comfortable B&B, Craig-Y-Don, is within 4 blocks of the gate, serves a good breakfast, and is run by the Oliver family at 3 Grosvenor Terrace, Bootham, York, Phone: (09094) 637186.
A variety of lodging accommodations and eating establishing for York are described in detail in Rick Steves' Great Britain. Another good source for travel information on York and other areas in Great Britain is Fodor's Great Britain. These and other books on Great Britain and Europe are available via the amazon.com link below. The Web site links below also provide information on lodging and eating.
York is approximately midway between London and Edinburgh, at the confluence of the Ouse and Foss rivers.. The friendly city of 100,000 has one of Englands most varied histories, dating from Roman through Norse, and Norman ages. The walled old-town area measures approximately one square mile, is easily accessible on foot (closed to autos), and is filled with sites, museums, churches, shops, and restaurants.Major sites include the Minster (cathedral), Cliffords Tower, Jorvik Viking Museum, and the Castle Museum. The York Ghost Walks have become world reknown since their inception in the 1970s.
|Useful WWW sites for York:
York Lodging, travel info,
restaurants, history... a very complete York directory