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Fabulous buildings in the old centre of York are a fitting reminder that the city has a rich history dating from its founding by the Romans in 71 AD. The Gothic Minster Cathedral, atmospheric pubs and charming cafés in the walled centre attract millions of tourists annually. The city is also in a great position for reaching the regional attractions of North Yorkshire so it is best if you book York car hire to get around more freely.

Why visit

As well as the Minster, York’s walled precinct is home to majestic portals, including Micklegate Bar, as well as Roman baths and the JORVIK Viking Centre. Outside the walls, the main draws are the National Railway Museum’s diverse collections and exhibits and York Racecourse. Besides a busy horse-racing calendar, the city stages around 25 festivals every year, among which are the Roman Festival in June and the Festival of Angels in December.

Transport

York is a regional railway hub and its mainline station is on the East Coast route between London and Edinburgh. Major car rental suppliers operate depots in York, but visitors should compare cheap car hire in York with CompareCarHire.co.uk before arrival to hunt for the best deals. In the walled city quarter, it is easier to walk around, as parking is scarce and many streets are either narrow or pedestrian precincts. It takes around one hour to walk along the top of the city walls, and cruises on the River Ouse are also popular.

What to see and do

Due to its prime position on the North Yorkshire road network, the seaside towns of Scarborough and Bridlington are only 30 minutes’ drive away. Scarborough’s cliff-top castle ruins offer a great vantage point for sea views, and beaches along the coast provide relaxing locations in summer. Using car rental in York, motorists can head up to Whitby, passing through the famous terrain of the North Yorkshire Moors. Inland, the heritage spa town of Harrogate is home to Turkish baths, the famed Betty’s Tea Rooms and the Harlow Carr Gardens.