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York 40 Miles from Bridlington.
The North's spiritual capital for 2000 years, York is central to Britain's colourful history. Visit the stunning York Minster, enjoy Stonegate and Shambles shopping and live the history at the JORVIK Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. There is so much to do in York whatever the weather.
York is a compact walled riverside city and home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries.
York is a year round destination offering a lively cafe bar and restaurant culture and vibrant entertainment and festivals. Visit the famous Betty's teashop. Browse around the daily market for fresh produce and bric a brac.
Walk the city walls and discover York's royal history of kings, princes and England's Christian history. Visit the fascinating National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum and York Dungeon.
Over a million people a year take a walk through 1900 years of history on York's city walls, there is something for everyone.
Built in Roman times, they've been added to and rebuilt over time and now have parts from across the centuries. Originally built as defences, the focus is now on conservation.
If you would like a bit of retail therapy instead of, or as well as the history York has to offer there are lots of lovely shops both small, quaint unusual ones and the larger national shops found in most British high streets.
York also has a Designer Outlet Retail centre, Mc Arthur Glen is just a short drive from the A19/A64 interchange. The centre has 120 exclusive brands at permanently reduced prices; the top level has places to eat.
Other places out of town to do the shopping include Monks Cross Shopping Centre, which has a variety of shops along with two large supermarkets and the smaller Clifton Moor shopping centre.
The new Vangarde Shopping Park, which opened in 2014 and cost 90 million boasts a large Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Next along with several places to eat.