The site of Roman occupation which began in 7AD, York has a history spanning the Romans, Saxons, the Middle Ages and even the Vikings. Today York is a bustling town with many modern shops and hotels but it has held on to the old world feel and look. There are several towns and villages nearby and these include Bubwith, Eskrick, Bishop Burton, Skipwith and Elvington. The old-country feel to these villages and York itself is a must to experience.
The town of York grew up around the fort which can still be seen in its centre. This town has a fantastic history and it is right on the doorstep for you to experience in a car for rent in York. Young and old will enjoy driving about the town and taking in the old-world houses that still exist today and visiting the museums, churches, shops and pubs.
There are three museums in York that tell the tale of its history and culture. The York Castle Museum is a special experience in that it has a street in old York that has been reconstructed so that visitors can truly experience how life had been in those times. The Yorkshire Museum and then also the National Railway Museum are also highly popular. Rent a car in York and make the short drive to the York Minster. This is the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe and an absolute must see.
Hire a car in York and the York City Walls are only a short and scenic drive away. Well worth the visit, the walls are over 2000 years old and have managed to remain very well preserved. The Shambles in York is the most frequently visited street in the whole of Europe as it dates back to medieval times and has remained largely unchanged. The famous York Dungeon is a spine chilling experience where true to life exhibitions and special effects make the experience real.
There is no doubt that having a rental car to your disposal during your stay in York will enhance your holiday and make the most of it.
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