Situated on the River Ouse, in Northern England, the city of York was founded in AD 71 as the Roman provincial capital Eboracum. It is a cathedral city with a population of 177,400 (1998) and around 3 million tourists visit the city every year.
York retains many of its medieval streets and buildings and much of its 14th-century city wall, plus there is the Gothic York Minster, England's largest medieval cathedral, includes fine 15th-century stained glass. It is also the home of the national railway museum and an excellent Viking museum.
This page is dedicated to york sightseeing information - information on the best things to see in York and how to see them. We have included not just sight seeing tours, but some of the best things to see. There are lots of other places you can go and lots of things to see in York (all of which will be included on one of our pages), but we think these are the best york 'sights'.
The following links take you to a page with information on various things to see in york, including sightseeing tours (the list is in alphabetical order):