The history of York is said to be the history of England. An ancient city with Roman walls and Viking remains, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe towers over the Medieval streets. Museums illustrate this history. York hosts events and festivals all year round, showcasing different types of music, theatre, culture, food, and drink.
The city center has a wide range of stores and there are two large shopping malls nearby. In addition to the usual chain stores, York has a number of independent shops and boutiques. York has numerous eateries and bars to suit everyone. In the evenings there is a lively atmosphere.