Saturday 10 March 2018 at 8am - 9pm
York City Trip
Meet outside the Hatton Gallery, beside Northern Stage, NUSU
From Roman settlement to Viking invasion to the Wars of the Roses, York has history within every inch of its ancient walls. Enjoy boutique shopping in streets that combine medieval ambience with modern style. Or if that’s not your bag, you could just sample real ales in one of the many olde English pubs.
Not sure what to do in York?
- Let the medieval Shambles charm your socks off - The Shambles is an ancient cobbled street that looks captivating on even the dullest winter day. Dating back to the Domesday Book, its nooks and crannies will charm your socks off. Its leaning timber-framed buildings were once home to as many as 26 butchers in medieval times. That’s a lot of meat! York obviously wasn’t a great place to be a vegetarian in the olden days.Today, the street has much more variety, filled with quirky boutiques, quaint cafes and artisan food shops.
- Explore the city built on chocolate - Newcastle had coal, Glasgow shipbuilding and Sheffield steel. Somewhere even had rock and roll (so the song went). But York, well York was built on chocolate. Rowntree and Terry’s are among history’s best-known chocolate brands and both had factories in York, employing thousands of local people to supply the nation with chocolatey goodness. You can celebrate all things sweet at York’s Chocolate Story. It takes you on a guided tour through the history of the city’s most famous chocolate-making families.
- Shopping - York is a shopper’s dream – its historic cobbled streets offer everything from quirky independent stores and heritage brands to high street chains.
- Eating Out - York is the foodie capital of the north. It may be best known for its Viking history and spectacular Minster, but it's also acclaimed for its grub.
Finishes at 21:00