Cobbles, culture and castles: Why consider moving to York?

February 19, 2014

York is a stunning city that offers a wealth of historical attractions, as well as an abundance of sporting and cultural activities. The area once dominated the railway and confectionery industry, and is now home to a host of tourist attractions and a top university.

With its cobbled streets, a past that is bursting with historic secrets and plenty of fun activities for people of all ages, York is the perfect holiday destination. However, with excellent transport links to major cities including London, it also boasts a thriving community of its own and is a great place to live.

There is a wealth of different types of properties available to buy in and around the city of York and choosing where and what type to purchase can be a daunting decision. Check out Linden Homes property for sale in York for a great starting point in finding for your dream home. With a large selection of properties to choose from, there is something to suit all tastes.

Exploring the local area

Just two hours by train from London, York is a flourishing city and one that offers a vibrant café culture. Many will spend hours watching the world go by from the window of one of the local coffee shops. The area is also famous for showcasing many of the country’s most talented street entertainers. Other local attractions include a wealth of museums, historic buildings, shops, eateries, tours and bars. The York Dungeons are one of the area’s most popular attractions and allow visitors to learn a little more about the region’s fascinating past.

A castle on a hill with York Castle in the background

Towns and villages

York is surrounded by a number of quaint and picturesque towns and villages, including the nearby parishes of Bedale and Beverley. Both of these historic market towns have charming cobbled streets as well as various hidden gems in the shape of unusual local markets. Both towns are also home to many independent brands, including the likes of antiques shops and craft arcades, some of which are tucked away down hidden side streets. Bridlington, Doncaster and Halifax are also close by and offer a similar ambience. Harrogate is arguably one of the more iconic towns in this area and offers an elegant mix of galleries, boutiques and restaurants, all of which sit alongside the region’s stunning architecture

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