York is well-known as the capital of the chocolate, because lots of famous companies started their business here: famous products (like Kit Kat or Smarties) and hundreds of local ones.
There is no doubt that one of the most memorable spots of the visit is “Museum of Chocolate” – it is an interactive tour which describes “chocolate formation of the town”. It includes tasting of the chocolate which will be cooked in your presence. In the museum shop or cafe you can buy and taste other examples of the local chocolates. Many visitors compared this place with “Cadbury World tour” in Birmingham, which is not so good in according to what they said.
In the centre of the city York Minster is located. Entrance (with access to the tower) costs £15. There are no lifts (as you could expect), but great view of the landscape will wait you on top.
Clifford’s tower is a small part of the original York Castle. It is located on the top of the hill in the city centre and you can find castle museum nearby.
It is worth visiting the Shambles – medieval district in York. The oldest building appeared here in the 14th century. Nowadays there are lots of antique shops.
Jorvik Viking Centre is another tour which will bring alive ancient viking times. Actors will create an atmosphere and will tell you the stories of those times.
National Railway Museum is a heaven for Sheldon (if you understand who I mean) and all “adult children”. It is free. You can get there by special train from Duncombe place (near York Minster) which leaves every 30 mins from 11.15 till 16.15 (March – November only). It will cost you £2.
How to get there:
Trains from London Kings Cross to York (return ticket from £50, 2h journey);
There are York city walls around the centre. You can browse all city and it is easy to use them as a reference point. One of the wall parts will show you the way from the station to the York Minster;