WHY WE CHOOSE YORK AS
ONE OF OUR HOLIDAYS
• Very near to home
• Popular city
• Nearby walks for dogs
• Lots of historical figures has been to this amazing city in
• River boat and lots of walks nearby
• Family fun holiday
BRIEF HISTORY OF YORK
In the 8th and 9th centuries, the Vikings founded a town on the River Ouse that one day
would become the city of York. They founded many colletions of their own from
different countries that they lived in
IN 1069 William the New king came to York to build his castle on a motte and a
cathedral that stands proudly overlooking the city today.
Today York is the most amazing and historical city in Yorkshire. You can visit the Jorvik
Viking and Roman Centre where you will learn about all this history and also go and see
the Minster which will be iin later slides.
THE RIVER OF YORK
The River Ouse is the main river that flows through the city of York.
This river is the biggest river in Yorkshire. After flowing through
York, it goes to the Humber Estuary where is goes to the North Sea
THE RIVER BOAT
The river boat is a great experience to get into the city of York. You will hear lots
of tales about York & the stories of this great river. You can hop on and hop off
whenever you like in York. People will like this as they see a unlike side of the
city of York.
YORK MINSTER- 2 SLIDES
York Minster is a cathedral in England. This cathedral
was founded in the 12th century. Their has been 2
cathedrals on the site since the Gothic one. A
weooden cathedral in 627 Ad and 1069 which were
destroyed by fires.
The gothic style Cathedral today tells the story since the
12th century. The cathedral has a normal church with
weddings, funeral and christenings happening every day
JORVIK VIKING MUSEUM
Jorvik is a Viking museum in York. It houses the start of
the vogage of the Viking period back in the 7 and 8th
The Vikings came to York to build their city over the river
Ouse. Today the museum houses exhibitions, galleries and
stories of the past from the Viking period.
The York City Sightseeing Bus takes you on a journey through the city of
York. The bus takes you on a route around the town and the major attractions and
history of the town. This is very good for kids and family to do as you will
learn history and facts about York.
WALKING YOUR DOGS
1: Naburn Lock: Walk near the river to a lovely village near York. You can pick
the river boat or walk into York.
2: York river walk: Walk alongside the River in York, take in the pretty places of
York and see many different birds along route.
3: Walk to river boat: pick up river boat after walking along in York. These 3
walks will be brilliant for tourists and dog walkers to do.