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Clifford's Tower
The Shambles
Shopping in York



Over the decades, the city of York has shifted from a business industry focussed around railway and manufacturing into a city centred around culture and, more recently, its scientific initiatives and developments. York has welcomed a range of science, technology and creative companies over recent years and its economic prosperity is set to grow and grow.


Crowned Europe's top tourism city destination in 2007, York has a thriving tourism industry and offers a year round destination with attractions including York Minster, the National Railway Museum, Clifford's Tower and York's oldest street, the Shambles.

Park and ride


York offers a lively café bar and restaurant culture with a range of tearooms, historic pubs, riverside bars and city centre eateries, and vibrant entertainment and festivals including two theatres.