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Anyone with a love of history would be hard pressed to find a better holiday destination than the city of York. With wonderful architecture amongst the cobbled streets, the opportunity of a boat trip on the River Ouse and museums for rainy days, there is no shortage of attractions in York. A popular city, however, is usually an expensive one, so why not consider renting a spacious apartment or a townhouse? Rental properties are cheaper than hotels, and you and your family will be more at ease.
Be sure to take a walk along The Shambles, voted Britain's most picturesque street in 2010. Dating back to the fifteenth century, it is brimming with tourist attractions, shops and restaurants. All but the youngest children will love the interactive shows and special effects at York Dungeon, where there is even a Gladiator Arena. In wet weather, why not explore the Yorkshire Museum? Its geological and archeological collections cover prehistoric to medieval times, and some of the galleries have interactive displays. Looking for panoramic views of the countryside surrounding York? Try Clifford's Tower, or the Central Tower at the magnificent York Minster. The Bedern Chapel at the Minster has a unique collection of stained glass dating back eight hundred years.
Make a beeline for the Jorvik Viking Centre, a recreation of a Viking city from a thousand years ago with displays of over eight hundred artefacts that were discovered during excavation. In fine weather, head to York Maze, reputedly the largest maze in the world, or spend some time on Retrace York, a free trail where you make rubbings around the city walls. On a rainy day, why not visit the National Railway Museum? Entry is free, and the collection includes royal carriages, a Japanese bullet train and a replica of Stephenson's Rocket. What's more, there are science shows, craft activities and storytelling for children. When tummies start to rumble, try the Stonegate Teddy Bears and Tearooms, a tearoom with a special collection of bears.
There is no doubt that York is an ideal holiday destination for the whole family, and accommodation in the city doesn't have to cost a fortune. Renting a flat in the city centre or a house on the edge of the countryside is the perfect low-cost option. We can offer you excellent value with our great range of rental properties. Why not take a look, and spend a few minutes reading our customer reviews? You're sure to find just the right accommodation to suit your family's needs. The money you save will help you to enjoy York's attractions to the full and make your holiday one to remember.