The Uk's most historic city has been given an accolade by the Sunday times naming it the best place to live in 2018. Its rich heritage and wealth of sight seeing attractions are a main part of its status. Founded by the romans in 71AD York has a vast history and is a central hub and pivotal part of the UK's political and medieval history. Sunday Times writers chose the Roman city due to its new status as a 'mini metropolis', and citing its cafes, restaurants, innovative businesses and fast broadband as great features to living in the city.
The beautifully preserved York City walls are the longest medieval town walls in England standing at 3.4 kilometres and approximatley 2.5 million people walk along all or part of the City walls each year, enjoying the spectacular views. The completion of the entire circuit will take approximately 2 hours. There are five main bars or gateways, one Victorian gateway, one postern (a small gateway) and 45 towers.
York also boasts a thriving nightlife, with many shops and cafes in its iconcic centre. The Shambles which won Britain's most picturesque street in 2010 is home to an array of cafes, boutique shops and restaurants. The street today is one of the UK's most visited and hosts ghost walks in the evenings aswell as historic talks. The Shmables fifteenth century buildings lean into the middle of the cobbled street and the historic roofs almost touch in the middle. Mentioned in the Domesday book (making it date over 900 years), we know Shambles to be York 's oldest street. York houses Europe's best preserved Medieval street. York is famed for many of its historic attractions not forgetting the York Minster, Cliffords Tower and the river Ouse with flows through its core,
York is popular world tourist spot and holiday makers enjoy relaxing in the museum gardens, taking boats tours along the ouse and open top bus tours in the summer.
The Sunday Times sighted Yorks universities, excellent rail links and low crime rates as significant factors in its ability to stand as the Uk's best place to live.