York tops national magazine’s ‘best places to visit in the UK’

Picture perfect – Stonegate in York. Photograph © Allan Harris on Flickr
10 Jan 2020 @ 8.00 am
| News

New year, new accolade.

As everyone’s thoughts turn to holidays, one national magazine has published its lists of 19 of the best places to visit in the UK – and York is number one.


Complemented by a picture of Shambles, the magazine says:

  • Picture-perfect from practically every angle, York is what you’d envisage when you think of a postcard English city.

    Surrounded by medieval walls, but with modern touches from shops and restaurants, York is the perfect mixture of history and contemporary sights – plus the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are nearby.

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Joel and Wes Taylor at the opening of Fancy Hanks. York’s restaurants were singled out by the magazine. Photograph: Richard McDougall
It is the latest in a long line of accolades for York.

The city was named ‘the best place to live’ in 2018 in the Sunday Times.

Cosmopolitan’s 19 best places to visit

  1. York
  2. Bristol
  3. Isle of Skye
  4. Falmouth
  5. Newcastle
  6. Edinburgh
  7. London
  8. Stratford-upon-Avon
  9. Ballycastle
  10. Bakewell
  11. Inverness
  12. Pembrokeshire
  13. Belfast
  14. Isle of Wight
  15. Glasgow
  16. Lake District
  17. Anglesey
  18. Oxford
  19. Liverpool

Last July, it was found to be the happiest city in the north.

And two months later York was named ‘Best UK City’ in a poll of 75K people carried out by Luxury Lifestyle Magazine.

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