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York is a good idea for romantic getaways. The English city of York has a rich and interesting history. It was founded by the Romans and was once a Viking kingdom. With such rich history, it is easy to see why York is a great destination for a romantic getaway vacation. In fact, York attracts over 7 million visitors a year. Many people simply love York for its people and simple lifestyle.

A Viking Kingdom

In the ninth and tenth centuries, York was a Viking kingdom. Today, the remains of the Viking settlement can be seen at the Jorvik Viking Centre. The centre sits on an evacuation site, where many well preserved artefacts was unearthed. The Jorvik Viking Centre also features recreation of Viking houses and scenes from their daily lives.

York is best explored on foot or you can rent a bicycle and go on a guided tour. There are many old churches and buildings in York. Quaint Tudor-style houses line many of the streets in York.  Visitors will learn to love York for its leisurely pace of life.

Explore the City of York Walls

One thing to do in York is to walk the 3.4 km-long city walls. The City of York Walls are the longest mediaeval walls left in Great Britain. It was built by the Romans and a great place for a romantic stroll, especially in spring when the flowers are in full bloom. There are 4 gateways and 34 towers to explore in this 2-hours walk.

You can also head down to the Yorkshire Coast, about an hour's drive from York, to explore Scarborough, Britain's oldest seaside resort. With an 8-km long sandy beach in Filey and the ruins of a 13th-century abbey atop the cliff in Whitby, the Yorkshire Coast is an interesting diversion from York.

The best time to visit York is from March to June, where the spring weather is a cooling 12-19 degree Celsius. However, the weather can be unpredictable and it can get very windy. So a waterproof windbreaker is advisable. The weather turns cold and dreary in autumn, starting in September.  Perhaps, better to visit other sunnier place for your romantic getaways then.