York is located in North Yorkshire in England, at the rivers Ouse and Foss. In 71 AD York was founded by the Romans as Eboracum and nominated as the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior. York has a long tradition of wood production that is dated back to the Middle Ages.
Towns surrounding York include among others: Stamford Bridge, Easingwold, Harrogate, Selby, Pocklington and Pontefract.
Transport and Comunication with York
York has an excellent road communication with Gatwick, Heathrow and London. Although the journey will cover many miles, between 216 and 246, it should not take you longer than 3 hours and 50 minutes to reach your destination: Gatwick, Heathrow or London alone. If you opt for a taxi ride, there is a range of taxi solutions that may be appealing to you: airport transfers, airport shuttle, budget/cheap taxi, executive cars, minibuses and even limousines. If you or your peer needs a wheelchair access solution announce it in advance and the most appropriate vehicle will be provided to you. You may prefer to travel by plane instead of taxi; in this case you may be likely to start your journey at Leeds Bradford airport which is the closest to York and from that airport fly to one of the London airports. Flying can be cheaper if you book your ticket in advance, but bear in mind that the time you spend at the airport and later on the plane will be comparable if not longer to the taxi journey.
York Minster, Cliffords Tower, Jorvik and Castle and Yorkshire Museums are the must see on your list if you are history vultures. Railway Museum sounds a perfect option to have some time together with your family and friends.