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York has it all – from its historic cathedral to quaint cobbled streets and top-notch pints | The Sun
CLIMB the Minster steps, drive your own river boat and then relax by sipping secret cocktails, says Celebrity Editor Kelly Allen.
Here's what's in store for a weekend away in York.
Shop on ‘diagon alley’
At 233ft tall and dating back to the 7th century, York Minster is an absolute must-see.
It’s so beautiful, it’s no surprise Ellie Goulding got married here in 2019.
Be sure to climb the 275 steps of the tower’s super-narrow spiral staircase for 360-degree views of the city. Minster and tower entry costs £22 (Yorkminster.org).
Meanwhile, no one can visit York’s Roman streets and Viking alleyways without wandering down The Shambles, the 14th-century, shop-lined, cobblestoned street with striking similarities to Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.
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You’ll likely see at least one person brandishing a wand and casting spells.
Later, hop on a self-drive boat along the river Ouse to admire the city from the water, from £35 an hour for up to eight people (Cityexperiences.com).
Sip a historic pint
York has a whopping 365 pubs, which may be a few too many for one weekend (we tried).
But House of Trembling Madness should be high up your hit list.
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