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York: a trip complete with Friends, Romans, and Vikings

York: One of Our Most Popular UK School Trips

The walled city of York is one of England’s oldest and is renowned for its heritage and architecture.

With the presence of Romans, Vikings, and Victorians, York is the ideal destination for bringing KS2 History topics to life. The city possesses one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe – The Shambles.

All of our UK school trips provide an opportunity for pupils to learn about local heritage in a fun and safe environment. With over twenty years of experience, you can trust our tested itineraries for educational visits to York.

River Ouse York

York Day Trip

Experience the city in a day with an action-packed itinerary that’s oozing in history and culture. Highlights include stepping back in time by strolling down The Shambles.

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River Ouse York

York 1 Night

Discover the Vikings and the quaint, cobbled streets in the ancient, walled city, that is perennially popular with school groups.

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York Minster

York 2 Nights

This trip will provide pupils with an exciting opportunity to learn about local heritage – it’s one of our most popular UK school trips for KS2 History topics.

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YHA York
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You can be sure that all of the accommodation on our UK school trips has been chosen for its facilities, location, and recommendation. This youth hostel provides superb, modern accommodation in a converted Victorian house. It is set within spacious grounds and is located within walking distance of the city centre, making it an ideal base for exploring this very special city. As part of the £2 million refurbishment in 2013, the hostel now boasts a large number of en-suite bedrooms and a 24-hour cafe bar with garden views. Other facilities include a private dining room, three dedicated conference/education rooms with full AV equipment, a games room with pool tables, and an IT suite with Wi-Fi. Coach parking is available onsite.

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