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York, Streets

York's main sights can be roughly grouped into three geographic areas: the largely pedestrianised Minster Area, the more shopping-orientated Castle Area, and more-transport orientated Station Area.

The Footstreets

Most visitors spend most of their time in pedestrianised footstreets – core streets inside the City Walls that are vehicle-free during the day (10.30am–5pm; even bikes are banned). For a map of the footstreets visit this site

Inner & Outer ring roads

An inner ring-road follows circles around the outside of the city walls. An outer ring-road more-or-less identifies the city limits by skirting around its fringes.

The Castle Area

The Minster Area

The Station Area

Text © Raymond Williams

Images by , Martin Pettitt, RAYMOND WILLIAMS