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In Yorkshire, we fly from the county town itself - York! Flights from York offer everything you could want from a balloon flight! You start by launching just outside the historic walled city before floating across the spectacular rolling Yorkshire countryside - you can even see into the Yorkshire Dales on clearer days!
When flying over the city you will have great views of local landmarks such as the Gothic-style York Minster, Clifford's Tower, the Victorian-style York Station, or even The Shambles!
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The Shambles is a 14th Century street bursting with timber-framed shops and houses. It is believed to be J.K. Rowling's inspiration for Diagon Alley in the Harry Potter series.
York, a city steeped in history and architectural marvels, boasts a diverse array of landmarks that draw visitors from far and wide. Among them, the Gothic-style York Minster stands as a towering testament to medieval craftsmanship and religious devotion. Its intricate stonework and soaring spires dominate the city's skyline, evoking a sense of awe in all who gaze upon it.
Perched atop a grassy mound, Clifford's Tower offers panoramic views of York's picturesque surroundings. This Norman keep, with its formidable stone walls, harks back to a time of strategic fortifications and royal power. It bears silent witness to centuries of triumphs, conflicts, and the ebb and flow of history.
York Station, a fine example of Victorian-era engineering and design, welcomes visitors with its grand facade and bustling platforms. Its elegant wrought-iron canopy and ornate brickwork reflect the opulence and attention to detail that characterised the age in which it was built. Today, it stands as a vital hub, connecting the city to destinations far and wide.
Winding through narrow cobbled streets, The Shambles transports visitors to a bygone era. This charming, timber-framed street, with its overhanging upper stories and uneven, weathered cobblestones, exudes a palpable sense of antiquity. Once a bustling marketplace, it now hosts an eclectic array of shops, each with its own unique wares.
In York, each of these landmarks weaves a rich tapestry of the city's past, offering glimpses into different epochs and architectural styles. Together, they form an integral part of the city's cultural heritage, inviting all who visit to immerse themselves in its storied history and unparalleled beauty.