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The incredible ancient history of Haxby

Around five miles north of the centre of York, Haxby is a small town which has roots which go all of the way back to the 9th century. While it was originally thought that the area was initially a Viking settlement, evidence has in fact been found which has suggested that the Romans may have occupied the town at an earlier date.

Head back in time with a trip to York

Considering its location, no visit to Haxby would of course be complete without a day or two in the centre of York. The area is steeped in history and visitors can learn all about it by walking the medieval walls which once protected the city, visiting the stunning Clifford's Tower and also spending time at top local museums including the fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre.

All aboard for a great day at the National Railway Museum

Of course this is more to York than simply history. Sports fans and those just seeking a great day out will love watching the horses in action at the city's impressive racecourse, while train enthusiasts will be in their element looking at the incredible range of exhibits at the National Railway Museum. Looking for accommodation in Haxby? Both Travelodge York Central Hotel and Travelodge York Central Layerthorpe Hotel offer great value accommodation in the local area.