Historic town which has become a popular tourist destination
York is one of those towns that screams high class tourism from every building and street corner. It is a place full of shops and entertainments designed to snare the visitor for a meal or to encourage them to buy some little trinket as a memento of their visit.
The reasons for its appeal are twofold. Firstly it is ideally located only 99 km from Perth and 36 km south of Northam (the perfect and easy day trip) and secondly, as the first township in the Avon Valley, it is full of really beautiful old buildings. There is little doubt that it is one of the best preserved and restored nineteenth century towns in Australia. A true monument to the architecture of the late nineteenth century.