York is something special. York is the oldest inland town in Western Australia; it was settled in 1831 only two years after Perth was settled in 1829.
The town of York today is a destination tourist town and will be encounted when heading south from Northam. The traveler must ensure York is an overnight town visit when planning travel arrangements are being made for the region. York is one of the best preserved classic heritage towns in Western Australia. By the late 1880s the town was teeming with miners and fossickers, all alighting from the train and preparing to make the long journey across the plains to the goldfields. It was during the period 1886 to 1900 that most of the town's impressive buildings were constructed.