I am curious what other's opinions are regarding their preferred choice to visit between York and Durham. I have personally been to York before, and although I did like much about it (particularly the medieval / ancient aspect and attractions), I did feel a lot of that historic charm was taken away by a lot of modernization and the larger city feel than what I had expected it to be.
I am returning with a friend who has never been to the UK before this June, and am considering either going to York or Durham for part of my trip. For those of you who have been to them both, do you have a preference over the other and if so, why? Any suggestions would be of much help, as I will have time to stay at only one of these destinations this trip.