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Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London.


York Pass : 30 York Attractions for one great price.

Delve into the city's vibrant café culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country's most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

Visitors to York tourism can enjoy hundreds of attractions, museums, historic buildings, tours, shops, restaurants and bars within the compact walled city. You’re never far from an awe inspiring moment. Find and book York breaks, holidays and get aways from the excellent range of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. There is plenty of York tourist information available on attractions, events, tickets and maps from our official Visitor Information Centre which will help you get the very most from your stay in our beautiful city.

What’s more, the official sightseeing card ‘York Pass’ will save you money at 30 top attractions and over 40 shops and restaurants.

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With a choice of over a hundred of York hotels, B&Bs and Self-Catering properties you'll be spoilt for choice with Visit York.

Offering the best rates online, exclusive offers and no booking fees you can be certain of great value for money for your holiday or break in York. By booking with us, you're directly supporting the local economy and helping us to maintain the visitor information service we've proudly operated for over 25 years.

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York is one of the most fascinating, diverse and romantic cities in the world. Discover a rich history dating back to Roman times, world-class visitor attractions and fantastic family activities. 

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York is a wonderful haven for shopaholics looking for something a little different. From independent boutiques to all the high street names you'd expect in a modern city, York has something for everyone...

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Food & Drink

Voted as a TripAdvisor top 10 European Destination for food and wine, York is a renowned foodie heaven. Fine restaurants, laid back street cafés and relaxed pubs await you around every corner...

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1914: When the World Changed Forever

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Sat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017

York Racecourse

Horse Racing

Wed 20 Aug 2014

The Wind in The Willows

The Wind In The Willows

Thu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014

Yorkshire Medieval Festival

Yorkshire Medieval Festival

Fri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014

York Farmers' Market

York's Farmers' Market

Fri 29 Aug 2014

York Does Vintage 2014

York Does Vintage

Sun 7 Sep 2014

York Events Calendar

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  • Horse Racing at York RacecourseWed 20 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and
    Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York RacecourseWed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Our oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.
    The Wind In The Willows at York Theatre RoyalThu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage.
    Yorkshire Medieval Festival at York City CentreFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer.
    Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.
    Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.
    1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.
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  • Horse Racing at York RacecourseThu 21 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and
    Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York RacecourseWed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Our oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.
    The Wind In The Willows at York Theatre RoyalThu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage.
    Yorkshire Medieval Festival at York City CentreFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer.
    Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.
    Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.
    1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.
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  • Horse Racing at York RacecourseFri 22 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and
    Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York RacecourseWed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Our oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.
    The Wind In The Willows at York Theatre RoyalThu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage.
    Yorkshire Medieval Festival at York City CentreFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer.
    Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.
    Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.
    1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.
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  • Horse Racing at York RacecourseSat 23 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and
    Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York RacecourseWed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Our oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.
    The Wind In The Willows at York Theatre RoyalThu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage.
    Yorkshire Medieval Festival at York City CentreFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer.
    Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.
    Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.
    1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.
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20 August 2014 to 20 August 2014

Horse Racing at York RacecourseWed 20 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and

21 August 2014 to 21 August 2014

Horse Racing at York RacecourseThu 21 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and

22 August 2014 to 22 August 2014

Horse Racing at York RacecourseFri 22 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and

23 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Horse Racing at York RacecourseSat 23 Aug 2014Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York. Our 17 day seasons runs from May until October where you can see the leading horses and

20 August 2014 to 23 August 2014

Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival at York RacecourseWed 20 - Sat 23 Aug 2014Our oldest, richest, fastest, and most famous races provide sporting excellence combined with fashion and fun over four fabulous days.

29 August 2014 to 29 August 2014

York's Farmers' Market at Parliament StreetFri 29 Aug 2014The York Farmers' markets return for 2014. Traders selling items which have been produced, grown, raised, baked or caught locally within a 40 mile radius.

31 July 2014 to 30 August 2014

The Wind In The Willows at York Theatre RoyalThu 31 Jul - Sat 30 Aug 2014After its sell out success in 2010 The Wind in the Willows returns in a new theatre configuration to surprise and delight, once again bringing you closer to the action on stage.

01 August 2014 to 31 August 2014

Yorkshire Medieval Festival at York City CentreFri 1 - Sun 31 Aug 2014Returning for its third exciting instalment, The Yorkshire Medieval Festival is coming to take God’s own County back to the middle ages this summer.

07 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.

07 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

28 June 2014 to 06 July 2017

1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.

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Accommodation Offers

Book your stay in York in 2014 and make the most out of our special accommodation offers. From holiday accommodation to guest houses and B&Bs; from one night stays to short breaks, choose the best fit for your needs.

When was the last time you had a first time?

When was the last time you had a first time?

Experience that brilliant feeling of visiting York for the first time in 2014 and let your senses choose from our suggested fifty experiences to make your long weekend in York stay with you forever.                                 

weddings in York

Get married in York

York is considered as one of the top 50 best places in the world to get married. Browse our pages and choose one of the most spectacular wedding venues and the best advice to get your big day perfect .

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Maps, Guides & Info

Packed with essential information about York, this section includes free visitor guides and maps, giving you the inside track from local experts. Read a brief introduction to York and its history, watch videos about York and find out about our Visitor Information Centre.

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York Pass

Save on attractions with a 1, 2 or 3 day official York Pass. Giving you entry to 30 top York attractions for one great price, the pass is a great way to save money during your stay in the city. The York Pass also includes exclusive discount vouchers to use in shops, restaurants and attractions in York.

York Tourist Information Centre

Visitor Information Centre

Visit York operates a state of the art visitor centre at 1 Museum St, near York Minster. If you need any assistance or information during your stay, our expert staff are here to help. We stock a wealth of information leaflets, event and tour tickets, books, guides and merchandise.

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