decrease font-size reset font-size increase font-size
Latest News:

Visit York - you'll fall in love the moment you arrive...

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 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.

Search Accommodation

Use the form below to search fantastic deals on York Hotels, B&Bs, Self-catering accommodation.

 
 
York hotel booking
York and beyond
Discover Ryedale
York Residents Festival
Book York hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering in York

York Hotels, B&Bs and Self-Catering at great rates...

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.

Attractions, activities and tour guides in York

Things to Do

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. 

York shops

Shopping

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...

Restaurants in York, York Food and Drink Festival

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...

Featured Events

/ Highlights of York events, festivals and entertainment

To browse all events coming up in York please click here >

1914: When the World Changed Forever

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Sat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017

Chocolate Events in York

Chocolate Events

Thu 18 Jul 2013 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

Churchill's Final Journey

Churchill’s Final Journey

Fri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 2015

Silver Screen Festival 2015

Mon 2 - Sun 8 Feb 2015

York Resident's Festival

Sat 31 Jan - Sun 8 Feb 2015

York LGBT History Month

LGBT History In Health

Tue 3 - Sun 8 Feb 2015

Felt Hearts Workshop

Felt Hearts Workshop

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Joe Longthorne

Fri 6 Feb 2015

York LGBT History Month

'T' Is For Trans

Thu 12 Feb 2015

York Events Calendar

 February 2015>
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28

02 February 2015 to 02 February 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 2 Feb 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

03 February 2015 to 03 February 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 3 Feb 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

04 February 2015 to 04 February 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 4 Feb 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

05 February 2015 to 05 February 2015

Felt Hearts Workshop at Liz Foster DesignThu 5 Feb 2015A fun morning workshop making heart decoration using techniques of dry-felting stitching and embellishments.

05 February 2015 to 05 February 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 5 Feb 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

05 February 2015 to 05 February 2015

Chocolate Masterclass -Introduction to Chocolate at York Cocoa HouseThu 5 Feb 2015Discover the basics of chocolate making, from working with chocolate to make simple, gorgeous ganache to how to professionally temper chocolate so you can work with it to create a whole gorgeous array of delights.

05 February 2015 to 05 February 2015

The Sexuality and Strasbourg at University of YorkThu 5 Feb 2015Dr Paul Johnson will give a talk on LGBT rights and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

Joe Longthorne at Grand Opera House YorkFri 6 Feb 2015Joe's repertoire of voices is endless and includes hundreds of the world's top singers. Shirley Bassey has commented, 'Joe can do me better than I can do myself.'

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

Votes For Women! - talk by Lucy Adlington at York Castle MuseumFri 6 Feb 2015Join us on Kirkgate, our recreated Victorian Street in York Castle Museum, for a very special evening on the theme of Suffragettes, with Lucy Adlington and Meridith Towne of History Wardrobe.

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Day at Yorkshire Museum & GardensFri 6 Feb 2015Have you found an archaeological object that you would like to find out more about? If so then bring your finds for identification!

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

York LGBT History Month 2015 Launch at York St John UniversityFri 6 Feb 2015York LGBT History Month 2015 is set to start in style with an exciting evening featuring live music from local bands, an exhibition by a local artist, speeches, a quiz and short films.

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

Cinderella - Patricia Veale School of Dance at Joseph Rowntree TheatreFri 6 Feb 2015Cinderella ballet with a Charleston twist in Jazz & Tap

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 6 Feb 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

06 February 2015 to 06 February 2015

Folie à Deux: Madness Made of Two at South Bank Community CinemaFri 6 Feb 2015Folie à Deux - Madness Made of Two. Shot over five years at York’s Gray’s Court, this film is an intimate portrayal of a large, bohemian family with all the ups and downs of daily life

07 February 2015 to 07 February 2015

Barry Steele as Roy Orbison at Grand Opera House YorkSat 7 Feb 2015Join music legends Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Buddy Holly!

07 February 2015 to 07 February 2015

LGBT History Roadshow: History out of the Closet at York Castle MuseumSat 7 Feb 2015Come along and share stories, memories, keepsakes and objects with curators and archivists to help us understand the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender history of York.

07 February 2015 to 07 February 2015

Cinderella - Patricia Veale School of Dance at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSat 7 Feb 2015Cinderella ballet with a Charleston twist in Jazz & Tap

07 February 2015 to 07 February 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 7 Feb 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

07 February 2015 to 07 February 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Glamorous Chocolate Cakes at York Cocoa HouseSat 7 Feb 2015Chocolate is the perfect friend for a novice baker, chocolate will always save the day! We’ll share with you the secrets of making classic, gorgeous cakes, before dressing them up with a variety of chocolate decorating techniques.

31 January 2015 to 08 February 2015

York Resident's Festival at Castle HowardSat 31 Jan - Sun 8 Feb 2015Explore Castle Howard's Gardens for free as part of York Resident's Festival, with a valid YORKCard.

02 February 2015 to 08 February 2015

Silver Screen Festival 2015 at Fairfax HouseMon 2 - Sun 8 Feb 2015The Georgians on Silver Screen, join us for a week-long festival of classic film that evokes the golden age of Hollywood and celebrates Fairfax House's life as St. George's Cinema.

08 February 2015 to 08 February 2015

Rigoletto: The Russian State Ballet and Opera Hous at Scarborough Spa Sun 8 Feb 2015The Russian State Ballet and Opera House return to Scarborough Spa in February 2015, this time with the world-class Opera, Rigoletto - a tragic tale of misunderstanding, revenge and sacrifice.

08 February 2015 to 08 February 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 8 Feb 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

08 February 2015 to 08 February 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 8 Feb 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

08 February 2015 to 08 February 2015

Too hard to imagine: Final Curtain Drama Group at Clements HallSun 8 Feb 2015Devised piece of theatre looking through young peoples’ eyes, at some of the issues surrounding the Holocaust.

03 February 2015 to 08 February 2015

LGBT History In Health at York HospitalTue 3 - Sun 8 Feb 2015Visit our information board. There will be an opportunity to meet members of the new staff LGBT network on Wednesday 4 February, 12:00-14:00.

09 February 2015 to 09 February 2015

Wedding Open Evening at The Grange HotelMon 9 Feb 2015A special venue for your perfect day....

09 February 2015 to 09 February 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 9 Feb 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

09 February 2015 to 09 February 2015

York LGBT History Walk at York Explore Library Mon 9 Feb 2015A light-hearted look at York’s history, exploring some of the LGBT characters that have walked the city’s streets. Starts from outside York Explore Library.

10 February 2015 to 10 February 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 10 Feb 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

11 February 2015 to 11 February 2015

All Out: How Can We Be Out At Work? at York St John UniversityWed 11 Feb 2015What does it mean to be ‘out’ at work and why is it so important? ‘Being out’ is the term that is heard quite often regarding the LGBT community, as it is a huge step forward in realising your authentic self. At Temple Hall

11 February 2015 to 11 February 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 11 Feb 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

12 February 2015 to 12 February 2015

Go York Guest Lecture – Gary Verity at York St John UniversityThu 12 Feb 2015Gary Verity presents his guest lecture: How Yorkshire wowed the Tour de France

12 February 2015 to 12 February 2015

Queerness: Opening Night at York St John UniversityThu 12 Feb 2015Opening night: Reflecting on the last LGBT History Month, Nathan’s MA focused on ‘Queer Art’ and what this could be in a contemporary setting. At Quad South foyer, York St John University

12 February 2015 to 12 February 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 12 Feb 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

12 February 2015 to 12 February 2015

'T' Is For Trans at The BasementThu 12 Feb 2015The evening will begin with a short film about gender identity from a transgender perspective. We hope to gently educate the people of York on trans issues in a fun way.

13 February 2015 to 13 February 2015

Friday Night Live -Valentines Special at The Brasserie at the Grange HotelFri 13 Feb 2015Valentines Special. Treat your loved one in a special way with Live music and Romantic 4 course dinner in The Brasserie. Priced from £29.95 per person including coffee.

13 February 2015 to 13 February 2015

Learn To Weave at Liz Foster DesignFri 13 Feb 2015An informative and enjoyable half-day workshop exploring colour and texture through the craft of peg-loom weaving.

13 February 2015 to 13 February 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 13 Feb 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

13 February 2015 to 15 February 2015

The Valentine Rockin' Weekend 2015 at Scarborough Spa Fri 13 - Sun 15 Feb 2015The Big Beat presents The Valentine Rockin’ Weekend 2015!

14 February 2015 to 22 February 2015

31st JORVIK Viking Festival at JORVIK Viking CentreSat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015Following this cataclysmic clash of titans at Ragnarok 2014 we have all woken up in a brave new Viking world - and the Vikings of JORVIK are looking forward to welcoming you back to their city in 2015!

14 February 2015 to 22 February 2015

“Have you felt the bubbles melt?” at York's CHOCOLATE Story Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015We pay homage to the nation’s favourite minty chocolate bar – Aero .

09 February 2015 to 27 February 2015

Queerness is Forming at York St John UniversityMon 9 - Fri 27 Feb 2015Reflecting on the last LGBT History Month, Nathan’s MA focused on ‘Queer Art’ and what this could be in a contemporary setting. At Quad South foyer, York St John University

26 September 2014 to 01 March 2015

Trainspotting at National Railway MuseumFri 26 Sep 2014 - Sun 1 Mar 2015Explore the adventure and nostalgia associated with Trainspotting, one of the most common pastimes for boys in the 1950s and 1960s, with a variety of events.

30 January 2015 to 03 May 2015

Churchill’s Final Journey at National Railway MuseumFri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 20152015 marks 40 years since the opening of the National Railway Museum in York (25 September 2015). We’ll be marking this very special milestone with a fantastic programme of special events and exhibitions.

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.

08 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

From Cradle to Grave at York Castle MuseumFri 8 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This exhibition focuses on the history of three rites of passage - birth, marriage and death.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

York Castle Prison at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our special exhibition.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

The Sixties at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016The Sixties exhibition aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in so many areas of public and private life.

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.

18 July 2013 to 31 December 2020

Chocolate Events at City Of YorkThu 18 Jul 2013 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

Offers & Essentials

/ Helping you enjoy the perfect holiday in York
Accommodation deals in York

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 .

Download maps of York and our free visitor guide

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.

Discount vouchers and code for York Attractions

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.

Featured eShop Products

Buy York tickets, tours, merchandise, books, DVDs and gifts in our secure eShop.

 
East Coast Train Tickets to York from £13
                                                                                                                        
 
England Heritage Cities
 

eNewsletter

/ Get the latest news, offers and competitions by email