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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.

View our brand new 89 page  digital York Visitor Guide 2016 full information & tips for your trip to York

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 getaways 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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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. 

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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...

Featured Events

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

Flying Scotsman in steam.

Flying Scotsman Season - Starring Scotsman

Thu 25 Feb - Sun 19 Jun 2016

Beningbrough Hall

Happy Birthday Beningbrough!

Sat 27 Feb - Sun 30 Oct 2016



Sat 21 May 2016 - Tue 28 Feb 2017


York Minster Mystery Plays 2016

Thu 26 May - Thu 30 Jun 2016

Eboracum Roman Festival

Eboracum Roman Festival

Wed 1 - Sun 5 Jun 2016

Fossgate Festival

Fossgate Festival

Sun 5 Jun 2016

York Festival of Ideas 2016

York Festival of Ideas 2016

Tue 7 - Sun 19 Jun 2016

York Food & Drink Festival Taster

York Food & Drink Festival Taster

Sat 11 - Sun 12 Jun 2016

The Great Yorkshire Show

The Great Yorkshire Show

Tue 12 - Thu 14 Jul 2016

The Great Yorkshire Fringe

The Great Yorkshire Fringe

Fri 15 - Sun 31 Jul 2016

Thunder Day

August Thunder Day

Sun 7 Aug 2016

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Accommodation deals in York

Accommodation Offers

Book your stay in York in 2015 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.


Win a break to York!

Win a two night midweek stay at Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, two 2 day York Passes and two standard class Virgin Trains East Coast Rail tickets from any Virgin Trains East Coast mainline station. Just tell us when the York Theatre Royal reopens!

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 .

Read what the travel writers say

What the travel writers say

Each year Visit York host hundreds of journalists and travel writers in the city, from the UK and overseas across print, online and broadcast media. Read about what some of these top Journalists have to say about York.

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.

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

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