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York, one of the best places to visit in the UK

With its rich ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is one of the best places to visit in the UK. It's a perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups.

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.

With 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. From booking York hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation to expert information on attractions, events, tickets and maps our Official Visitor Information Service will help you get the very most from your stay in our beautiful city.

What’s more, the Official Sightseeing Pass ‘York Pass’ will save you money at 30 top attractions and over 40 shops and restaurants throughout York and beyond.


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

Book York hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering in York

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

With a wonderful selection of hundreds of York hotels, B&Bs and Self-Catering accommodation 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


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 around every corner...

Featured Events

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Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Albert Moore: Of Beauty and Aesthetics

Fri 7 Apr - Sun 1 Oct 2017

Onboard Topaz

Ambulance Trains

Fri 28 Oct 2016 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Explore the Lavender Inspired Goods

Celebration of Lavender

Fri 28 Jul - Sun 27 Aug 2017

Chocolate Tour of York

Chocolate Tour of York

Sat 27 May 2017 - Wed 30 May 2018


Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Sat 1 Apr 2017 - Fri 5 Jan 2018

Family fun on Coppergate Strand

Coppergate Strand - free family fun

Mon 7 Aug - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Dick is Back - The Highwayman Returns to York

DICK IS BACK - The Highwayman Returns

Tue 18 Jul - Thu 31 Aug 2017

Sunday Roast

Host a Roast

Sun 6 Aug 2017 - Sun 1 Apr 2018

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017


I Heart The Deep

Sat 22 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

York Events Calendar

 August 2017 
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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