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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.

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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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1914: When the World Changed Forever

1914: When the World Changed Forever

Sat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017

Caiptal of the North

Capital of the North

Thu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016

St Nicholas Fair

St Nicholas Fair

Thu 27 Nov - Sun 21 Dec 2014

York Book Fair

York Book Fair

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Churchill's Final Journey

Churchill’s Final Journey

Fri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 2015

York Farmers' Market

York's Farmers' Market

Fri 30 Jan 2015

Join us in York for the largest Viking festival

31st JORVIK Viking Festival

Sat 14 - Sun 22 Feb 2015

York Literature Festival

York Literature Festival 2015

Thu 19 - Sun 29 Mar 2015

Easter Fair & Farm

Easter Fair & Farm

Sat 4 - Mon 6 Apr 2015

York Food and Drink Festival

York Food and Drink Festival

Sat 6 - Sun 7 Jun 2015

York Early Music Festival 2015

York Early Music Festival 2015

Fri 3 - Sat 11 Jul 2015

York Events Calendar

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27 November 2014 to 21 December 2014

St Nicholas Fair at York City CentreThu 27 Nov - Sun 21 Dec 2014St Nicholas Fair is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the event.

05 December 2015 to 13 December 2015

York Early Music Christmas Festival 2015 at National Centre for Early MusicSat 5 - Sun 13 Dec 2015The 2015 York Early Music Christmas Festival will take place from 5th to 13th December. The festival will showcase early music ensembles from across the world – with a sparkling programme of music for the festive season.

21 November 2015 to 20 December 2015

Castle Howard Christmas OpeningSat 21 Nov - Sun 20 Dec 2015Approach the magnificent 18th-century house along the Christmas tree-lined drive.

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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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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