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Visit York Residents Festival 2016

Residents' Festival 2016 #ResFest16

We invite you to be a tourist in York 30th & 31st Jan 2016…for free!

York Residents’ Festival is your chance to explore the city and be a tourist for the weekend – for free! Organised by Visit York in partnership with the City of York Council, this annual Festival is our way of saying a HUGE ‘thank you’ for the warm welcome you give to York’s 7 million visitors. It’s a great way to discover York’s visitor attractions for free and wine and dine using our discounted offers.

This year you’ll have the chance to explore behind the scenes at places not usually open to the public and take advantage of some great dining offers. We hope you enjoy the weekend.

How do I take part?

York Residents' Festival is open to all York Residents who have a valid YorkCard, and all students studying in York who have a valid York Student ID Card – you’ll need one card per person to gain free admission to attractions and benefit from the special offers included in this brochure. Remember that for some of the attractions, tours and events, you’ll need to pre-book and that some venues have limited free tickets and operate on a first come, first served basis. Please check the details for each offer carefully.


Free Attractions in York during Residents Festival
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FREE Out of Town Attractions

Free out of town attractions during Residents Festival
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Free entertainment and special offers during Residents Festival
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FREE Tours & Walks

Free walks during Residents Festival
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Special Offers at Eateries

Eateries special offers during Residents Festival
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Special Offers at Shops

Special Offers at Shops
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How do I get my YorkCard?

YorkCards are available from all of York’s public libraries. There’s a £5.00 administration charge for adults and cards are free for under 18s. The YorkCard also entitles you to free or discounted entry to a range of leisure facilties and attractions in York throughout the year.

First York

Save on travel with First in York over Residents’ Festival weekend..

First Day Group ticket (valid for up to 4 people) available for £5.00* on presentation of a valid YorkCard.

*Available to purchase any time on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 January. Valid for any 4 people. Customers travelling on the same ticket must board together. Normal price £7.60.


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