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Must See Entertainment in York

Discover a rich tapestry of entertainment in York and beyond. York has an incredible wealth of things to see and do, with the ancient walled centre offering more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK. As one of Europe's largest pedestrian zones, you’re never more than a short walk from one of York's awe inspiring sights or attractions.

York Pass : 30 York Attractions for one great price.

Wondering what to do in York? Whether you're a first time or regular visitor, couple or family, there's a myriad of fascinating layers to discover throughout this beautiful and thriving city. Explore York's Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage plus a wealth of attractions like the iconic York Minster, JORVIK, the National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Cliffords Tower.

Perfect for your UK holiday, York offers unique surroundings and a warm ambience where you can enjoy a vibrant café culture or delightful street performance. Perhaps sip a refreshing drink at one of our stylish riverside bars or many heritage taverns.

What's more, places to visit in York have a vibrant and varied calendar of festivals and events there's always something special going on for you to enjoy in York.

Must See York

Must See YorkYork has more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK. With so much to see and do, make sure you don't miss the highlights...

Hidden Gems

Hidden GemsAround every corner of the ancient streets of York you'll discover wonderful hidden gems. Wonderful attractions to inspire and amaze...

Fifty First Experiences

Fifty FirstsEnjoy the brilliant feeling of discovering something new? We have come up with fifty first experiences for you to really experience York for the first time and get all your senses involved!

York Attractions

Visitor Attractions in YorkDiscover York's incredible choice of visitor attractions throughout the city and beyond.

Tours & Guides

Tours & Guided Walks in YorkTake a tour with a local guide and discover York's rich heritage and history from the experts.


Entertainment and YorkFind out about York's vibrant theatre and live music scene that caters to all ages and tastes.


Gardens and Parks in YorkTake a romantic stroll through idyllic gardens, parks and stately homes in and around York.


Activities to do in YorkFun for all the family with fantastic activities throughout the City of York.

What's On York

What's on in YorkCheck out the latest events and amazing festivals taking place all year round. 

SPECIAL Features:

York Minster Revealed

York Minster Special FeatureWith the largest conservation and restoration project of its kind in the UK, a masterpiece in stained glass and stone is emerging at York Minster.

The York Dungeon

York Dungeon

Explore 2000 years of York’s gruesome history at the York Dungeon. When it comes to history, the horrible bits are the best fun...


Railway Museum

National Railway Museum feature pageVisit the world’s greatest railway museum with amazing exhibits. From Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive to luxurious royal carriages.

The Deep- One of the UK's best aquariums

The DeepThe Deep tells the amazing story of the world's oceans through stunning marine life, interactives and audio-visual presentations making it a fun-filled family day out for all ages.

JORVIK Group Attractions

JORVIK Group Attractions Explore York’s extraordinary heritage, from the Roman times to Middle Ages. See all the different attractions and get some inspiration for your next visit.

Beyond York:Discover what's on our doorstep

Beyond YorkBeing centrally located, York is an ideal base to explore the whole of Yorkshire.

York Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate StoryDiscover the stories behind the greatest names in UK chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself.

Discover Ryedale

Discover RyedaleDiscover Ryedale, home to spectacular Castles and Abbeys, English Heritage sites, museums, beautiful gardens and outstanding nature.

York Museum Trust

York Museum TrustFrom Victorians, to Romans and great artists and contemporary ceramics, York Museums Trust venues are a must-see for all the family.

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