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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.

first time visit to york

When was the last time you had a first time?

Make your 2015 exciting and visit York for the first time! Enjoy 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!

Taste Britain's Home of Chocolate, fall in love forever or see the city in a different light during Illuminating York.

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Autumn Events

Autumn events in YorkAutumn is the best time to visit York! Illuminating York, the annual light festival and loads of Halloween events are just of the treats in store.

York Races

York RacesGet ready for a fabulous racing season! It’s a fabulous day out in a beautiful location, a chance to dress up, and jolly good fun into the bargain.

Illuminating York

Illuminating York
Come to York between 28-31 October 2015 to enjoy spectacular celebrations of the city's heritage in a different light during Illuminating York.

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. 

York Minster Revealed

York Minster Special FeatureSPECIAL FEATURE: With 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 pageSPECIAL FEATURE:
Visit 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 DeepSpecial Feature: The 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 Special Feature: 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 YorkSpecial Feature: Being 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.


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