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Visit York - you'll fall in love the moment you arrive...

Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London.

York Pass : 30 York Attractions for one great price.

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.

Visitors to York can enjoy 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. Find and book York breaks, holidays and get aways from the excellent range of hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. There is plenty of York tourist information available on attractions, events, tickets and maps from our official Visitor Information Centre which will help you get the very most from your stay in our beautiful city.

What’s more, the official sightseeing card ‘York Pass’ will save you money at 30 top attractions and over 40 shops and restaurants.


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With a choice of over a hundred of York hotels, B&Bs and Self-Catering properties 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. 

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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 you 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

Chocolate Events in York

Chocolate Events

Thu 18 Jul 2013 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

Churchill's Final Journey

Churchill’s Final Journey

Fri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 2015


Learn To Proddy Rag-Rug

Fri 13 Mar - Fri 12 Jun 2015


Rapunzel by Mike Kenny

Sun 26 Apr - Wed 3 Jun 2015

Royals: then and now

Royals: then and now

Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2015

Tulip Festival

Sat 25 Apr - Sat 9 May 2015

Tour De Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire

Fri 1 - Sun 3 May 2015

York Events Calendar

 April 2015>

27 April 2015 to 27 April 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 27 Apr 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

The great British banger – A Kitchen Social event at Yorkshire Food FinderTue 28 Apr 2015An informal introduction to the art of English sausage making led by Chris Moorby, Yorkshire Food Finder's master butcher. Make some to take home too.

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Treks in the city:York's only guided gourmet trail at Yorkshire Food FinderTue 28 Apr 2015The ultimate food lovers' experience with behind the scenes visits to artisan food producers and dinner at The Star Inn the City

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 28 Apr 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Bee-Keeping Course for Beginners at Stillingfleet Lodge GardensWed 29 Apr 2015This is a hands-on bee-keeping course aimed at beginners. It is led by John Cook who looks after our bees and hives throughout the year.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Botton’s Up! at Yorkshire Food FinderWed 29 Apr 2015Discover and help make Botton Creamery's great cheeses and the Great Yorkshire Brewery's best, then enjoy a tutored tasting before dining in style at Andrew Pern’s renowned Star Inn at Harome.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 29 Apr 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

01 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

25th Anniversary Promotion at The Grange HotelWed 1 - Thu 30 Apr 2015"Cheers" we're turning 25 25 years after first opening as a hotel, the business is celebrating its landmark anniversary. Join us throughout April and enjoy 2 sparkling afternoon tea's for only £25.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Tour de Yorkshire Eve of Tour Show at The Eye of YorkThu 30 Apr 2015The Tour de Yorkshire Eve of Tour Show which will take place at the Eye of York (just outside the Castle Museum) on Thursday 30th April. There will be music, entertainment and stars from the world of cycling.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 30 Apr 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

30 January 2015 to 03 May 2015

Churchill’s Final Journey at National Railway MuseumFri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 20152015 marks 40 years since the opening of the National Railway Museum in York (25 September 2015). We’ll be marking this very special milestone with a fantastic programme of special events and exhibitions.

25 April 2015 to 09 May 2015

Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall GardensSat 25 Apr - Sat 9 May 2015The Gardens and Museum are open 7 Days a week 10am - 5.30pm, with last entry to the Gardens at 4.30pm.

26 April 2015 to 03 June 2015

Rapunzel by Mike Kenny at York Theatre RoyalSun 26 Apr - Wed 3 Jun 2015This is a story about a girl. The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

17 April 2015 to 10 June 2015

Architectural Drawings: An Exhibition at Janette Ray BooksellersFri 17 Apr - Wed 10 Jun 2015We are holding an exhibition between 17th April and 10th June 2015 which features architectural drawings.

13 March 2015 to 12 June 2015

Learn To Proddy Rag-Rug at Liz Foster DesignFri 13 Mar - Fri 12 Jun 2015An informative and enjoyable half-day workshop exploring colour and texture through the craft of proddy rag-rug making.

20 March 2015 to 06 September 2015

Playing Trains at National Railway MuseumFri 20 Mar - Sun 6 Sep 2015Why do children love trains so much? Our immersive and playful new exhibition explores childhood fascination with trains and railways.

28 February 2015 to 01 November 2015

Royals: then and now at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & GardensSat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2015The hugely successful 'Royals: then and now' display returns for a second year with a new collection of portraits.

25 March 2015 to 31 December 2015

Commemorating the Re-interment of Richard III at Richard III Experience at Monk BarWed 25 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 2015A series of special installations commemorating the re-interment of the last Plantagenet King of England.

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.

08 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

From Cradle to Grave at York Castle MuseumFri 8 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This exhibition focuses on the history of three rites of passage - birth, marriage and death.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

York Castle Prison at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our special exhibition.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

The Sixties at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016The Sixties exhibition aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in so many areas of public and private life.

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.

18 July 2013 to 31 December 2020

Chocolate Events at City Of YorkThu 18 Jul 2013 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

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Accommodation Offers

Book your stay in York in 2015 and make the most out of our special accommodation offers. From holiday accommodation to guest houses and B&Bs; from one night stays to short breaks, choose the best fit for your needs.

When was the last time you had a first time?

When was the last time you had a first time?

Experience that brilliant feeling of visiting York for the first time in 2015 and let your senses choose from our suggested fifty experiences to make your long weekend in York stay with you forever.                                 

weddings in York

Get married in York

York is considered as one of the top 50 best places in the world to get married. Browse our pages and choose one of the most spectacular wedding venues and the best advice to get your big day perfect .

Download maps of York and our free visitor guide

Maps, Guides & Info

Packed with essential information about York, this section includes free visitor guides and maps, giving you the inside track from local experts. Read a brief introduction to York and its history, watch videos about York and find out about our Visitor Information Centre.

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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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