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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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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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Shopping

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

RagRug

Learn To Proddy Rag-Rug

Fri 13 Mar - Fri 12 Jun 2015

Michael Lambourne's Jolly Good Gillygate Pub Quiz

Wed 29 Apr 2015 - Wed 29 Apr 2020

Playing Trains

Playing Trains

Fri 20 Mar - Sun 6 Sep 2015

Rapunzel

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

The Pitmen Painters

The Pitmen Painters

Tue 5 May 2015

Tulip Festival

Sat 25 Apr - Sat 9 May 2015

Pennine Provender

Pennine Provender

Wed 6 May 2015

York Events Calendar

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05 May 2015 to 05 May 2015

Lady Maisery at National Centre for Early MusicTue 5 May 2015Comprising the multi-talented Hannah James, Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans, Lady Maisery performs fresh interpretations of vintage songs and ballads to stunning effect.

05 May 2015 to 05 May 2015

The Pitmen Painters at Joseph Rowntree TheatreTue 5 May 2015Lee Hall (writer of the movie and musical Billy Elliott) tells the true story of a group of miners in Ashington in the 1930s who took up painting lessons and briefly became acclaimed by the art world.

05 May 2015 to 05 May 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 5 May 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

06 May 2015 to 06 May 2015

History Wardrobe Presents: Fairytale Fashion at York Castle MuseumWed 6 May 2015Step into your favourite stories as we enter a world of magical clothes and well-loved tales.

06 May 2015 to 06 May 2015

Bee-Keeping Course for Beginners at Stillingfleet Lodge GardensWed 6 May 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.

06 May 2015 to 06 May 2015

The Pitmen Painters at Joseph Rowntree TheatreWed 6 May 2015Lee Hall (writer of the movie and musical Billy Elliott) tells the true story of a group of miners in Ashington in the 1930s who took up painting lessons and briefly became acclaimed by the art world.

06 May 2015 to 06 May 2015

Pennine Provender at Yorkshire Food FinderWed 6 May 2015Great ice cream, cheese, charcuterie and more from last of the Summer Wine Country with two great meals at Tim Bilton's stunning Spiced Pear restaurant

06 May 2015 to 06 May 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 6 May 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?

07 May 2015 to 07 May 2015

The Pitmen Painters at Joseph Rowntree TheatreThu 7 May 2015Lee Hall (writer of the movie and musical Billy Elliott) tells the true story of a group of miners in Ashington in the 1930s who took up painting lessons and briefly became acclaimed by the art world.

07 May 2015 to 07 May 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 7 May 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

07 May 2015 to 07 May 2015

Chocolate Masterclass -Introduction to Chocolate at York Cocoa HouseThu 7 May 2015Discover the basics of chocolate making, from working with chocolate to make simple, gorgeous ganache to how to professionally temper chocolate so you can work with it to create a whole gorgeous array of delights.

08 May 2015 to 08 May 2015

Friday Night Live at The Grange HotelFri 8 May 2015Don't miss Friday Night Live events held every other Friday in The Brasserie from 7pm. The unique ambiance of our Cellars, acoustic music, and delicious food is a perfect start to your weekend.

08 May 2015 to 08 May 2015

The Pitmen Painters at Joseph Rowntree TheatreFri 8 May 2015Lee Hall (writer of the movie and musical Billy Elliott) tells the true story of a group of miners in Ashington in the 1930s who took up painting lessons and briefly became acclaimed by the art world.

08 May 2015 to 08 May 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 8 May 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Willow weaving bird feeder workshop at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & GardensSat 9 May 2015Make a bird feeder with Leilah from Dragon Willow

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Summer Nights Afloat BBQ Party Cruise at YorkBoatSat 9 May 2015A 3 hour party cruise with delicious BBQ, drinks and professional disco.

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.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Hamlet: Drama of Vengeance at The Sir Jack Lyons Concert HallSat 9 May 2015Hamlet: Drama of Vengeance starring Asta Nielsen (Germany: dirs. Svend Gade and Heinz Schall, 1921)

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

The Pitmen Painters at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSat 9 May 2015Lee Hall (writer of the movie and musical Billy Elliott) tells the true story of a group of miners in Ashington in the 1930s who took up painting lessons and briefly became acclaimed by the art world.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Peg Loom Weaving Workshop at Liz Foster DesignSat 9 May 2015An informative and enjoyable half-day workshop exploring colour and texture through the craft of peg-loom weaving.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 9 May 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Chocolate Decorations at York Cocoa HouseSat 9 May 2015Chocolate has some wonderful properties once we understand them and how they want to behave we can make a whole range of chocolate spectacular chocolate effects, from chocolate run outs, modeling with chocolate, carving and painting.

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

H[2]O at De Grey RoomsSat 9 May 2015Teatr Strefa Otwarta of Wroclaw H(2)O Part of York International Shakespeare Festival

09 May 2015 to 09 May 2015

Words and Whippets 3 at De Grey RoomsSat 9 May 2015Words & Whippets 3…featuring The Stories of Shakey P Part of York International Shakespeare Festival

09 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Raindale Mill Family Days at York Castle MuseumSat 9 - Sun 10 May 2015Visit the Victorian water mill at York Castle Museum, find out about the history of the mill and see how the wheel is powered.

09 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Battlegroup North at Yorkshire Air MuseumSat 9 - Sun 10 May 2015Battlegroup North Wargaming Show & Military Vehicle Rally.

10 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Pyramus & Thisbe at National Centre for Early MusicSun 10 May 2015Early Opera specialists Opera Restor'd make a welcome return to the stage with their acclaimed production of Lampe's Pyramus and Thisbe.

10 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 10 May 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?

10 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 10 May 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

10 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

H[2]O at The GillygateSun 10 May 2015Teatr Strefa Otwarta of Wroclaw H(2)O Part of York International Shakespeare Festival

08 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Two Shakespeare Heroines at De Grey RoomsFri 8 - Sun 10 May 2015A Solo Performance by Aki ISODA Two Shakespeare Heroines Part of York International Shakespeare Festival

07 May 2015 to 12 May 2015

Cycle the WAY OF THE ROSES with full support at Scoot Cycling HolidaysThu 7 - Tue 12 May 2015Join a small friendly group and cycle across England. Includes upmarket B&B accommodation on 5 nights, daily luggage transfers, bikes & equipment, 5 days’ cycling with accompanying support cyclist and vehicle. A great adventure!

08 May 2015 to 17 May 2015

York International Shakespeare FestivalFri 8 - Sun 17 May 2015The York International Shakespeare Festival is a major new cultural venture for York and for the North of England. It emerges from a new partnership between the York Theatre Royal, the University of York and Parrabbola.

07 May 2015 to 23 May 2015

Romeo and Juliet at St Olave's ChurchThu 7 - Sat 23 May 2015The Flanagan Collective in association with York Theatre Royal Romeo and Juliet

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.

29 April 2015 to 01 November 2015

Fashion and Fibres, Island Dress in Polynesia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, WhitbyWed 29 Apr - Sun 1 Nov 2015A special display with treasures from other museums of Polynesian dress

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.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2020

Michael Lambourne's Jolly Good Gillygate Pub Quiz at The Gillygate Pub with RoomsWed 29 Apr 2015 - Wed 29 Apr 2020Actor Michael Lambourne hosts our traditional quiz every Wednesday from 8:15. As is also the case with our Monday Quiz, its best to get down early to guarantee a seat!!

06 May 2015 to 06 May 2020

Michael Lambourne's Jolly Good Gillygate Pub Quiz at The Gillygate Pub with RoomsWed 6 May 2015 - Wed 6 May 2020Actor Michael Lambourne hosts our traditional quiz every Wednesday from 8:15. As is also the case with our Monday Quiz, its best to get down early to guarantee a seat!!

18 July 2013 to 31 December 2020

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

27 April 2015 to 28 April 2025

Speedquiz with Alan Leach at The Gillygate Pub with RoomsMon 27 Apr 2015 - Mon 28 Apr 2025The most fun you will have on a Monday night in York!!

04 May 2015 to 05 May 2025

Speedquiz with Alan Leach at The Gillygate Pub with RoomsMon 4 May 2015 - Mon 5 May 2025The most fun you will have on a Monday night in York!!

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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.

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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.                                 

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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 .

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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.

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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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