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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.


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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

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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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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

Royals: then and now

Royals: then and now

Sat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2015

South Pacific

Tue 3 - Sat 14 Mar 2015

Creative Felt Art

Creative Felt Art

Thu 5 Mar 2015

39steps

The 39 Steps

Thu 5 Mar 2015

Pennine Provender

Pennine Provender

Wed 11 Mar 2015

Friday Night Live

Friday Night Live

Fri 13 Mar 2015

York Events Calendar

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04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

John McCusker, Mike McGoldrick and John Doyle at National Centre for Early MusicWed 4 Mar 2015A rare chance to see three of the world's finest musicians, who are also members of the BBC's acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions.

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

Getting the Most From Your Plot at Stillingfleet Lodge GardensWed 4 Mar 2015Join Tony Chalcraft on this half-day Organic Vegetable Gardening Course where he will show you how to get the most from your vegetable garden, whatever the size, and have fresh vegetables all year round.

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 4 Mar 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?

04 March 2015 to 04 March 2015

A Cartoon History of Here at York Explore Library Wed 4 Mar 2015Comedy, cartoonery, poetry & improv! A unique live-action, fast-flowing adventure with Yorkshire poet, broadcaster & comedian Ian McMillan and Cartoonist of the Year Tony Husband. Two top funny men reflect upon local stories and legends.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

Trio Da Kali at National Centre for Early MusicThu 5 Mar 2015Hailing from the Mande culture of Mali in West Africa, this trio returns to the original spirit of griot music with a fresh, contemporary voice.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

The 39 Steps at Joseph Rowntree TheatreThu 5 Mar 2015The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

Creative Felt Art at Liz Foster DesignThu 5 Mar 2015An informative and enjoyable half-day workshop exploring colour, texture and composition though felt-making.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute at Scenic Stage TheatreThu 5 Mar 2015DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute.

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

05 March 2015 to 05 March 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 5 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

Make Your Own Handbag at York Castle MuseumFri 6 Mar 2015Design and make a small day bag or a stunning evening bag to match your outfit, inspired by the Museum’s collections and all under the guidance of The Silver Thimble tutor, Kath Allaway.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

The 39 Steps at Joseph Rowntree TheatreFri 6 Mar 2015The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute at Scenic Stage TheatreFri 6 Mar 2015DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute.

06 March 2015 to 06 March 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 6 Mar 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Late Music Concerts - Ian Pace at St Saviourgate Unitarian ChapelSat 7 Mar 2015Small is beautiful – exploring the miniature form in contemporary music

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

The 39 Steps at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSat 7 Mar 2015The 39 Steps is a melodrama adapted from the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock and rewritten by Patrick Barlow in 2005.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute at Scenic Stage TheatreSat 7 Mar 2015DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson at Scarborough Spa Sat 7 Mar 2015An Intimate Evening with Russell Watson

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 7 Mar 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

07 March 2015 to 07 March 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Cocoa Bean to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 7 Mar 2015Learn the full magic of working with chocolate from the raw bean itself to making actual chocolate. We’ll share with you the secrets of the chocolate making process, to creating a rich dark chocolate of your very own.

07 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Life Class - Working from the Model at Yorkshire Museum & GardensSat 7 - Sun 8 Mar 2015Laraine Simpson, our experienced artist and tutor, will guide you through your own experiments with OPAQUES techniques and the use of colour in painting the nude figure.

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Mother's Day - Silver Bangles at Yorkshire Museum & GardensSun 8 Mar 2015Dads, daughters, sons and Mums – spend some time together looking at the Yorkshire Museum’s star objects for inspiration to make your mum or loved one something to treasure this Mothers Day.

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSun 8 Mar 2015Frank Sinatra Tribute Concert

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

International Women's Day Event at Winner WinnerSun 8 Mar 2015The York community is welcome to join us at this special event to help beat cancer, and raise money for Breast Cancer Research, which will help save millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 8 Mar 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?

08 March 2015 to 08 March 2015

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

09 March 2015 to 09 March 2015

Wedding Open Evening at The Grange HotelMon 9 Mar 2015A special venue for your perfect day....

09 March 2015 to 09 March 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 9 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

10 March 2015 to 10 March 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 10 Mar 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

11 March 2015 to 11 March 2015

Images of a disappeared York at Bedern Hall Company LimitedWed 11 Mar 2015We are delighted to welcome local Historian Peter Stanhope to help answer these questions with one of his popular lectures on our City's history.

11 March 2015 to 11 March 2015

Pennine Provender at Yorkshire Food FinderWed 11 Mar 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

11 March 2015 to 11 March 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 11 Mar 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?

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

The Wedding Singer at Joseph Rowntree TheatreThu 12 Mar 2015Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 12 Mar 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Baking With Chocolate at York Cocoa HouseThu 12 Mar 2015If you’re going to bake why would you not put chocolate in it? Learn how to work with pure cacao mass, cocoa powder and chocolate to get the perfect chocolate effect in your baking.

12 March 2015 to 12 March 2015

Apprenticeship Recruitment Event at City of York Council Headquarters Thu 12 Mar 2015To support National Apprenticeship Week 2015, both large and small employers from across the city will be showcasing their Apprenticeship vacancies at City of York Council’s third Apprenticeship Recruitment Event.

13 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

Budapest Café Orchestra at National Centre for Early MusicFri 13 Mar 2015Performing traditional folk and gypsy flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, this music evokes images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires.

13 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

Friday Night Live at The Brasserie at the Grange HotelFri 13 Mar 2015Come Join us for dinner in The brasserie with live music s from a talented local acoustic duo.

13 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

The Wedding Singer at Joseph Rowntree TheatreFri 13 Mar 2015Celebrating MPS 50th Anniversary

13 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

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

13 March 2015 to 13 March 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 13 Mar 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

03 March 2015 to 14 March 2015

South Pacific at York Theatre RoyalTue 3 - Sat 14 Mar 2015York Light Opera returns with one of the best known musicals of all time.

26 February 2015 to 22 March 2015

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde at Merchant Adventurers' HallThu 26 Feb - Sun 22 Mar 2015Theatre Mill Presents...'The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde This won’t just change the face of science; it will change the world...

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.

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.

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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Book your stay in York in 2014 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 2014 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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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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