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You won't struggle to find things to do in York.

Our city is built on 2000 years of incredible history and has more attractions per square mile than anywhere else in the UK. York is home to many world-class museums, art galleries and other fun filled experiences for you to enjoy. Discover York's tales on one of our fascinating walking tours, finding out about the city's past as you wander through the streets and snickelways. Sample York's spooky and sinister side on one of the many thrilling ghost walks.

There's plenty of other entertainment on offer too, with a host of theatres, cinemas and music venues ready to round off your evening with a touch of culture at a premier show, concert or screening. If you want to get active, there are plenty of activities in York to satisfy you, from bike hire to trampolining. With the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales in easy reach, as well as many beautiful gardens, you can enjoy the great outdoors with York as your base.

With so many things to do in York, make the most of your visit by staying in York for longer, so you can take your time and see more of our incredible city.

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York Leisure Centre: Clip 'n Climb

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York Minster

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The York Dungeon

York Dungeon Get ready to journey back through 2000 Years of York's darkest History as you see, hear and (ahem) smell t…

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JORVIK Viking Centre

Discover the Original Viking Encounter at JORVIK Viking Centre! Experience the Viking Age by pre-booking your visit now…

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National Railway Museum

Escape the day-to-day and join National Railway Museum for a journey through time. Get up close to icons of the rails i…

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of O…

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Northwood Trail – England’s Fairy Sanctuary

The Northwood Fairy Sanctuary is intended to delight adults as well as children. It is set within 100 acres of glorious…

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A Very Magical Adventure

Make magical memories with the whole family this summer in York’s historic city centre. A live, interactive, theatrical…

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Choose Your Adventure in York with York Pass. York Pass is a sightseeing card which gives you free entry to top attractions, museums and monuments in York.

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Included in York Pass

York Minster, Castle Howard, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre, The York Dungeon, Van Gogh Immersive Experience, York City Sightseeing, and so much more!

Each York Pass also comes with a free 24 Hour hop on hop off bus tour plus a choice of three pasta or pizza dishes at ASK Italian Restaurant, York.

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