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Filming in York

York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. The Romans knew it as Eboracum, to the Saxons it was Eoforwick and to the Vikings it was Jorvik. For TV and film producers, it is a treasure trove of unique locations you won’t find anywhere else in the UK.

York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral North of the Alps towers over a scattering of medieval architecture and Georgian townhouses, and the city is home to a fine example of a Victorian railway station - which also provides excellent transport links to the rest of the UK, London can be reached in just under two hours.

Within the ancient, encircling walls York’s medieval streets and buildings are beautifully preserved and the historic heart of the city is largely traffic-free, making it quiet, clean and accessible for film and TV crews, day and night.

Visit York is committed to the Film Friendly Partnership Charter – along with the City of York Council and Screen Yorkshire, other local authorities and key organisations across Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire and we can:

  • Assist with information and advice for suitable filming locations across the city.
  • Offer a one-stop-shop for contacts at City of York Council and locations in the city to obtain necessary permits and filming permissions
  • Provide direct contact with Creative England who can provide on site location, facilities and crew assistance to production companies
  • Give accommodation advice and easy booking facility online with Visit York

Click here to download our comprehensive factsheet with all you need to know about filming in York, or contact us with your enquiry: or

Contact the Visit York News Desk

For all press and media enquiries, please contact our Communications Team:

Kay Hyde - Head of PR & Corporate Communications
Telephone: 01904 554451 | Email:

Katie Parsons - Senior Communications Executive
Telephone: 01904 554436 | Email:

NOTE: If you are a visitor or have a general enquiry, please email or call 01904 550099.