Every year we produce a series of inspirational guides showcasing York.

We take great pride in their quality and content. By using our guides visitors can enjoy the very best experience when they are here.

With distribution running into hundreds of thousands of copies, and discounted rates for Visit York members, you can benefit from good value advertising opportunities that are not to be missed.



York Autumn/Christmas Guide

The Visit York Christmas Guide is the official guide for all that happens in the city and surrounding area over the festive season. It offers information on Christmas markets, events, festivals, shopping, travel and parking and is a key reference for coach operators, visitors and residents in the run up to Christmas.

In 2022, we’re looking to bring publication of the guide forward, so we can showcase all the ghoulish goings on during Halloween in York, as the UK’s most haunted city.

The booking deadline for the 2022 guide has now passed. Please contact faye.davis@makeityork.com for 2023 enquiries.

Read the 2021 York Christmas guide here ▸

We’ll print a minimum of 50,000 copies of the York Autumn/Christmas Guide, which will be distributed via:

  • Tour and Coach Operators
  • Visitor and Tourist Information Centres
  • Key attractions and venues across the city and region
  • Park and Ride buses and sites
  • York hotels and guest houses


York Mini Guide 2023

The Visit York Mini Guide is full of inspiration to help visitors plan their next trip to our historic city.

One of the UK's most popular city guides, the York Mini Guide has proved itself to be a superb marketing tool for everyone who advertises in it.

Bookings for this year's publication have now closed. Please contact Faye.Davis@makeityork.com for more information.

Read the 2022 York Mini Guide


    York Spring/Summer Guide 2023

    The York Spring/Summer Guide promotes York as the perfect destination for those bright and colourful seasons. Profiling attractions, activities and world class events and festivals happening across the city.

    The guide includes features on making the most of York’s great outdoors and exploring a little further across the wider region. The publication targets visitors planning a day trip to the city and for those who are looking for activities to fill a longer stay.

    Bookings for this year's publication have now closed. Please contact Faye.Davis@makeityork.com for more information.

    Read the 2022 York Summer Guide


    York Conference Guide

    York has been a meeting place for 2000 years; the Visit York Conference and Events guide showcases the heritage, innovation and diverse venues and experiences that make the city a world-class destination for business events.

    Typically, business event visitors to York spend twice as much per trip than leisure visitors, address seasonality and offer enormous potential for return leisure visits.

    The Conference Guide is a fantastic way to promote your organisation to the business tourism industry and offers enormous potential in generating additional income.

    The guide includes:

    • Venue inspiration
    • Accommodation
    • City sector strengths
    • Social programme suggestions
    • Memorable delegate experiences in and around the city

    4,000 copies of the current guide are being distributed and promoted through the following channels:

    • Direct mail promoting York as a conference destination to our dedicated database of conference organisers;
    • Distribution to subscribers of Hospitality & Events North magazine;
    • UK associations and targeted key sectors;
    • Domestic and international conference trade exhibitions;
    • In response to enquiries generated through Visit York’s enquiry channels and as fulfilment for other specific promotional activities undertaken;
    • An e-brochure version on www.visityork.org/conference, and via our social media channels and regular e-newsletter.

    Take a look at the 2021/22 York Conference Guide.