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York, one of the best places to visit in the UK

With its rich ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is one of the best places to visit in the UK. It's a perfect holiday destination for couples, families and groups.

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.

With 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. From booking York hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation to expert information on attractions, events, tickets and maps our Official Visitor Information Service will help you get the very most from your stay in our beautiful city.

What’s more, the Official Sightseeing Pass ‘York Pass’ will save you money at 30 top attractions and over 40 shops and restaurants throughout York and beyond.


Use the form below to search fantastic deals on York Hotels, B&Bs, Self-catering accommodation.

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York Hotels, B&Bs and Self-Catering at great rates...

With a wonderful selection of hundreds of York hotels, B&Bs and Self-Catering accommodation you'll be spoilt for choice with Visit York.

Offering the best rates online, exclusive offers and no booking fees you can be certain of great value for money for your holiday or break in York. By booking with us, you're directly supporting the local economy and helping us to maintain the visitor information service we've proudly operated for over 25 years.

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. 

York shops


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 around every corner...

Featured Events

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Wolf Hall Comes to York

Wolf Hall Comes to York

Mon 5 Sep 2016 - Sat 31 Mar 2018

Participant feeding a shark

Deep 1:1 Experience

Wed 20 Sep 2017 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

York Symphony

Marinella Senatore: York Symphony

Fri 22 Sep 2017 - Mon 7 May 2018

Behind the lines

Behind the Lines New Exhibition

Sat 30 Sep 2017 - Fri 13 Apr 2018

Middleham Jewel

Medieval York: Capital of the North

Sat 2 Dec 2017 - Sun 6 Jan 2019

Exhibition: Women in Horticulture

Exhibition: Women in Horticulture

Sat 6 Jan - Sun 25 Feb 2018

The Witch is Back in York

The Witch is Back

Mon 8 Jan - Fri 16 Mar 2018

Shaping The Body

Shaping The Body

Mon 22 Jan 2018 - Thu 31 Jan 2019

Sunday Roast

Host a Roast

Wed 31 Jan - Sat 30 Jun 2018

York LGBT History Month

York LGBT History Month

Sat 3 Feb - Sat 3 Mar 2018

Space Descent VR lounge

Space Descent VR with Tim Peake

Fri 9 Feb - Tue 6 Mar 2018

February Frolics

February Frolics

Sat 10 - Sun 18 Feb 2018

York Events Calendar

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Discount vouchers and code for York Attractions

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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