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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.

Book York hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering in York

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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Tue 12 Dec 2017

Onboard Topaz

Ambulance Trains

Fri 28 Oct 2016 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Behind the lines

Behind the Lines New Exhibition

Sat 30 Sep 2017 - Fri 13 Apr 2018

Christmas at Castle Howard

Castle Howard at Christmas: Angels on High

Sat 18 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017


Chocolate: York’s Sweet Past

Sat 1 Apr 2017 - Fri 5 Jan 2018

Fresh Fish Specials

Christmas at Cut & Chase

Fri 17 Nov - Sat 30 Dec 2017

Winter indulgence at Goddards House

Christmas lunches at Goddards

Fri 17 Nov - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Christmas at The Grand Hotel & Spa

Christmas Private Party Night

Fri 1 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Participant feeding a shark

Deep 1:1 Experience

Wed 20 Sep 2017 - Mon 31 Dec 2018

Winter at Treasurer's House

Edwardian Christmas

Thu 16 Nov - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Beauty - Lynn Shaw

Exhibition of art at Village gallery

Tue 14 Nov - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Helmsley Church

Helmsley's Christmas Tree Festival

Sat 2 - Mon 18 Dec 2017

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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