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York's Must See Attractions

Discover must-see attractions in York

York's wealth of visitor attractions can keep even the most determined sightseer occupied for weeks. For those with just a couple of days to spare, there are a handful of places that really should not be missed...Click the links below to find out more about the key attractions you should visit during your stay. Don't forget, you can save money on top York Attractions by buying an official discount pass at

York Minster

York Minster InformationHousing some of the world's greatest treasures, York Minster is one of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England's earliest history.

Clifford's Tower

Information about Cliffords Tower in YorkClifford's Tower stands as a proud symbol of the power of England's medieval kings. It was originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north. Click below to find out more...

Railway Museum

Information about the National Railway MuseumFor a fantastic free day out for the whole family, visit the award winning National Railway Museum and discover over 300 years of rail history. Look out for special school holiday events.

York Art Gallery

York art gallerySpot the L.S. Lowry’s, Turner or Hockney and surround yourself with some of the best ceramic art in the world at York Art Gallery.

Castle Museum

Castle Museum in York

York Castle Museum offers you the opportunity to stroll down an authentically recreated Victorian Street, visit Dick Turpin's cell and find thousands of world-class artefacts.


Yorkshire Museum

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens in YorkHousing some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds in Europe, the Yorkshire Museum offers a fascinating insight into York's rich history.

The York Dungeon

York DungeonTake a trip through to York's darkest history with an unforgettable 75 minutes of edgy entertainment and 10 live shows at The York Dungeon.

City Cruises York

Find out about York river trips with YorkboatTaking a City Cruises York tour along the magnificent River Ouse offers you a unique perspective on York's awe inspiring history and architecture. Self-drive boats are also available to hire.

York's Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story

Discover how York became the UK’s home of chocolate and uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts along the way.

Return Of The Vikings

Return Of The Vikings

JORVIK Viking Centre is a must-see for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK.

Following a multi-million pound re-imagining of the centre we cannot wait to welcome you to Viking-Age York!

Find out more here.


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