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Selfie trail Map
Selfie Spot 1
York Railway Station

York Railway Station

If you travel by rail your Selfie Adventure can begin as soon as you step off the train! York’s entirely curved station was built in 1877, and took three years to construct.
Selfie Spot 2
Ouse Brudge

Ouse Bridge

Get the best view of the River Ouse as you take a selfie looking towards the Old Bonding Warehouse on the riverside. This section of river was once the main port for sea-going vessels.
Selfie Spot 3
Clifford's Tower

Clifford's Tower

Clifford's Tower stands as a symbol of the power of England's medieval kings. Built by William the Conqueror, it was twice burned to the ground, before being rebuilt by Henry III.
Selfie Spot 4
The Shambles


As mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, Shambles is York’s oldest street. It is also one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe.
Selfie Spot 5
Shambles Market Sign

Shambles Market Sign

Perfectly frame your selfie with the beautiful wrought iron archway that forms the entrance to Shambles Market. Shambles Market is a historic and vibrant market situated in the heart of the city.
Selfie Spot 6
York Minster

York Minster

York Minster is a must see. The largest medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps is an artistic and architectural achievement and a treasure house of 800 years of stained glass.
Selfie Spot 7

York Art Gallery

The statue of artist William Etty stands outside York City Art Gallery, facing Bootham Bar which he helped to protect from misguided town planners in the early 19th century.
Selfie Spot 8
Museum and Gardens

St Mary's Abbey

The beautiful botanical Museum Gardens make the perfect setting for a stunning selfie, and with St Mary’s Abbey as your backdrop you’ll be getting likes galore!
Selfie Spot 9
City of York Walls

City Walls

Virtually unchanged for hundreds of years, this is one of the most-used entrances to the city. The city walls in York date back to Roman times and were originally built of earth and wood.
Selfie Spot 10
National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

Get a royal selfie in front of Gladstone, the iconic loco hauling Queen Victoria’s favourite carriage. The National Railway Museum holds the largest collection of Royal Carriages in the world.

The York Selfie Trail

Get your smile and selfie-stick at the ready and follow the footprints around the city to complete the York Selfie Trail. We’ve picked out the most iconic photo-spots in the city so you can take ten sensational selfies to make your Instagram followers swoon.

Use our online map, where you can click on the different locations to find out more, or pick up a postcard map from the Visitor Information Centre. You can even post it home when you’ve completed the trail to share your York adventure! Post your best #yorkselfie online and be sure to tag @visityork and #yorkselfie on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.


Fancy a Freebie?

The first 100 people to take a #yorkselfie will receive a free York Selfie Trail selfie stick! Just upload your selfie tagging @VisitYork and #yorkselfie then pop into the Visitor Information Centre, show them your selfie and collect your prize.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your phone, get camera-ready and keep your eyes peeled for the York Selfie Trail footprints around the city.


The #YorkSelfie adventure starts here!

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