Summer in York

Summer in York is about to get brighter, with the arrival of THOR’S Orangery on Parliament Street with its very own courtyard and reclaimed wood stage with a programme of music and live events throughout the summer, and local traders Millers Fish & Chips, York Roast Co. and Yuzu Street Food serving up delicious food.

Make travelling into the city easier with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.50 and up to three children go free.

There’s so much to see and do in York this summer, and a great deal more in York's beautiful surroundings, so extend your stay, and #LoveYork for longer. While you're here, the Visitor Information Centre team will be on hand to give you a warm welcome and provide information on a range of areas including travel advice, guidance on what is open locally, and expert insight on the city – including leaflets and trail maps.

See the city from the River Ouse, aboard City Cruises’ freshly painted blue boats. From sightseeing cruises to self-drive boats, there's a trip to suit the whole family. York Minster has a packed schedule of events to keep the whole family entertained, with a range of activities designed to help young explorers discover the medieval Minster from trails to craft activities. Discover one of the largest Viking hoards ever discovered in the UK at the JORVIK Viking Centre, with a special exhibition of Silverdale Hoard. With the arrival of the brighter weather sees the reopening of many seasonal gardens in York and the surrounding areas. It’s time to get out into the fresh air, embrace nature, and enjoy some of these wonderful natural spaces!

Exploring York and beyond is easier than ever with the Visit York Pass, York’s official sightseeing pass. Get entry to over 40 of York and beyond attractions, with a one, two, three or six day digital pass. Save more this summer with 10% off three and six day passes with the code SUMMER22.

Experience Summer in York

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York Park & Ride

Make travelling into the city easier with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.50 and up to three children go free.

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City Cruises

See the city from the River Ouse, aboard City Cruises’ freshly painted blue boats. From sightseeing cruises to self-drive boats, there's a trip to suit the whole family.

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York Minster

York Minster has a packed schedule of events to keep the whole family entertained, with a range of activities designed to help young explorers discover the medieval Minster from trails to craft activities.

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JORVIK Viking Centre

Discover one of the largest Viking hoards ever discovered in the UK at the JORVIK Viking Centre, with a special exhibition of Silverdale Hoard.

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THOR’S Orangery on Parliament Street

Experience THOR’S Orangery on Parliament Street with its very own courtyard and reclaimed wood stage with a programme of music and live events throughout the summer.

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Book Your Summer Stay

York offers a wide range of accommodation, from luxury spa hotels to self-catering getaways, giving you an eclectic choice of inviting places to rest your head after a day of exploring.


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Visit York Summer Guide

Discover all the incredible things to do in York, including a packed calendar of events and make the most of your visit by extending your stay, and #LoveYork for longer.

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Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop

The Visit York Visitor Information Centre is based in the heart of the city, not far from the iconic York Minster. Our friendly assistants are here to share their expert local knowledge of attractions, travel information, places to eat, shops and events with you.

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Gardens in York

With the arrival of the brighter weather sees the reopening of many seasonal gardens in York and the surrounding areas. It’s time to get out into the fresh air, embrace nature, and enjoy some of these wonderful natural spaces!

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#LoveWalking

One of the best ways to explore York is on foot. A stroll down any snickelway, wall or ings opens you up to a whole world of discovery.

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Castle Howard

Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest stately homes, situated just outside York in the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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Choose Your Adventure in York with The Visit York Pass - a sightseeing card which gives you free entry to top attractions, museums and monuments in York.

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Included in The Visit York Pass

York Minster, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre, The York Dungeon, Van Gogh Immersive Experience, York City Sightseeing, and so much more!

Each Visit York Pass also comes with a free 24 Hour hop on hop off bus tour plus a choice of three pasta or pizza dishes at ASK Italian Restaurant, York.

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