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A vibrant festival city with Roman roots and a Viking past, offering an adventure for everyone.

Imagine a city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround contemporary independent shops and vibrant eateries and there’s a festival for every month of the year. Welcome to York - the Original City Adventure!

Perfectly placed half-way between London and Edinburgh and with the glorious Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Wolds right on the doorstep, York is unlike any other English city. There’s thirty world-class museums you can explore, the best racecourse in the country and a thriving cultural scene, not forgetting, York is voted the best place to live in the UK by the Sunday Times.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your break to York and create your own adventure!


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JORVIK Viking Centre

Discover the Original Viking Encounter at JORVIK Viking Centre! Experience the Viking Age by pre-booking your visit now! With its world-famous ride taking visitors around the sights, sounds and smells of Viking-age York…

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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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York Festivals

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27th May 2022 - 5th Jun 2022

York Spring Fair & Food Festival

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28th May 2022 - 1st Jun 2022

JORVIK Viking Festival 2022

JORVIK Viking Centre

28th May 2022 - 30th May 2022

10th Century Traders

JORVIK Viking Centre

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Beyond Bloomsbury at York Art Gallery. Image by Charlotte Graham
Beyond Bloomsbury at York Art Gallery. Image by Charlotte Graham
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Beyond Bloomsbury: Life, Love …

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Visit York event listing
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The Ryedale Hoard: A Roman Mys…

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