Famous for exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster - there's lots to see and do!
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A leading museum of everyday life. Discover how people lived through household objects and recreated rooms, shops and even prison cells. See the Museum website for more details.
1 mile Delve into the city’s most blood-curdling history. An educationally chilling experience and a great day out for all the family. Visit the website
A ground breaking visitor experience that lets you experience life in Viking-Age York. Don't miss a trip on the time capsule! Visit the website
The Vikings will once again be pitching their tents in central York in May with the welcome return of the JORVIK Viking Festival! Separate fact from fiction at a Viking banquet or witness a live ba
Explore the ‘upstairs, downstairs’ life of the Judges, their servants & felonious guests at this stunning house.
A stunning medieval house, discovered under the modern facade of an office block, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Visit the Barley Hall website
The largest fleet of modern sightseeing boats outside London. Sit back, relax and enjoy York by day or night down the River Ouse. Visit the website
One of the great cathedrals of the world. Discover the Minster's fascinating history in the Undercroft. Don't miss the beautiful Quire. Visit the cathedral's website
Sightseeing has never been so much fun! Hop on and off as much as you like, and see all the sights that the city has to offer. One route, but with 20 stops. Visit the Bus Tour website
One of York’s premier attractions, the National Railway Museum is the largest of its kind in the UK, with upwards of 100 locomotives lining the tightly packed site close to the city centre.
Located on the NCN Route 65 with access along the riverside into the city centre or North out of York to Beningbrough Hall, The Howardian Hills & the North York Moors – perfect road cycling countr
Explore York by bike on one of the City Cycling route maps from hostel. A great way to explore, you can stop any time for a spot of sightseeing or maybe a treat in the famous Betty's Tea Rooms.
Set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape, the estate houses the Arboretum Trust - a collection of botanically important trees. Visit the website
Explore more of the area with Discovering Britain’s walks, trails and views. From stunning viewpoints to family-friendly strolls, from day long hikes in the countryside to urban trails - there's pl
In a sheltered walled garden by the River Rye, this National Trust run 17th century manor house has a fascinating collection of period miniature rooms.
A modern history themed museum in the grounds of an original WWII prisoner of war camp.