York Boat River Cruises
The largest fleet of modern sightseeing boats outside London. Sit back, relax and enjoy York by day or night down the River Ouse.
Other things to do nearby
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
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.
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.
Set within 1000 acres of breathtaking landscape, the estate houses the Arboretum Trust - a collection of botanically important trees. Visit the website
Explore the ‘upstairs, downstairs’ life of the Judges, their servants & felonious guests at this stunning house.
Famous for exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster - there's lots to see and do!
This medieval castle’s impressive ruins stand on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Rye and still dominate the town.
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.
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
Helmsley is the start of the Cleveland Way, with beautiful heather moorland views of the North Yorkshire Moors. There are plenty of walks in and around Helmsley for people of all abilities.
Situated between the North York Moors, The Howardian Hills and the Vale of Pickering, YHA Helmsley is one of the best locations in the country for mountain biking. The variety of the ar
Situated between the North York Moors, The Howardian Hills and the Vale of Pickering, YHA Helmsley is one of the best locations in the country for cycling.
Set in the ancient woodlands of Duncombe Park, the centre houses the largest collections of birds of prey in the north of England with daily flying displays and winter owl evenings.
A modern history themed museum in the grounds of an original WWII prisoner of war camp.
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.