Welcome to the wonderful city of York! There is so much to see from the magnificent large attractions including York Minster, the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Centre and York’s Chocolate Story through to the tucked away treasures including the National Trust Treasurer’s House, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Barley Hall and Fairfax House.
It’s a food haven too with the famous Betty’s Tearooms, which is definitely worth a visit and even though you may have to queue! For a Michelin-starred dining experience visit Roots York, curated by the famous chef Tommy Banks and also check out Skosh, a bespoke dining room with an open concept kitchen designed specifically to create a unique experience, which received a 5-star review in The Guardian! Plus many, many more fantastic eateries – see some of our favourites in the Places to Eat in York section on our website.
Shoppers will be in paradise in York with exploring quaint cobbled streets full of independent shops selling unique gifts and there are plenty of lovely places to stop for coffee and cake on route!
There are numerous annual festivals, fascinating and informative walking, bus, boat, ghost tours all sharing York’s rich history. For the most up-to-date information about what to see and do in York we recommend you visit the Visit York website here and when you arrive in the City, pop in and see them, they are based just at Visitor Information Centre, 21 Parliament Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8SG and are very helpful. Useful maps and guides can be found on their website here. You can also ring them on +44(0)1904 550099.
If you are interested in visiting York’s attractions, we strongly recommend buying a York Pass here. They are available for between 1 and 6 day and can be used at York’s iconic attractions including York Minster, National Railway Museum, Clifford’s Tower, Jorvik Centre as well as some of the hidden gems including Treasurer’s House and Goddards (National Trust), Fairfax House, Barley Hall and The Bar Convent and bus and boat tours.
If you are looking for activities and entertainment further afield in Yorkshire check out the Welcome to Yorkshire website here.
We have literature available in our apartment for you to browse and would be happy to make suggestions and help you plan itineraries according to your interests and make recommendations where to eat. Please do ask us either in advance or on your arrival.