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, this year celebrating its centenary with special events happening throughout this year; Roots York, the new restaurant opened by Michelin star chef Tommy Banks and 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.
Shoppers will be in paradise in York with exploring quaint cobbled streets full of independent shops selling unique gifts.
There are numerous annual festivals, fascinating and informative walking, bus, boat, ghost tours 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 down the road from York Minster and are incredibly helpful. Useful maps and guides can be found on their website here. You can also ring them on 01904 550099. If you are looking for activities and entertainment further afield in Yorkshire check out the Welcome to Yorkshire website here.
If you are interested in visiting York’s attractions, we strongly recommend buying a York Pass which gets you entry into over 30 attractions. The 1 day pass is £42; 2 consecutive days is £60; 3 days (these can be spread over 6 days) is £70 and 6 consecutive days is £130. Included in the York Pass is the York Sightseeing Bus Tour and the City Cruises boat trip. Find out more about the York Pass 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.