Popular attractions

SO MUCH TO SEE AND DO!! Here are a few ideas…

From a preserved underground Viking village uncovered in the ’70s and now on display as The Jorvik Centre, to the horrors and myths reliving the darkest of dark times in York Dungeons.

River cruises on the Ouse, nightly ghost walks with Shadows Of York around one of Europe’s most haunted cities, satisfy that sweet tooth at The Chocolate Story or see the greatest trains in history on display at The National Railway Museum

The oldest gothic cathedral in Europe and probably more photographed than Princess Diana, York Minster is an astonishing architectural achievement featuring some of the best stained glass windows in the world – and nearly destroyed by fire in the mid-80s!

No visit to York would be complete without a walk around the York City Walls. At 3.4 kilometres long these beautifully preserved walls are the longest medieval town walls in England. About 2.5 million people walk along all or part of the City walls each year, enjoying some amazing views.

Traditionally a ‘street of butchers’, The Shambles has many shops retaining the original shop window shelves.  Occupants of the top floors of some of these opposing 14th-century timber-framed buildings can reach out and shake hands across the street.