York & Surrounds
From the York Boats to the Dungeons, Yorvik Centre, York Minster, the Moors, the Dales, Rydale, the Wolds, the Coast and a plethora of other attractions in and around York below are some links to things to see & do while you are visiting us:-
Here are a couple of ideas for your stay, these are just scratching the surface of what is on offer in York. The best way to see the city is to take a wander around & loose yourself in amongst the streets & snickleways:-
Depending on your time of arrival you could join on of the free walking tours of York – they tend to be about 2+ hours long and give you a good overview of the city. These will depart from:-
- Exhibition Square at 13.15 Hrs – Free Walking Tour of York by the Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York (avgyork.co.uk)
- Outside York Minster at 15.00 Hrs – White Rose York Tours « Home of York’s finest free tour – Daily at 11am and 3pm
If you miss the afternoon tour on the day of arrival you could always catch them the following morning at:-
- Exhibition Square at – 10.15 Hrs
- Outside York Minster at – 11.00 Hrs
Evensong at York Minster is absolutely beautiful & well worth catching – Monday through Saturday at 17.30 Hrs & Sunday at 16.00 Hrs. Be in the Minster from 17.00 Hrs & make your way to the Nave before 17.15 Hrs, walk in with the Choir & enjoy a beautiful sung service, in the most spectacular setting:- York Minster | Choral Evensong
On the sunbject of York Minster, tours of the Minster are well worth while. Be sure to include The Undercroft, The Chapter House and climb the central tower. Plan your visit | York Minster and/or Hidden Minster Tours | York Minster
A stroll down The Shambles is always worthwhile – The Shambles York | Plan your visit to the oldest street in York and, as mentioned The Snickleways lead you to all sorts of hidden areas of the city Snickelways | Secret York
A fun way to explore the city in the evening, and to get some of the more ‘juicy’ history of York is to join a Ghost Walk – we highly recomment Mad Alice & The Bloody Tour of York:- The Bloody Tour of York
For some of our Viking History, The Jorvik Viking Centre is worth a visit. JORVIK Viking Centre
York Castle Museum and Clifford’s Tower are well worth a visit too:- York Castle Museum Clifford’s Tower, York | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)
If you have an interest in Trains & The Railways then the National Railway Museum is a must see. National Railway Museum
York is also host to The Cold War Bunker York Cold War Bunker | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)
There are also some beautiful homes to visit during your stay:-
- The Treasurer’s House Treasurer’s House | York | National Trust
- Fairfax House Welcome to Fairfax House
- Barley Hall Barley Hall
- Goddards House Goddards | North Yorkshire | National Trust
If looking further afield, then we would suggest a day out to (again a VERY small selection of what Yorkshire has to offer)
- Castle Howard Castle Howard House and Gardens – A Place Like No Other
- North York Moors Railway North Yorkshire Moors Railway – NYMR
Another important consideration whilst in York, is to book places to eat. Have a look at the list of our favorite plaves on our website
We hope this is of some help, please shout if you have any further questions.
VisitYork is York’s Visitor information and tourism bureau – they have information points across the city.
A city guide for locals, residents and tourists to York. With attractions, history, things to see and do – and also useful local services; this is the insider’s guide to York.
Tourism website for North Yorkshire and Yorkshire. Useful resources and advice about places to visit.
The North York Moors National Park is a beautiful landscape of stunning moorland, spectacular coast, ancient woodland and historic sites.
Ryedale is a district of North Yorkshire in England, nestling between York and the Heritage Coastline. The North York Moors form the northern border of the District and the Yorkshire Wolds the southern limit.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park… Outstanding scenery, a range of wildlife habitats and a rich cultural heritage.
When you think of ‘The Wolds’, it’s usually The Cotswolds that springs to mind. However, you may be surprised to discover that Yorkshire has its very own ‘Wolds’ – and they’re just as peaceful, charming and full of character.
You will never be stuck for things to see and do during your visit to the Yorkshire Coast and Countryside. A diverse range of exciting attractions are on offer, from castles and abbeys to museums and galleries.