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York and the surrounding county have many beautiful and interesting things to see and do.

Here are just a few favourites:

York Minster

Your first view of the minister will not be disappointing. Truly awesome – as it had been described (including the tower and croft). Here are admission charges but it is free at service times.

Bar Walls

We recommend the walks of the walls, which close at dusk or due to extreme weather, because they give a lovely first view of the city.  It takes approx 1 hour to walk and its also free.

Shambles and Stonegate

To wander around the streets of York is a pleasure, and don’t forget to look up at the buildings.

 York Castle Museum

Allow two hours to wander around this Victorian Museum and the famous street, rooms and prison.  Admission charges apply.

National Railway Museum

There is a bus from Clifton Green to the museum every 10 minutes daily or alternatively a stroll along the river to the free to enter and must see, even if it doesn’t particularly interest you. It always has extra attractions and things to do eg: Thomas the Tank Engine theme days

York Guided Tours

This is a must do and leaves exhibition square at 10:15 and 2:15pm and is a free volunteer guided walking tour of York. Enjoyable and a great way to enjoy York as you walk the streets and alleys.

Jorvik Viking Centre

This very popular museum in Coppergate also allows you to reserve a ticket in advance and so miss the queues.


Yorkshire Museum Cliffords Tower Fairfax House The Merchant Adventurers' Hall Treasurers House Barley Hall York River Cruises York Dungeons Mansion House – Plus many more.

Outside the City

Castle Howard

Situated off the A64 to Scarborough, the gardens and home were featured on Brideshead Revisited. A must even to just to drive through the grounds - Open all year.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a steam train from Pickering to Grosmont (eventually to Whitby) open March to Nov.

Newby Hall and Beningbrough Hall

Our Children even enjoy these National Trust houses and beautiful gardens.


Yorkshire Air Museum York Maze Yorkshire Lavender and James Herriot Museum.

Plus Easingwold, Thirsk,  Helmsley, Pickering, Whitby and Scarborough are great day drives.


There is many Ghost Tours of York, the main one’s are from York Minister (7:30pm) The Kings Arms Pub (8pm) and the one we highly recommend for adults, children and people who enjoy an excellent yarn from a great host on the Ghost Hunt. This goes from the Shambles at 7:30pm.

York Theatre Royal and Grand Opera House

We can help with what’s on and times.

York Evening River Tours

Very popular and you need to book these themed evening cruises from – disco nights to jazz nights.




124 Clifton, York YO30 6BQ
Telephone, York; (01904) 623631