York and the
surrounding county have many beautiful and interesting
things to see and do.
Here are just a few
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
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.
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
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
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
Newby Hall and
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
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.
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.