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York is a city with rich heritage on every corner, and exciting new experiences on offer throughout the year. You can get hands-on with history or discover the next innovation in digital arts. With a wealth of things to do, see and enjoy, discover great value travel to York with Northern.

York is a city which has always reinvented itself, while never forgetting its past. York’s rich blend of history and constant innovation are what make it the foremost city for heritage in the UK; a city that will never struggle to find new ways to surprise you. Nowhere can match York as the home for independent traders, independent organisations, and independent minds.

Crowned Britain’s Home of Chocolate, the most haunted city in Europe and with the best racecourse in the country, York is abundant with culture and character. Plus, the city’s thriving cultural and creative sector has seen it become the UK’s first and only UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts.

Alongside its bounty of attractions and events, York offers wonderful shopping experiences, from unique independents, to high street favourites, and to designer labels. The city also boasts an unrivalled food scene, from Michelin-starred fine dining to international street food. 

With so much to see and do, you’ll surely want to extend your visit to York in one of the many excellent places to stay. With great self-catering, homely B & Bs, exquisite boutiques and luxury hotels, there’s something for everyone in York.

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Home to an abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants, York has a diverse food scene with tastes from across the world contained in one compact city. If fine dining is your thing then you’re spoilt for choice, book a table at Roots restaurant, home to Michelin Chef Tommy Banks, dine at the award winning Le Cochon Aveugle or enjoy the deliciously different Arras Restaurant. For food on the go check out...

Learn more about the history of York on a walking tour around the city or if you prefer two-wheels you can pedal away with a guided cycling tour. If you'd rather sit back and let someone else take the driver seat a take a hop-on, hop-off City Sightseeing Bus or cruise down the River Ouse with York City Cruises. York is well known as being the most haunted city in Europe, so choose one of the...

Step off the beaten track and delve deeper into the city’s ancient past to uncover some of York’s best kept secrets and hidden gems. Explore 300 years of danger, bravery and history at England’s oldest living convent and its hidden chapel, at the Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre. A place with long connection with secrecy. Experience life in a medieval household at Barley Hall, a stunning...

From the age of the dinosaur to Roman’s and Vikings, all the way up to York's modern history. York's exciting and eventful past makes it an amazing place to explore. Discover its stories and adventure into the past in one of the many museums in York. Visit the world famous JORVIK Viking Centre to discover York’s fascinating Viking legacy. You travel around 10th-century York, with the sights,...

York's city centre is surrounded by historic walls, which are free to access on foot every day of the year that weather permits except Christmas, from early morning until sun down. No visit to York would be complete without a walk around at least one section of the city’s walls. At 3.4 kilometres long, these beautifully preserved structures are the longest medieval town walls, and the most...

York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, a vision of heaven on earth crafted in stained glass and stone. For a millennia, people have been drawn to this sacred place but its story stretches back 2,000 years to the birth of modern day Christianity in Roman York. Explore its history and enjoy the space. The cathedral has more medieval stained glass than anywhere else in the...