York Guides

Quick Facts:

  • Location: York, Northeast England
  • Language: English
  • Population: 198,051
  • Nearest Airport: Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Nearest train/bus station: York Railway Station
  • Best time to visit? All year round, however Spring and Summer may provide more pleasant temperatures.
  • Budget? £££
  • Best for? History, Art, Shopping, City Break


Top Attractions

Jorvik Viking Centre

Dedicated to telling the story of the Vikings in York in the 9th century.

The Shambles

One of the most picturesque streets in Britain, a narrow historic street featuring boutiques, tea rooms and cafes.

Ghost Walks

With a reputation of being a ‘haunted city’ the evening ghost walks tell the darker sides of York history whilst visiting back alleyways and dark corners.

York Chocolate Story

A hands on experience which tells the story of York’s most famous chocolate products!

Best Places To Go Out


  • Guy Fawkes Inn
  • Shambles Kitchen
  • Betty’s
  • Skosh
  • shambles Market


  • The York Tap
  • The Habit
  • Sotano
  • House of Trembling Madness

Culture Spots

York Minster

National Railway Museum

York Castle Museum

Free Walking Tour

Free walking tours of York run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. They last 2 hours and begin outside 49 Stonegate. You will have to book a spot online, you can do this here: