Top 10 Things to do in York


There is so much to do in York that you may wonder where to start.

Let this Top 10 list inspire you.


York Minster

The one thing that all tourists to York should see is, of course,  The York Minster. A whole day could be spent looking around this magnificent building. Link to their website to find out about events that are happening in York Minster today and this week. There is always something to see including the Orb, a new visitor attraction at the Minster.

Visit a Museum

York has some fabulous museums to choose from.

 Take a trip into the past with three of York’s most popular tourist attractions.


Take a Tour

You can take one of the many City sight seeing buses that will transport you around all of the places of interest within the city and provide commentary as you travel. 

Do something Different

A fun filled day for all of the family is guaranteed at TAG (The Activities Group)

Take a ride on the York Wheel

For the best views of the whole city and way beyond take a ride on the York Wheel

Visit the York Cocoa House

Discover why York is known as the chocolate city. The experts at York Cocoa house can tell you everything there is to know about Chocolate and you can even have a go at making some chocolates for yourself.

Try Local produce

The Farmers cart is the perfect place to purchase local farm food grown and raised on the Farm. The adjacent Piglets adventure park is a great way of showing the kids where food comes from as well as a great day out for young ones.


Historical Houses

Why not step into the past and visit one of York's Historical houses?

Do the Ultimate York Treasure Hunt

For a fun packed way to find out about York try the Treasure Hunt with your friends and family



Walk the City Walls

One of the most unique features of York is the City Walls. The Walls that surround York are the most intact to be found anywhere in the UK. Originally built to defend the City, the Bar Walls are a great way to see hidden parts of York. The walls cover an area of 263 acres and are 2.5 miles long. They are also referred to as the Bar Walls because of the four magnificent gatehouses (or Bars) that allowed access to the City; Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Micklegate Bar and Walmgate Bar. 

A great audio trail map can be found here to help you discover more about the History of the walls and the sites you can see from them.