York Attractions

York has a broad range of attractions to keep the whole family amused. The key attractions include:

  • York Minster – the city’s iconic visitor attraction. A must-see, even if you don’t go inside.
  • National Railway Museum (free) – a massive, unique attraction for the whole family.
  • York Art Gallery – Recently re-developed offering a varied experience, every visit.
  • Clifford’s Tower – An English Heritage property with panoramic views.
  • Museum Gardens (free) – Riverside gardens with plenty of space to relax or picnic.
  • York Castle Museum – Immerse yourself in 400 years of York’s history.
  • Yorkshire Museum – See some of the finest collections of archaeological and geological finds.
  • The York Dungeons – Thrilling attraction showcasing York’s very dark history.
  • Jorvik Viking Centre – The original Viking encounter, brought to life.
  • City Cruises York – Sightseeing river cruises with interesting commentary.
  • York’s Chocolate Story – A mouth-watering journey through York’s chocolate connection.
  • The Shambles (free) – Iconic ancient street with overhanging timber-framed buildings.

Other Options

Yorkshire Air Museum, Elvington – Perfect day out for enthusiasts.

  • York Army Museum - Regimental museum of The Royal Dragoon Guards & The Yorkshire Regiment.
  • The Homestead Park - Homestead Park is a beautiful 14-acre garden in Clifton, York, about 1.5 miles west of the city centre along the riverside.
  • The Bar Convent - Discover the secrets of England's oldest living convent.
  • City of York Walls - At 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved walls are the longest medieval town walls in England.
  • Brew York Brewery Tour - Brew York is a showpiece ten barrel craft brewery and tap room.
  • York Cold War Bunker - Memories of a time when the threat of nuclear attack was a very real.
  • Holy Trinity Church - A glimpse of the medieval world behind a busy street.
  • York Theatre Royal - Producing great drama in the beautiful city of York for over 270 years.
  • Piglets Adventure Farm – A fantastic family day out just outside York’s ring road.
  • Askham Bryan Wildlife and Conservation Park - a new wildlife park at Askham Bryan College.
  • York Barbican - the largest music and arts venue in York.
  • Grand Opera House – Bringing the ‘West End’ to York.
  • Rainbows Ceramics - Paint Your Own Pottery Studio in the heart of York.
  • The Web Adventure Park - An exciting, all-weather play attraction for children of all ages.
  • DIG - a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.

Number 34
Bootham Crescent
YO30 7AH

Number 34 B&B in York