York Tourist Information

Founded in 71AD York is now a vibrant mix of history and contemporary culture. The beauty for tourists on a York break  is that you can easily walk around the city and enjoy all the main York attractions such as York Minster, National Railway Museum, Yorvik Viking Centre, Bettys Cafe and numerous shops and restaurants. York has plenty for children too, The York Dungeons is a highlight. The list of places to visit in York is long. A must see is The Shambles which is one of the most visited streets in the UK. The buildings date back to the 15th Century and this makes it the oldest street in York and we believe it to be the best preserved street in Europe from Medieval times. Today it houses independent shops and restaurants and many ghost walks start from here.

The best way to find out about York is to come and visit. We are sure you will want to return as we have many repeat guests who visit each year whether on a short Xmas shopping trip, a Valentines or Birthday trip or a longer summer holiday to relax and enjoy York and its surroundings.

The York Visitor Information centre is at 1 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT. Tel:01904 550099.

We would recommend buying a York Pass which will give you discounts and free entry to a range of York tourist attractions

  • Free entry to attractions, tours and museums including JORVIK Viking Centre, York Minster, York Dungeon, York's Chocolate Story, Castle Howard to name but a few
  • Free 1-Day  City Sightseeing "Hop on Hop off" Bus Tour  ticket  This is a great way to explore York and find out intersting facts about the main attractions and some lesser known ones that you might miss!
  • Free guidebook This includes maps and lots of useful information
  • Exclusive special offers This includes offers at many eating places and entertainment venue


                                                                                              York Pass