The Best Things to Do in York

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Popular things to do in York

National Railway Museum ©
History Museum
National Railway Museum
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
York Minster ©
Architectural Building
York Minster
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
York City Walls ©
Ruin
York City Walls
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
York Shambles ©
Neighborhood
York Shambles
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
Nicknamed the "City of Festivals," York offers a plethora of cultural events and tourist attractions that range from Gothic cathedrals to Christmas-themed amusement parks. Some of the most popular things to do in York include attending a regular service at York Minster--one of Northern Europe's oldest and most magnificent cathedrals--and walking along the incredibly well preserved York City Walls that date back to the Roman times. Informative and engaging, National Railway Museum offers fun for the whole family, with all types of trains you can board and a miniature railway you can ride. A giant corn labyrinth with a wide range of farmland games, York Maze is another interesting family-oriented attraction.

Museums in York

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York Castle Museum ©
Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Jorvik Viking Centre
Specialty Museum
Jorvik Viking Centre
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
York's Chocolate Story ©
Specialty Museum
York's Chocolate Story
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
The York Dungeon ©
Specialty Museum
The York Dungeon
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from York

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
World heritage site
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool Liverpool
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beamish Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Beamish Museum Beamish
4.6
Duration: 6 hours
Durham Cathedral ©
World heritage site
Durham Cathedral Durham
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Chatsworth House ©
Art Gallery
Chatsworth House Bakewell
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in York

Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Garden
Breezy Knees Gardens
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
York Maze ©
Theme Park
York Maze
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum
4.6
Duration: 3h 30 min
Museum Gardens ©
Garden
Museum Gardens
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in York

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Castle Howard ©
Castle
Castle Howard
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
Treasurer's House ©
Historic Site
Treasurer's House
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
York Cold War Bunker ©
Historic Site
York Cold War Bunker
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
St. Crux Parish Hall ©
Historic Site
St. Crux Parish Hall
4.9
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in York

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Kala King Patisserie ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kala King Patisserie
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Yorkshire Antiques.com
Antique Store
Yorkshire Antiques.com
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Pylones ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Pylones
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Waterstones ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Waterstones
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Original Viking Walk ©
Private Tour
The Original Viking Walk
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brewtown Tours
Beer Tasting / Tour
Brewtown Tours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
Wildlife Area
York Bird of Prey Centre Huby
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
Wildlife Area
National Centre for Birds of Prey Helmsley
4.9
Duration: 3 hours

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