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43 things to do in York

York is a walled, vibrant northern city, famous across the world for its historic buildings and home to nearly 2000 years of Roman and Viking history – not to mention being voted the best place to live in the UK!

History fans will be in their element in this stunningly preserved medieval city, from the cobbled streets and overhanging buildings of the York Shambles, to an amazing amount of historical landmarks and museums. Find out more about York’s Nordic history at the Jorvick Viking Centre, or immerse yourself in gruesome tales with a spooky tour of York.

If you’re a foodie, then this is the ultimate destination – there are plenty of food and drink experiences to be had. Take this food crawl of York and enjoy some of the best food you’ll ever have, or find out why York is famous for its history with chocolate at the Chocolate Story museum!

 

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If you’re looking for a unique way to experience one of the North’s most loved cities, then head down to York minster and join Mad Alice on her award-winning tour of the haunted streets of York …

If you love chocolate even half as much as we do then this a perfect stop for a busy day in the city of York. In just an hour you will indulge yourself in many tasty …

Travel back through time at the Yorkshire Museum. Their collections are of national and international importance, and their museum welcomes thousands of visitors each year. The museum houses galleries showcasing some of Britain’s finest archaeological treasures …

For a visitor or a local this tour will surprise you with places you would have never of noticed. Taking you to 5 unique venues in the heart of York’s foodie scene, the food and passion …

Gatehouse Coffee is well known for having, what many consider to be, the best coffee in York – but what really makes it stand out is its magical location. Amazingly, the coffee shop itself is built …

Aaaarrgghhh!!! Discover the coast like never before with Yorkshire’s only skydive centre! So, you’re interested in this mesmerising sport we call skydiving? There’s no better place to do it than in Yorkshire! The skydive club is …

If you’ve ever wanted to find out more about England’s Nordic history, or just a fascinating day out with family or friends, Jorvik Viking Centre is the perfect activity to add to your stack. Discover a …

Ever wanted to try your hand at ‘skippering’ a boat? With a word like that, who wouldn’t? Cruise through the riverside of York all from the helm of your own self-hire motorboat and experience York in …

Ready to have your socks scared off? Not for the faint of heart, the York Dungeon takes you through York’s grisly history and lets you meet some of its legendary characters such as Dick Turpin or …

Are you interested in Britain’s Military History? Or maybe you’re just looking for an interesting day out? Well make sure you check out the genuinely fascinating York Army Museum on Tower Street. York Army Museum tells …