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A great place if you are on foot or just want to rent a car for a couple days. There is more than enough to keep you busy for 7 full days.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Like a Local

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22 Places

Fairfax House

Speciality Museums

Prezzo

Restaurants

York City Walls

Ancient Ruins, Scenic Walking Areas

Monkbridge Court Holiday Apartments

Hotels

The Golden Fleece

Restaurants

The Ghost Hunt of York

Ghost & Vampire Tours, Walking Tours, Night Tours

York Minster

Churches & Cathedrals, Architectural Buildings

York Castle Museum

Speciality Museums

Yorkshire Wheel

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Treasurer's House

Historic Sites

Shambles

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

National Railway Museum

Speciality Museums, History Museums

Jorvik Viking Centre

Speciality Museums

York Railway Station

Architectural Buildings

Museum Gardens

Gardens

The York Dungeon

Speciality Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres

Clifford's Tower

Historic Sites, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Yorkshire Museum

History Museums

Monk Bar

Architectural Buildings, History Museums

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

History Museums, Military Museums

Whitby Abbey

Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins

Whitby

Destinations

Baxterthetravelguy's City Tips

  • Take a good pair of walking shoes...York is foot friendly except those cobblestones so pay attention to where your feet land. Hop On/Off bus works great.
  • Fairfax House
    Speciality Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Beautifully furnished, staircase is stunning, lots of historic little items never seen before and not too busy.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • You might think this is worth missing but check it out. Really good gift shop.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Another Visit for Christmas 21/12/2019
    • Gorgeous House 15/12/2019
    • Fairfax House
    Address:
    Fairfax House Castlegate
    York YO1 9RN
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 655543
    Other:
  • Prezzo
    Restaurants (Italian, Pizza)
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Really impressed with the food quality and service. A bit quieter than the loud teenage hangouts by the canal. Prices were very reasonable.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • My secret find after hours of looking.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #342 of 824 restaurants in York
    • Good and cheerful staff 10/01/2020
    • Amazing waiter 10/01/2020
    • Prezzo
    Address:
    1-3 Clifford Street
    York YO1 9RG
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 624474
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • York City Walls
    Ancient Ruins, Scenic Walking Areas
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    You have to do the wall walk just because it's fun to do. Great views.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Make sure you do this, it's been a tourist attraction for hundreds of years. Look for the cannon ball in the wall from the War of the Roses.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #40 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Closed because it was icy ( it was sunny and 6 degrees) 20/01/2020
    • Wonderful and unique 13/01/2020
    • York City Walls
    Phone:
    +44-1904-621756
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Monkbridge Court Holiday Apartments
    Hotels
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Fantastic location, easy walking distance to town centre and all the attractions. Lovely little home with all the amenities you need. Lots of grocery shopping within 5-10 minute walk.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Why would you stay anywhere else? Don't blow a breaker though, box is hard to find. It's inside near the door.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #22 of 77 Accommodation in York
    • Fab location 20/11/2019
    • City Break 15/08/2018
    • Monkbridge Court Holiday Apartments
    Address:
    Monkbridge Court Monkgate
    York YO31 7PA
    England
  • The Golden Fleece
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Oh what fun, watching all your food and drinks slide off the table. Feels a bit like being in an Alice in Wonderland house. Go buy "Cain" a drink at the bar. He's always there. Lots of good ghost tales here too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Ask about the Canadian ghost.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #207 of 824 restaurants in York
    • Lovely pub with a lot of character 20/01/2020
    • Wonderful 15/12/2019
    • The Golden Fleece
    Address:
    16 Pavement
    York YO1 9UP
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 620491
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Ghost Hunt of York
    Ghost & Vampire Tours, Walking Tours, Night Tours
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    So silly but good fun. A nice little night out. The crowd can get pretty big so try to stay near the guide. Ask him lots of questions though.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Fun for all ages.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 80 Tours in York
    • Shambles by name, Shambles by nature 13/01/2020
    • Shockingly bad 06/01/2020
    • The Ghost Hunt of York
    Phone:
    +44 1904 608700
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:30 PM - 8:40 PM
    Other:
  • York Minster
    Churches & Cathedrals, Architectural Buildings
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    So impressive but ensure you check out the crypt and do the tour with a guide. So much to learn. Pay what you have to in order to see everything. It's worth the money. Dress up as a bishop, it's all good fun.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Do not miss this place. Watch the masons outside stand around, have coffee, have a break, stand around some more and have more coffee.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • AMAZING 20/01/2020
    • Stunning 19/01/2020
    • York Minster
    Address:
    Minster Yard
    Deangate
    York YO1 7HH
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 557201
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Other:
  • York Castle Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Nothing like a great indoor village. Very well done, don't miss the little back passage where you see the candlemaker shop. Put on the chain mail (wow it's heavy) and the helmut. Pick up a sword and ask lots of questions.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Took much longer than we expected. Allow lots of time. There is a lot to see.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #35 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not to be missed! 19/01/2020
    • Excellent 16/01/2020
    • York Castle Museum
    Address:
    Eye of York
    Tower St
    York YO1 9RY
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 687687
    Price range:
    US$18 - US$18
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Yorkshire Wheel
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Alas I think they were forced to shut this down. It may be relocated to the train museum but it was wonderful. Hope it's still there and if you get a chance you get lovely views form up top.

    Good for
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • See if it has re-opened anywhere.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in York
    • Bye bye wheel 10/10/2013
    • A nice day out! 08/10/2013
    Other:
  • Treasurer's House
    Historic Sites
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Some amazing history here and great ghost stories. If you have to miss something you could skip this but we enjoyed it. Maybe skip the food, got some bad food poisoning here.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Skip the restaurant but check out the gardens in the back.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #60 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Can't really comment... 18/01/2020
    • Beautiful house & garden 07/01/2020
    • Treasurer's House
    Address:
    Treasurers House Minster Yard
    York YO1 7JL
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 624247
    Other:
  • Shambles
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Fun little shops and a great little place to walk. Not to be missed of course.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Fun at night too.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Came back for more 20/01/2020
    • Must visit whilst you are in York. 19/01/2020
    • Shambles
    Address:
    11 Shambles
    York YO1 7LZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 500750
    Other:
  • National Railway Museum
    Speciality Museums, History Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Okay I was a bit disappointed. Not enough staff to give you all the history. You can't get inside most of the trains and the viewing platforms are too low for anyone short to see in clearly. It could be a lot better.

    Good for
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Not for seniors with walking difficulties. You must be able to climb stairs to see in many of the trains.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sunday afternoon visit 20/01/2020
    • The best attraction in the UK. 19/01/2020
    • National Railway Museum
    Address:
    Leeman Road
    York YO26 4XJ
    England
    Phone:
    03330 161 010
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
    Speciality Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Bit of fun and a good way to see the history of the city. Besides, where else can you see petrified poo?

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    Tips
    • Good for kids...love these indoor rides. It has realistic historical smells (not as bad as they used to be) but just pungent.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #70 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Learn a little history 20/01/2020
    • Highlight of our trip 20/01/2020
    • Jorvik Viking Centre
    Address:
    19 Coppergate
    Coppergate Shopping Centre
    York YO1 9WT
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 615505
    Price range:
    US$11 - US$11
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • York Railway Station
    Architectural Buildings
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    It's where you arrive but a warning. If you plan to store you bags here they baggage storage seems to be open when they feel like it (which they didn't when we were there). Very easy to find your way around in.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Family
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Don't plan on leaving your luggage here.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not very helping 14/01/2020
    • Great staff- very helpful 10/01/2020
    • York Railway Station
    Address:
    Station Road
    York YO24 1AB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 845 722 5225
    Other:
  • Museum Gardens
    Gardens
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    A nice spot to take a rest and enjoy a little sunshine. Don't miss the Judi Dench walk along the river.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take a snack and enjoy a little people watching.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 513 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not a bad place to rest while walking round York 07/01/2020
    • lovely hour feeding the squirrels 06/01/2020
    • Museum Gardens
    Address:
    Museum Gardens Museum Street
    York YO1 7FR
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 687687
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • The York Dungeon
    Speciality Museums, Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Interactive and fun, why not get the silly souvenir photo. You learn a bit of history while you're at it. It's very touristy but enjoy it. A few gruesome bits for the young ones though.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Younger children may be scared.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 42 Museums in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Well Worth It 19/01/2020
    • Great fun 18/01/2020
    • The York Dungeon
    Address:
    12 Clifford Street
    York YO1 9RD
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 632599
    Price range:
    US$21 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Clifford's Tower
    Historic Sites, Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Don't expect much other than a view and some good exercise. The view is worth it though.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Good exercise, wear comfortable shoes.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #113 of 513 things to do in York
    • Iconic site in York 19/01/2020
    • Six quid to get in!! 14/01/2020
    • Clifford's Tower
    Address:
    Tower Street
    York YO1 9SA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 646940
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Yorkshire Museum
    History Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Not a lot of people seem to go into this museum but it's a great place for the kids. Lots of fun facts are posted about and you can do brass rubbings here.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Lot of interactive displays for children.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #92 of 513 things to do in York
    • Enjoyable visit 16/01/2020
    • Jurassic exhibit and more 08/01/2020
    • Yorkshire Museum
    Address:
    Museum Gardens Museum Street
    Museum Gardens
    York YO1 7FR
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 687687
    Price range:
    US$12 - US$12
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Monk Bar
    Architectural Buildings, History Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    This is part of my guide because we walked through this entrance every day and it gives good access to the wall walk as well.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Best to do when it's not about to rain.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #125 of 513 things to do in York
    • The most impressive gateway into York.. 10/11/2019
    • Easy walk 20/10/2019
    • Monk Bar
    Phone:
    +44 1904 634191
    Other:
  • Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
    History Museums, Military Museums
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    You need a car but what an amazing place. It's a Italian P.O.W. camp. It's not difficult to get to and only about 30 minutes from York. We stayed an entire day and didn't see everything. So much there to see and the food was great!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Great little gift shop at the end.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 33 things to do in Malton
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not worth it 16/01/2020
    • Perfect day outaway from technology 30/12/2019
    • Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
    Phone:
    +44 1653 697777
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Whitby Abbey
    Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Ancient Ruins
    See more photos
    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    Yes you need to rent a car. Is it worth it? YES...most definitely. Climb the 99 steps to the top, tour the Abbey, walk the grounds, walk the grounds some more. Loved this place and you can return the same day so go early then return just before closing for some alone time. You can see why Dracula liked it here.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you are a senior you can drive up. A senior won't make it up the stairs and neither will a child's buggy or young child.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 111 things to do in Whitby
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Not enough information 20/01/2020
    • Wonderful 19/01/2020
    • Whitby Abbey
    Address:
    Abbey Lane
    Whitby YO22 4JT
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1947 603568
    Hours:
    Wed - Sun
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Other:
  • Whitby
    Destinations
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    Baxterthetravelguy Says:

    What's not to love about Whitby?. Best fish and chips, best boat trip (on the Captain Cook replica boat), lovely walk. It's about 1.5 hours drive.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Public toilet across from travel info (ask for directions). Buy a day pass as it costs to use but it's well maintained. They take cash only.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    • Whitby
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