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A quick and simple guide for anyone visiting the city, be it for a few hours or a few days. Things to do places to eat and things to see

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  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Foodie

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5 Places

McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet

Factory Outlets, Playgrounds, Shopping Malls

Shambles Tavern

Restaurants

Shambles

Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings

The Masons Arms

Restaurants

National Railway Museum

Speciality Museums, History Museums

Rattybusdriver's City Tips

  • Theres lots of great B&B's dotted about in and around york, for the best price book direct, avoiding commission from websites. Most have a local telephone number, just google it
  • if staying for a day or two, a york pass from tourist information or online is a great buy, entry to attractions and restaurant discounts included in the price
  • McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet
    Factory Outlets, Playgrounds, Shopping Malls
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    Rattybusdriver Says:

    Indoor shopping centre lots of designer shops and a good selection of restaurants

    Good for
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • On site park and ride, fare £2.80 per adult return, 2 under 16's travel free
    • If traveling from york, number 7 bus from opposite York station every 10 mins, £3.80 return (Ticket can then be used on any first bus until end of service) Kids travel for £2
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #93 of 512 things to do in York
    • Great afternoon - brilliant service in ASICS shop 24/01/2020
    • So much variety around every corner 24/01/2020
    • McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet
    Address:
    St. Nicholas Avenue
    Fulford
    York YO19 4TA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 682720
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Mon - Fri
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
  • Shambles Tavern
    Restaurants
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    Rattybusdriver Says:

    Situated on a street mentioned in the dooms day book of 1086. Coffee shop, ale house and light bites

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #83 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great spot for a bite to eat and a drink 06/01/2020
    • Great lunch 06/01/2020
    • Shambles Tavern
    Address:
    44 Shambles
    York YO1 7LZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 633005
    Price range:
    US$7 - US$26
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Sat
    8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Shambles
    Neighbourhoods, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Architectural Buildings
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    Rattybusdriver Says:

    York's most famous street is lined with timber-framed buildings housing a range of touristy shops voted Google's Most Picturesque Street in Britain. Features great shops, cafes, restaurants and tourist attractions. A fantastic place to stroll on a day in York or visit to take in some shopping, history and culture.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Sweet is cobbled, may be difficult for those with walking difficulties or those in a wheelchair
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 512 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Take a step back inn time 24/01/2020
    • Great piece of history and superb buildings. 22/01/2020
    • Shambles
    Address:
    11 Shambles
    York YO1 7LZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 500750
    Other:
  • The Masons Arms
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Rattybusdriver Says:

    Great food and onsite accommodation. The interior of the Masons Arms provides a setting for some genuine Gothic features including oak paneling from York Castle and the fireplace from the Castle gatehouse.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • For rooms at best price, call direct 01904 646 046
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #156 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great hearty pub! Well worth a visit! 25/01/2020
    • Restaurant 19/01/2020
    • The Masons Arms
    Address:
    6 Fishergate
    York YO10 4AB
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 541479
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$21
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • National Railway Museum
    Speciality Museums, History Museums
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    Rattybusdriver Says:

    Whether your in to trains or not this place tells you the history of Britain through the age of steam. The National Railway Museum in York displays a collection of over 100 locomotives and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, virtually all of which either ran on the railways of Great Britain or were built there. The museum is a short walk from the railway station in York, either on the road or via a staircase from the rear of the platforms. A "roadtrain" runs from the city centre (near York Minster) to the museum, York Park and Ride also serve the museum from the car park entrance, on Line 2 (Rawcliffe Bar-York).

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 512 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Loved It! 25/01/2020
    • Excellent 24/01/2020
    • National Railway Museum
    Address:
    Leeman Road
    York YO26 4XJ
    England
    Phone:
    03330 161 010
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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