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York is a tourist city, this guide is for people who want that something different that the tourists may miss and the locals love.

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Like a Local

10 Places

2 City Tips

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10 Places

Museum Gardens

Gardens

Rowntree Park

Parks

Trinacria Sicilian Ristorante, Pizzeria & Gelateria

Restaurants

York City Walls

Ancient Ruins, Scenic Walking Areas

Lucia Wine Bar & Grill

Restaurants

The Golden Fleece

Restaurants

Oscar's Wine Bar & Bistro

Restaurants

The Three Tuns

Restaurants

Dyls

Restaurants

's City Tips

  • Avoid Betty's tea shop!
  • Walking is the best way to get around.
  • Museum Gardens
    Gardens
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    Says:

    The museum gardens is the perfect city centre place to stop especially when the weather is fine. Find a secluded patch of grass and watch the people go by.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    Tips
    • Gets very busy when the weather is fine
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #61 of 514 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:
  • Rowntree Park
    Parks
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    Says:

    A little outside the city centre but a nice 15 minute walk along the river and you will arrive at Rowntrees Park. Very lovely surroundings and a cafe where you can get refreshments.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Lots of wildlife
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 514 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A good day to lay the hedge round the pond. 15/01/2020
    • Children love it 11/01/2020
    • Rowntree Park
    Address:
    Terry Avenue
    York YO23 1JQ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 613161
    Other:
  • Trinacria Sicilian Ristorante, Pizzeria & Gelateria
    Restaurants (Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Sicilian, Southern-Italian)
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    Says:

    Makes amazing cakes and pastries, some of the best I have ever eaten. They also do great breakfasts and you can takeaway in a box if you wish!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Tips
    • Sit outside
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #81 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Never fails to impress 05/01/2020
    • A favourite that delivers great coffee and food 04/01/2020
    • Trinacria Sicilian Ristorante, Pizzeria & Gelateria
    Address:
    27 Bishopthorpe Road
    York YO23 1NA
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 640104
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$33
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Tue - Thu
    8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Fri - Sat
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Other:
  • York City Walls
    Ancient Ruins, Scenic Walking Areas
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    Says:

    A stroll along the walls is the perfect way to get a good view of the city. Step off and on whilst walking the way round and stop at the pubs on the way.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Early morning or later evening are quieter.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 514 things to do in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great views and such great exercise. 21/01/2020
    • Closed because it was icy ( it was sunny and 6 degrees) 20/01/2020
    • York City Walls
    Phone:
    +44-1904-621756
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
  • Lucia Wine Bar & Grill
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European, Wine Bar, Sicilian, Southern-Italian)
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    Says:

    Great tucked away place, you can stop for lunch, brunch or evening meal. You cannot book so just turn up. Always busy as the food is excellent!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Sit outside if possible. You get your own fleecy blanket to sit on!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #108 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • TWICE IN CHRISTMAS WEEK 04/01/2020
    • Would highly recommend! 01/01/2020
    • Lucia Wine Bar & Grill
    Address:
    13 Swinegate Court East
    York YO1 8AJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 731599
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$33
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Golden Fleece
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Says:

    Good local pub, quiet atmosphere in the city centre. Haunted apparently!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    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:
  • Oscar's Wine Bar & Bistro
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Wine Bar)
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    Says:

    Great burgers and enormous portions. Never had a meal that was less than delicious here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    From the community
    Ranked #243 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent find...interesting menu 19/01/2020
    • Tasty veggie burger 06/01/2020
    • Oscar's Wine Bar & Bistro
    Address:
    27 Swinegate
    City Centre
    York YO1 8AZ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 652002
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Mon - Wed
    10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Other:
  • The Three Tuns
    Restaurants (Bar, British, Pub)
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    Says:

    Tucked away pub, nice food if you are eating and local ales if that is your thing. City Centre location, easy to walk past but worth stopping by

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #218 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fabulous pub 20/01/2020
    • What an Amazing Pub!! 13/01/2020
    • The Three Tuns
    Address:
    12 Coppergate
    York YO1 9NR
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 673097
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • Dyls
    Restaurants (British, Contemporary)
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    Says:

    Cafe by the river, does great breakfasts and coffee. York is short on outdoor places like this. Dyl's is one of the best. Lovely park surroundings. In summer you are bothered by the geese and their goslings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Nature Lover
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #56 of 824 restaurants in York
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Lovely spot and tempting food 19/01/2020
    • Excellent riverside cafe 13/01/2020
    • Dyls
    Address:
    The Motor House Skeldergate Bridge
    Skeldergate Bridge
    York YO1 9WJ
    England
    Phone:
    +44 1904 289221
    Hours:
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Fri
    10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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