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York, UK

York - a vibrant festival city with Roman roots and a Viking past, offering an adventure for everyone.

With more attractions per square mile than any other city in the UK, York is full of culture, art, history and heritage. It’s the perfect location for a day visit, a weekend adventure or a longer stay exploring in and around the city.
Visitors can immerse in everything from must-see attractions, iconic historic buildings, vibrant performing arts to hidden gems, as well as charming pubs, cosy cafés, exquisite fine dining restaurants and unique boutique retailers. This guide will be an inspiration for a truly unforgettable adventure in York. Be sure to let your audience know to drop by the Visitor Information Centre on Parliament Street, where the welcoming team is ready to enhance their experience and ensure they make the most of their visit to York.

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Save money while sightseeing with a Visit York Pass! York's official sightseeing card which gives entry to top attractions in York, including York Minster, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre and more!

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Other things to do nearby

21st - 30th Jun

Scarborough Fringe

Scarborough Fringe will feature theatre, music, comedy, spoken word, children’s shows, and a variety of other events and performances. Running between Friday 21 June and Sunday 30 June, it is a sister festival to Scarborough Art, and the first Fringe to ever take place in Scarborough.

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15th Jun - 4th Aug

Scarborough Art

Scarborough Art is an exciting new event taking place between Saturday 15 June and Sunday 4 August 2024 at various venues across Scarborough town centre and beyond, running as a sister festival with the Scarborough Fringe.

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The Scarborough Fair

The Scarborough Fair is a year-round programme of distinctive arts and heritage events at venues across the town.

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Skipton Castle

Castle jewel of the North & Guardian of the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales for over 900 years, Skipton Castle is one of the best preserved and most complete medieval castles in England.

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Web Adventure Park

Located on the outskirts of York, there is something for everyone at the Web Adventure Park, from little tots up to adults!

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North Yorkshire Moors Railway

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage railway experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart.

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Ripon Races

Ripon Races has been hosting some of the most exciting, prestigious and enjoyable racing in the country for more than 300 years. Ripon Racecourse never fails to impress year on year with its outstanding backdrop, exciting atmosphere and being situated in one of the country’s most beautiful and historic cities.

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