York has a wide spectrum of attractions to visit across the city. We have the Minster, the Bar Walls, the Jorvik Viking Centre, medieval architecture in the Shambles, outdoor adventures on a River Ouse cruise Yorkshire Museum, the National Railway Museum, the Clifford Tower, the York Dungeon, curiously named streets such as Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate, the eateries of Fossgate, the Theatre Royal, the York Racecourse, or the Archbishop of York’s Bishopthorpe Palace
Rumours abound that York boasts a public house for every day of the year. Certainly, there is a pub or bar for every taste, from riverside wine tasting to medieval pub ales, from local gin distilleries to the freshest cocktails, from craft beers to reputed haunted back rooms with the finest liquor. York is a hot foodie destination boasting a mouth-watering array of options including The Ivy, Yorkshire’s own Betty’s Tea Rooms, and the ultimate in food trucks. Between refreshments, soak up the arts at the York Art Gallery, York Castle Museum, the Yorkshire Museum, or the York St. Mary. The city boasts an opera house, the Theatre Royal and the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, among many others. Click Location for more details and ideas.
For a different selection of attractions, try The Bar Convent, The Treasurer’s House, more medieval architecture at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall or Barley Hall, Fairfax House, the Richard III Experience at Monk Bar, or perhaps Goddards House and Gardens.
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We recommend the York Pass if you plan to enjoy multiple sites that charge a fee https://yorkpass.com/.