A city with Roman roots and a Viking past, where ancient walls surround independent shops. York is unlike any other English city. There are thirty world-class museums you can explore, the best racecourse in the country and a thriving cultural scene. Nidd Hall, Warner Leisure Hotels is only a short drive away.
National Railway Museum Home to iconic locomotives and an unrivalled collection of engineering brilliance, celebrate the past, present and future of innovation on the railways. FREE ENTRY.
Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in the daily offering of worship and prayer.
York Castle Museum
York Castle Museum brings history back to life. Wander through the Victorian streets, venture into the prison cell of notorious highwayman Dick Turpin and discover what life was like on the front line in the First World War. There's something for everyone at York Castle Museum.
York Maze offers an amazing day out with over 20 rides, shows and attractions, many under cover. The giant Maize Maze is the largest in Europe.
Yorkshire Air Museum
The Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial is located on the outskirts of the City of York within easy reach of the City centre. More than forty aircraft exhibits, from early aviation biplanes to our unique Halifax Bomber "Friday The 13th" all the way to modern Cold War military jets such as the Victor, Nimrod and Tornado jet fighters. Our regular Thunder Days are always popular as a great family day out and our NAAFI cafe has a range of snacks, drinks and meals for everyone.
York's Chocolate Story
York's Chocolate Story is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll also uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts behind York's greatest chocolate products, from the Chocolate Orange to the globally famous KitKat. You can even shop for and indulge in chocolate to your heart's content.
Jorvik Viking Centre
Travel back in time over 1,000 years to Jorvik. The year is AD960 and the last Viking King in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, has been banished. Come and see the interactive exhibits and find out what it was like back then.