About York

York is a compact city packed full of exciting, unmissable #OnlyinYork experiences.

Walk the medieval cobbled streets and soak up the history of the city, once ruled by the Romans and the Vikings. A melting pot of culture waiting to be discovered, where Chocolatiers created the world’s finest chocolate and ghosts roam the snickelways. With over 30 attractions in less than one square mile you’re spoilt for choice with access to world class museums, galleries and experiences. Shop till you drop at one of the many unique independent York shops and high street fashion favourites.  A foodie destination with something to suit all appetites, from fine dining to street food, and quaint cafes all in picturesque, historic surroundings.

Summer time in York

Running throughout the Summer York is celebrating all things sport! Whether you want to relax and soak up the sun, or have an action-packed school holiday, York is bursting with great things to do. See the six fun sporty sculptures on the Sporty Sculpture Trail, enjoy pop-up tipi bars, iconic running routes, free yoga classes, outdoor ping pong tables and more! For more information on what’s happening and to download your summer of sport map go to


Discover accessible places to go in York. If you need additional support during your stay in York there are a range of services to help you with your needs.