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York Visitor Picks: Good Things Come in Fives

Ideas to inspire your visit

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Everyone’s visit will be different, but here is a selection of top York highlights, rated by many visitors to inspire your own itinerary.


5 Free Experiences

Walls Walk Medieval Walls and gates
Rail Museum A fascinating national attraction
Footstreets Explore Shambles, Stonegate, Snickelways
Walking Tour With a voluntary local guide
Evensong Music in the Minster


5 Paid Attractions

Castle Museum Accessible social history
York Minster Tower climb optional but memorable
Ghost Walk Jokey or Spooky, if you’re into that kind of thing
Yorkshire Museum The wider historical picture in a small museum
Fairfax House Georgian York revisited


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5 KIDS’ FAVOURITES

Castle Museum Exploring rooms, streets and dungeons
Jorvik A novel time-travel view of viking York, recreated by experts based on local finds
Walls Walk Exploring, climbing and fun with the Retrace activity
DIG Hands-on history with bones and poo
Cliffords Tower A real castle keep with views


5 York Things to Eat or Drink

Yorkshire Pudding Local fare, though never a pudding
Fish and chips National fare with a Yorkshire twist
Chocolate eg Yorkie, After 8, KitKat: All made in York, one of the first chocolate centres
York Beer From the local York brewer
Afternoon tea Lots of choice here, perhaps with Yorkshire curd tart?


5 Snickelways

Precentor’s Court  A Minster surprise view
High Petergate, behind Bootham Bar, via passage at side of Hole in the Wall pub

Lund’s Court / Hornpot Lane  A hidden route to Holy Trinity Church
Off Low Petergate, Lund’s Court on one side, Hornpot Lane, with plaque, on the other

Powell’s Yard  Middle Ages atmosphere by gaslight
Off Goodramgate, behind Monk’s Bar, entry at side of Angler’s Arms pub

Coffee Yard Narrow, medieval, with tunnels
Off Stonegate, by Printer’s Devil, leading to Grape Lane

Lady Peckett’s Yard  Down past the Cordwainer’s haunt
Off Pavement, opposite Marks and Spencer’s side entrance, leading on to Fossgate.


At A Glance

Price Range:
budget
Most Suited to:
single
couples
groups
Season:
winter
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summer
fall
Length:
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