Reviewed on 19 Mar 2020
History buffs will enjoy exploring York, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, lively bar scene and local tours. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its festivals, cathedrals and shopping. Top sights in the city include Shambles, York Dungeon and Jorvik Viking Centre.
The city is well known for its museums and festivals, and cultural venues include Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum and York National Railway Museum. Attractions like York Dungeon, York Maze and Tockwith Motor Sports Centre are fun for kids of all ages. Its historic sites and cathedrals are notable and landmarks include Shambles, Merchant Adventurers' Hall and York Minster.
Other favourite sights in York include Clifford's Tower, York Racecourse and Yorkshire Air Museum. Top places to see around the area include Townclose Hills Local Nature Reserve, 18.1 mi/29.2 km from the city centre, and Turkish Baths and Health Spa, which is 18.9 mi (30.5 km) away.
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from York Station, York Poppleton Station or Hammerton Station. York might not have as many public transport options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.