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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.
- There are 684 hotels and other accommodation options in York
- The closest major airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city centre
- The next closest is in Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), 32.8 mi (52.8 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in York
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.
Getting around York
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.
Dressing for York
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 11°C, whilst night-time temperatures stay around 1°C
- From April to June, the average is 20°C during the day and 3°C at night
- July to September sees average temperatures of 21°C during the day and 8°C at night
- Between October and December, you can expect 15°C as the daytime average and 2°C as the night-time average
- York gets about 544.70 millimetres of rain per year
- July and August are usually the hottest months averaging 20°C, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 2°C