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Welcome to York

Renowned for its exquisite architecture, Gothic cathedral and tangle of quaint cobbled streets, historic York is the setting for a perfect romantic retreat. But as old meets new, the city also has many surprises in store as vibrant cafes, colourful street entertainers and boutique shopping lie waiting to be discovered.

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With so much to see and do throughout the city, we have compiled some information to help you plan your visit. You can also take a look at the Visit York website for more information.

Why not view the Mini-guide to York.

Top Places to Eat in York...

Are you looking for the best places to eat in York? Feast your eyes on what the city is serving up.

York is the foodie capital of the county. Where else can you dine beneath the soaring spires of the largest gothic cathedral in northern Europe? This is a city where the traditional meets the contemporary; a place where you can enjoy everything from a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings at one of the gastro pubs in York, to modern British cuisine created by chefs at award winning York restaurants.

Why not check out TripAdvisor for top ratings and recommendations!.

When the lights go down, the city bursts into life with amazing continental-style wine bars, riverside terraces, real ale pubs and nightclubs.

Whether you want quintessentially English afternoon tea followed by world cuisine from Nepal or just some tasty ideas about where to find local produce, York can provide it all.

See more information about Food & Drink in York on the Visit York website

Must See Entertainment in York

Discover a rich tapestry of entertainment in York and beyond. York has an incredible wealth of things to see and do, with the ancient walled centre offering more attractions per square mile than any other destination in the UK. As one of Europe's largest pedestrian zones, you’re never more than a short walk from one of York's awe inspiring sights or attractions.

Wondering what to do in York? Whether you're a first time or regular visitor, couple or family, there's a myriad of fascinating layers to discover throughout this beautiful and thriving city. Explore York's Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage plus a wealth of attractions like the iconic York Minster, JORVIK, the National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Cliffords Tower.

York offers unique surroundings and a warm ambience where you can enjoy a vibrant café culture or delightful street performance. Perhaps sip a refreshing drink at one of our stylish riverside bars or many heritage taverns.

What's more, places to visit in York have a vibrant and varied calendar of festivals and events there's always something special going on for you to enjoy in York.

See more information about Entertainment & Events in York on the Visit York website.

It is easy to book tickets to many of York's famous attractions - book here.

Experience unique shopping in York

If you are looking for a unique gift idea, want to spoil yourself or treat the kids, there is no better place to go shopping than York.

With a mix of designer labels, high street names, independent shops and antique shops selling vintage jewellery, shops in York will satisfy even the most demanding shopper. Wander the web of cobbled shopping streets to browse the amazing array of independent boutiques, vintage stores and popular high street names.

Hop on a regular Park & Ride bus to the York Designer Outlet to discover famous label fashion at great prices, or explore the daily open air market with over 100 stalls and different traders each day.

See more information about Shopping in York on the Visit York website.

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