York

Just two hours north of London by rail, the city of York holds 1900 years’ worth of history in its ancient walls. The Romans built the city in 71 AD, and the Vikings captured it in 866 AD. Stop by the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens for a look at what the Roman and Vikings left behind (they must have packed light when they left). From there, move on to the York Castle Museum for a not-so-quick overview of the most recent 400 years.

DIG

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre. DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist. This is a one of a kind! So... DIG IT! SHAKE IT! SEE IT! FEEL IT! FIND IT! At DIG, you get to discover only the most exciting archaeological artefacts from the 2000 years of history hidden...

Visit York Information Centre

Visit York's Information Centre is good at people! Everything we do has the customer in mind and each day we meet students, couples, families, overseas visitors, non English speaking visitors all wanting to York in a day! Between them our staff speak nine languages and are supported by 30 dedicated volunteers. Visit York's Information Centre provides everything you need to get the most out of...

Goddards House and Garden

Make yourself at home as the Terry family once did. One of York's chocolate families and a key part of the heritage, relax in the same rooms with memories and stories of what it was to grow up in this beautiful home. A beautifully designed home with arts and crafts features and hidden away on the edge of York racecourse you can treat yourself in the family dining room or book afternoon tea in the...

York’s Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story is an entertaining and informative guided tour through the history of York's most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. You'll discover chocolate's origins, how to make it, how to taste it like an expert and even the sustainable future of chocolate. You'll also uncover a host of surprising secrets and fascinating facts behind York's greatest chocolate...

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Discover one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the world - home to York’s entrepreneurs for 660 years – and counting. Redoubtable tales, fascinating architecture and intriguing, rare artefacts, all under a stunning 14th Century oak roof… delve into York’s entrepreneurial past, present and future following stories of the “mystery of mercers” - business pioneers who made it happen:...

York Park & Ride

York's six Park & Ride services allow you to travel to York by car, park for free and complete your journey into the city centre by bus. Park & Ride buses are frequent, low-floor and wheelchair-accessible. Fares are low, with up to three children aged 16 or under travelling free when accompanied by a paying adult. The standard Park & Ride return fare is just £3.10. Discounts are...