VISITOR GUIDE 2019
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Only in York
New in York
City of Festivals
It’s not just our history that will excite you during your visit. Our gastronomic scene continues to grow at a pace, with the city welcoming Michelin-starred chef Tommy Banks and his new restaurant, Roots, adding to our already mouthwatering restaurant offering. We also host one of the longest running and popular Food & Drink Festivals every year, highlighting the best in produce from across Yorkshire.
Meet the Locals
For those looking for some special retail therapy during your visit we have you covered. Take a walk down the cobbled streets of the city and discover a host of independent shops and boutiques, many with products on offer that can only be found in York – the perfect gifts for loved ones at home.
York Fashion Week
York on a Fork
It is these special and unique experiences that we are proud to share with you throughout this guide and through our #OnlyinYork campaign. From the attractions you visit, to the restaurants, cafés and pubs you discover and even the strolls around the city, taking in the ambience and the stunning architecture we hope you will join us in sharing what you can find, Only in York across the year.
Celebration of the B&B
Eat & Drink
It is fair to say that your visit to York will be a memorable one in 2019. This 2,000-year-old city, with links to the Romans & Vikings and Railways & Victorians, has so many stories to share with you. These can be uncovered at the world-class museums, art galleries and heritage attractions across the city and at some of the most immersive heritage events and festivals that take place each year.
This guide will provide helpful hints and tips to make your visit a memorable one and please remember we are here to help make visiting as easy as possible. Our Visit York Information Centre is open seven days a week on 1 Museum Street. On behalf of the team, we look forward to welcoming you to the city and your #OnlyinYork experience.
Paul Whiting Head of Visit York
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York is a magical city, rich with culture. Where cobbled medieval streets and Georgian architecture tell the stories of its people and its history. Modern day meets old, where there are hidden gems and unique experiences around every corner. #OnlyinYork can you go on an adventure exploring the longest medieval walls in England, discover the oldest five sailed windmill in the country and a secret nuclear bunker. Where in the world can you enjoy a pint in a pub above a Roman Bath ruin or experience a ghostly encounter as you stroll along one of the many narrow streets and Snickelways?
Image left: Bloom! Image right: When All is Quiet: Kasier Chiefs
Countryfile Live at Castle Howard For the first time BBC Countryfile Live will venture North and make Castle Howard its home from the 1518 August! Highlights will include the Village Green, the Countryfile Experience featuring the programme's presenters, the Wildlife Zone and Farming in Action. This new event will represent the finest of the northern countryside and celebrate regional farming, guaranteed to be one of summer’s best days out.
The Cookery School at The Grand The Cookery School at The Grand, located at the only 5 star hotel in Yorkshire is set to open in March 2019. Offering express, half and full-day classes on everything from international cuisines and seafood, to how to master bread making and prepare the perfect dinner party. With daily sessions, and even kids classes available, the Cookery School will deliver unique and immersive experiences, right in the heart of the city.
Follow the Vikings Roadshow Don’t miss two special performances of the Follow the Vikings Roadshow taking place on Saturday 2 March - a unique celebration of the cultural and historic impact of the Vikings. The touring show which started in Poland in August 2017 includes specially commissioned performances by contemporary artists from across Europe including actors, musicians, dancers and film makers, creating a stunning visual celebration.
York Theatre Royal 275th Anniversary York’s historic Theatre Royal will be celebrating its 275th anniversary this year. The building, which dates back to the 18th century, is a patchwork quilt of many periods - originally built over a 12th century hospital with changes giving the theatre a Georgian interior, Victorian façade, 1960s concrete addition and now the recent transformation into a building fit to serve a 21st century audience.
Bettys Centenary In 2019 Bettys celebrates a rather big birthday: 100 years of delighting customers with delicious cakes, chocolates and exclusive teas and coffees. Bettys will celebrate this landmark birthday with a series of 14 events in their six Yorkshire branches, including talks from their archivist and from family members plus new celebratory cookery courses too.
New Community Stadium Opening in summer 2019 is a brand new addition to York’s sporting offer. This 8,000 all-seat community sports stadium will be home to York City FC and York City Knights. The site will feature an IMAX cinema with 13 screens, five restaurants and up to three new retail outlets. There will also be a gym, swimming pool, dance studio, climbing facilities and sports hall.
Shakespeare's Rose Theatre - New Shows This thrilling theatrical experience returns to York in 2019. Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre houses an audience of almost a thousand people, positioned across an open-roofed yard and three tiered balconies. Four of William Shakespeare’s plays will be performed across the 10 week season in the summer which include Hamlet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night and Henry V.
Championship Cricket in the city For the first time since 1890 York will host a County Championship Cricket match at Clifton Park. The White Rose county will face newly promoted Warwickshire at Clifton Park from the 17 - 20 June. Preparations for the game are well underway with 2,000 temporary seats and a 30 table Marquee already in the pipeline. Tickets for the match will go on sale in January.
When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs In this new and experimental exhibition at the York Art Gallery here until the 10 March, the Kaiser Chiefs explore the boundaries between art and music. Using their position as pop musicians as a starting point, the Kaiser Chiefs have chosen to rethink sound as a medium, inviting visitors to join them in exploring the edges between music, art, creation and performance. Bloom! Following the success of last summer’s events, Bloom! the city’s horticultural festival returns for a mini celebration in 2019. Involving a new Bloom! garden, transforming an unused city centre piece of land into a space for all to enjoy, a Flower and Produce Show taking place in June and city wide floral decorations across the summer months. The festival returns in full glory in 2020.
Image left: York Theatre Royal Image right: Bettys Afternoon Tea Image bottom: Follow the Vikings Roadshow
Image top: Hallowscream at York Maze Image top right: The Bloody Tour of York Image bottom: The York Great Ghost Search
York has a torturous past with tales of plague and gruesome beheadings so it’s no wonder the city is home to so many wandering spirits, each with their own horrific story!
For all year round scares visit the York Dungeon where you’ll discover more about York’s 2000 years of horrible history in an interactive show. Are you brave enough to experience one of the many ghost tours that bring York’s frightening tales to life? Take an evening guided tour and hear stories of executions and grisly deaths, you may even bump into a lost soul. You’ll be spoilt for choice with ghost walks for the family and tours for those with a stronger stomach for gore and nightmarish tales!
Halloween is the perfect time to visit York, with so much spooktacular fun for the family and the fearless. Embark on The Great York Ghost Search, go hunting for pumpkins or for the more daring take on the York Maze Hallowscream scare experience, with hair-raising live actors and special effects. visityork.org/haunted
Supernatural experiences are widespread in York, visit the childhood home of the famous plotter Guy Fawkes, where some overnight guests have checked out in the middle of the night. Daily tours take place in the Treasurer's House, back in 1953 the apprentice plumber had the shock of his life when he witnessed a legion of Roman ghosts in the cellar. Visit a pub like no other, one of the city’s oldest pubs the Golden Fleece is a frequent spot for mysterious activity where it is believed that no fewer than 15 spirits haunt the pub. These are just some of the many haunted locations across the city that are waiting for you when you visit Europe’s Most Haunted City.
As Halloween approaches and the nights get darker, go on a spooky expedition and experience The Great York Ghost Search. Families brave enough to take on the challenge and hunt down the hidden ghost lamps could be rewarded. Keep an eye out for the special mini ghosts hiding away, they are waiting to be taken home as the perfect souvenir. 11
whats on CITY OF FESTIVALS
Image top: Micklegate Soapbox Challenge Image bottom left: The Great Yorkshire Fringe Image bottom right: York Fashion Week
Image top: JORVIK Viking Festival Image bottom: York Ice Trail
York Fashion Week
Experience the biggest outdoor Ice Trail in the UK! With a new slot in York’s festival calendar the Ice Trail returns bigger and better. With over 50 frozen creations depicting myths and legends, these enchanting sculptures will transform the historic city of York.
York Fashion Week is back for its second year. Experience seven days of runway shows, live windows, workshops and exhibitions. From high street brands and independent retailers, right through to international designers - it’s the perfect celebration of fashion, style and creativity.
25 - 31 March
JORVIK Viking Festival 20 - 27 February
Returning for its 35th event enjoy a week-long celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage. Focusing on the Untold Story of Women, the festival will showcase these legendary Viking characters. Don’t miss the Follow the Vikings roadshow, a special event which has toured across Europe.
York Literature Festival
York Easter Festival
Celebrating the written and spoken word through music, cinema and theatre. The York Literature Festival boasts high profile authors, a dedicated kids programme, comedy, writing workshops, poetry, feminism and inspirational and engaging talks. There’s something for every type of bookworm.
York is the home of chocolate and the city has egg-citing plans for Easter. Enjoy spring celebrations, exhibitions and activities. See the city centre streets transformed by the Chocolate Festival, and discover the Bunnies hidden within local businesses.
15 - 31 March
18 - 21 April
Eboracum Roman Festival
York Early Music Festival
The Legions of Rome return to invade the ancient city of York for the annual Eboracum Roman Festival. The sights, sounds and smells of Roman Eboracum come to life in the beautiful Museum Gardens with a Roman Living History camp, an Archaeological Zone, talks, lectures, tours and much more!
Attracting the very best musicians and performers from around the world to perform folk, jazz, digital and classical music from the 12th - 18th centuries, in historic venues across the medieval city of York. Experience and celebrate this unique genre of music.
Festival of Ideas
The Great Yorkshire Fringe
Explore ‘A World of Wonder’ at this thoughtprovoking festival, dedicated to showcasing the importance of ideas and research, and with the aim of engaging with new and diverse audiences. The event offers over 100 mostly free events, including talks, performances and exhibitions.
Celebrate the festival’s 5th birthday with the usual mixture of comedy, music, theatre, cabaret and family friendly fun which will be located on the familiar village green and watch out for new venues in 2019 as the festival spreads across the city.
31 May - 2 June
4 - 16 June
5 - 13 July
18 - 28 July
Image left: Eboracum Roman Festival Image top right: York Food & Drink Festival Image botton right: York Christmas Festival
Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre
Returning after rave reviews in 2018 is the Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre. Choose from four new enthralling performances of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays - Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest and Twelfth Night - which will once again transport audiences to the thrilling, intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse.
Enjoy Fossgate’s unique independent offerings in a family-friendly, continental-style street atmosphere. Relax in one of the street’s cafés or bars, peruse the shops and stalls, play games with the kids, meet local charities, listen to some live music and get up and dance!
York River Art Market
Micklegate Soapbox Challenge
Peruse and purchase fine art and crafts produced from emerging and established local artists in one of the city’s most picturesque settings beside the River Ouse. Pick your perfect masterpiece from paintings to etchings to lino prints.
This unique city centre race returns for another year as 50 spectacular soapbox carts hurtle down the cobbled street of Micklegate and entertain the crowds watching. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample the independent stores and restaurants which line the route.
25 June - 1 September
Selected dates from 22 June - 24 August
First Sunday May - September
York Food & Drink Festival
The Great York Ghost Search
This hugely popular festival returns, celebrating the finest local produce. Experience hands-on fun at cookery workshops, hear from the experts at demonstrations across the city and taste your way around the festival market. A 10 day jam packed programme of events for all ages.
Flashlights at the ready, itâ€™s time for ghost hunters both young and old to embark on the spooky Great York Ghost Search! Part of the city wide #HauntedYork campaign, this event invites you to find illuminated ghost lamps and mini-ghosts scattered across the city!
20 - 29 September
11 October - 1 November
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 6 - 10 November
Explore new cinema as the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival returns for its 10th year. Enjoy the large and diverse programme of film, with themes ranging from comedy to horror to documentaries. Discover over 400 films at unique venues across the city.
York Christmas Festival 14 November - 22 December
Experience Britainâ€™s Most Festive City and enjoy a Christmas like no other, where medieval charm, festive lights and the sounds of carols fill the air. Discover the delights of St Nicholas Fair, meet Santa in his grotto or enjoy time with friends and family over a festive feast.
York Early Music Festival 7 - 14 December
The Christmas edition of the Early Music Festival celebrates this special time of year with performers from across the world at locations across the city. The perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of Christmas which sets the tone for a relaxed and music-filled yuletide.
BACK FOR 2019!
18 - 28 July
Returning to venues city wide in York
For events and to book tickets: greatyorkshirefringe.com
CELEBRATING 5 YEARS OF YORK’S BIGGEST FESTIVAL
PREVIOUS YEARS ACTS & EVENTS INCLUDE Michael Palin Reginald D Hunter Rachel Parris Henning Wehn Stephen K Amos Omid Djalili Monstersaurus Mitch Benn Ronnie Scott’s Allstars Showstopper The York Fringe Dog Show Paul Chowdry Sarah Pasco Al Murray Simon Munnery Paul Merton’s Impro Chums Morgan & West GYF New Comedian of the Year Feastival Sh*t-faced Shakespeare Gyles Brandreth Paul Sinha The Thinking Drinkers Paul Foot Stick Man Craig Campbell Amazing Bubble Man Holy Moly & The Crackers Thaddeus Bent Baby Loves Disco Matt Forde Lee Nelson Slightly Fat Features Moulin Ouse Tom Stade Tony Slattery Tony Law Richard Herring Hyena Club Jerry Sadowitz Gary Delaney Curtis Stigers Barbara Nice Austentatious Tiddler West End Magic Rahul Kohli Rob Beckett And many more... Check out the website & social media for latest onsales greatyorkshirefringe.com Twitter: @yorkfringe | Facebook: @yorkfringe | Instagram: @greatyorkfringe
Travelling around the city you will meet a variety of friendly faces that live and breathe York, each with their own stories to tell. Here are some local secrets on how to make the most of your Only in York visit...
The Archbishop of York yorkminster.org One of the city’s most famous faces and leading advocates shares his favourite things about York. What is special about York? It is the people here who tell it as it is which make a special place truly unique. I am proud to be known as an Honorary Yorkshireman. What is your favourite Only in York experience? York Minster is a stunning building that speaks of a heritage of faith. People are always proud to call Yorkshire ‘God’s Own County’ - I love being able to pray, worship and witness with people at York Minster, where God has been worshipped since the 7th century! Why stay longer in York? Whatever God gives to me for one day or for longer, the question I always ask is how this can be a blessing to others? #bethechange York has so much to offer!
Hyde Family Jam hydefamilyjam.com As you walk the streets of York, keep your ears open for the Hyde Family Jam. What is special about York? There's so much crammed into such a tiny city. It's a smorgasbord of entertainment from the arts and music, to history and culture, to gastronomic and independent shops and restaurants. What is your favourite Only in York experience? You don't need a plan! From the street markets and buskers, to the galleries and exhibitions, from the theatres to the pubs, unique experiences and friendships await. Why stay longer in York? To feel like a local! York is a really friendly place. If you spend more than a few days here you will soon feel like part of the city, and want to come back every year for more.
Julie Brookes Visit York Information Centre | visityork.org Our friendly Visit York Information Centre team help thousands of visitors make the most of their stay. What is special about York? York has many pop up experiences and festivals, its a beautiful city filled with history. Everyone in the city is so friendly and welcoming, I am proud to be York born and bred! What is your favourite Only in York experience? Getting off the bus a stop early and walking the Bar walls into work with views of the Minster and the daffodils. Why stay longer in York? York has so much to discover, it’s impossible to see it all in one day. The city offers unique experiences - by day explore the attractions and by night get spooked on a ghost walk.
Clare, Cooper & White copperandwhite.co.uk As you explore the Shambles Market you’ll meet local traders all with their own tales to tell. What is special about York? For me it has to be the history, which is portrayed in so many different ways. There’s no end of historic buildings and streets, from the majestic Minster to the crooked Shambles. I also love the huge variety of interesting museums. What is your favourite Only in York experience? I love standing about half way up Shambles, early in the morning, looking up at the narrowest part of it where the top floors of the houses almost touch and imagining what life must have been like. Why stay longer in York? There’s so much to explore within a short drive of York. I love trips to the coast, especially Hunmanby Gap which is completely unspoilt. I also love cycling and walking in the Wolds followed by a trip to a traditional pub. 19
DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND! The wonder of nature: an insider’s guide to diamonds with Kay Bradley of Bradley’s Jewellers, York
diamond is one of the rarest and most desirable gemstones in the world. It is the ultimate symbol of love. For more than 50 years, our family business has been providing some of the finest diamonds and gemstones to our loyal, devoted customers from all over the world. Whether as engagement or wedding rings, anniversary or eternity gifts, bridal-ware, 18th or 21st birthday gifts, graduation presents, as inheritances or heirlooms, diamonds are a reliable investment that will always hold their value. A diamond is undoubtedly the most special purchase you can make, because of its complexity and symbolism the mystery and splendour surrounding it. To ensure you choose your perfect diamond, Kay Bradley, who has studied at the International Gemmological Institute in Antwerp, has devised a simple buying guide and her top tips for choosing that perfect diamond! All diamonds share certain features that allow us to compare and evaluate them. These features are called the 4Cs: colour, clarity, cut and carat weight. This provides a way to objectively compare and evaluate diamonds but facts and figures alone can’t describe a diamond’s mysterious and
Kay’s top tips for choosing that perfect diamond... • Research and buy from an ethical company like Bradley’s who have over 50 years of experience and are a long-standing member of the National Association of Jewellers.
• Buy British-made products as Kay believes these are world-leading in jewellery design.
captivating beauty. For that, you will have to visit your local Bradley’s Jewellers in York, Harrogate, Northallerton and now Scarborough to see one for yourself! Here at Bradley’s the Bradley family, diamond experts with more than 50 years of experience, hand-select each stone. We then design our own settings to make our products completely unique and bespoke. From the source of the stone to the cutting, mounting, hallmarking, finishing and polishing process, we can explain your diamond’s journey, which sets us above the rest! The majority of our pieces are British-made in either London or Birmingham, because we truly believe British jewellery craftsmanship is world-leading.
• Look for the 4 C’s: Cut, Colour, Clarity and Carat Weight.
• Ensure the stone is radiant and sparkles when tilted.
• Be conscious of synthetically-grown diamonds which are not natural and decrease in value. • Truly colourless diamonds are very rare, but Bradley’s carry a fine selection of certified ‘D Colour Diamonds.’
• Quality comes before quantity. Invest in the best stone you can afford!
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Castle Howard ‘One of the top 10 buildings you must visit in your lifetime The Telegraph, 2018
Built for the 3rd Earl of Carlisle and taking over 100 years to complete, today Castle Howard remains home to the Howard family. Discover the rich and varied history, dramatic interiors and sweeping parklands of this magnificent house. Free flowing tours of the house allow you to explore at your leisure, with friendly and knowledgeable guides throughout. From decadent bedrooms and lavish drawing rooms to the stunning Great Hall and vast Long Gallery, there are architectural wonders and world-renowned collections in every room. Spend a day exploring the beautiful gardens; with meandering woodland paths, lakeside terraces and sweeping vistas dotted with temples, statues and follies. Enjoy a changing programme of exhibitions and events, including Christmas opening when the house is decorated for the festive season. Plus free outdoor tours, illustrated children’s trail, adventure playground and summer boat trips on the Great Lake (weather permitting). Treat yourself at a range of cafés and shops, including garden centre, farm shop and gift shops.
Castle Howard will host the first Countyfile Live event to be held in the North. The event linked to the BBC’s flagship rural affairs programme will take place from 15 - 18 August 2019 and will celebrate its new Yorkshire setting, featuring new exhibits that capture the essence of the Yorkshire countryside.
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York With a history spanning 2,000 years thereâ€™s no surprise that myths and magic are in abundance in the city of York. Throughout the centuries characters from alchemists to witches are said to have passed through the city. Hereâ€™s our round up of magical locations and experiences you can sample on a visit to York.
Image: Magic & Mystery at Barley Hall
The city’s most famous street, the historic Shambles dates back to the fourteenth century and the medieval lane is said to be an inspiration for the film depiction of Diagon Alley, the magical shopping location from the wizarding world of Harry Potter. The street is now home to four different mystical outlets including the World of Wizardy and The Boy Wizard selling everything a wizard fan could possibly need and want and is proving popular with wizard fans from around the world.
The Potions Cauldron
Visit this old-fashioned apothecary shop, which offers specially-concocted drinks including Serpent's Venom Poison, Basilisk Blood and Elixir of Love (the first person to sniff it will fall in love with the nearest wizard). Head to the back of the store to discover a 6,000 piece Lego Hogwarts and a bubbling cauldron. The Potions Cauldron gives you the chance to mix your own magical potion and be a trainee wizard with the mystical character Phileas Phials.
The Shop That Must Not Be Named
For the true wizard enthusiast venture down the Shambles and into The Shop That Must Not Be Named, the city’s original and premier shop specialising in officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise which has recently expanded. There’s magical wares, an amazing selection of wands and friendly wizarding staff, who know everything you could ever want to know about the Boy Who Lived and his world.
Images top: The Shop That Must Not Be Named Image middle left and bottom right: The Enchantment Chamber Image middle right: Shambles Image bottom left: Mother Shipton's Cave
Magic & Mystery at Barley Hall
Enjoy this new exhibition at Barley Hall which explores the often fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society. Find out about those who were outcast as witches and wizards, explore the ‘science’ of magic and alchemy and how such individuals used protective charms and forecasting to foresee the future through prophecies and dreams. Using both archaeological and documentary evidence from the period, Magic and Mystery showcases a thought-provoking and often misinterpreted feature of medieval culture.
The Wizard Quest
For those wanting to explore the magic by foot, the Wizard Quest is a fun interactive walking tour for all ages. With potions, magical creatures and an important mission, you'll discover magic in the city streets. Tours run from March - September on Thursday and Friday evenings. Each tour at lasts around 45 minutes, starting at King's Square (at the end of Shambles).
Mother Shipton's Cave
Venture further afield to Mother Shipton’s Cave England’s oldest visitor attraction, opened since 1630 in the nearby market town of Knaresborough. It was home to the famous prophetess Mother Shipton and still is home to the mesmerising Petrifying Well, whose waters turn items to stone. Be enthralled by Mother Shipton's birthplace and her amazing story. Her prophecies predicted the invention of iron ships, the Great Fire of London in 1666 and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
The Enchantment Chamber
To complete a mystical trip to the city with a stay at the recently opened Enchantment Chamber which offers a unique self catering experience, it includes a bed chamber complete with an unconventional four poster bed, realistic open fire, real wood flooring and furnished with an eclectic collection of magical artefacts from the wizarding world. The apartment is located within the walls of the historical city with ease of access to other magical locations. 25
Situated in the heart of York, The Ivy St Helen’s Square is a quintessentially British destination for all occasions. Indulge in a selection of dishes and specially crafted drinks, whilst surrounded by vibrant and colourful interiors and York-inspired artwork. Opened in December 2017, The Ivy St Helen’s Square has become a stalwart in the local dining scene.
menu offers a range of dishes for breakfast, elevenses, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner, depending on the occasion. All served in a relaxed atmosphere, modern British classics such as shepherd’s pie and fish & chips are served alongside internationally-inspired dishes including the brasserie’s Monkfish and prawn curry and crispy duck salad.
With a carefully handpicked location, the brasserie is situated next to York’s famed Mansion House, home to the Lord Mayor of York. Surrounded by history and architectural gems, the brasserie features striking interiors designed by renowned Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, with an iconic bar and leafy outdoor terrace, perfect for people watching in the historic square. The mouth-watering, all-day dining
Recently launched in November is The Ivy St Helen’s Square’s beautiful first floor private dining room; a go-to for any private events in York. Named The Etty Room, the intimate space houses its own marble topped bar, decorated with bevelled antique mirror panels and trim brass, and accommodates 24 guests on one long table or 40 guests for standing canapé receptions. The room is adorned with colourful vintage botanical prints and vibrant artworks, bespoke patterned marble tiled flooring and an eclectic mix of vintage dining chairs, all creating a one-of-a-kind oasis for wedding receptions and private parties.
Relaxed yet sophisticated all-day dining for every occasion
SHAMBLES MARKET IS AN HISTORIC AND VIBRANT MARKET AND HOME TO YORKâ€™S LARGEST GROUP OF INDEPENDENT TRADERS With over 70 stalls itâ€™s the one-stop shop for all your daily requirements and special purchases, including quality gifts, fresh flowers, retro vinyl, crafts, handbags, vintage clothing and much more. You can find a wide selection of fresh produce with locallysourced fruit and vegetables, plus a fantastic selection of deli cheeses, fresh meat and fish from the Yorkshire coast. The Shambles Market has its very own food court - a central hub filled with street food delights and live music. Shambles Food Court offers a wide selection of popular street food from authentic French savoury galettes from Krep, to mouth-watering burritos filled with gently smoked meat from Shambles Kitchen. It is also home to Los Moros, voted number 1 place to eat in York on Trip Advisor! The Shambles Market stalls are run by a community of diverse and friendly individuals, full of local knowledge and passion. Visit today to explore, chat, shop and eat whilst soaking up the history in a beautiful setting.
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UNIQUE FAMILY EXPERIENCES IN YORK "With world-class attractions, beautiful open spaces and a calendar of incredible festivals throughout the year, York is an ideal destination for a family trip to remember. Bringing up three young children in the city ourselves, we know York inside-out and canâ€™t imagine a better place to visit with kids. Hereâ€™s our top pick of the unique experiences that families can enjoy."
Polly Bennett, Little Vikings
Where else can you visit a Viking village in the morning (JORVIK Viking Centre), learn about York’s chocolate history at lunchtime (York’s Chocolate Story), become an amateur archaeologist for the afternoon (DIG) and finish the day walking down a recreated Victorian Street (York Castle Museum) or climbing aboard a vintage engine (National Railway Museum)? And all within walking distance? The magic continues down the Shambles, a medieval street with more than a hint of Diagon Alley about it. York Maze, the largest maize maze in the UK, is a fun-packed family day out and just a short drive away.
Stunning city walls
York’s medieval walls circle the city and are the longest in England. At two miles long, they’re a reasonable stroll for bigger kids, but there are plenty of points for you to drop down into the city if little legs get tired. It’s a great way to see the city and completely free. Visit in springtime to see hosts of golden daffodils. At Christmas, make sure you catch the four main bars (gateways to the city) sparkling after sunset - family memories are made of sights like this.
Afternoon tea for children
Go bug spotting and discover the beautiful emerald green Tansy Beetles which are an endangered species who only live in a 30km stretch of the banks of the River Ouse around York.
If the thought of taking your children for afternoon tea fills you with dread - the noise! the crumbs! - consider this: a child is never quieter than in the presence of cake. So imagine just how compliant they are when they’re faced with three tiers of baked goodies. We’re big fans of taking children along to so-called adult experiences, and afternoon tea is no different. Even better, there are plenty of afternoon tea options in York that specifically cater for children. Try Bettys, The Grand Hotel & Spa, The Principal Hotel or The Ivy for a luxurious but family-friendly experience.
Terrific trails and tours
One of the best ways to get to know the city quickly is by joining a tour. But with the best will in the world, most children won’t want to wander the streets and listen to two hours of detail about York’s history. Instead, board a bus or boat or meet a crazy character and find out about the city in a really fun way. York has tours galore to appeal to adults and children alike. Try a river tour with City Cruises York, explore the gory side of the city with The Bloody Tour of York or a chocolate walking tour with York’s Chocolate Story. Fans of our feline friends shouldn’t miss the Cat Trail (free) while those with a sweet tooth will learn more about York’s chocolate history by doing the Chocolate Trail (free). Why not enjoy a hot chocolate at one of the many family-friendly cafés afterwards?
Castles & Coastlines
Image: National Railway Museum Illustrations: Little Vikings
Allow enough time to explore the unique places on York’s doorstep, from stunning Scarborough Castle (take a kite) to RSPB Bempton Cliffs (take binoculars to spot a puffin), Dalby Forest (bring your bikes) to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (take a camera!).
STAY, SHOP & SOCIALISE
in the heart of the city Yorkâ€™s city centre is like no other - whether you are spending a day or a week here, there is always something fantastic to do, right in the heart of the city.
Shoppers can spoil themselves with high-street outlets alongside quirky individual boutiques in our city centre - a safe and welcoming place to relax and enjoy, with a host of cafĂŠs and restaurants to suit every taste. If you are looking to indulge in culture during your visit, some of the countryâ€™s finest visitor attractions can be found within easy walking distance. You can even stay within the ancient city walls, with hotels for every budget, from friendly B&Bs to five star luxury.
York is blessed with a compact city centre allowing you to dip between designer stores, unique boutiques, big high street names and friendly market stalls whilst visiting the city. With a backdrop that includes medieval lanes and even a street that dates back to the Doomsday Book, this is not your average retail destination. Hit the streets and weave in and out of York’s shops and stores.
Parliament Street, Davygate and Coney Street are packed with high street favourites such as M&S, Space NK and Leia. This focal point of the city also enjoys visiting festivals, events and street entertainers. Similarly Coppergate, the city’s shopping centre within the city walls, which is situated on the site of a Viking village also hosts recognisable names. The centre is home to firm favourite, Fenwick and the bargain hunter’s mecca, Primark. If you’re looking for unique boutiques and specialist stores off the beaten track then York is your ideal destination. These independents give the special city much of its charm and appeal. From galleries such as According to McGee to homeware boutiques like Rise and Shine Living, a retro toy and games shop Sore Thumb Retro Games and even Love Cheese a shop dedicated to it’s namesake. There’s no way you can struggle for retail inspiration. The initiative Indie York provides a directory of independent businesses and is a great starting point to help you discover these gems when visiting the city. The historic backdrop of York’s charming city centre provides an inviting location to explore and even discover boutiques and retail gems. Stonegate and Swinegate are home to a mix of stores such as Stonegate Teddy Bears, Pyramid Gallery, Abraham Moon and the ever festive Käthe Wohlfahrt each housed within medieval and Georgian architecture. Follow the route towards York Minster and discover more retail treats and expert advice on Petergate at the diamond experts Bradleys and fellow jewellers Azendi. Don’t miss the city’s alternative high streets on the routes into the city centre, Micklegate has experienced a recent resurgence with new cafés and restaurants to sample, Goodramgate is home to the fiery Rafi’s Spice Box and venture a little further to the award winning ‘Bishy Road’ with its bohemian stores and delicious food outlets. Tucked between Parliament Street and the famous Shambles is the Shambles Market, here you can find over 70 stalls offering something for everyone, including local arts and crafts, fresh foods, fashion, flowers, everyday items and much more. The market is open everyday from 9am to 5pm. Don’t miss the nearby Shambles Food Court offering delicious street food from across the globe. The city also hosts the popular festive market St Nicholas Fair and other seasonal stalls. Looking for a designer bargain, then the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet is the perfect destination. Home to 120 leading designer brands including Ted Baker, Reiss and Molton Brown at up to 60% less, enjoy this exclusive shopping experience. Further out of town shopping options include the Monks Cross and Vangarde Shopping Parks which offer high-quality retail and dining on the outskirts of the city.
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York Fashion Week is back for 2019! Taking place from Monday 25 - Sunday 31 March 2019, be prepared for seven days of incredible fashion and inspiring attitudes. There will be over 60 events taking place across the city, including runway shows, lectures, workshops and personal styling events. As well as exploring a fabulous range of independent brands including Avie, Copper & White, and Hope Fashion, you can also enjoy a range of events from some of our favourite high street brands. For 2019, weâ€™re also thrilled to welcome the international designer, Scott Henshall to York Fashion Week, who will be wowing us with his captivating personality and creative genius. To find out more about York Fashion Week visit yorkfashionweek.co.uk or pick up a brochure from the Visit York Information Centre from February 2019.
Itâ€™ll be to see you on Sat 2 February 2019 Discover over 50 frozen creations across the city of York, made from crystal-clear ice depicting myths and legends! From fantastical creatures to famous heroes and a few surprises along the trail, these enchanting sculptures will transform the historic city into a frozen fairy tale for all the family to enjoy. New Date
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Experience live ice carving, try your hand at sculpting yourself and enjoy the chance to win some fabulous prizes â€“ all FREE! We have some big surprises lined up throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled on visityork.org/ice or follow #YorkIceTrail19 for more details.
York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with roots in the nation’s earliest history. Discover 2,000 years of history with a free guided tour, discover hidden treasures in our Undercroft Museum, or take in the best views in the city with our Tower Challenge.
For the best panoramic views of York’s picturesque city centre, take the 275 steps up the central tower, before heading down to ‘Revealing York Minster’ in the Undercroft Museum - a stateof-the-art attraction housed in the interactive chambers beneath the Minster. Featuring artefacts never before on public display, see, touch and hear two millennia of York’s history, and find your moment in York Minster’s incredible story.
Since the 7th century, the Minster has been at the centre of Christianity in the north of England and today remains a thriving church rooted in a daily offering of worship and prayer. Built for the glory of God, every aspect of this ancient building - from the exquisite, handcrafted stone through to the unrivalled collection of medieval stained glass - tells the story of Jesus Christ. With vast spaces alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music, or quiet corners revealing unexpected stories of human inspiration, the building is truly a masterpiece in stained glass and stone. As essential conservation work revitalises the Minster’s Grand Organ and stained glass throughout 2019, there are new secrets ready to be discovered. See conservation in action as the organ is restored to its former glory, or join a Hidden Minster tour and take a walk through the unknown; uncovering the secrets of this magnificent building.
In the years that followed, Pivovar has flourished and the ever expanding range of venues have become a benchmark for excellence, where beer drinkers know they will receive a warm welcome and be able to choose from the best UK and international beers - in short, places that Jamie and Jon themselves want to drink. Pivovar continues to build and develop its Craft Beer wholesale division which is only one of a few to be Cask Marque certified, delivering beers from the best breweries across the UK and Europe. Now running successful and Pivovar started out back in award winning pubs in York, Sheffield, 2005 as a specialist beer Leeds, Harrogate, Newcastle and London they're delighted to announce importer based in York, the opening of the Market Cat on York’s becoming the UK partner for Shambles Market.
the Czech family brewery Bernard and introducing their range of lagers into the UK. Founders Jamie Hawksworth and Jon Holdsworth found it difficult to sell to pubs in a market dominated by big brands, commodity beers and tied lines, so decided to do it themselves and opened their first pub, the much loved Pivni located within the 12th Century timber framed building on Patrick Pool.
For the opening of their new enterprise they're thrilled to partner with one of the leaders of the craft beer scene in Thornbridge - a company that they have a long history with and that share their ethos. The Market Cat will feature outstanding beer from Thornbridge supplemented by a range of guest breweries dispensed from eight cask lines and fourteen kegs lines. This will showcase the brewery’s iconic Jaipur IPA and Lord Marples Classic Bitter and introduce their new innovative brews from the ‘Year of Beer’ series such as the Necessary Evil Imperial Stout and a Barrel Aged Sour Raspberry Blonde.
All of which will be underpinned by a beer friendly pizza menu, using dough made with the award winning Jaipur IPA, a contemporary wine list, locally sourced coffee from their friends at York Emporium which will be delivered by their well trained staff that you would expect from their other venues. 38 visityork.org
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“For drinks I like the House of the Trembling Madness. It’s a cool place that should appeal to everybody and has a massive range. The Minster Inn has good beer and cracking pizza on the same street as Roots. The Brew & Brownie serves great coffee just a short walk from Roots and Mannion & Co does great food. Le Cochon Aveugle and Skosh are both fantastic though totally different. They’ve both pushed on and serve really top end food. Nobody goes there without having a great time. The Nice cream factory is a great place to grab an ice cream on Fossgate.” Tommy Banks of Roots & The Black Swan at Oldstead
Every time I think that the food scene in York might start to slow down, I seem to be happily proved wrong and promptly discover some new openings that deserve attention. 2018 was another year of adventure for the local food scene that’s seen big names open up, independents strike out and existing names maintain their deservedly strong reputations. According to the 2018 Harden’s diners annual food survey, York has been named the UK’s newest foodie hotspot. If you’re looking to mark a special occasion, there’s plenty of choice with Roots being the latest addition to the high-end dining scene in the city. Roots is the second restaurant from Tommy Banks and shares its name and theme of seasonality with his recently released first cookbook. Tommy’s first venture The Black Swan at Oldstead has held a Michelin star for a number of years and received many accolades while forging a global reputation, so you can expect great things from Roots. Tommy may be the new star on the local block, but there’re still plenty of other options for a spectacular evening, including Le Cochon Aveugle, who serve an ever-changing tasting menu, The Park by Adam Jackson, Hudson’s based in the stunning Grand Hotel and the Rattle
Owl which features Roman remains in its basement. Arras continues to earn rave reviews while The Star Inn the City offers brilliant views of the River Ouse and Museum Gardens. A little further out of town, Bishopthorpe Road is home to Meltons, which has maintained its reputation for great food and hospitality for many years now. Other new additions include a branch of The Ivy and Coto the newly opened Vietnamese Kitchen. New to St Sampson’s Square is Cut & Craft whose signature flat iron steak is great value. While new to Goodramgate is La Bottega. One of the most exciting newbies isn’t new to York at all though; Los Moros gained a dedicated following in the Shambles Food Court and have now taken over premises on Grape Lane to let them offer delicious North African food to more lucky people. If you fancy some back to basics antipasti, pasta dishes and secondi with unique Italian wines then L’uva should definitely be on your shortlist and while the team behind Ambiente are still dishing up fantastic tapas from their sites on Goodramgate and Fossgate, they’ve also found the time to open The Press Kitchen on Walmgate. 41
“My wife and I like to go to Barbakan for a casual meal, their pierogi and schnitzel is perfect comfort food after a hard week in the kitchen. If we’re marking a special occasion I usually end up going to Skosh. While it’s a little more informal than some of the special restaurants I like in York, I like their food so much I end up ordering the whole menu.” Josh Overington of Le Cochon Aveugle
Alongside the newbies, there’re still the usual suspects knocking out fantastic food including a newly expanded menu at Pairings, fabulous food at Partisan - who now feature in the Good Food Guide - superb steak at The Whippet Inn and Skosh who continue to enjoy huge popularity amongst regional food lovers as you can see from our #OnlyinYork chefs’ recommendations. Along with our fabulous eating scene, York has plenty
to keep you interested on the drinks front. If beer is your thing, check out York Brewery who’ve been brewing within the city walls for over 20 years while Brew York have recently opened a new beer hall featuring 40 different brews on tap at any one time and spectacularly good food from Born to Lose Burger Kitchen. On a smaller scale, The Micklegate Social has plans to start producing its own beers on the sister site to The Fossgate Social while an exciting new addition to the Shambles Market area will be the Market Cat which will be a collaboration between the renowned Thornbridge Brewery and Pivovar who already operate a number of pubs with great reputations. The gin craze that’s taken hold shows no sign of slowing down and of course that’s reflected in the city. York Gin distil within the city boundary and Cooper King are making waves with their recently launched gin while they work up to launching a whisky. If you’re looking for the widest selection of gin then make sure you stop off at the Evil Eye whose selection of over 1000 gins has earned it a place in the Guinness Book of Records! If you’re new to gin then The Botanist offers a 90 minute gin masterclass to bring your knowledge up to scratch. As you can see, the range and quality of eating and drinking experiences just keeps getting better and better. It seems unbelievable right now that this time next year I’ll have the same abundance of positivity to share, but I bet I’ll be surprised again. Happy eating!
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York has a diverse food scene with tastes from across the globe contained in one compact city. With an abundance of cafés, bars and restaurants there’s sure to be something to satisfy most appetites. However over the last couple of years a new dining option has been served up with the street food scene taking over the city. So if you are looking for something to eat on the go or a place to sit for an al fresco snack, the city has many tasty options to explore.
Created from old shipping containers, Spark:York is a new addition to the city’s cultural offering, the units are eclectic in style and provide an energetic injection of youthful colour and creativity directly onto the city centre streets near Piccadilly. This centre is home to a range of small independent businesses including street food outlets, bars, shops, co-working office space and entertainment. The food outlets range from tempting Thai at Tikk’s Thai Kitchen to mouth-watering gourmet burgers at Sloppy’s Burgers and sweet treats at Munchies Cakeaway. Head down and enjoy this truly independent offering in the city centre.
Brew York Food Hall
A recent addition to the city’s street food scene is Brew York’s brand new Beer Hall. This city centre craft brewery originally opened in August 2016 with a riverside tap room attached. However in summer of 2018 and after a successful crowdfunding programme, the Brewery expanded into the neighbouring building and opened the new upstairs Beer Hall. The venue serves 40 beers at a time and also includes the new Born To Lose Burger Kitchen run by streetfood chef Mark Hill, known in York for his Street Cleaver business. The alternative Sunday lunch is one not to be missed! The brewery is also home to live music events and the City of Ale Fest which takes place across the city.
Shambles Food Court
Located in the thriving Shambles Market, this city centre hub is home to multiple traders offering a wide range of the highest quality international street food. Check out Los Moros one of the food court’s longest standing traders – and satisfy those lunchtime cravings with their fabulous North African and Middle Eastern style cuisine. Shambles Food Court regularly tops the TripAdvisor listings for best restaurants to visit in the city, and is most definitely an #OnlyInYork experience to be sampled. Pick up some of the healthiest fast food from KREP serving authentic French galettes and crepes, tasty Asian delights from Thai Season and mouth-watering burritos from Shambles Kitchen. For further foodie inspiration head to visityork.org/eat-and-drink
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IN CELEBRATION OF THE GREAT BRITISH BED & BREAKFAST Make way for the gorgeous guesthouse – comfy, luxurious and refreshingly independent. A place where owners have spent hours contemplating wall colours and cushions. Where a warm welcome leads you to a restful bed clad with fresh linen and where breakfasts are at the heart of the experience. In York you will discover unspoiled streets lined with stunning architecture and period houses, many of which are family owned B&Bs providing accommodation for a small number of guests. Larger properties may be termed as guesthouses with many of the more substantial of these classing themselves as small hotels. The trick when choosing accommodation is to check out the Visit York website: visityork.org. You can save money by clicking through to the provider’s own site and booking direct. Some properties choose to be inspected by either Visit England or the AA but if they don’t display the assessment logo it’s not a problem, just look at the reviews online.
To really get to know York and its culture, staying in a B&B, guest house or even one of the city’s traditional inns, (a pub with rooms) is wonderfully personal. Visitors are known to return to the same place year after year having built up a close friendship with the staff. Local knowledge too is a huge advantage and something that owners can pass on. They live in the city so they know it, they know which attractions are best to visit and when. They know the finest restaurants, the best shops and where to get a proper pint of beer or great cuppa. They are brimming with information just waiting to be tapped. The opportunity to spend time in an elegant house with heaps of history – often located a stone’s throw from the city centre, is an experience not to be missed and it’s where many of the B&Bs hold the trump card. Alcuin Lodge is a classic Edwardian property and a place where guests often return to year after year. Owners Darren and Mark are passionate about their lovely home and move mountains to ensure everyone has a great stay. With attractions, shops and rail station on the doorstep, it’s a popular spot.
Image left: Carr House Farm, Ampleforth Image right top: Bishops Image bottom: The Limes Image bottom right: Arnot House Find out more: Alcuin Lodge alcuinlodge.com Thornfield House yorkbnb.co.uk Arnot House arnothouseyork.co.uk Bishops bishopsyork.co.uk The Limes limeshotel.co.uk Carr House Farm, Ampleforth carrhousefarm.co.uk
Just to the north of the city centre, Kath and Ed own Thornfield House, a substantial Victorian B&B that has been tastefully modernised – seriously scrummy breakfasts give the day a kick start and a small conservatory that overlooks a tranquil garden provides a peaceful place to sit with a good book. And staying with the Victorian theme, Arnot House, just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, pays homage to the period with its comfortable four-poster and half-tester beds. Original artworks adorn the walls and antiques and collectibles decorate the rooms, alongside 21st century amenities like 32 inch TV’s, DVD players and hairdryers. Let Kim and her tabby cat, Dribble, welcome you into their lovely home. To the west of the city, Bishops – a graceful, family run guest house, is well placed for the railway station and the walk into the city passes the quirky Everyman Cinema. Deborah and Marco are superb hosts and their award winning property boasts stylish, spacious rooms, all individually designed. There are special rates for singles and breakfasts are a feast of locally sourced produce.
For those visitors wanting to be close to the University of York, golf course and shopping at Monks Cross, the Limes is perfect. Owners Fiona and Ricardo are great hosts, hugely welcoming and happy to provide an evening meal. This is a lovely, late Victorian building that, over the years, has deservedly scooped up numerous awards for outstanding hospitality. For those visitors preferring to chill out in the countryside, there are numerous B&B's within a 30 minute drive of the city. Carr House Farm in Ampleforth is close to the picturesque market town of Helmsley. Anna and Jack have sympathetically restored this original 16th century farmhouse with its beamed ceilings, oak panelling and four-poster en suite rooms. Jack, renowned for working his dogs, will loan Labrador puppies to cuddle while the older dogs will come looking for guests willing to walk them in their outlying woods. This is a haven for country lovers and dark skies enthusiasts. B&B's and guesthouses offer those little luxuries and personal touch that help to turn a city break into something very special – and they really do deliver.
Situated on the Shambles - York’s very own Diagon Alley - The Shop That Must Not Be Named is the city’s original and premier shop specialising in officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise. Since opening in May 2017, they’ve delighted York residents and visitors from all over the world with a huge range of magical wares and friendly wizarding staff who know everything you could ever want to know, and more, about the Boy Who Lived. Starting life as a dedicated selection of Potter giftware in …give the dog a bone on Fossgate (York’s foremost destination for quirky, unusual homeware and pop culture gifts), the range grew so rapidly it began to take over the shop! The obvious solution was to open this dedicated emporium on the historic and atmospheric Shambles, believed to be the inspiration behind Diagon Alley from the Harry Potter film series. After casting an Undetectable Extension Charm in 2018, they now stock over 60 wands from the Wizarding World alongside dedicated sections for each Hogwarts house, filled with clothing, homewares and accessories that will delight even the most serious Slytherin or hardcore Hufflepuff. Children will love their range of magical sweets, toys and games while more serious collectors will covet the Seeking supplies for the new authentic film replicas and bewitching term at Hogwarts? Looking for a artefacts.
special magical artefact or wand? Or just a browsing Muggle? Whatever you’re searching for, you’ll find it at The Shop That Must Not Be Named. 50 theshopthatmustnotbenamed.co.uk
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A proper day out For thousands of people, a visit to York Races is the highlight of their social calendar and a chance to get dressed up for a great day out. The combination of world-class sport, award winning restaurants and bars as well as additional entertainment, with live music or special themes, means there’s something for everyone.
Wed 15 Tattersalls Musidora Thur 16 Al Basti Equiworld Dante Fri 17 Yorkshire Cup Sat 25 Brontë Cup
Fri 14 Mid Summer Raceday Sat 15 Macmillan Charity Raceday Sat 29 Jump Jockeys' Nunthorpe & live music
Fri 12 Summer Stakes Sat 13 John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Cup Fri 26(e) EBF Lyric Stakes & live music Sat 27 Sky Bet York Stakes & live music
Wed 21 Juddmonte International Thur 22 Darley Yorkshire Oaks / Ladies Day Fri 23 Coolmore Nunthorpe Sat 24 Sky Bet Ebor
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THEATRE RETURNS TO YORK FOR SUMMER 2019! Following its highly acclaimed inaugural season in 2018, SHAKESPEARE’S ROSE THEATRE will pop up again at the foot of Clifford’s Tower in the historic heart of York from 25 June to 1 September 2019.
Four new productions of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays – Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest and Twelfth Night – will once again transport audiences to the thrilling, intimate atmosphere of an Elizabethan playhouse, with plenty of breath-taking, spine-tingling, heart-stopping moments. The 13-sided scaffolding theatre offers three tiers of covered seating and an open courtyard for standing ‘groundlings’.
Outside the theatre, visitors can experience a vibrant, free-to-enter Shakespearean village, offering the finest Yorkshire food and drinks from oak-framed, reed-thatched buildings, an array of ‘wagon’ entertainment, minstrels and a stunning Elizabethan garden with ornate box-edged beds of cottage flowers, roses and herbs. Step back in time and experience Shakespeare as it was in his day, with bloody battles, comic mayhem, gruesome murders and grand oratory!
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extend your stay? With York as your base you can explore the spectacular North York Moors, Selby Abbey, the Yorkshire Dales and beyond. Pop into the Visit York Information Centre to choose from a range of great value day trips from the city and pick up your tickets. Once youâ€™ve experienced the magic of York, venture beyond the city to discover the natural beauty of national parks, countryside and coast. This diverse region is home to enchanting places including the North York Moors, the lively market town of Helmsley, Hull - the UK City of Culture 2017 and Scarborough and Whitby, traditional seaside towns. visityork.org/beyond-york 57
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FIVE TOP EVENTS IN 2019 Ryedale Music Festival, 15 - 17 March & 12 - 28 July Malton Food Lovers Festival, 25 - 26 May Malton & Norton Festival of Horse-Racing, September Pickering 1940s Wartime Weekend, 11 - 13 October Helmsley Christmas Festival throughout December
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN RYEDALE Castle Howard North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Home to the North’s best artists, craftspeople, and home designers, and surrounded by some of Britain’s most beautiful and unspoilt countryside a haven for wildlife, and a playground for adventurers. Indulge in the UK’s best food and drink in Ryedale’s Market Towns, thanks to a bounty of farm produce. Start your food journey in Malton, Yorkshire’s Food Capital, famous for its festivals and artisans. Nearby, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, and Helmsley proudly showcase prizewinning, independent food stores in their market squares, alongside Michelin-starred and award-winning restaurants, tea-rooms and delis. Treat yourself in prized farm shops along the way, or raise a glass in Ryedale’s many independent micro-breweries, distilleries, vineyards, or orchards where historic-recipe cider is handmade by monks. Explore Ryedale’s world-famous attractions, from the splendour of Britain’s finest stately home Castle Howard, to magical steam train rides along the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Wander romantic ruins or historic houses, still family homes. Explore 2000 years of village life at Ryedale Folk Museum, or roam glorious gardens, including the North’s largest lavender farms and arboretums. For family thrills there’s Flamingo Land, Yorkshire’s ultimate theme park, or majestic raptors in flight at the National Bird of Prey Centre. Ryedale’s art galleries, craft workshops and design-houses attract visitors from across the world, its market towns magnets for seekers of curiosities and craftsmanship. Meet the country’s leading artists at home in their studios, or find something unique in the North’s best antique and auction centres. The local speciality? Over recent years, Ryedale has
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become a giant emporium for home-makers seeking a magic touch: artists and craftspeople channel their creative energy into ‘home sweet home’, inspired by the wonderland on their doorsteps, while first-class designers transform living spaces with imaginative flair. Adventure seekers will discover one of Britain’s best outdoor playgrounds at Dalby Forest with its world class bike park and tree top adventures. Elsewhere, escape off the beaten track along 1500 miles of footpaths and bridleways through some of the country’s most beautiful scenery, ideal for cycling, walking or horse-riding. Or simply take a deep breath, and enjoy the scenery: nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Ryedale is famed for its unspoilt tranquillity and outstanding natural beauty, a rich tapestry of gently rolling farmland, woodland, magnificent vistas, and dramatic river gorges - it’s a haven for humans as well as some of Britain’s most precious wildlife. Whether relaxing in a luxurious spa hotel or marvelling at Britain’s starriest skies while glamping outdoors, come and make it your home for a while! For more visitryedale.co.uk Promotional 59
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TOP DARK SKIES FESTIVAL EVENTS: Saving the Dark Film Screening Go Ape! Night Zip Moon gazing and Stargazing Evenings Yorkshire True Grit Dark Skies (Off road cycle sportive) See northyorkmoors.org.uk/darkskiesfestival for event details
Escape the city crowds and discover centuries of history & breathtaking landscapes right on the doorstep of York. From dramatic coastlines and picturesque dales to enchanting forests and carpets of purple heather, you’ll find an adventure worth discovering - all within 20 miles of York. Kick start your adventure on two wheels. Whether you're a family cyclist or a world class mountain biker, the abundance of quiet country roads, forest tracks and disused railway lines offer plenty to explore. The cycling centre at Dalby Forest is one of the best places in the UK for mountain biking, or head to Sutton Bank Bikes for off road and family trails that soak up “England’s finest view”. The fun doesn’t stop there, both coastal and countryside offer heaps of adventure for adults and kids. For coastal fans - spend your days in the picturesque villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes, historic fishing villages full of character and intrigue, where you can find secret picnic spots and enjoy nature trips out at sea. Fossil hunting, rock pooling and beach combing can be found along the coastline between Runswick Bay and Boggle Hole, or head inland and have a go at horse riding or skimming through the treetops with Go Ape! at Dalby Forest. There’s plenty of fascinating heritage and local history to uncover in our ancient abbeys, stately homes and museums. Watch the seasons unfold in the magnificent gardens and grounds of Castle Howard, one of England’s finest stately homes. Stroll amongst the atmospheric ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, Whitby Abbey, Helmsley Castle, Byland Abbey and Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens. Or transport yourself from an Iron Age roundhouse to a 1950s village shop at Ryedale Folk Museum. More great journeys await you by rail. Hop aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to experience one of the best ways to get close to the amazing scenery in the North York Moors. Traverse through 24 miles of stunning valley views from Pickering to Whitby, explore stations of bygone eras and relax in vintage carriages as you travel along the world’s most popular heritage railway.
The North York Moors National Park is home to some of the darkest skies in the UK and every February we celebrate all things celestial in the Dark Skies Festival. Join us from 15 February - 3 March 2019 to enjoy over 50 events from night zips and astronomy talks to ghost walks and stargazing.
Bustling market towns and picturesque villages are dotted throughout the landscape. Helmsley and Pickering are charming market towns packed full of independent shops, antiques and art. Then there is of course Yorkshire’s Food Capital, Malton. Malton’s monthly food markets and the twiceyearly Food Festival bring together the best of the region’s food. Take a deep breath and soak up the panoramic views on foot. Whether it’s a stroll along our easy access routes or tackling the 109 miles of the Cleveland Way National Trail, the swathes of purple heather in the late summer months will stop anyone in their tracks. To discover more about the North York Moors National Park: visit northyorkmoors.org.uk
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2019 is a big year for the district just south of York, as we host major cycling events in our historic market towns and celebrate the magnificent Selby Abbey’s 950th anniversary. With much to explore and fantastic events the district should be on every visitors’ ‘must see’ list.
Image top: Historic Selby Image bottom left: Selby Abbey Image bottom right: Cycling fun in Tadcaster
The Selby district is taking centre stage once again in the cycling world by hosting not one but two major cycling events in 2019. Coinciding with the anniversary of the founding of Selby’s magnificent Abbey, 2019 is set to be the year the district hangs up its hidden gem status and really shines. With charming market towns and never ending green fields, cycling fans will be looking forward to Selby hosting a finish event for the Tour de Yorkshire on Thursday 2 May. The Selby district will also witness road races and Paralympic Qualifiers, as the UCI Road World Championships come to Yorkshire in September. Cited as being the biggest event in the cycling calendar, riders compete for their countries, rather than for individual race teams. It’s the only time this happens outside of the Olympics. The nine-day event is set to attract visitors from across the globe and for the very first time, para-cycling Road Races will run alongside the World Championships. Tadcaster is one of four start points for the para-cycling road races to be held on the first day of the Championships, Saturday 21 September 2019. The para-cycling races will be one of the qualifiers for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. On Friday 27 September 2019, the district will also see riders involved in the women’s junior and men’s under-23 road races, as they race through the district to Harrogate; the finish location for all of the World Championship races. During 2019 the spotlight will shine once again on the beautiful market town of Selby as the district celebrates the anniversary of the founding of the Abbey in 1069. The Abbey is the jewel in the crown of the town and to celebrate its birthday there will be a series of high profile events that will run from March to October to mark this milestone including a celebration of St Germain - the patron saint of the Abbey. There’ll also be spectacular illuminations using the Abbey as the backdrop for a fantastic light show. Foodies love Selby Food Festival held each July, with cookery demonstrations and street performances providing entertainment for the whole family. And taking place over August Bank Holiday weekend, Sherburn’s Craft and Food Festival is another very popular event, attracting visitors from across the region. These festivals support the range of independent cafés, farm shops and restaurants that thrive across the district with a host of new venues opening all the time. With independent breweries like the Jolly Sailor and Selby’s first craft beer café - the Doghouse, the craft beer scene is becoming ever popular too.
FIVE TOP EVENTS IN 2019 Abbey 950 Celebrations March to November Tour de Yorkshire Selby 2 May Para-Cycling & UCI Road World Championship Races 21 & 27 September Selby Food and Drink Festival 27 July Sherburn Craft and Food Festival 24 - 26 August
In Selby itself, Selby Park offers five acres of space to explore right in the heart of the town and you can play a quick round of mini golf, while away an afternoon in the pavilion and sample the local, legendary Doubtfire’s ice-cream. Or, if you’re looking for an active, fun filled family day out, the Summit Indoor Adventure in Selby is the perfect answer offering bowling, skate park, aerial trekking, adventure play and climbing all under one roof. Perfect for a rainy, or not so rainy, day out with the kids. For your entertainment; music, comedy and theatre are all on offer at the award winning, historic Selby Town Hall - this intimate venue hosts world class performances, with headline shows regularly selling out. The market town of Tadcaster also has its own vibrant history as a brewery town producing beer made from the waters of the River Wharfe, which starts its journey in the Yorkshire Dales. The oldest of the three present breweries in the town is Samuel Smith’s, which dates from the 1750s. Beer deliveries to the town’s pubs can still be seen regularly, made by Shire horse and cart. Whilst in Tadcaster, visit the beautiful 15th century St Mary’s Church, nestled beside the River Wharfe. The magnificent stained glass window, designed by William Morris & Co is believed to hold two panels created by the designer himself. Not far from Tadcaster you’ll find historic Towton Battlefield, the site of a major battle during the War of the Roses that marked a turning point in English history. Walk the battlefield trail and see where the rivers are said to have run red with the blood of 28,000 men killed in March 1461, as Henry VI’s men faced the army of Edward IV. With so much to discover just south of York, this lovely district has much to offer the discerning visitor, whether it’s just for a day, or a longer stay in the area. For more information visit: selby.gov.uk 64 selby.gov.uk
Image top: Cyclists gather in Selby Image top right: Indoor fun at Summit Image bottom: Jolly Sailor brewery Image bottom right: Stroll at Stillingfleet
The district offers many places that are ideal for an escape from the city. Marvel at the wildlife as you wander round one of the last remaining areas of northern lowland heath in England; the lovely Skipwith Common. Next door to this, for the more adventurous, is the Yorkshire Paintball and Outdoor Activity Centre. In spring, witness a carpet of colour throughout the ancient woodlands at Brayton Barff, which offers walks suitable for buggies and small children all year round and spot herons and kingfishers at Barlow Common Nature Reserve. For bird watching and pond dipping, RSPB Fairburn Ings is a must.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN SELBY DISTRICT Selby Abbey Drax Power Station Tours Summit Indoor Adventure Selby Town Hall events Cycling the Transpennine Trail Tadcaster town centre
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Towton Battlefield House & tearoom at Carlton Towers Escape Rooms at the Escapologist Enjoy our stunning nature reserves
Discover unique experiences, local cultures & hidden treasures
There’s little that can rival the joy of a day at the British seaside: fresh sea breezes, the sun on your back and the sand between your toes. On the Yorkshire Coast, that’s just scratching the surface of what the region has to offer. Yes, the Yorkshire Coast does indeed boast the UK’s best beach (according to The Times, 2018) and (arguably) the world’s tastiest fish and chips, but dive a little deeper and you’ll discover there is more to experience than you ever thought possible. Our homely stretch along the Eastern shoreline offers the kind of breath-taking scenery that befits a day of exploration and adventure as much as it does rest and relaxation. In addition to sharing an indelible connection to the history of the English seaside, Scarborough continues to evolve into a true modern coastal destination. The roots of its heritage are still apparent, but with its contemporary buildings, packed cultural calendar and wide-ranging digital connectivity; it’s no surprise that the Borough of Scarborough is now the most visited holiday destination in the UK outside of London. Just 20 miles from Scarborough is the famous town of Whitby. This Gothic town is built on a rich history of imagination and storytelling. It can even be said that English literature was born here, as Caedmon; the first known Anglo-Saxon poet, was a monk at the famous Whitby Abbey. Whitby has many literary links. It is unofficially crowned ‘the birthplace of horror’, due to its hand in inspiring Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’, and Lewis Carroll famously stayed at 5, East Terrace between July and September 1854. The town is often credited as having inspired Alice in Wonderland (is Whitby indeed wonderland?) and Carroll’s very first publications may have been published in the Whitby Gazette. Outside of touring famous literary haunts (and there are many), Whitby also has a rich maritime heritage and, unsurprisingly, offers some of the country’s best seafood, served up in the most ambient of environments. These elements are combined in 2019’s ‘Fish & Ships Festival’ in May - an event not to be missed!
Discover a land that inspired some of the greatest stories ever told. Discover some of the most diversely beautiful views the country has to offer. Discover unique experiences, local cultures and hidden treasures. Discover the Yorkshire Coast.
Image top: Staithes Image bottom left: North Bay, Scarborough Image bottom right: Scarborough Open Air Theatre
FIVE TOP EVENTS IN 2019 Coastival, Scarborough 22 - 24 February 2019 Filey Folk Festival, Filey 3 - 6 May 2019 Fish & Ships Festival, Whitby 18 - 19 May 2019 Whitby Regatta, Whitby 10 - 12 August 2019 Staithes Art & Heritage Festival, Staithes 7 - 8 September 2019
If you’re interested in the darker side of the region’s seafaring then pay a visit to Robin Hood’s Bay. Don’t be tempted to take this tranquil fishing village at face value; Robin Hood’s Bay was once a notorious port, frequented by fearsome smuggling gangs in the 18th Century. The subterranean routes used to transport contraband from the harbour still remain and can be followed year round on a Smugglers Guided Tour. The North Yorkshire Coast has deep cultural roots, and lovers of art, theatre and live performance will find the area caters to all tastes. Scarborough’s Open Air Theatre attracts a diverse array of musical acts each summer, with performances this year ranging from Cliff Richard to Kylie! The town is also home to the historic Spa complex, a popular stage for leading names in the world of music, standup comedy and show business. The famous Stephen Joseph Theatre, situated in the town centre, continues to debut each new production by celebrated playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn, in addition to local theatrical works and cinematic screenings; while Filey’s Evron Centre, the town’s artistic hub, regularly hosts concerts, film screenings and recitals. What’s more, throughout the warmer months, Filey’s streets become stages for live performance during a variety of outdoor events, most notably the world-famous Filey Folk Festival. Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage allows visitors to enter local artists’ studios and homes, following an interactive art trail through the town. Whitby’s premier cultural venue is the Pavilion, a grand Victorian building that accommodates festivals and exhibitions, in addition to regular live music, dramatic productions and cinema. Dining options along the Coast are many and varied. The coastline contains many award winning restaurants serving fresh local produce, traditional tearooms, and cosy pubs delivering an expansive range of menus, illustrating the North Yorkshire Coast’s rich and multicultural community. Whether you’re looking for a day full of exploration and adventure, or of recreation and serenity, you’re in the right place. For more information on the Yorkshire Coast visit: discoveryorkshirecoast.com
Image top: Whitby Harbour Image bottom left: Robin Hood's Bay
Filey’s beguiling combination of clifftop byways and coastal wildlife make it the first choice for those looking to experience the Yorkshire Coastline at its most primitive. From the Northern Brigg, where Filey’s beaches extend far into the distance, to the nearby freshwater lagoons known locally as the Dams, the area puts you into immediate close contact with a variety of seabirds and animals.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN YORKSHIRE COAST Alpamare Waterpark & Spa Whale Watching off Whitby Sea Kayaking off Filey Bay Stephen Joseph Theatre Whitby Abbey & Scarborough Castle Unique Museums & Galleries Filey Bird Garden & Animal Park
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Yorkshire is a grand county with such a wealth of great places to go and fantastic things to do, you really are spoilt for choice. And at Transdev we’re delighted to be able to get you so many them on our amazing bus services.
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Enjoy more of York By finding out the best way of getting around This magical city is easily explored on foot - the city centre is compact and enclosed within medieval walls that provide relaxing walking away from any hustle and bustle. Most of the historic streets are pedestrianised making sightseeing safe and enjoyable. For cyclists, there is a network of paths and trails, plenty of cycle parking and access from National Cycle Routes 65 and 66. You can find out about bike hire from the Visit York Information Centre at 1 Museum Street or visityork.org. If you’re travelling by bus, our stops all have electronic displays so you’ll have no problem reaching the most popular destinations. We believe York’s Park & Ride is possibly one of the best in the UK with six sites located around the outer ring road.
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2019 EVENTS CALENDAR January 14 Dec – 10 March When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation York Art Gallery yorkartgallery.org.uk 1 January Antique Home & Vintage Fair York Racecourse antiquefairyork.com 12 January York Book Fair York Racecourse pbfa.org
15 Feb – 3 March Dark Skies Festival North York Moors National Park darkskiesnationalparks.org.uk
22 -24 March Living North Spring Fair York Racecourse livingnorth.com
20 – 27 February JORVIK Viking Festival Citywide jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk
25 – 31 March York Fashion Week Citywide yorkfashionweek.co.uk
22 – 24 February Coastival Scarborough coastival.com
29 March to 23 June Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud York Art Gallery yorkartgallery.org.uk
30 March House Opening Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
13 January Brass Monkey Half Marathon York Racecourse yorkknavesmireharriers.co.uk
2 March Follow the Vikings Roadshow York Museum Gardens followthevikings.com
18 - 19 January Stamp and Coin Fair York Racecourse stampshows.net
2 - 10 March International Women’s Week Citywide
February 2 February Ice Trail Citywide visityork.org/ice 3 February Vapnartak War Games York Racecourse yorkwargames.org 72 visityork.org/whats-on
8 March - 14 July Aesthetica Art Prize York Art Gallery aestheticamagazine.com 7 - 8 March Aesthetica Future Now aestheticamagazine.com 15 – 31 March York Literature Festival Citywide yorkliteraturefestival.co.uk
30 & 31 Mar, 2 - 4, 6 & 7 Apr 60009 Union of South Africa North Yorkshire Moors Railway nymr.co.uk 31 March Antique Home & Vintage Fair York Racecourse antiquefairyork.com
April 2 - 22 April The Great York Bunny Search Citywide visityork.org/easter
6 April York Blues Festival Crescent Community Venue yorkbluesfest.co.uk 6 – 7 and 13 – 14 April York Open Studios Citywide yorkopenstudios.co.uk 13 - 14 April York Health & Healing Festival York Racecourse healthhealingfestivals.co.uk 18 - 21 April York Easter Festival Citywide visityork.org/easter 18 - 21 April York Chocolate Festival Citywide yorkfoodfestival.com 20 Apr, 21 & 22 April York Model Railway Show York Racecourse yorkshow.org.uk 27 - 28 April Festival of Vintage York Racecourse festivalofvintage.co.uk
May 2 - 5 May Tour De Yorkshire Across Yorkshire letour.yorkshire.com 3 – 6 May Filey Folk Festival Filey discoveryorkshirecoast.com 4 - 5 May Festival of Dogs Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk 4 - 5 May Print Stuff De Grey Rooms print-stuff.co.uk 4 - 6 May Behind the Scenes North York Moor Railway nymr.co.uk
First Sunday May - Sept Fossgate Festival Fossgate 11 - 12 May Against the Odds Yorkshire Air Museum yorkshireairmuseum.org 17 – 31 May Love Your Local Market Shambles Market shamblesmarket.com
22 – 23 June Bloom! Flower & Produce Show Deans Park bloomyork.com Various dates 22 June - 24 Aug York River Art Market Dame Judi Dench Walk 23 June York Carnival City centre
18 - 19 May Fish & Ships Festival Whitby
25 June – 1 Sept Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre Tower Street shakespearesrosetheatre.com
25 – 26 May Malton Food Lovers Festival Malton visitmalton.com
22 June Family History Fair York Racecourse thefamilyhistoryshow.com
31 May – 2 June Eboracum Roman Festival Citywide yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk
30 June Ryedale Rumble North York Moors ryedalerumble.co.uk
2 June Giants of the Sky Yorkshire Air Museum yorkshireairmuseum.org
5 - 6 July York: City of Ale Festival Brew York brewyork.co.uk
4 – 16 June Festival of Ideas Citywide yorkfestivalofideas.com
5 – 13 July York Early Music Festival National Centre for Early Music ncem.co.uk
8 June York Pride Citywide yorkpride.org.uk
13 - 14 July 60s Fest North Yorkshire Moors Railway nymr.co.uk
8 – 9 June Food and Drink Taster Festival Citywide yorkfoodfestival.com
14 July York Proms York Museum Gardens yorkproms.com
8 – 9 June The Knights of Royal England Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
14 July York Dragon Boat Challenge River Ouse yorkrotary.co.uk
16 June Father's Day Car Show Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
18 July Ryedale Triple Festival Concert Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
17 - 20 June Championship Cricket Clifton Park yorkshireccc.com
18 - 28 July Great Yorkshire Fringe Citywide greatyorkshirefringe.com 73
19 - 20 July Stamp and Coin Fair York Racecourse stampshows.net
10 – 12 August Whitby Regatta Whitby whitbyregatta.co.uk
13 July – 2 Sept York Maze yorkmaze.com
15 - 18 August Countryfile Live Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
20 - 21 July Triathlon Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk 26 - 28 July Luna Cinema Outdoor Cinema Weekend Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
26 August Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge Micklegate micklegaterun.co.uk
21 - 29 September UCI World Road Race Championships Across Yorkshire worlds.yorkshire.com 22 September Antique Home & Vintage Fair York Racecourse antiquefairyork.com 27 - 29 September Annual Steam Gala North Yorkshire Moors Railway nymr.co.uk
27 July Selby Food and Drink Festival Selby
1 September Allied Air Forces Memorial Day Yorkshire Air Museum yorkshireairmuseum.org
5 - 6 October Steampunk Festival Citywide ministryofsteamounk.co.uk
28 July Vintage Motorcycle Day Yorkshire Air Museum yorkshireairmuseum.org
7 – 8 September Staithes Art & Heritage Festival Staithes staithesfestival.com
11 - 13 October Railway in Wartime North York Moor Railway nymr.co.uk
13 - 14 September York National Book Fair York Racecourse yorkbookfair.com
11 Oct – 1 Nov The Great York Ghost Search Citywide visityork.org/haunted
20 - 29 September York Food and Drink Festival Citywide yorkfoodfestival.com
20 October Yorkshire Marathon Citywide runforall.com
August 10 - 11 August York Walls Festival yorkwalls.org.uk
24 - 30 Northern Lights Show York Minster yorkminster.org
16 Nov - 31 Dec A Victorian Christmas York Castle Museum yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
25 - 27 October art&York York Racecourse artand.co.uk
26 Nov – 8 Dec UK Snooker Championship York Barbican yorkbarbican.co.uk
May Spring Meeting 25 May 2019
26 – 31 October Halloween Train North York Moor Railway nymr.co.uk
Various dates 30 Nov - 22 Dec Santa Specials North York Moor Railway nymr.co.uk
6 - 10 November Aesthetica Short Film Festival Citywide asff.co.uk
Throughout December Helmsley Christmas Festival Helmsley visithelmsley.co.uk
14 -17 November Living North Christmas Fair York Racecourse livingnorth.com
1 December Toy Fair York Racecourse
14 Nov – 22 Dec York Christmas Festival Citywide visityork.org/christmas From 16 November Christmas at Castle Howard Castle Howard castlehoward.co.uk
5 – 13 July York Early Music Christmas Festival National Centre for Early Music ncem.co.uk
Dante Festival 15 – 17 May 2019
June Meeting 14 – 15 June 2019 Summer Music Saturday 29 June 2019 John Smith’s Cup Meeting 12 – 13 July 2019 Music Showcase Weekend 26 – 27 July 2019 Ebor Festival 21 – 24 August 2019 The Press Family Raceday 8 September 2019 October Finale 11 – 12 October 2019
Need to know more about any of these events? Call Visit York’s Information Centre: 01904 555670 or visityork.org/whats-on Things change! Information is believed to be correct at time of going to print, dates and events may change. 75
With more attractions per square mile than any other city in the UK, York is home to everything from museums and galleries to hidden gems and iconic historic buildings.
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YORK CASTLE MUSEUM
Eye of York York YO1 9RY | 01904 687687 firstname.lastname@example.org | yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
From a Victorian street to infamous criminals and cutting-edge costume collections; history comes to life at the award-winning York Castle Museum. Step back in time to our world-famous recreated Victorian street, Kirkgate, soaking up the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian York. Venture into the prison cells that once held the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin, and hear of rough conditions, crooked justice and harsh punishments. The First World War Exhibition 1914: When the World Changed Forever leads you through the objects and stories of our local heroes. Take a trip back to childhood in Toy Stories and remember Beatlemania, squeeze into the Mercury space capsule and see how new inventions and ideas transformed everyday life in the Sixties gallery. Discover how fashion, food and life has affected body shape in the last 400 years through our spectacular costume collections which includes Queen Victoria’s dress, bum rolls and pantaloons from the time of Jane Austen through to the trends of today. Special Exhibitions for 2019: A Personal Collection of Vivienne Westwood Shoes (Until 28 April 2019), The Museum of Broken Relationships (Opens Spring 2019). Open: 9:30am- 5pm Open Daily
YORK ART GALLERY
Exhibition Square, York YO1 7EW | 01904 687687 email@example.com | yorkartgallery.org.uk
New commissions, Old Masters and more than 2000 ceramic works can be found at the multi award-winning York Art Gallery. Spot the Picasso, David Hockney, L.S Lowry and Grayson Perry and see the largest collection of British Studio Ceramics in the world in the Centre of Ceramic Art. With a changing exhibitions programme and a range of events, there is always something new and exciting to see and do. New for 2019: When All is Quiet: Kaiser Chiefs in Conversation with York Art Gallery (Until 10 March), Aesthetica Art Prize 2019 (8 March- 14 July), Ruskin, Turner and the Storm Cloud: Watercolours and Drawings (29 March- 23 June) Children Curate in the Anthony Shaw space (Opens 12 April) Sounds Like Her (12 July- 25 August) Poussin: National Gallery Masterpiece Tour (12 July- 22 September) Lucie Rie: Ceramics and Buttons (Until 3 November) Dieric Bouts (11 October 2019 -26 January 2020). Open: 10am-5pm Open Daily
York Museum Gardens, York YO1 7FR | 01904 687687 firstname.lastname@example.org | yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Discover Yorkshire’s greatest treasures. Take an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited in Yorkshire’s Jurassic World, opened by Sir David Attenborough. Walk on a genuine Roman mosaic floor and explore outstanding Roman artefacts including the Wold Newton Hoard; the largest Roman hoard of its kind found in England, the statue of Mars; the best existing example of a Roman statue in England and the marble head of Constantine the Great. Marvel at Medieval treasures, including the stunning Middleham jewel, discover the incredible findings unearthed at Star Carr, Britain’s most important mesolithic site and follow the footsteps of pioneering geologist William Smith with his map that changed the world. Don’t Miss: The Eboracum Roman Festival (31 May - 2 June 2019) Open: 10am-5pm Open Daily
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Castle Howard, York YO60 7DA | 01653 648333 | email@example.com | castlehoward.co.uk | Facebook: /castlehoward Twitter: @castlehowardest | Instagram: @castle_howard | Open: Check the Castle Howard website for opening times and dates
Castle Howard is one of Britain’s most magnificent stately homes and sits in parkland dotted with temples, fountains and lakes, just outside York. Built in the 18th century by Sir John Vanbrugh and taking over 100 years to complete, the House features breathtaking interiors and world renowned collections. The gardens provide the perfect place to relax amid idyllic landscapes; enjoy walks through woodlands, formal gardens, along terraces or beside water. Pick up the self-guided Seen on Screen trail leaflet which reveals the Castle Howard spaces used in television and film including most recently in ITV’s Victoria. Traditionally decorated for the festive season, Castle Howard at Christmas is a truly magical experience for visitors. Soaring trees twinkling with hundreds of lights and baubles, garlands and roaring log fires transform the lavish interiors. A range of cafés and shops, including garden centre, farm shop and gift shops, adventure playground and free children’s trails makes Castle Howard the perfect place to spend the day. Find us 15 miles north east of York just off the A64. Please visit our website for details of ticket prices and public transport information.
YORK’S CHOCOLATE STORY
King’s Square, York YO1 7LD | 01904 527765 | firstname.lastname@example.org | yorkschocolatestory.com Facebook: /yorkschocolatestory | Twitter: @yorkschocstory | Instagram: @yorkschocstory
At York’s Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history. While other British cities were built on steel, coal or wool, York’s fame and fortune have rested on chocolate for almost 300 years: thanks to the vision and invention of its great entrepreneurial families, not to mention the industry and dedication of its people. Though much has changed over the centuries, York remains the UK’s home of chocolate. New Exhibition, launching Spring 2019: Breaking the Mould: The Story of Kit Kat. For over 80 years, the humble Kit Kat has been a staple part of lunchboxes and break times across the planet. One of the most iconic chocolate bars in the world, Kit Kat has become a universally-recognised symbol of York’s sweet ingenuity. In the UK alone, 564 Kit Kat fingers are consumed every second. In 2019, York’s Chocolate Story will explore its origins and impact in their new exhibition. Open daily 10am (last tour 4pm/5pm). For seasonal opening times check the website. Tours take place regularly throughout the day | Please call or check the website for current admission prices.
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12 Clifford Street, York Y01 9RD | 01904 632599 | thedungeons.com/york | firstname.lastname@example.org Open: Daily except Christmas Day and Boxing Day | Recommended for ages 8+
The York Dungeon is a 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's dark history, bringing together horrible characters, immersive sets and thrilling specialeffects in a unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, feel and smell. Experience 10 live shows as you meet some of the city’s most infamous characters. Come face-to-face with the bloodthirsty Vikings, discover the truth of Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder Plot and survive an encounter with the deadly highwayman, Dick Turpin. Don’t expect to just sit back and watch, each show features audience participation, as one, or all of your group will be picked out to become a victim of the plague doctor, the executioner, the Judge…or worse! Get ready to scream and laugh your way through history. To pre-book and save, visit thedungeons.com/York or purchase your tickets at the attraction
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JORVIK VIKING CENTRE
Coppergate, York YO1 9WT | 01904 615505 | email@example.com | jorvikvikingcentre.co.uk Twitter: @JORVIKViking | Facebook: JORVIKYork
Discover JORVIK Viking Centre, a must-see attraction for visitors to York following its multi-million pound re-imagining. At JORVIK Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous and astounding discoveries of modern archaeology. Between the years 1976-81 archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust revealed the houses, workshops and backyards of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago. These incredible discoveries enabled JORVIK Viking Centre to be built on the very site where the excavations had taken place, creating a groundbreaking visitor experience that enables you to experience life in Viking-Age York. Explore the Viking world like never before, with an updated ride experience taking you back to the year AD960, where the last Viking king in Jorvik, Eric Bloodaxe, was banished and the city was undergoing a cultural and architectural upheaval. You will discover the sights, sounds and, of course, the smells of Viking Age York. Experience a new JORVIK, with updated galleries showcasing over 1,000 Viking Age artefacts discovered during the Coppergate excavation, as well as special interactive displays, helping you to really bring the past to life! Plus: don’t miss JORVIK Viking Festival. Recognised as the largest Viking Festival in Europe, this annual event is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Viking heritage Discover more at jorvikvikingfestival.co.uk.
Adult £12.00 | Concession £10.00 | Child £8.00 (Family tickets available) Free for under 5’s | Free admission for 12 months with your admission ticket
NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ | railwaymuseum.org.uk | Free entry | On-site parking with charges firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: nationalrailwaymuseum | Twitter: @railwaymuseum
Come face to face with giant railway legends Get up close to icons of the rails including Mallard, the world’s fastest steam locomotive. Climb on board the Japanese bullet train, discover how high-speed rail travel began and journey back in time to experience the working life of a station. Visit Queen Victoria’s favourite saloon and the world’s finest collection of luxurious royal carriages. Explore over 200 years of history and find out how railways shaped the world. Steam rides and hands-on activities will keep you entertained throughout the school holidays and our free daily turntable demonstrations are a great way to see engineering in action. You can have a day to remember with our miniature railway, free daily talks, tours and more. Enjoy lunch in our restaurant near the royal carriages or recharge your batteries in our café as you sit amongst the giants of steam in the Great Hall. Plan your visit at railwaymuseum.org.uk
Open: 10am-6pm (summer) | 10am-5pm (winter)
Deangate, York YO1 7HH | 01904 557200 | yorkminster.org email@example.com | Open: Open daily subject to church services
York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with roots in the nation’s earliest history. Explore this masterpiece in stained glass and stone, and join a free guided tour to discover 2,000 years of history. Climb the central tower and step into the open air to experience the best panoramic views of York’s picturesque city centre, or visit ‘Revealing York Minster’ in the Undercroft Museum – a state-of-the-art attraction housed in the interactive chambers beneath the Minster. Plus, your admission ticket is valid for 12 months, so you can visit for free as many times as you like during your time in York. Guide prices: Admission charges apply to York Minster and tower, see yorkminster.org. Free admission to the Minster for children aged 16 and under.
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ATTRACTIONS For a city break that takes you off the beaten track, look no further than York’s cobbled streets. From battling kings and impressive townhouses to ancient towers and medieval halls, take your pick from the diverse and historic attractions on offer.
YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM
Elvington, York YO41 4AU | 01904 608595 | firstname.lastname@example.org yorkshireairmuseum.org | Facebook: /yorkshireairmuseum | Twitter: @air_museum
The multi award winning Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington is the largest independent air museum in the UK. Dubbed by visitors as ‘a must see place’, ‘great for families’ and ‘absolutely awesome’, the Museum is open every day. Set on 20 acres, the Museum is based on the grounds of the original RAF Elvington aerodrome, featuring many original buildings, housing 15 engaging exhibitions and an aircraft collection spanning 165 years of aviation and its pioneering Yorkshire roots. With lots to explore, a NAAFI restaurant, open cockpits to sit in, a variety of events throughout the year including live aircraft runs, family days and an acclaimed forties revival weekend, a visit to the Yorkshire Air Museum makes for a memorable family day out. Open daily at 10am. Guided tours available for pre-booked groups. Check yorkshireairmuseum.org for events and to plan your visit.
Yorkâ€™s Great Outdoors! Get out and about with our regular daily open-top bus tours and take an entertaining journey of exploration around the city. Amazing history, interesting people, extraordinary buildings, un-noticed gems - You may think you know York but be prepared for some surprises...
Tickets are valid for 24 hours, so enjoy a full tour or hop on & off as often as you want.
visit us at Bootham Tower in Exhibition Square, online at www.yorkbus.co.uk or call 01904 634 296
THE BAR CONVENT LIVING HERITAGE CENTRE
17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ | 01904 643238 email@example.com | bar-convent.org.uk
Explore 300 years of danger, bravery and history at England’s oldest living convent. Visit our Exhibition to discover why the convent was established in secret by the mysterious Mrs Long, find out who protected it from mobs, and learn what happened on the terrible night that the Luftwaffe came. Hear the story of Mary Ward, the Yorkshire-born pioneer of education, and be inspired by the video diaries of those who continue her work around the world today. View our 18th century hidden chapel, with original priest hole, and see our recently restored Great Parlour. You can also enjoy Fair Trade coffee, home-cooked food and baking in our café, or take afternoon tea in our beautiful tranquil garden. Accommodation is available in our award winning Guest House and meeting spaces in our modern conferencing rooms. Just five minutes from the train station and a short walk from the city centre. Open: 10am – 5pm, Mon-Sat Please call or see the website for prices
St Helen's Square, York YO1 9QL | 01904 553663 firstname.lastname@example.org | mansionhouseyork.com Facebook: /yorkmansionhouse | Twitter: @YorkMansionHse
Welcome to York Mansion House, the original city house... Through the green doors and behind the beautiful facade lies an inspiring, interactive environment where you can experience the story of York’s civic past and present. See how every Lord Mayor from the middle ages to the present day has danced, dined and entertained. Marvel at the stunning gold and silver collections, explore the dramatic interiors and uncover the secrets hidden within its walls. From the grandeur of the state room to experiencing life below stairs in the restored Georgian kitchen, the building is full of fashion, food and frivolity. York Mansion House is the earliest purpose built house for a Lord Mayor still in existence. The home was built as a place for the Lord Mayor to entertain visitors to the city, and to house York’s wonderful civic collections.
2 Coffee Yard, off Stonegate, York YO1 8AR | 01904 615505 | barleyhall.co.uk email@example.com | T: @TheJORVIKGroup | F: BarleyHallYork
Located on the doorstep of York Minster, Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York. Until the 1980’s the house was hidden under the relatively modern façade of a derelict office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history revealed. Now lovingly restored to its original splendour Barley Hall boasts stunning high ceilings, beautiful exposed timber frames, and possibly the only horn window in England. Plus don't miss Magic & Mystery, our exhibition that explores the fine line between science, religion and magic in medieval society. Adult £6.50 | Concession £5.00 | Child £3.50 (Family tickets available) Free for under 5’s | Free admission for 12 months with your admission ticket
RICHARD III & HENRY VII EXPERIENCE Richard III Experience, Monk Bar, Goodramgate, York YO1 7LQ 01904 615505 firstname.lastname@example.org richardiiiexperience.com
DIG St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York YO1 8NN | 01904 615505 email@example.com | digyork.com | T: @TheJORVIKGroup | F: DigYork
DIG is a hands-on archaeological adventure giving kids the chance to dig, delve and discover the most exciting artefacts from 2000 years of York’s history! With four special indoor excavation pits, all based on real life digs in the city and filled with replica Roman, Viking, medieval and Victorian finds, children can grab a trowel and explore how people lived in these key periods of York’s past. DIG offers a unique archaeological adventure to set children on their way to becoming real archaeologists. This is a one of a kind experience!
Adult £7.00 | Concession £6.50 | Child £6.50 (Family tickets available) Free for under 3’s | Free admission for 12 months with your admission ticket
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Henry VII Experience, Micklegate Bar, Micklegate, York YO1 6JX 01904 615505 firstname.lastname@example.org henryviiexperience.com
Your Pastport to History
Richard III Experience Explore the life of the last Plantagenet King as he struggled for the throne and power during his short reign. Located on the City Walls, and visited by Richard III himself, now you can truly follow in the footsteps of the Yorkist King! Henry VII Experience Explore the life of the first Tudor King as he created a new era in English history, after defeating his rival Richard III. Experience his early years as an exiled Lancastrian heir to the throne and learn the life of this iconic royal, in the very gateway where his enemies’ heads were displayed on spikes.
Adult £5.00 | Concession £3.50 | Child £3.00 (Family tickets available) Free for under 5’s | Free admission for 12 months with your admission ticket (Entry prices include both attractions)
Discover the History of York with a
JORVIK Group Pastport 12 Months Entry | 5 Attractions | 1 Great Price
Includes Visit www.thejorvikgroup.com/pastport The JORVIK Group is owned by York Archaeological Trust a registered Charity in England & Wales (No. 509060) and Scotland (SCO42846).
MINDLOCK ESCAPE GAMES YORK
9/10 Tower Street York YO1 9SA | email@example.com mindlockyork.co.uk | 07939 962910
A fast paced, fun, family friendly experience for 2-24 players based right in the heart of the City Centre opposite Clifford’s Tower. In our series of unique games, each group is placed in a room and given a set amount of time to escape by solving puzzles, using strategy, creativity and logic. The goal is simple; to get out in time! We have games which are designed specifically for teams of 2-6 players, and all take place in a custom-built, themed escape game room. With four rooms available (one double room of our Viking Valhalla game) at present our capacity is 24 players playing at one time. The recommended age for our games is 8 years and older. Open: See website
YORK MOTORSPORTS VILLAGE
Kathryn Avenue, Monks Cross, York YO32 9JS | 01904 673555 | ymsv.co.uk | Facebook: /YorkMotorSportsVillage | Tw: @YorkMSV Open: Open 7 days a week | Charges: See the website for more details
York MotorSports Village has redefined indoor karting, offering the highest quality equipment to give you an unrivalled and thrilling racing experience. YMSV offers a race-standard tarmac composite track surface, top-of-the-range SODI 270cc adult karts, new SODI 160cc intermediate karts (for 8 to 14-year-olds), and junior electric karts for under 8s. Our ultimate challenge is to drive the R Factor Pro-Sim – a full sized Formula 1 racing simulator as used by the professionals - all major circuits included. The fully licensed Bar Enzo offers a relaxing environment with panoramic track views. YMSV offers outstanding facilities for drivers and spectators alike and caters for individuals and any size of group. VRX Racing – A fully immersive, virtual racing experience using Oculus Rift. Be transported into the 360 degree virtual cockpit where you can take on up to 4 friends. Multiple cars and circuits available. Has to be seen to be believed! Located close to John Lewis and M & S at Monks Cross with easy access via car or local public transport. Mon-Fri: 11am-8pm | Sat: 9am-9pm | Sun: 10am-7pm Open outside these times for groups and by prior arrangement | Please call or see the website for prices
MERCHANT ADVENTURERS’ HALL
Fossgate, York YO1 9XD | 01904 654818 firstname.lastname@example.org | merchantshallyork.org
ALL SAINTS NORTH STREET
North Street, York YO1 6JD | 01904 728122 | email@example.com allsaints-northstreet.org.uk | F: /All Saints’ North Street York’s Finest Medieval Church - world famous stained glass. Painted Angel Ceiling. Roman Column. Medieval Style Tile Pavement. Site of the 1421 ”York Visions” of The Virgin Mary foretelling death of Henry V, and baby’s coronation.
Open: from 10am
ASKHAM BRYAN WILDLIFE PARK
Askham Bryan College, Askham Bryan, York YO23 3FR abcwildlifepark.co.uk | Fully accessible Located in the beautiful arboretum at Askham Bryan College, the wildlife park has animals ranging from meerkats and monkeys to spiders and snakes. Open weekends and holidays only.
Discover one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the world. Home to York’s entrepreneurs for 660 years - and counting. Fascinating tales, awe-inspiring architecture and intriguing, rare artefacts… explore this stunning timber framed building, still home to the Merchant Adventurers whose 660 year unbroken tradition of entrepreneurship, wealth and experience has built York from the 14th century, via railways and chocolate to the 21st century Science City.
Open: Summer: 10am – 5 pm, Winter: 10am – 4pm Last entry 1 hour before closing
YORK BREWERY Q12 Toft Green, York | 01904 550907 | york-brewery.co.uk Restricted access | Open: Tue-Sat 12-11, Sun 12-10 (closed Mon)
Join York Brewery’s expert guides as they take you on a journey into the traditional art of brewing. You’ll be taken through the full brewing process; from meeting the raw ingredients, all the way to it being poured for you to enjoy.
Open: See website
Expert advice on where to go & what to see
Visit York’s Information Centre provides everything you need to get the most out of your visit to the city - book your tours, tickets and purchase York Passes. Don’t miss our inspiring selection of regional gifts and guidebooks.
Visit York Information Centre 1 Museum Street, YO1 7DT visityork.org
THE BLOODY TOUR OF YORK
Meet outside St Williams College, College Street, YO1 7JF | 07584 855443 firstname.lastname@example.org | thebloodytourofyork.co.uk Join Mad Alice on a unique walking tour of York. Suitable for all ages, this tour will have visitors grimacing and laughing as they discover the true tales of the plague, executions, Vikings, highwaymen and gunpowder plots. No booking required. Private tours available. Adults £7 | Children £4 | Open: Thurs-Sat 6pm Feb-Nov, additional 8pm Apr-Oct
ENERGI TRAMPOLINE PARK
3-7 Rose Avenue, York YO26 6RU | 01904 360500 energiyork.com
Open: Sun - Thurs 10am - 8pm, Fri 10am - 9pm & Sat 9am - 9pm
Energi Trampoline Park York offers 100 interconnected trampolines as well as a Dodgeball Area, Foam Pit, Air Bag, Assault Course and a 5*Café located on a mezzanine floor providing the perfect vantage point. Book Now @ energiyork.com alternatively download The Energi York App
YORK GOLF RANGE
From Museums, Galleries and Historic Houses. Find out more at visityork.org/explore
Towthorpe Moor Lane, Towthorpe, York YO32 9ST yorkgolfrange.co.uk | 01904 499275 Smash balls on the golf range, Putt to victory on the Crazy Golf, hit par on the 9 hole golf course or kick a holeinone on the FootGolf. Whatever you choose you’ll have great fun at York Golf Range. Everyone is welcome, no booking is required just turn up and play.
Elvington Lane (B1228), York YO19 5LT | 01904 607341 yorkmaze.co.uk | Admission charges apply, call for details
Castlegate, York YO1 9RN | 01904 655543 | email@example.com fairfaxhouse.co.uk | F: /FairfaxHouseYork | Tw: @fairfax_house One of the finest Georgian townhouses in England with exceptional collections of furniture, Fairfax House transports you to the glory days of city-living in eighteenth-century York. Originally the winter home of Viscount Fairfax, this townhouse’s richly decorated interiors and magnificent stucco ceilings make it Open: Feb through to Dec | Adult: £7.50 a masterpiece of Georgian design. Concession: £6 | Children 6-16: £3 | Under 6 free
THE GRAND OPERA HOUSE
Clifford Street, York YO1 9SW | Box Office: 0844 871 3024* atgtickets.com/york* | *booking fees apply Calls cost 7ppm plus company’s access charge
Get lost this summer at one of the biggest mazes in the world. With over 20 rides, shows and attractions, including the mindboggling House of Cornfusion, it is an ‘a-maze-ing’ family day out. Plus open for scary Hallowscream nights in October. Open: Mid July – end August, plus Halloween
SHADOWS OF YORK Meet outside St Michael le Belfrey, High Petergate, York YO1 7EN 07967460567 | firstname.lastname@example.org | shadowsofyork.co.uk
History is not nice. Nor are the dark and ghostly tales of York! Pre booking is advised to avoid disappointment. Tickets must be pre booked online. Private tours are available. Check out our fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor.
Looking for something to do in York? Look no further! From Hit West End touring musicals, stand-up comedy and live music to dance, drama, opera and children’s shows, Grand Opera House is the place for live entertainment during your stay in York.
Adults £6 | children £4 | Various dates available
4a Colliergate, York YO1 8BP | 07897 122834 | email@example.com gr8escapeyork.co.uk | F: /GR8escape-York | Tw: @GR8escapeYork
THE ORIGINAL GHOST WALK OF YORK
8pm nightly from Kings Arms Pub (the famous pub that floods), Ouse Bridge 01759 373090 | theoriginalghostwalkofyork.co.uk
You have one hour to beat North Yorkshire’s first live escape room experience. Crack the codes, solve the puzzles, and unlock your imagination at Gr8escape York - where time is key.
A professional artistic production without tricks or gimmicks, this ghost walk is a fun, yet highly authentic, journey for the discerning seekers of originality. Private groups anytime from anywhere in the city. ‘A fantastic night out for our customers’ - Pindar Graphics.
From £13 per player (Team of 6 midweek)
Adult: £5 | Concession: £4 | No need to book
LOCKED IN GAMES YORK
Club Chambers, Museum Street, York YO1 7DN | 01904 801400 F: /LockedinGamesYork | Tw: @lockedinyork | lockedingamesyork.co.uk Locked in Games is York's ULTIMATE Live Escape Game. Use your inner detective to solve plenty of challenging puzzles and escape within the hour. Do you have what it takes to escape? Can you work as a team to beat our fiendish rooms? From £13 per player (Team of 6 midweek)
YORK THEATRE ROYAL 01904 623568 | firstname.lastname@example.org yorktheatreroyal.co.uk | F: /yorktheatreroyal | Tw: @YorkTheatre
We’ve been producing bold and original work since 1744 and present a diverse programme including dance, drama, family shows, comedy, musicals and new writing for audiences of all ages. See our website for more details.
Official Sightseeing Pass
Over 40 attractions Choose your adventure buy yours today yorkpass.com
SURROUNDING ATTRACTIONS Use the historic city of York as your base and journey through Yorkshire’s stunning scenery to discover the range of attractions in England’s largest county. From historic houses to aquariums and adventure farms, venture a little further and go beyond York.
C O N S E RVAT I O N , N OT
BREEZY KNEES GARDENS Common Lane, Warthill, York YO19 5XS | 01904 488800 breezyknees.co.uk | Adults: £7.50 Children (3-16): £3
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR BIRDS OF PREY
Duncombe Park, Helmsley, YO62 5EB | 0844 7422035 | email@example.com ncbp.co.uk | F: /NationalCentreForBirdsOfPrey | See website for prices
Beautiful 15-acre gardens with over 6,000 varieties of flowers, featuring borders, rockery, meadows and fountains. There’s a perennial nursery selling many of the plants in the garden and a café open Wed - Sun. Open: 28 Jan - 24 Dec, 10am - 5.30pm Free parking
Open: 1 May – 30 Sept 10.30am – 5pm
Home to the largest collection of these wonderful birds in the north of England, including eagles, vultures, owls, hawks and falcons that live in 40 spacious aviaries. We fly a trained team of birds every day, seven days a week. Adults and children alike will delight in getting up close and personal.
KIRKLEES LIGHT RAILWAY
PIGLETS ADVENTURE FARM
Park Mill Way, Clayton West, Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD8 9XJ 01484 865727 | firstname.lastname@example.org | kirkleeslightrailway.com
Piglets Adventure Farm, Towthorpe Moor Lane, York YO32 9ST pigletsadventurefarm.com | 01904 499183
Kirklees Light Railway offers a scenic journey behind one of six steam engines through the beautiful South Pennine foothills between Clayton West and Shelley near Huddersfield. The railway is a popular family attraction with a café, adventure play areas, shop and more! Open: Please check the website
LIGHTWATER VALLEY North Stainley, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HT | 01765 635321 email@example.com | Lightwatervalley.co.uk
Oink oink! Piglets Adventure Farm offers a fantastic family day out. Packed with exciting attractions, animal cuties and special events programme, there’s loads to see and do.
Open: 10am until 5.30pm daily Feb Half Term-Nov & open Nov/Dec for Christmas event
RHS GARDEN HARLOW CARR Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB | 01423 565418 | rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr Admission charges: See website for current prices
This beautiful garden combines innovative design, with creative planting. Highlights include large herbaceous borders, streamside and scented gardens, an alpine zone, kitchen garden, children’s natural play, woodland walks and wildflower meadows. Plus Bettys Café Tea Rooms.
Set in over 175 acres of parkland, with over 35 rides and attractions, Lightwater Valley is a fun-packed day out for all the family and offers great value for money, even our parking is free!
Open: See website for opening times
Open: 9.30am - 6pm (Mar-Oct), 4pm (Nov-Feb)
THE MOUNTAIN GOAT TOUR COMPANY
Tours depart daily from Leeman Road Coach Stop, YO1 6FZ mountain-goat.com | 01904 405341
SCAMPSTON HALL AND WALLED GARDEN
Malton YO17 8NG | 01944 759111 | scampston.co.uk Adults: £8.50 Children (3-16): £5
Sightseeing tours of The North York Moors and The Yorkshire Dales.
Scampston Hall and Walled Garden is an award-winning contemporary garden set within the grounds of a regency Hall. The Hall is open for guided tours during summer months. Delicious light lunches and cream teas are available in the Garden Café.
In small groups journey through lovely scenery with a friendly driver guide brimming with knowledge of the National Parks. Open: See website
MURTON PARK Murton Lane, YO19 5UF | 01904 489966 | firstname.lastname@example.org murtonpark.co.uk | Adults: £7.50 Concessions: £6 Children: £6 Family: £21 Come to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming and explore our 14 acre site, follow the nature trail, meet the rare breed animals and enjoy the large play area and farming exhibits.
SEA LIFE SCARBOROUGH Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, YO12 6RP | 01723 373414 email@example.com | sealife.co.uk/scarborough A unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions and home to over 1,000 amazing creatures! Waddle with 22 penguins on Penguin Island and visit Yorkshire’s only Seal Hospital.
Open: 13 Apr - 1 Nov 10am - 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm)
Surrounding Attractions 91
THE WORLD OF JAMES HERRIOT 23 Kirkgate, Thirsk YO7 1PL | 01845 524234 | worldofjamesherriot.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the original House and Surgery of Alf Wight-James Herriot, our multiaward winning visitor attraction in Thirsk. Something for all the family in the all-weather centre.
NEWBY HALL & GARDENS
A TRULY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
TH PERFEEC FAMILYT DAY O UT
Winter 10am-4pm Summer 10am-5pm. Last entry 1hour before closing times
YORKSHIRE LAVENDER Terrington, York YO60 6PB | yorkshirelavender.com email@example.com
Yorkshire’s original family run lavender farm and gardens including a plant nursery, tea room, lavender maze, play area, sculpture park and a gift shop selling our own unique range of products made with oil extracted from the lavender grown on our farm. Open: 23 Mar – 29 Sept 2019 – 10am – 5pm
Find out more at visityork.org/explore
Ripon, North Yorkshire 01423 322583 www.newbyhall.com
Explore walking, running and world-class bike trails in stunning surroundings. Try out Go Ape, self-led trails and activity centre adventures! You 5 miles north-east of Pickering. Parking can enjoy play areas, charges apply. Discovery Pass available. For picnic sites, cafes and more information call 01751 460295 or visit: BBQ spots. Thereâ€™s also a dalbyforestfc @dalby_forest visitor centre and on-site forestryengland.uk/dalbyforest bike hire.
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EXPERIENCE 24 MILES OF YORKSHIRE’S AMAZING SCENERY The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the world’s greatest heritage experiences with thrills and family fun at its heart. Climb on board a steam or heritage diesel train on one of the most historic lines in the UK.
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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED Visit York strives to promote accommodation that is trusted to be of an acceptable standard and encourages providers to sign up to one of the two national quality schemes operated by the AA and Quality in Tourism.
Accommodation featured in this guide displaying star symbols means it has been quality assessed by VisitBritain or the AA. A property not displaying stars will be awaiting inspection. A property displaying a ‘Q’ symbol indicates that it has been selfassessed and the owner has agreed to adhere to and sign up to a Code of Conduct. Some larger hotel companies operate their own internal inspection policy. Please be aware that ratings may change throughout the year. To confirm a rating, contact Visit York Information Centre on 01904 555670. Accommodation in this guide has been divided into five categories: Hotels: Hotels must have a minimum of six rooms, a licence, offer dinner at least five nights a week (unless designated a Metro Hotel), and have all rooms en-suite or with private bathrooms. They must also operate a high staff-to-guest ratio thereby making service very attentive. Guest Accommodation: A category on its own, this also covers B&Bs, guest houses, inns, farmhouses and restaurants with rooms. These tend to be personally run by the owners. Self Catering: For self-catering accommodation, the layout and design, plus the range and quality of the kitchen equipment is assessed, as well as the quality and comfort of the bedrooms and bathrooms and – crucially – the cleanliness. Higher star-rated accommodation tends to have more spacious bedrooms and bathrooms. Budget Accommodation: Hostels and campus accommodation provide somewhere safe for young people, families and larger groups, and can be star-rated. Higher-rated accommodation often provides en-suite rooms. Holiday, Touring & Camping Parks: VisitBritain’s star ratings reflect the overall quality of the park from one to five stars – five stars being reserved for parks of exceptional quality. The AA provides a similar inspection scheme for which they award pennants. Star Ratings Made Easy Simple, practical, no frills Well presented, well run Good level of quality & comfort Excellent standard throughout Exceptional, degree of luxury The Inspection Process: Both VisitBritain and the AA assess hotels and guest accommodation to the same criteria with the star rating reflecting the overall quality of the experience. Professional assessors visit properties every year, carrying out a routine day visit or an overnight stay in the case of serviced accommodation. On these occasions, they book in anonymously and test all the facilities and services. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the experience, including the comfort of the bed, the quality of the food and, most importantly, the cleanliness. They also score the warmth of welcome.
Awards – Gold, Silver and Red or Yellow Stars: Places that ‘go the extra mile’ will, in the case of VisitBritain, be awarded a Gold or Silver award and in the case of the AA, be entitled to display red stars for a hotel or yellow for guest accommodation. Rosettes: The AA’s rosette scheme is an award, not a classification. It is designed to assess the quality of food served and is awarded on a rising scale of one to five. This is not to be confused with the VisitBritain rosette, which appears in the guide like this: and is used for quality standards. Accessibility: Symbols relating to the National Accessibility Scheme (NAS) for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility are displayed where appropriate on relevant advertisements. Alternative Accommodation: There are a number of accommodation providers who, although not eligible to display a NAS symbol, are still able to offer suitable and very comfortable accommodation for people with limited mobility. These divide into two groups and are clearly marked in each entry. AccessAble: Establishments displaying the DisabledGo symbol have been visited by a trained access surveyor. Detailed access information for these venues is available at disabledgo.com. SA (Self Assessed): Accommodation providers, restaurants and cafés displaying the self assessed SA symbol may have limited access but can accommodate people with mobility problems. For more information, call the Visitor Information Centre on 01904 555670 or visit www.visityork.org for information on individual accommodation providers. Complaints: If you have any issues that have not been resolved by the proprietor/manager and which you would like to bring to the attention of the inspecting authority, please address your correspondence to the relevant organisation: For VisitBritain ratings: VisitEngland Assesment Services, call 01256 491111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For AA ratings: The AA, 15th Floor Fanum House, Basing View, Basingstoke RG21 4EA Call 01256 844455 More detailed information about the requirements of each star rating is available.
HOW TO BOOK
Your essential guide to booking your York break accommodation
For your convenience, the accommodation in this guide has been divided into five colour coded sections:
HOTELS GUEST ACCOMMODATION HOLIDAY PARKS & CAMPING SELF CATERING BUDGET Prices are listed according to the following categories in each advertisement: £50 or less | £51 - £80 | £81 - £110 | £111 - £140 | £141 or over These price bands, where applicable, are based on the price per twin/double room for one night and, in most cases, with English breakfast. Service charges and VAT are also included unless otherwise stated.
Cancellations Should you need to cancel your booking, there may be a cancellation charge. This will vary according to the accommodation provider and needs to be confirmed when booking. Cancellation and holiday insurance cover is widely available to protect you. We recommend PB Curran, specialists in travel insurance that is underwritten by AXA Insurance. To get your quote on your next York break, call 01371 705593. Facilities We try to ensure that each entry for accommodation in this brochure is as accurate and easy to understand as possible and, for this reason, have kept the use of symbols to a minimum. We recommend however that whether booking via the Visit York Information Centre or directly through the accommodation provider, you check your own requirements carefully.
Single/Family Occupancy Please note that most establishments may reduce the charge for single occupancy and increase charges for a family room. We advise you to check before confirming your booking.
Walking Distances Many accommodation providers give approximate distances to the city centre. As everyone walks at a different pace, these can be misinterpreted and we suggest you look at the distance circles on the map (see back of guide). If in doubt, contact Visit York’s Information Centre.
One Night Stays A number of accommodation providers do not accept one night bookings at weekends. For more details, call Visit York’s Information Centre on 01904 555670.
Booking Accommodation For help finding the right accommodation for you, contact Visit York’s Information Centre, open seven days a week. Call 01904 555670, email email@example.com or visityork.org.
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LIVE IN THE CITY Here at Roomzzz, we’re not a hotel and we’re not an apartment we’re that super-sweet spot in-between. We’re an aparthotel. We don’t do boxy hotel rooms. We’re all about stylish, serviced apartments in the heart of the city that come with all the trimmings, and oodles of space to boot. You might have seen us around.
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HOTELS York has an abundance of accommodation to choose from where you can rest your head. A stay in one of the cityâ€™s hotels is sure to give you sweet dreams. Boutique venues or renowned chains, elegant town houses or five-star decadence: a bed in one of these can be yours for the night.
BEST WESTERN CROWN HOTEL
Horsefair, Boroughbridge YO51 9LB | 01423 322328 firstname.lastname@example.org | bw-crownboroughbridge.co.uk
The Best Western Crown Hotel Boroughbridge is a former coaching inn dating back to the 15th century in North Yorkshire. Set in the centre of the bustling town of Boroughbridge half a mile from J48 A1(M), the Crown has spacious public areas, tea and coffee lounge, Crown Grill restaurant and bar, plus the Crown Leisure Club with heated indoor swimming pool, fitness suite, sauna, steam room and spa bath. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly hotel team will ensure this is a treat not to be missed. Rooms: 37 | Ground floor: 2 Family rooms: 3 | Single: 2 Private car park with CCTV | Prices: £111 - £190 17 miles out of York
BEST WESTERN KILIMA HOTEL 129 Holgate Road, York YO24 4AZ | 01904 625787 email@example.com | bw-kilimahotel.co.uk
The Best Western Kilima Hotel York offers a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation. A former rectory, this 19th century building is an ideal base for exploring York and puts you within easy reach of the city’s attractions and historic centre. The restaurant menu offers food with locally sourced ingredients and the bar has a range of regional ales plus a wide selection of wines. There is also a leisure club with heated indoor swimming and fitness suite plus a secure car park that is free for guests that book direct with the hotel.
Rooms: 26 | Ground floor: 10 Family rooms: 6 | Single: 2 On-site parking with CCTV | Prices: £111 - £200
DEAN COURT HOTEL Duncombe Place, York YO1 7EF | deancourt-york.co.uk 01904 625082 | Offsite Secure Parking | firstname.lastname@example.org | F: DCHYork
A beautiful character building with a rare sign on the side elevation, a set of crossed keys, representing the keys to heaven given to St Peter. The Dean Court Hotel York was originally built in 1865 as three separate dwellings, with enchanting views of York Minster, featuring forty rooms, packed with character and charm. Guest rooms are individually decorated, complemented by contemporary designs and two opulent suites. The exceptional restaurant cuisine changes seasonally and is created with the best local produce. Choose from our delicious Breakfast, A la Carte, Classic British and Fine Dining. Private dining available. Open to non-residents. With the finest location of any hotel in the city, situated in the ancient heart of York on the corner of Petergate, next to York Minster, we are proud to be members of the Best Western Premier Collection delivering a truly unique guest experience. Rooms: 40 | Ground floor: 3 | Family rooms: 4 | Single: 3 | Price Band: £141 and over
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON YORK St Maurices Road, York YO31 7JA | 01904 638086 | email@example.com | dtyork.doubletreebyhilton.com No Free Parking | F: DoubleTreebyHiltonYork | Tw: @DTbyHiltonYork
The DoubleTree by Hilton York is located in the heart of York overlooking the City Walls and just a 5-minute walk from York Minster. Guests will receive a warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie at check-in and exceptional service throughout their stay. The hotel has 143 rooms. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature a 49-inch flat-screen HD TV, a work desk and a safe. Guests can enjoy the use of a fitness centre and free WiFi throughout. The hotel has an on-site restaurant called The Yorkshire Bar and Grill. Celebrating all things Yorkshire, the bar offers relaxed dining areas and great food.
Rooms: 143 | Ground floor: 11 | Family rooms: 8 | Single: 0 | Price Band: £111 – 141
THE GRAND, YORK
Station Rise, York YO1 6GD | 01904 380038 firstname.lastname@example.org | thegrandyork.co.uk
Built in 1906 as the headquarters of the North Eastern Railway, now reborn as York’s finest hotel, The Grand retains its original splendour, with intricate stonework, marble detailing and sweeping stone staircases. Located just inside the city walls, The Grand is home to a spa, three restaurants and two bars, including fine dining restaurant Hudsons and a cookery school (opening March 2019). Valet parking and NCP nearby at Tanner Row
Rooms: 207 | Ground floor: 14 Family room: 20 | Single room: 0 | Price Band: £141 +
Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QQ | YorkMarriott.co.uk | 01904 701000 email@example.com
With sweeping views across the nearby racecourse, the York Marriott Hotel provides 4-star elegance, impeccable service and an excellent base for your visit to the city. Whether you’re visiting on business or leisure, our spacious bedrooms with beautiful garden views, enable you to relax and unwind. Our leisure club, with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym, serves as an idyllic retreat for anyone seeking a moment of escape.
Rooms: 151 | Ground floor: 27 Family rooms: 32 | Penthouse: 2 120 on-site spaces | Price Band: £111 - £140
GRAYS COURT & THE BOW ROOM RESTAURANT
Chapter House Street, YO1 7JH | grayscourtyork.com | 01904 612613 firstname.lastname@example.org | F: /grayscourtyork | Tw: @grayscourtyork A stunning family-owned Grade I-listed hotel, Grays Court dates back to 1080 and is just 30 seconds’ walk from York Minster. All rooms are en-suite, with beautiful courtyard, garden or Minster views. The hotel has its own 2AA Rosette Restaurant, The Bow Room. A country house in the heart of the city.
Rooms: 11 | Ground floor: 0 Family rooms: 0 | Single: 0 Residents parking only, £15pn | Price Band: £200 or over
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GALTRES LODGE HOTEL 54 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ | 01904 622478 email@example.com | galtreslodgehotel.co.uk
York’s most centrally located hotel. Ideally situated on Low Petergate, with shops on the doorstep and the magnificent York Minster just a few steps away.
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Rooms: 13 | Ground floor: 0 Family rooms: 1 | Single: 3 Price Band: £81 - £100
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HOTEL DU VIN & BISTRO
89 The Mount, York YO24 1AX | 01904 405260 firstname.lastname@example.org | hotelduvin.com Located close to the city’s historic centre, Hotel du Vin York is a beautiful Grade II-listed building that dates back to the early 19th century. It features a bistro, bar and private dining rooms, terrace, courtyard and inner forum for alfresco dining.
Rooms: 44 | Ground floor: 14 Family rooms: 5 | Single: 0 Private parking £10 per night | Price Band: £111 – £140
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HOTEL INDIGO YORK 88 - 96 Walmgate, York YO1 9TL | 01904 231333 | email@example.com hotelindigoyork.co.uk
A boutique hotel in the heart of York focusing on all things Yorkshire. Situated in the area of Walmgate, just a short stroll away from key attractions in the city, the stylish bedrooms reflect the history and chocolate heritage of the city.
Rooms: 103 | Ground floor: 21 Family rooms: 0 | Single: 0 Parking £12.50 per day | Prices: £111 - £140
HEDLEY HOUSE HOTEL & APARTMENTS
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3 Bootham Terrace, York YO30 7DH | firstname.lastname@example.org hedleyhouse.com | 01904 637404 | Hot yoga studio This is a three star hotel and apartments with off-street car parking and free Wi-Fi and just six minutes’ walk to the city centre and rail station. There is an on-site hot yoga studio, beautician, sports therapist, eightperson Jacuzzi, plus a great restaurant and cosy lounge bar.
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Rooms: 35 | Ground floor: 3 Family rooms: 15 | Single: 4 Off-street car parking | Price Band: £111 - £140
YORK PAVILION HOTEL
45 Main Street, Fulford, York YO10 4PJ | 01904 622099 email@example.com | yorkpavilionhotel.com
There are private courtyards and gardens to enjoy on warm days and roaring log fires on chilly evenings. Just a mile from York’s historic centre, this is the perfect base to explore all the city and surrounding area has to offer. Each of our bedrooms is individually designed and include four poster rooms and a selection of twin and double rooms overlooking the courtyard. We also have five bedroomed apartments boasting a kitchenette and lounge, ideal for families. Rooms: 63 | Ground floor: 10 Family rooms: 10 | Single: 0 Limited private parking. No road restrictions | Price Band: £81 – £110
117 - 119 The Mount, York YO24 1GU | 01904 628856 firstname.lastname@example.org | mountroyale.co.uk
This charming William IV building is ideally located within easy walking distance to York’s city centre. It houses en-suite rooms all individually furnished and including a flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Take the opportunity to relax and unwind, with treatments from our beauty therapist, who is located on-site in the converted old wine cellars. Alternatively, take a dip in the open-air heated swimming pool (open May - September), which is set in the mature old English gardens, or take the plunge in our hot tub, sauna and steam room, which are open all year. Rooms: 24 | Ground floor: 2 Family rooms: 2 | Doubles let for Single Occupancy: 24 Private off-street parking | Price Band: £140 or over
Fishergate, York YO10 4FD | 011 33 969004 email@example.com | accorhotels.com
This elegant Georgian building was once a family home but since becoming a hotel has been sympathetically restored and now offers supreme but understated comfort.
MOUNT ROYALE HOTEL & SPA
Enjoy 4 Star, family friendly service in our renovated rooms and new suites. Situated close to the celebrated historical City walls and only a short riverside stroll from the centre, Novotel York is perfectly located for exploring the historic and cultural delights of the city as well as its shopping, restaurants and bars. Kids can have fun in our indoor play area. Car Parking is available onsite from £13 per night.
Rooms: 146 | Ground floor: 0 Double / Family rooms: 140 | Suites: 6 150 car parking space on-site £13 per night Price Band: £61 - £250 or over
THE PRINCIPAL YORK Station Road, York YO24 1AA | 01904 653681 theprincipalhotel.com/york | firstname.lastname@example.org
PARK INN BY RADISSON YORK CITY CENTRE North Street, York YO1 6JF | email@example.com parkinn.co.uk/hotel-york | 01904 459988
Park Inn York is a contemporary hotel overlooking the River Ouse and just five minutes’ walk from the railway station and York’s attractions. The 200 stylish and comfortable guest rooms are complemented by the RBG bar and grill, offering family friendly dining and super-fast free Wi-Fi.
Rooms: 200 | Ground floor: 0 Family rooms: 6 | Single: 14 60 spaces in a secure car park. Charges apply Price Band: £111 - £140
PARSONAGE HOTEL & SPA Main Street, Escrick. York YO19 6LF | firstname.lastname@example.org parsonagehotel.co.uk | 01904 728111
The Principal York steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that blend the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel. Accommodation at the front of the main building boasts uninterrupted views of the gothic York Minster towers, with generous double-height sash windows. A gym, heated swimming pool and sauna, steam room and jacuzzi are open every day for use by hotel guests. Rooms: 155 | Ground floor: 0 Family rooms: 1 | Single: 3 On-site, chargeable parking| Price Band: £111 – £140
Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GB | 01904 641241 email@example.com | middlethorpe.com
Queen’s Staith Road, Skeldergate, York YO1 6DH firstname.lastname@example.org | 01904 611321 | queenshotel-york.com
DAYS INN WETHERBY
Junction 46 A1M, Kirk Deighton, Wetherby LS22 5GT | 01937 547557 email@example.com | daysinnwetherby.co.uk
This William & Mary country house stands amid 20 acres of gardens, adjacent to York Racecourse and five minutes from York City centre. The guest rooms are stylishly furnished and located in both the main house and the 18th century courtyard.
Rooms: 29 | Ground floor: 10 Family rooms: 2 | Single: 3 70 free secure parking spaces | Price Band: £141 or over
Shipton Road, Skelton, York YO30 1XW | firstname.lastname@example.org mercureyork.co.uk | 01904 225012 | F: /mercureyork | Tw:@mercureyork This 18th Century Georgian Manor House is ideally located on the outskirts of York. Set in private grounds, the hotel boasts a mix of 89 bedrooms including suites, all with Wi-Fi, room service, amenities and flat screen TVs. An ideal place to relax away from the city.
Rooms: 89 | Ground floor: 24 Family rooms: 18 | Single: 4 Free on site parking | Price Band: £81 – 110
THE QUEENS HOTEL
Rooms: 78 | Ground floor: 11 Family rooms: 15 | Single: 0 Limited parking with charge | Price Band: £111 - £140
MERCURE YORK FAIRFIELD MANOR
Rooms: 55 | Ground floor: 9 Family rooms: 5 | Single: 0 100 free parking spaces | Price Band: £111 - £140
The Queens Hotel is in the heart of York on the banks of the River Ouse. With 78 en-suite bedrooms, the hotel welcomes leisure, business and families. River-view rooms carry a supplement and must be pre-booked.
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The Parsonage Hotel is set in five acres of garden and woodland and offers 60 en-suite bedrooms, tantalising food in Lascelles restaurant or home cooked fare in our onsite gastro pub. Guests 18 and over can relax and unwind in Cloisters Spa and Health Club. Contact us for Special offers.
Rooms: 129 | Ground floor: 35 Family rooms: 33 | Single/Double: 96 Free parking | Price Band: £51 – 80
Situated just a few minutes from the A1 with easy access to York. Days Inn combines comfort and affordability. Designed with the needs of today’s traveller in mind, we offer a bar area, and all rooms are en-suite with complimentary Wi-Fi access, a flat screen Freeview TV, and wet room.
WHEATLANDS LODGE HOTEL 75 – 85 Scarcroft Road, York YO24 1DB | 01904 654318 email@example.com | wheatlandslodge.co.uk
Family owned and run for over 35 years, the hotel is perfectly situated just 10 minutes walk from historic York city centre. Wheatlands Lodge has some special offers all year round, including free nights during winter months. Come and sample Yorkshire hospitality at its best!
Rooms: 60 | Ground floor: 12 Family rooms: 8 | Single: 8 Free private parking & free on street parking | Price Band: £81 - £110
GEORGIAN HOUSE & MEWS
35 Bootham, York YO30 7BT | 01904 622874 firstname.lastname@example.org georgianhouse.co.uk
Georgian House & Mews is ideally located in the heart of York just 100 yards away from Bootham Bar and 400 yards from the world-famous York Minster. Georgian House dates back to 1640 and the Mews was completed in 2014. All of our rooms contain a Freeview TV, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, plus a hairdryer.
17 Grosvenor Terrace, Bootham, York YO30 7AG | 01904 641966 email@example.com | arnothouseyork.co.uk | Min Nights: 2 Award-winning Arnot House offers period style and modern amenities, only a few minutes’ walk from York Minster. En-suite bedrooms are tastefully furnished with little extras for your comfort, and an imaginative breakfast menu includes vegetarian and gluten-free options.
Rooms: 3 | Ground floor: 0 Family rooms: 0 | Single: 0 On-street with free permit | Price Band: £81 – £110 | No Children
After a good night’s sleep, why not indulge yourself in our imaginative and delicious full Yorkshire breakfast, which is available as an option. We are licensed and have a well-stocked bar where you can relax and watch the world go by. Rooms: 22 | Ground floor: 5 Family rooms: 3 | Single: 1 Public parking: £8 per day | Price Band: £81 – £110
PALM COURT 17 Huntington Road, York YO31 8RB | 01904 639387 firstname.lastname@example.org | thepalmcourt.org.uk
80 East Parade, York YO31 7YH | 01904 426826 email@example.com | ascothouseyork.com Family-run Victorian guest house just 15 minutes’ walk from York centre. Stylish, comfortable ensuite rooms – some with four poster or antique canopy beds. You can enjoy award winning breakfasts and relax in the lounge with a cup of tea or a glass of wine. Private car park.
Rooms: 12 | Ground floor: 2 Family rooms: 3 | Single: 0 Free private car park | Price Band: £111 – £140
GREENSIDE 124 Clifton Green, York YO30 6BQ | 01904 623631 firstname.lastname@example.org | greensideguesthouse.co.uk
A warm welcome awaits when you visit Greenside, a family-run guest house situated 10 minutes’ walking distance from the city centre and on a regular bus route. In addition to comfortable rooms, we offer free Wi-Fi and secure parking. Please call Lynne for availability.
Rooms: 8 | Ground floor: 3 Family rooms: 2 | Single: 1 Free enclosed car park | Price Band: £51 – £80
A very warm welcome awaits you at our elegant Victorian family-run guest accommodation. Offering excellent value for money, Palm Court overlooks the River Foss and is a pleasant five-minute walk to York Minster. Enjoy tastefully decorated, spacious double, twin and family en-suite rooms, each with central heating, colour TV, tea/coffee making facilities and hairdryer. The Collier family offers a comfortable, enjoyable stay in England’s best-loved historic city. Please write, telephone or email for our colour brochure. Weekly rates available. Rooms: 8 | Ground floor: 0 Family rooms: 4 | Single: 0 Free off-street private parking Price Band: £81 - £110
GOOSEWOOD HOLIDAY PARK
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Sutton on the Forest, York YO61 1ET | 01723 584311 email@example.com | flowerofmay.com | Min nights: 2/3
HOLIDAY PARKS & CAMPING
Goosewood Holiday Park offers spacious touring pitches and lodges for hire, situated in a glorious tranquil setting only a few miles from the historic city of York. After a busy day, relax and enjoy the fabulous facilities Goosewood has to offer, including our leisure complex with indoor pool, lounge bar and family dining area, and games room. It is the perfect choice for your family holiday you won’t be disappointed!
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JOLLYDAYS Buttercrambe, Nr Stamford Bridge, York YO41 1AP 01439 748457 | jollydaysglamping.co.uk
Jollydays have created a unique tented camp, close to nature and the rhythms of the season – take a journey back to simpler times, a place to talk, laugh, relax and reflect. Hot showers and BBQ’s but TVs and mod cons are a no no!
100 caravan touring pitches (no tents) 10 static pitches (including lodges) Touring caravan pitches from £26-£32 per night Lodge/static caravan from £260-£530 Free parking adjacent to unit | 8 miles out of York
ROBIN HOOD CARAVAN PARK
Slingsby, York YO62 4AP | 01653 628391 | firstname.lastname@example.org robinhoodcaravanpark.co.uk | Min nights: 1
4 Huts and 15 Tents Low season: £550pw | High Season £985pw (for six people)
FOXHILL PARK Foxhill Park Claxton York YO60 7RX | 01904 468355 / 07974 915599 foxhillpark.com | Min night: 1
36 caravan pitches | 20 tents Tent / Caravan sites: £20 - £24pn
Located on the outskirts of the pretty village of Claxton, York offering excellent access from the A64 York to Scarborough road and is a perfect base for a holiday. Our ideal location and facilities gives the perfect opportunity to explore North Yorkshire and Ryedale.
For everything you need to know about accommodation in York go to visityork.org/sleep
In the heart of Ryedale this privately-owned caravan park offers peace and tranquillity and an ideal base for York Flamingoland, the North York Moors, Scarborough, Filey and Whitby. Caravans are available for hire and sale. Touring caravans, motor homes and tents are always welcome. All-weather pitches with electric hook-up, water and waste disposal points available. A small shop and off-licence serves your basic requirements and a children’s play area keeps the youngsters amused. On-site shop | Laundry | Play area | Calor & camping gas Within walking distance: pub serving meals, public transport
20 statics, 30 touring pitches, 30 tent pitches Min nights: 1 | Free parking next to unit Tent: From £16pn | Caravan hire: From £235pw
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GRIFFON FOREST HOLIDAY LODGES
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Scotchman Lane, Flaxton, York YO60 7RG | 01904 468787 email@example.com | griffonforest.co.uk | Min nights: 3
Set in tranquil woodlands just north of York this unique country hideaway is ideal for relaxation or exploring the many local attractions. Pamper yourself in your own individually furnished oak lodge with private outdoor hot tub, cosy couches, flat screen TV/DVD and large timber deck with sunloungers. For the perfect romantic break, choose a lodge with a four-poster bed and Jacuzzi bath. Long and short breaks are available and Griffon Forest Holiday Lodges are open all year. On-site, you will find Tykes Bar & Restaurant; indoor tennis and badminton, plus a golf course and driving range.
55 Lodges | 23 sleep 2, 22 sleep 4, 10 sleep 5 Parking adjacent to each lodge L:£565 | H:£1109 | Six miles out of York
THE ENCHANTMENT CHAMBER
44 Cocoa Suites, Navigation Road, York YO1 9AE | 07415078499 firstname.lastname@example.org | theenchantmentchamber.co.uk
The Enchantment Chamber offers a unique self-catering experience within an authentic wizarding world bed chamber complete with an unconventional four poster bed, realistic open fire, real wood flooring and furnished with an eclectic collection of magical artefacts from the wizarding world. As well as offering a magical experience, The Enchantment Chamber boasts modern comforts in both its self-catering kitchen and relaxing shower room facilities. Located in a traditional mill building within the walls of the historical city of York and a stone’s throw from the magical setting of The Shambles; said to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley.
STAYCITY APARTHOTELS YORK Paragon St, York YO10 4AH | 01904 626311 | email@example.com Reservations: +44 203 499 0748 Enquiries: +44 190 462 6311
Conveniently located on Paragon Street, Staycity York offers 197 brand new apartments comprising of a mix of Studio, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Apartments. Adjacent to the popular entertainment venue, York Barbican, and within very close proximity to the city centre and main transport links. All apartments feature flat screen televisions and fully equipped kitchenette. The rooms also contain iron, ironing board and hairdryer and feature floor to ceiling windows.
197 Apartments Parking available, charges apply
ABBEYGATE HOUSE 2A Bishopgate Street, York YO23 IJH | cottages.com | 0345 268 0766 cottages.com property reference number 11608
YORK LAKESIDE LODGES
Moor Lane, York YO24 2QU | firstname.lastname@example.org yorklakesidelodges.co.uk | 01904 702346 | Min nights: 3
A lovely Georgian style townhouse in the centre of York overlooking the city walls. Comfortably furnished and very well equipped, a short walk from all that this lovely city has to offer it's the perfect base for exploring. 16 properties sleeping 2 - 7 Free parking L: £400pw | H: £400pw
1 house sleeps 8 Private on site parking for 2 cars
York Lakeside Lodges combines the countryside with the exciting things that York has to offer, including a range of Scandinavian lodges and cottages set in mature parkland all overlooking our large private fishing lake. We are two miles from York centre and Park & Ride is nearby.
YORK BOUTIQUE LETS
THE RIVERSIDE YORK
yorkboutiquelets.co.uk | 07730 893817 email@example.com | 01904 765531
8/8A Peckitt Street, York YO1 9SF | 01904 623008 | Min nights: 3 firstname.lastname@example.org | F: /The Riverside-York | Tw: @RiversideYork
Offering city centre based luxurious boutique accommodation starting with 1 bedroom apartments up to 4 bedroom properties. Available to rent from a two night stay and provides all the home comforts you need when away from home. 50 apartments from 1-4 beds Price band: £80 or less
COLONIA HOLIDAYS Victor Street, Bishophill, York YO1 6HQ | 01904 738579 Min nights: 3
1 cottage sleeps 4 Free on-street parking with permit L: £370pw | H: £485pw
2 properties sleeping 2 – 6 Free parking with permit. L: £590pw | H: £1390pw
Situated in the heart of beautiful historic York our five-star Victorian riverside townhouse and ground floor apartment offers an ideal, luxury selfcatering base. The perfect, relaxing retreat; explore York’s many attractions from the comfort of your luxury home from home.
RIVERSIDE HOUSE 11 Earlsborough Terrace, York YO30 7BQ | email@example.com riversidehouseyork.co.uk | 07714 282513 | Min nights: 2
This is a Victorian terraced house overlooking the City Walls in the quiet conservation area of Bishophill. Within easy walking distance of the city centre and historic places of interest, we also have excellent public transport and a local parade of shops and cafés.
1 property sleeping 6 Free private parking L: £750pw | H: £1075pw
Riverside House has been lovingly decorated and renovated, with an open-plan downstairs, wood burning stove, American style fridge freezer and bay window. Upstairs there’s a twin-bedded en-suite, double bedroom, four foot single bed and bathroom.
11 Walmgate, York YO1 9TX | 01904 632660 | firstname.lastname@example.org inyorkholidays.co.uk | Min nights: 3
Grimston Manor Farm, Gilling East, York YO62 4HR | 01347 888654 email@example.com | sunsetcottages.co.uk | Min nights: 2
Inyork Holidays offers a varied selection of modern apartments and period townhouses situated within easy access of the city centre. Most have parking available and all operate a no smoking policy. 29 properties sleeping 1 – 8 Free parking L: £410pw | H: £1100pw
KNOWLE HOUSE APARTMENTS
6 properties sleeping 1 – 6 Ample free parking L: £300pw | H: £550pw | 15 miles out of York
3 Bootham House, York YO30 7DH | 01904 637404 | firstname.lastname@example.org hedleyhouse.com | Min nights: 3 | Hot yoga studio
6 properties Off-street car park L: £330pw | H: £600pw
Homebaked flapjack, fresh flowers, fine views, memorable sunsets, and twinkling stars. Our granary conversion offers six properties, with access to a stunning garden. Explore Heartbeat and James Herriot country, Castle Howard, Whitby, the coast and York.
These fully fitted luxury apartments are only a six-minute walk to the city centre and include flat screen TVs with Freeview, free Wi-Fi, a hot yoga studio, and an outdoor hot hub and sauna. They are part of the owner’s awardwinning hotel and restaurant.
VICTORIA CLOISTERS Fetter Lane, York YO1 6FD | email@example.com 01904 611321 | queenshotel-york.com | Min nights: 2
15 properties sleeping 2 – 6 Limited pre-booked parking L: £600pw | H: £950pw
Situated in a great location, right in the heart of York our apartments are tastefully decorated and offer a mixture of double, twin or two bedrooms. Many have sofa beds making them flexible for families or couples wanting to share.
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Sutton on the Forest, York YO61 1ET | 01723 584311 | firstname.lastname@example.org | flowerofmay.com Facebook: flowerofmay | Twitter: @flowerofmayhols | Min nights: 3 | Free parking adjacent to unit | 8 miles out of York
A country retreat in a fabulous location, Goosewood Holiday Park combines open countryside with superb facilities and is only a few miles from the historic city of York. It is a tranquil oasis where you can relax with your family in your own lodge and make the most of the fantastic on-site facilities which include an indoor pool, lounge bar and family dining space, games room, children’s adventure play area, a well-stocked shop, fishing lake and Wi-Fi access. Accommodation ranges from our lodges, complete with hot tubs, through to simple holiday homes with charming views. Relax in a peaceful location and enjoy the natural surroundings from one of our homes from home. All accommodation comes with Freeview TV, DVD, a fully equipped kitchen, a bath or shower, and veranda with garden furniture.
10 hire caravans/lodges L: £420pw | H: £680pw
YORK HOLIDAY HOMES
53 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS | email@example.com 01904 641997 | yorkholidayhomes.co.uk
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FAIRFAX CORNER 26 Fairfax Street, York YO1 6EB | 01423 549 376 or 07785 572713 fairfaxcorner.co.uk
1 properties sleeping 6 Off-street car park L: £490pw | H: £750pw Discover York’s best Self Catering locations. From luxury city breaks to family holidays, choose from varied properties in unrivalled locations in the shadow of York Minster. Book our unique Georgian townhouse (sleeps 15) for that special occasion. Short breaks available throughout the year. Supervised and owned by our family business (since 1986) we pride ourselves on our unique one to one service from the first point of contact, throughout the booking service to the end of your stay.
STRAWBERRY FIELDS COTTAGES Selby Road, Riccall, York YO19 6QR | firstname.lastname@example.org 01757 248203 | southnewlandsfarm.co.uk | 10 miles out of York
All reservations are taken directly through our office in York we do not take online bookings as we prefer to speak to our guests and offer them a personal service, together with the most competitive rates. 10 properties sleeping 2 – 18 Garage or private parking space L: £500 | H: £1300 (per single unit, sleeping 2 – 6)
Fairfax Corner is a spacious family home, which was a Victorian corner shop. We have retained many original features while energetically improving its environmental profile. Ideally located in a central but quiet area within the walls, many guests return, and value its quirkiness.
3 properties sleeping 3 – 18 Free parking on site L: £350pw | H: £720pw | Min nights: 3
These three pleasant, spacious country bungalows are set in an acre of grounds located just south of York. We offer additional facilities for our less-mobile guests, ensuring the cottages are fully accessible. Whether on holiday or business you are sure of an enjoyable, relaxing stay.
sleep BUDGET ACCOMMODATION Visiting York on a budget and need great accommodation? Then a stay in one of our hostels could be the right choice for you.
ASTOR HOSTEL YORK
124 Holgate Road, York YO24 4BB email@example.com | 01904 653786
Astor York is the latest addition of award-winning hostel group Astor Hostels. A newly refurbished Victorian mansion with cosy lounge, spacious dining areas, kitchen, bar, beautiful garden, large en-suite bedrooms, and a short walk to the centre and rail station, Astor York is the ideal base to explore this amazing city! Whether youâ€™re staying with friends or making new ones we will ensure your stay is perfect!
STABLESIDE York Racing Stables, Tadcaster Road, York YO24 1QG | 01904 709174 firstname.lastname@example.org | stablesideyork.co.uk
Offering quality accommodation for groups, we feature 132 beds in single, twin and four-bedded rooms. We offer a spacious lounge/meeting room with large screen TV, DVD player and free Wi-Fi. Located in a safe residential area with secure, free parking but easy access to the city centre, we are the perfect location for groups of all interests. Adjacent to national cycle route 65, this is an ideal overnight stop for the Way of the Roses route and is on the doorstep of the Knavesmire itself. Excellent breakfasts included and special diets catered for. Single night bookings accepted. Rooms: 43 | Ground floor: 31 Family rooms: 21 | Single: 11 Ample free parking for cars and coaches Price Band: ÂŁ50 or less
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SAFESTAY 88-90 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX | 01904 627720 | email@example.com | safestay.com | F: /yorksafestay Tw: @SafestayYork | Close to NCP, Limited street parking | Bedrooms: 23 | Beds: 147
Safestay York offers mostly en-suite facilities in rooms ranging from private twins and doubles to dormitory rooms with four to 12 bunk beds. This allows us to cater for groups of all sizes including families, couples, backpackers, and school trips. Situated in a beautiful Georgian townhouse built in 1752 within the medieval City Walls, Safestay York is perfectly located to explore the historic city of York. All the city’s major attractions are within easy walking distance of the hostel, where comfort and style await you after a busy day of sightseeing. Our licensed bar serves snacks and light refreshments, and hosts a lounge area with a pool table. You can relax and unwind in one of three social spaces, stay in touch with friends and family using the free Wi-Fi, or enjoy a game of pool in the games room. Safestay York is the ideal destination for your next city break.
Price Band: £50 or less
Find out more at visityork.org/sleep DD3
1 Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX | thefortyork.co.uk | 01904 639573/620222 firstname.lastname@example.org | F: /TheFortBoutiqueHostel | Tw: @thefortyork
Expert advice on where to stay
Quality budget accommodation in York- Close proximity to the attractions of York - York Minster 100m away. Perfect for backpackers, groups and couples. Full catering can be offered in the onsite restaurant. Offering dorm rooms for 6 to 8 and also private ensuite rooms. Price Band: £50 or less (from £18)
YHA YORK 42 Water End, Clifton, York YO30 6LP | email@example.com 01904 653147 | yha.org.uk | 0800 0191700
Vibrant, family friendly and set in a quiet riverside location, YHA York comprises a café, restaurant and bar which is open to all. With 45 rooms, 32 of which are en-suite, conference facilities and free parking, YHA York is ideal for families, individuals and groups alike.
Rooms: 45 | Ground floor: 20 Family rooms: 45 | Single: Free on-site parking | Price Band: £50 or less
Visit York’s Information Centre provides everything you need to get the most out of your visit to the city - book your tours, tickets and purchase York Passes. Don’t miss our inspiring selection of regional gifts and guidebooks.
Visit York Information Centre 1 Museum Street, YO1 7DT visityork.org
EAT & DRINK Whether you want quintessentially English afternoon tea
followed by world cuisine or some tasty homemade pastries or naughty sweet treats, allow us take you on a whistle-stop gourmet tour of what you can taste in York.
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ARRAS RESTAURANT The Old Coach House, Peasholme Green, York YO1 7PW | 01904 633737 firstname.lastname@example.org | arrasrestaurant.co.uk
49-51 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HT | 01904 639994 cote.co.uk Just a short walk from the Minster, award-winning Côte offers classic, French brasserie-style dining and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The monthly-changing weekday lunch and early evening menu offers outstanding value, priced at £11.50 for two courses and £13.50 for three courses.
Arras is an Independent Restaurant run by husband and wife team Adam and Lovaine Humphrey. We offer a tongue in cheek approach to modern British food.
Open: Tuesday - 6-10pm. Wed to Sat 12-2pm , 6-10pm
58 Walmgate, York YO1 9TL | 01904 672474 | deli-barbakan.co.uk email@example.com | F: /Barbakan.Restaurant | Tw: @theBarbakan Leading you into a world of Polish cuisine, Barbakan serves carefully crafted dishes that guarantee an authentic taste of the country’s finest foods. Located just minutes from JORVIK Viking Centre and Clifford’s Tower, this is a great place to refuel with something a little different. Open: See website for details
THE BAR CONVENT LIVING HERITAGE CENTRE
17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ | 01904 643238 firstname.lastname@example.org | bar-convent.org.uk
10-12 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AE | 01904 622695 email@example.com | delriosrestaurant.com
Open: Tues - Sat 6 - 10.30pm Closed Sun and Mon
THE IVY BRASSERIE IN THE GRANGE
The Ivy Brasserie can be found in the cellars of The Grange Hotel; a contemporary 2 Rosette eatery serving classic food with a French influence. Our live music nights take place on alternate weeks in The Ivy Brasserie from 7pm.
THE GARDEN ROOM Station Road, York YO24 1AA | 01904 653681 theprincipalhotel.com/york | firstname.lastname@example.org
Part of the iconic Grays Court Hotel our award winning restaurant provides an unparalleled dining experience in the centre of York. Head Chef, Joe Clapham, showcases the best in local produce including herbs, vegetables and fruit from our own kitchen garden. Enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail in the Edwardian library followed by our five or eight course tasting menu.
Unit 6 Enterprise Complex, Walmgate, York YO1 9TT | brewyork.co.uk email@example.com | 01904 848448
With views across sweeping manicured lawns all the way to the Minster, The Garden Room is a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. Don’t miss our Twilight Tea a great alternative to the traditional afternoon tea featuring a bramble cocktail or Virgin Blueberry Mojito. Open: Mon – Sun 8am-10pm
GALTRES LODGE 54 Low Petergate, York YO1 7HZ | 01904 622478 firstname.lastname@example.org | galtreslodgehotel.co.uk
Central York craft brewery with attached Beer Hall & Tap Room boasting 60 lines of quality beer & cider. The in-house kitchen produces some of the finest burgers and Asian inspired fusion food around.
Open: Mon - Sat: 10am - 11pm, Sun 11am - 11pm
Chapter House Street, YO1 7JH | grayscourtyork.com | 01904 612613 email@example.com | F: /thebowroom | Tw: @thebowroom
Open: See website
Relax and enjoy home-cooked Italian cuisine with a strong Sardinian influence in this lively family-owned cellar restaurant. Choose from fresh seafood, locally sourced steaks, traditional pizzas, pastas and homemade desserts, complemented by fine wines, cocktails and aperitifs. Enjoy alfresco dining on the Garden Terrace during the summer.
The Grange Hotel, York YO30 6AA | 01904 644744 grangehotel.co.uk/food-drink/the-ivy-restaurant
Open: 10am - 4pm, chef prepared hot food available until 3pm. Mon - Sat.
BREW YORK CRAFT BREWERY AND TAP ROOM
Take afternoon tea in our Secret Garden or chef prepared food in our Café, then explore 300+ years of history: • Inspiring Interactive Exhibition. • 18th century domed chapel and priest hole. • Magnificent Great Parlour. Near the train station and city centre
THE BOW ROOM RESTAURANT AT GRAYS COURT
Delicious British classics served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cooked using the best local ingredients, many from the Shambles market. Fresh scones and cakes baked daily.
Open: See website
Lendal Cellars, 26 Lendal, YO1 8AA | 01904 238979 | jamiesitalian.com/York Tw: @JamiesItalianUK | F: /JamiesItalianUK
et e r t s d Worl he t n i y l i food da york f heart o Jamie's Italian is situated within the historic Lendal Cellars, at the heart of the city centre. Spread over two floors of an old Tudor wine cellar, it’s full of atmosphere, with an open kitchen where you can see the chefs in action. There’s also a beautiful outdoor dining area, which is ideal for enjoying al fresco dinners when the weather's fine.
O P E N S E V E N D AY S A W E E K /shamblesmarketyork
So, whether you’re looking for a quick bowl of fresh, handmade pasta or a leisurely three-course meal, there’s something for everyone.
Open: Mon - Wed 12noon - 10pm, Thurs 12noon - 10.30pm, Fri - Sat 12pm - 11pm, Sun 12noon - 9.30pm
2-4 Little Stonegate, York YO1 8AX | 01904 731667 | gustorestaurants.uk.com/restaurant/york firstname.lastname@example.org | Facebook: /gustoyork | Twitter: @gusto_uk
Gusto Italian, located on Little Stonegate is an award-winning casual dining restaurant, offering a classic and contemporary menu for evening dining, as well as lunch and family friendly options. The restaurant boasts Gusto’s signature sparkly vibe and stylish décor as well as a hidden 'Peroni Lounge', showcasing beers, creative cocktails and a comprehensive wine list.
Open for brunch every Saturday & Sunday from 10am. Open: Mon-Thurs – 12-10pm, Fri – 12-11pm, Sat – 10 -11pm and Sun 10- 10pm
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VALHALLA 4 Patrick Pool, York YO1 8BB | 01904 653999 | valhallayork.com F: /ValhallaYork | Tw: @ValhallaYork
PUBS & BARS
At Valhalla we like to celebrate all things Viking. We are a bit different. We love beer, rock music and mead. Join us... In the Halls of Valhalla, where the Brave shall live Forever. Mon - Thurs 12noon - 11.30pm Fri - Sat 11am to 00.30am, Sun - 11am - 11.30pm
From cosy pubs to luxurious bars. York has something for every taste.
JD WETHERSPOON The Postern Gate 90 Piccadilly, York YO1 9NX Open: Sun - Thurs 7am – midnight; Fri & Sat 7am-1am
YORK TAP York Railway Station, York YO24 1AB | 01904 659009 yorktap.com
Multi award-winning Craft Beer Bar, offering York’s largest selection of draught beer including 18 cask ales, 2 cask ciders and 12 craft beers from tap. 2017/18 CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed.
EE4 | BB5 The Punch Bowl 5-9 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AU Open: Sun – Thurs 8am – midnight; Fri & Sat 8am – 1am
PAVEMENT VAULTS 2 Piccadilly, York YO1 9NU | 01904 670777 pavementvaults.co.uk
Premier smokehouse and bar pairing low and slow smoked locally sourced dishes with craft beers, fine wines and cocktails from around the World. Offering 17 rotating draught beers.
PIVNI The Postern Gate is a large airy pub situated at the end of Piccadilly, it has a dining area ideal for large groups and its beer garden overlooks the River Foss. The Punch Bowl has a more traditional feel and is popular with rail users due to its proximity to the train station.
6 Patrick Pool, York YO1 8BB | 01904 635464 | pivni.co.uk
York’s first nationally acclaimed awardwinning Craft Beer Bar. Located in the historic heart of the City featuring 18 draught specialist beers from around the world. 2017/18 CAMRA Good Beer Guide listed.
Both pubs serve breakfast until noon and a wide variety of menu items are available, including specialist club nights. Both pubs have a passion for local real ale and new products arrive all the time, with craft beers and English gins being the latest additions to the range.
24 Marygate, York YO30 7BH Minsterinn.co.uk | 01904 849240
6 Jubbergate, York YO1 8RT | 01904 637023
Traditional Edwardian Pub retaining many of its original features. We serve excellent cask and craft beer, offer an amazing spirit range, fresh stone baked pizza & tapas. A guaranteed warm welcome from our team, locals and open fires.
Classic Ale and Pizza bar with 22 draught beers and fine wines. Collaboration between multiaward winning Pivovar Group and Thornbridge Brewery.
YE OLDE STARRE INNE
40 Stonegate | 01904623063
THE PUNCH BOWL 7 Stonegate | 01904 655147 | nicholsonspubs.co.uk
As York’s oldest licensed Inn established 1644, this is arguably the city’s most historic pub. With 8 real ales, fantastic English fayre, 3 beer gardens, numerous story boards, over 20 Gins and 4 resident ghosts, this pub is a must visit!
Standing proud on Stonegate just a stone’s throw from the Minster, the Punch Bowl has been serving fine ales and fayre for nearly 400 years. It is said two ghostly inhabitants still frequent the pub. With seven real ales and food served until 10pm every day. The Punch Bowl is a must visit while in York. Food served until 10pm
26 Lendal | 01904 623121
80 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LF | 01904 540911 | nicholsonspubs.co.uk Live sport shown in our stage coach bar Built in 1841 by former Lord Mayor come wine merchant William Oldfield as a wine and spirits cellar, Lendal's underground brick-arch vaults are now home to one of York's most famous and atmospheric pubs. Popular for real ale, traditional pub food and live music, Lendal Cellars is a unique and historic venue not to be missed on your visit to York.
9 Church Street | 01904 620942
Food served until 10pm
This is one of York’s most iconic pubs dating back to the 16th century. Its three separate buildings include a beautiful dining room catering for meetings and celebrations for up to 40 guests. It includes two roaring fires in the winter and is surrounded by a stunning courtyard. It’s said the spirits of clandestine Papists cluster around the fire plotting their escape.
THE CROSS KEYS 34 Goodramgate | 01904 655082 | nicholsonspubs.co.uk
A busy, atmospheric pub and a friendly team awaits you in the heart of the city. Just a few minutes walk from the minster and the shambles, we are family and dog friendly, serve great ale and traditional pub food, show BT and Sky Sports and even have an upstairs terrace area for you to enjoy! Food served until 10pm
THE OLD WHITE SWAN
14 Blossom Street | 01904 624834
The Cross Keys dates back to the late 1800s and today we invite our guests to soak up its fascinating history and enjoy open fires, Minster views, a heated beer garden and eight cask ales. Step inside and discover a traditional, unique pub where you can feast on quality pub food as you relax and watch the world go by.
HARKERS 1 St Helens Square | 01904 540911 | nicholsonspubs.co.uk
A stone’s throw away from Micklegate bar, the Windmill is a Local pub with a great selection of real ale, premium lagers and fantastic food offers. Catch all the live sport action here with both BT and Sky Sports.
Our beautiful Georgian building stands on the remains of The Praetorian Gate which was once the entrance to York. The remains of this structure is exposed in our basement. The pub is proud to offer eight cask ales, quality pub food and a stunning, relaxing environment. Food served until 10pm
LAST DROP INN
Off Kings Square, York | 01904 621951 | thelastdropinn.co.uk Open: Mon - Thurs 11am - 11pm, Fri & Sat 11am - Midnight, Sun 12noon - 11pm The very first York Brewery pub! The focus is on serving a cracking pint of local cask ale. The atmosphere is calm and cosy, so you’ll be sure that the conversation can flow right down to the last drop in your glass.
THREE LEGGED MARE High Petergate, York | 01904 638246 | threeleggedmareyork.co.uk Open: Mon - Sat 11am - Midnight, Sun 11am - 11pm
In a bustling city filled with traditional real ale pubs, The Three Legged Mare is the most refreshing of finds! The mare is modern and light whilst maintaining a historic feel. It is a lively venue with regular live music and a warm and friendly welcome.
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Check out the top locations on this tempting trail and experience the very best in ales, craft beers and satisfying bar snacks.
2. Eagle and Child
4. Micklegate Social
Our Grade II* listed pub, spread over three floors with spaces for hire, serves homemade food and a wide range of cask and keg beers. The Rolling Stones hung out in our bar!
A beautiful building next to the city walls, handy for the railway station, at the top of Micklegate, Yorkâ€™s grandest street, with 12 lines of keg and cask including beer from our own micro-brewery.
1. Minster Inn
3. Duke of York
5. Golden Lion
Traditional Edwardian pub retaining its original features. We serve excellent cask ales and craft beers, offer an amazing spirit range and fresh dough stone baked pizza.
Located in the heart of medieval York at the top of the historic Shambles. We pride ourselves on the range of our beer selection and locally sourced food.
A fantastic welcoming pub just a few minutesâ€™ walk from the Minster and Shambles, with a great drinks selection and lovely pub food. We welcome dogs and children and show all the best Live sport.
24 Marygate, York YO30 7BH
9 High Petergate, York YO1 7EN
3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 8BH
148 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
9 Church Street, York YO1 8BG
6. Brew York Craft Brewery
8. Lendal Cellars
10. The Blue Bell
Central York craft brewery with attached Beer Hall & Tap Room boasting 60 lines of quality beer & cider. The in-house kitchen produces some of the finest freshly made burgers, along with Vegan options and Asian fusion small plates.
Built in 1841 as the Lord Mayor's wine cellar, Lendal's underground brick-arch vaults are now home to one of York's most famous and atmospheric pubs.
Established in 1798, untouched since 1903, this Grade II* Listed pub has its very own Master Cellarman who brews the pub's own House Ale. York's smallest and friendliest pub.
7. Shambles Tavern
9. Sutlers Bar and Kitchen
The tavern, a former butcherâ€™s, is situated in the historic Shambles serving Yorkshire Beer & Cider and a traditional pub menu. Our outside seating area backs onto the vibrant Shambles marketplace.
We offer 14 world and local beers and 6 cask ales. In addition to our regular lines we have new beers and ales on a weekly basis.
Walmgate, York YO1 9TT
44 Shambles, York YO1 7LX
26 Lendal, York YO1 8AA
53 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF
54-56 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF
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15-19 Stonegate, York YO1 8ZW | 01904 541177 | email@example.com thebotanist.uk.com | F: /thebotanistyork
CARLUCCIO’S St Helen’s Square, York YO1 8QN | 01904 656 356 York@Carluccios.com | carluccios.com
It started with a seed, an idea to create a secret garden of food and drink. A place where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions. Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but here at The Botanist, all can enjoy a wondrous occasion.
Welcome to Carluccio’s Italian Restaurant and Deli in York built on the site of the city’s iconic Terry’s Chocolate Shop. We are in the heart of the city. We can offer refreshments and a bite to eat after a busy day seeing the famous sights of York. We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Sunday, offering a broad range of classic Italian food. We also cater for vegetarians/vegans and those who are following a gluten free diet.
Open: 12-12 Mon-Thurs, 12-1 Fri, 10-1 Sat, 10-12 Sun
Open: Mon - Fri 8am - 11pm, Sat 9am - 11pm, Sun 9am - 10pm
19 Bridge Street, York YO1 6DA | 01904 633 800 pandamami-restaurant.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you are looking for Chinese, Italian, Indian or Traditional Carvery, or even beautiful cocktails, you’ll be spoilt for choice. With over 180 selected dishes by our award winning chefs from around the world, PANDA MAMI promises to deliver seasonal menus from a global kitchen. Best of all, you can eat ‘unlimited courses’ for one set price. Lunch from £8.99 and Dinner from £14.99, Children half price. PANDA MAMI prides itself on offering excellent choice and value in luxurious surroundings – a perfect venue for families and parties. Open: From 12noon to 11pm (please check the website for a full list, opening times do vary)
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PIZZAEXPRESS River House, 17 Museum St, York YO1 7DJ 01904 672904 pizzaexpress.com
10 St Sampsons Square, York YO1 8RN 01904 630930 pizzaexpress.com
Inspired by a love of real Italian pizza, PizzaExpress has been pioneering delicious handmade pizza since 1965. Quality ingredients, fresh dough hand-stretched right in front of your eyes, care and flair in every step. From your favourite American Hot, freshly baked and still steaming, to the iconic and irresistibly hot & fluffy Dough Balls, no one does it quite like PizzaExpress.
GIBSON’S 129 Micklegate, York YO1 6LB | 01904 624478 | email@example.com gibsonsyork.com | F: /gibsonsyork | Tw: @gibsonsyork
L'UVA VINO E CUCINA 5 Bridge Street, York YO1 6DD | 01904 626900 | firstname.lastname@example.org luvayork.com | F: /luvavinoecucina
A BBQ smokehouse with 50% of the menu being vegan may sound like a contradiction but that’s what Gibson’s offer. An independent business, home made & locally sourced where possible.
Open: Mon – Thurs 4-12, Fri - Sun 12-2
A back to basics Italian restaurant and wine bar offering traditional and seasonal plates including homemade pasta and fresh truffles. To compliment the authentic menu the wine list consists of unique wines directly imported from Italy. Open: 12-2pm lunch, 5-10pm dinner, Tues - Sat
IPPUKU TEA HOUSE
47 Fossgate, York YO1 9TF | 01904 654155 | email@example.com mumbailoungeyork.co.uk
15 Blake Street, York YO1 8QJ | 01904 671 311 ippukuteahouse.com A modern authentic Japanese Café/ Restaurant. Although they specialise in tea, they also serve homemade Japanese food, cocktails, coffee & homemade cakes. Open all week, it is a calm cultural oasis.
Open: 12 - 2pm & 5.30 - 11.30pm Closed Friday lunch | Fully accessible
Enjoy the stunning view of Clifford’s Tower in this Mediterranean influenced restaurant in York. In the last 15 years of serving we pride ourselves in using just the finest organic ingredients, and it shows in the taste of our food. We invite you at the olive tree to experience our food and service, see for yourself!
REFECTORY KITCHEN & TERRACE Station Road, York YO24 1AA | 01904 653681 theprincipalhotel.com/york | firstname.lastname@example.org
45 Main Street, Fulford, York YO10 4PJ | 01904 622099 email@example.com | yorkpavilionhotel.com Our lovely dining room has views over the garden where you can eat al fresco in the summer or snuggle by a roaring log fire in winter months. Menus feature Yorkshire specialities but our chef is always happy to prepare something to order – just give us a little notice!
Open: See website
15-17 Grape Lane, York YO1 7HU | 01904 636834 losmorosyork.co.uk | firstname.lastname@example.org It all started in a small gold shed in the Shambles Market. After three years of cooking and learning, we've opened our restaurant. Modern and innovative North African and Middle Eastern influenced cuisine.
Open: 12-10pm every day
Voted one of the UK's Top 50 Cocktails bars in central York and minutes away from York Station, Jalou is the latest addition to the city's night life scene, featuring the greatest local DJ's spinning weekly. Situated in a grade II listed church with incredible period features, Jalou is the perfect hot-spot for cocktail connoisseurs. Open: 12pm - 1am Sun - Wed, 12pm - 2am Thur - Sat
Enjoy tasty Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine. Private dining and parties of all sizes welcome. Recommended by Harden's. British Curry Awards (the 'Curry Oscars') - Winner, Best Spice Restaurant in North East 2017. Bangladesh Caterers Association UK - Winner, Restaurant of the Year 2018, Yorkshire & Humberside Region.
10 Tower St, York YO1 9SA | 01904 624433 | theolivetreeyork.co.uk
2 Micklegate, York YO1 6JG | 01904 466502 | email@example.com jalou.co.uk/york | F: /JalouYork | Tw: @JalouYork
The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace offers seasonal dishes that are bursting with flavour, championing world-class quality Yorkshire ingredients. The Refectory adjoins the new Chapter House bar, which sports a fine selection of wines, spirits, craft ales and cocktails. This latest addition includes a stunning outdoor terrace.
WAGAMAMA 77- 81 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS | 01904 610888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Asian food, inspired by the flavours of Japan, including dishes such as teppanyaki, ramen, curries, gyoza and steamed buns. Wagamama also have an extensive vegetarian and vegan menu offering, as well as a kids menu, fresh juices and Asian beers. Open: Mon-Sat 11am - 11pm, Sun 11am - 10pm
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Looking for the perfect cuppa? York is home to everything from traditional tea rooms to quirky asian cafés there’s sure to be something to quench your thirst.
2. Earl Grey Tea Rooms
These lovely tea rooms are sited on York’s famous medieval street. Sit in the oak beamed interior or the floral courtyard and enjoy our famous Cream Tea (a York tradition for over 30 years).
Taking Afternoon Tea at the National Trust’s Middlethorpe Hall is a longstanding tradition. Tea is taken in front of the fire in one of the 18th century Drawing Rooms or on terrace overlooking the manicured lawn.
1. Hebden Tea
3. Grays Court & The Bow Room Restaurant
5. Crumbs Cupcakery
21 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ At Hebden Tea, we are passionate about bringing you the highest quality teas from around the globe. We are constantly working to discover the most exciting and unique flavour combinations. 120 visityork.org
13/14 The Shambles, York YO1 7LZ
Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH Grays Court & The Bow Room Restaurant is the quintessential English hidden gem. Offering homemade afternoon tea and gentleman’s afternoon tea, join us for a unique and unforgettable experience.
4. Middlethorpe Hall and Spa Bishopthorpe Road, York YO23 2GB
10 College Street, York YO1 7JF There is not much better in life than tea and cupcakes. So why not come visit us in our little tea room where we have so many to choose from!
6. The Ivy St Helen’s Square
8. Ippuku Tea House
All-day dining brasserie located in the heart of York serving cream tea, afternoon tea and Champagne afternoon tea daily from 3pm to 5pm. Guests can enjoy everything from truffled chicken brioche rolls to warm fruited scones.
If you’re looking for something a bit different, Ippuku Tea House specialises in Japanese Tea. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to help you discover your new favourite blend.
7. Countess of York
9. Treasurer’s House
10. City Cruises
Dine in the beautifully restored rail carriage, The Countess of York located in the National Railway Museum. Enjoy a locally-sourced Afternoon Tea, which includes a selection of delicious sandwiches, delicate cakes and lovely home-baked scones.
Tucked behind the Minster, the historic National Trust café makes a cosy getaway offering tempting home cooked cakes and bakes with an emphasis on local and seasonal produce.
A delightful 90 minute cruise with delicious homemade afternoon tea, accompanied by refillable tea or coffee. Featuring relaxing background music and informative commentary from a local skipper.
2 Helen's Square, York YO1 8QP
Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ
15 Blake Street, York YO1 8QJ
Minster Yard, York YO1 7JL
Kings Staith, York YO1 9SN
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SHOP York is a thriving shopping hub, where every street is home to stores selling everything from souvenirs and trinkets to home essentials and the latest fashion and beauty buys.
ABRAHAM MOON 33 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW | 01904 891175 moons.co.uk | Facebook: /Abm.Moon | Twitter: @AbrahamMoonSons
Our flagship store in the centre of historic York stocks three full floors of the finest Abraham Moon wool fashion and interior products, alongside complementary ranges from both local & up-and-coming designers including Maxwell Scott, Kempadoo Millar and Butterfly Tree. Our unique story of Yorkshire craftsmanship is showcased throughout; celebrating our 180 years of heritage. We make all of our luxurious wools at our historic factory in Guiseley, just 30 miles from York itself. We’re proud to be one of the last remaining vertical woollen mills left in Great Britain, manufacturing from raw wool to finished product. From Stonegate you’ll be spoilt for choice with Menswear & Ladieswear tweed coats and jackets, jumpers, shirting, and Fashion Accessories including scarves, caps, bags, and other gifts. Our Interiors rooms stock special throws and cushions, and made-to-order furniture pieces. Open: Mon to Sat 9am-5:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm
YOUR FIRST STOP IN YORK FIND US AT YO1 9NT, OR FOLLOW SIGNS TO THE JORVIK VIKING CENTRE
THE COPPERGATE CENTRE:
Exper tly blended in London, Molton Brown’s collection of signature fragrances, bath and shower gels, home and hand care luxuries have claimed iconic status with vibrant colours and bold scents. Carefully sourcing ingredients from around the world, each creation is intricately composed by some of the world’s best perfumers. Visit our York Store for a truly indulgent fragrant experience. To book your complimentary Hand & Arm Massage, please call the store and quote YORK.
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19 Davygate, York, YO1 8QT, 0190 4673 689 For store opening times please visit: moltonbrown.co.uk
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Discover boutiques, galleries and out of town shopping parks. Find out more at visityork.org/shopping EE3
ANCESTRAL NAME 13 Church Street, York YO1 8BE | 01904 651206 email@example.com | heraldry.co.uk
28 Castlegate, York | 01904 624067 | dogandbonevintage.com F: /dogandbonevintage | Instagram: @dogandbonevintage
Discover the origins of your family name with a search of our digital library of family name records. Our friendly staff will be pleased to assist you, or you can just browse our unique range of gifts associated with the origins of family names.
Dog & Bone’s vintage clothing offering features on trend, branded and classic items from the 50s through to the 90s & early 00s alongside selected homeware & apothecary.
Open: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat, 10.30am-5pm Sun.
Open: Mon - Thurs 9am - 5.30pm Fri - Sat 9am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 5pm
BOY WIZARD 23 Shambles Street, York YO1 7LZ 01904 656888
LEIA 6 Spurriergate, York YO1 9QR | 01904 612489 firstname.lastname@example.org | leialingerie.com
Want to explore the magic of Harry Potter's world? Then the Boy Wizard is the perfect shop for you. Come and see all the magic in one place.
Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am - 6pm Sun 10am - 6pm
DOG & BONE VINTAGE
Free expert fitting service Lingerie and Swimwear. Cup sizes A to K, back sizes 28 to 44. It’s our aim to help you look fabulous and feel fantastic. You will leave us radiating with confidence and with a genuine sense of delight. You will feel transformed!
THE SHOP THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED 30 Shambles, York YO1 7LX | theshopthatmustnotbenamed.co.uk email@example.com | 01904 801562
5 St Helens Square, York YO1 8QW 01904 627274 | marchbrae.com Marchbrae are purveyors of the finest Scottish Cashmere, lambswool, tweed, Country Clothing and Accessories. Beautifully crafted clothing which will be a great addition to your wardrobe.
A magical shop for witches and wizards (and Muggles) selling officially licensed Harry Potter merchandise. Situated on the real Diagon Alley - also known as the Shambles.
Open: Mon – Sat 9.30am - 6pm Sun 10am - 6pm
Open: 10am - 6pm 7 days a week
15-17 Bootham, York YO30 7BW | 01904 675533 | rainbowsceramics.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org | Tw: @RainbowsYork
VILLAGE GALLERY 14 Colliergate, York YO1 8BP | 01904 411444 village-gallery.co.uk | F: /villageontheweb | Tw: @villageontheweb
We sell a great selection of antique, less-old and new art, craft, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture and silver. We are Lalique specialists, we offer a bespoke jewellery service, and additionally we have rolling exhibitions of work by local artists.
Paint your own pottery studio in the heart of York. Plenty of ceramics, stencils, stamps and colours. Just pop in to paint and collect a week later or we’ll post. Alternatively paint with acrylics and take away the same day.
Open: 10am – 5pm Tues-Sat
VANGARDE SHOPPING PARK Vangarde Way, York YO32 9AE | 01904 238309 | vangardeshopping.co.uk email@example.com | Tw: @vangardeyork Vangarde Shopping Park offers customers high-quality shopping and dining in a beautiful shopping park on the outskirts of York. Featuring John Lewis, Next and M&S, as well as dining from outlets such as Giraffe, Frankie and Benny’s, Nando’s and Prezzo, Vangarde Shopping Park has something for everyone.
22-24 Market Street, York YO1 8SJ 01904 629364 | F: /yorktoymaster Toymaster in York is a leading stockist of LEGO, Playmobil, Sylvanian Families, Pokémon and much much more! We pride ourselves on the wide range of toys available and our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
WORLD OF WIZARDRY
27 Shambles, North Yorkshire, YO1 7LX
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Looking for a perfect gift? We have just the thing for you: Wands, Broomsticks, Butter-Beer, Chocolate Frogs and many many more come see where the magic lives.
Expert advice on where to go & what to see
Queen Street, Adjacent to York Railway Long Stay Car Park YO24 1AD 0844 846 4003 | firstname.lastname@example.org | autohorn.co.uk • • • •
Cars, vans and minibuses Weekend offer from £19 per day Left luggage service Open seven days a week
LEFT LUGGAGE Queen Street, Adjacent to Long Stay Car Park YO24 1AD 0844 846 4003 | leftluggageyork.co.uk • • • • • • • •
Visit York’s Information Centre provides everything you need to get the most out of your visit to the city - book your tours, tickets and purchase York Passes. Don’t miss our inspiring selection of regional gifts and guidebooks.
Visit York Information Centre 1 Museum Street, YO1 7DT visityork.org
100 Metres from York Station Next to Europcar Open 7 Days A Week Monday - Saturday 8am to 8pm Sunday - 9am to 8pm Competitive Prices Secure and Safe Central Location
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Park & Ride Whether you are travelling into York or staying locally, the Park and Ride services are the hassle-free way to explore the city. There are six park and ride sites offering free secure parking and a variety of flexible bus tickets to get you moving; accompanied children travel for free. All buses are adapted for pushchairs and wheelchairs and have WiFi as standard. Buses run early morning every 10-15 minutes throughout the day. Visit itravelyork.info/park-and-ride for more information.
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GETTING TO YORK With an abundance of travel routes on offer, York is closer than you think. Hop on a train at London Kings Cross and you’ll be within York’s historic City Walls in two hours. Should you be venturing south from Edinburgh, we’ll see you in two hours and 20 minutes.
Journey Times By Car London: 4 hrs Manchester: 1 hr 25 mins Birmingham: 2 hrs 30 mins Newcastle: 1 hr 30 mins Edinburgh: 4 hrs
By Rail London: 2 hours Manchester: 1 hr 30 mins Birmingham: 2 hrs 20 mins Newcastle: 1 hr Edinburgh: 2 hrs 20 mins
By Air York is within easy reach of six international airports: Leeds/Bradford 0113 250 9696 Manchester 0161 489 3000 Newcastle 0871 882 1121 Humberside 01652 688 456 Durham 01325 332 811 Robin Hood (Doncaster) 01302 801 010
By Sea P&O Ferries operate daily overnight crossings from Zeebrugge and Rotterdam direct to Hull with a coach link to York. Visit poferries.com.
Left Luggage This is located on Queen Street, adjacent to the long stay car park at York Railway Station, YO24 1AD.
Useful Sites Cross Country Trains crosscountrytrains.co.uk LNER lner.co.uk Transpennine Express tpexpress.co.uk Grand Central grandcentralrail.co.uk
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