York Attractions

York has something for all ages, throughout the year. If history is your ‘thing’ then you can experience life as it really was in a Viking village 1,000 years ago at the Jorvik Centre or explore the social history of the city at the fascinating Castle Museum.

Wonderful views of York are to be had at the top of Clifford’s Tower or The Minster, one of Europe’s most beautiful Gothic Cathedrals. There is also the National Railway Museum for train enthusiasts and The Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington. Or if you like shopping then check out The Designer Outlet on the outskirts of the city. Even if you decide to just wander around the beautiful cobbled streets it’s always a special experience.



Castles & Abbeys
York Minster
Whitby Abbey
Scarborough Castle
Pickering Castle
Helmsley Castle
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life
Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum
Dales Countryside Museum
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Herriot Centre
Jorvik Viking Centre
Malton Museum
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
Mother Shipton's Cave & Petrifying Well
Museum of Victorian Science
National Railway Museum
Nidderdale Museum
Royal Pump Room Museum
Rydale Folk Museum
Swaledale Folk Museum
The Bar Convent
The House of Correction. Museum of Police & Prisons
The Workhouse Museum of Poor Law
Whitby Museum
York Castle Museum
York Dungeon
Yorkshire Museum
Theme Parks & Zoo's
Atlantis Waterpark
Flamingo Land
Lightwater Valley
Steam Railways
Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway - Nr Skipton
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway - Haworth 01535 645214
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Pickering 01751 472508
Settle Carlise Railway
Dalby Forest
Dalby forest
Purple mountain MTB hire & cafe
Go Ape!
Bed and Breakfast

Special Offers

Winter York bed and breakfast specials...

All doubles/twins £45-50 per room per night Sun-Thurs. Based on 2 sharing.

Book any double/twin room Friday & Saturday Bed & Breakfast £32.50 per person per night. Based on 2 sharing

Please ask for single occupancy discounts and see our ‘Rates’ page for current Winter rates.


I was only in York for the night... I cared about location and WiFi availability... both were satisfied at Holmlea York bed and breakfast. If I was in York, I would definitely stay again

Holmlea Guest