York United Kingdom, North Yorkshire

Top reasons to visit:

  • History (3716)
  • Shopping (3613)
  • Sightseeing (2278)
  • Monuments (1255)
  • Food (799)
  • Culture (684)
  • Museums (671)
  • Restaurants (631)
  • Pubs (557)
  • Architecture (477)

What is it in York that makes history come to life?

Katy, United Kingdom

2 days ago Report

Friendly people. Excellent places to visit. Highly recommend the Yorkshire Museum, the castle, a walk along the castle walls and York Dungeon. Betty's Tea Rooms. Definitely something for everyone. Plenty to see all within walking distance. Unfortunately some places were closed for refurbishment so check before you go, but a good excuse to go back and visit this wonderful place again later. I'm not normally a pub person but we wanted to see a few of the old traditional pubs which were lovely and candle lit. My boyfriend twisted my arm into trying a few of the ales which I have to admit I really enjoyed.

How can you enjoy the sights in York while avoiding the crowds?

Delia, United Kingdom

19 days ago Report

Get up early and go to Matins at 7.30 which ends about 8.00. At that time the cathedral is very quiet and you can enjoy it as a place of wonder and worship without the usual busy hubbub that you get later in the day. To go walking along the city wall from Bootham Bar to Goodramgate at sunset, while the bell-ringers practice peal after peal of magical bells, is to step back in time and feel part of history. go around the back streets and find little corners that have not changed since the 1800's with great street names like Oglethorpe! Take afternoon tea or lunch in the lovely garden of Gray's Court Hotel under the city walls behind the Minster... or sit in the garden of the Treasurers house with a take away coffee from the undercroft cafe...

Describe what other people like you would like about shopping in York.

Shaun, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

The fascinating variety of one off independent retailers. We encountered, for example, a shop devoted solely to armour ! Another specialising in Fudge and Toffee and yet another were all items had a cat theme. We also discovered a delightful market. If I had to pick a word to sum up York's shopping experience it would be, "Serendipitous", (the chance discovery of good and delightful things).

Is there more to shopping in York than just brand-name stores?

Peter, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

My wife found both brand-name and bargain shopping. I don't normally like shopping, but York is very pleasant to walk around.

What's the best way to make the most of York by foot?

Delizete, United Kingdom

16 days ago Report

York is beautiful and have everything good to do, restaurants, shopping, walking, etc...etc...we love there and can go again and again...

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in York.

Gordon, United Kingdom

24 days ago Report

The Dig a must with children, Cliffords Tower with its history, Railway Museum a great day out for both children and adults, Yorkshire Museum, again very interesting for both young and old, the Chocolate Factory, the Minister, although there is a charge of £10.00 to enter, the Castle Museum and a ride on the river.

Why do you recommend York for food?

Sarah, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

El Piano is a great vegan restaurant, but there are lots of different independent and chain eateries, lots of take away options too.

How can you get the most authentic cultural experience in York?

Heather, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

Visit Betty's Tearooms for fabulous cake to fuel your day of sightseeing, take a trip on the river or on the tour bus and walk around the ancient walls, visiting Clifford's Tower and York Museum.

What's so impressive about the cathedrals in York?

Konstantinos, Greece

20 days ago Report

York has an impressive cathedral of monumental size, and magnificent stain glass windows. There is an option to climb to the cathedral tower for magnificent views of York from above, but make sure you can handle the many stairs and confined spaces. Do yourself a favor and attend the service after the cathedral closes down for tourists. The chorus singing religious hymns is a pure joy, even for agnostics.

What makes fine dining in York stand out?

Shaun, United Kingdom

6 days ago Report

The quirky variety and wide choice of cafes and restaurants in York is an absolute delight. Opposite Talbot Court was a lovely, up-market cafe where we took our breakfasts. It has a charming 1930's theme. We are vegetarian and discovered a marvellous vegan restaurant called "El Piano" just 5 minutes walk from where we were staying. York has something for everyone when it comes to food.

What did you discover about the museums in York that wasn't in the guidebooks?

Arthur, United States of America

5 days ago Report

World's fastest locomotive that achieved 126 MPH in 1938. As good as some of the "high speed" trains in Europe today.

What effect did the scenery in York have on you?

Cathryn, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

Very picturesque with the city walls and the river and Minster

What makes York one of those classic city-trip experiences?

Jane, United Kingdom

15 days ago Report

Historic city with so much to see and do. Close to other well known towns and cities to explore

Why do people say York can be seen best by foot?

Andrew, United Kingdom

26 days ago Report

With the busy traffic and the narrow streets it is difficult to see most of the sights. The on/off buses help a little but their route is very limited.

What makes the people from York so friendly? Tell us your story.

Jocelyn, Brazil

30 days ago Report

There was this woman who probably noticed I was kind of lost looking for directions on my i-pad. She approached me and asked where I wanted to go and if she could be of any help. She was so cute. I told her I wanted to get to York Minster and she gave me the directions in a very friendly way.

What was the most entertaining thing you saw in York?

Helen, United Kingdom

28 days ago Report

York Dungeons - excellent, fun experience!

Which foodie haven did you discover on your recent trip to York?

Danny, Malaysia

10 days ago Report

pork sandwich and yorkshire pudding

How does York go the extra mile to make your family feel at home?

Denise, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

As a single parent I struggle sometimes but so many helpful people in york opening doors and giving me directions. Truly friendly peopl

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Katharine, United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

The blue bicycle serves really interesting food in a nice ambience.
The house of the Trembling Madness is fun and quite cheap.

Is York the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Anonymous, Unknown location

12 days ago Report

Being something of a curry connoisseur we asked the taxi driver to take us to the best Indian restaurant he knew. We ate at the Mumbai Lounge and can honestly say it was without question the best Indian cuisine we’ve ever tasted. We are going back to York again soon just to eat here again.

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