Inside York

What to See in York

York Attractions

The INSIDE YORK website contains essential information for the clued-in York visitor, with not just the basics but also little-known facts and tips to save you both time and money. Now, you too can become a York Insider!

Modern York is a prosperous and bustling city with a multi-layered history going back at least 2000 years. Visitors can experience life from Roman, Anglian, Viking, Medieval, Elizabethan and Victorian times to mention just a few. Much of the historic architecture from Medieval times onwards still survives.

The 'Jewel in the Crown' of York is its fabulous Minster - a huge cathedral which took 252 years to build. With its picturesque city walls, its four stone gateways (or 'bars') and its trendy shops and pubs, York really is the perfect place to live and visit.

The 21st Century visitor has a wealth of sights and attractions to choose from. A variety of museums, both large and small, cater for many different interests - there is even a 'Richard the Third' museum!

Stairway directory of York

If you want to truly experience the wealth and jewels of these independent shops than it seems, in my own experience, you will be expected to climb many a creaky wooden staircase, crawl through small rooms that are bursting with stock, and squeeze through low doorways, their walls and doors displaying the signs of a rich medieval history. Once you have discovered them however, you will be sure to return.

York Shambles Market

Welcome to the York Shambles Market website.

The Shambles York

York's most historic street, the shambles - not just a street but a famous tourist attraction...

York Low and High Petergate

A great place for books, antiques and fine dining.

The Quarter York

A great place to dine, have a snack, drink or shop in York.

Rowntree Park

York's finest parks and sports facilities.

York Minster

York Minster is York's most popular attraction.

Micklegate York and Micklegate Bar

Micklegate, home to Micklegate Bar, Royal entrance to York UK.

Goodramgate York

Goodramgate York is a fantastic high street with great shopping and amazing restaurants.

Coppergate Centre

The Coppergate Centre is one of York's primary shopping locations, also features the Jorvik Viking Centre.

Tourist Information Centres


There are two Tourist Information Centres in York.

York Surrounding Area

The York Area

Here's our guide to Attractions and things to do in York's surrounding area...

York History

York has a wealth of history, all within walking distance! It is possible that no other city in the world has such a varied and rich history within such a small area.

Stonegate York

Another of York's many historic streets and a great centre of cosmopolitan shopping.

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There are many modern shops, including national and international chains and unique local retailers. New mingles with old in the ancient and often quaint streets of this energetic city.

Some of the finest and oldest pubs in the country are to be found in York. Try the Golden Fleece on Pavement or the Ackhorn, just off Micklegate.


Shambles  Shambles

York has its own University, plus the University College of York St. John. Both of these academic institutions teach degree level courses and beyond and greatly add to the life of the city.

This charming city is also an excellent jumping-off point for the magnificent countryside around, including the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the unparalleled Yorkshire Coast. North Yorkshire was recently voted the most beautiful county in the whole of England. Come and join us!

The Minster and Treasurers House   York Minster, with the Treasurers House in the middle ground.


The York Pass