Welcome to York - Historic Walled City

York is a compact city packed full of exciting, unmissable #OnlyinYork experiences.

Walk the medieval cobbled streets and soak up the history of the city, once ruled by the Romans and the Vikings.

A melting pot of culture waiting to be discovered, where Chocolatiers created the world’s finest chocolate and ghosts roam the snickelways.

York on the Map

As the name does imply, York is a central element of Yorkshire, and it’s bang in the middle of the whole historic region, sitting in the fertile, flat Vale of York.

Getting to York by car, there is the A19 heading straight out of the city, via Thirsk, Middlesbrough, and then Sunderland and Newcastle. You can also easily reach from North or South via the A1 motorway, by coming off at junction 47 and travelling the pleasant drive along the A59 – the road which continues on through Harrogate and off West towards Skipton.

Travelling to York by Rail

There’s a main line train station right in the city centre of York, which is right next door to some excellent hotels, such as the Principal Hotel and the York Grand which are both within sight when you exit the station.

You can find York right at the heart of the action in the Northern network rail map, below.

York Mini Guides

Any visitor to York will tell you there is such an amazing array of things to do and see, that you need to take a breath and spend your time. For this reason, we’ve broken York down into a series of mini-guides focussing in on specific elements of the walled City to allow you to take the ancient streets in your stride.

Hotels in York

Browse hotels in York – for the full listing, click here.

The Grand, York

City Centre, Station Rise, York, YO1 6HT, United Kingdom

No 1 by GuestHouse, York

1 Clifton, York, YO30 6AA, United Kingdom

Grays Court

Chapter House Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7JH

The Dean Court

City Centre, Duncombe Place, York, YO1 7EF, United Kingdom

Malmaison York

Yorkshire House 2 Rougier Street, York, YO90 1UU, United Kingdom

Holiday Inn Express York, an IHG Hotel

Malton Road, York, YO32 9TG, United Kingdom

Attractions in York

House of the Trembling Madness

48 Stonegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8AS

Pocklington Arts Centre

22-24 Market Place, Pocklington, York, East Riding Of Yorkshire, YO42 2AR

Cooper King Distillery

The Old Stable, Stillington Road, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, North Yorkshire, YO61 1EH


114 Micklegate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 6JX

The Red House Antique Centre

Duncombe Place, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 7ED


St Saviour’s Church, St Saviourgate, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 8NN

Brower more attractions in and around York here.

Only in York – VisitYork Video

VisitYork have produced the video below to showcase some of the internationally renowned reasons to make your way to York.

With over 30 attractions in less than one square mile you’re spoilt for choice with access to world class museums, galleries and experiences.

Check out the attractions of the Yorkshire National Trust.

Shop till you drop at one of the many unique independent York shops and high street fashion favourites.  

foodie destination with something to suit all appetites, from fine dining to street food, and quaint cafes all in picturesque, historic surroundings. Our North Yorkshire information page is also a source of interesting information. You’ll also find links to North East YorkshireHerriot Country and the Yorkshire Dales.

Yorkshire.com (International) Guide – VisitYork.net

We have created a mobile optimized visiting York website to guide international travellers planning a stay in the spiritual capital of Yorkshire, which includes some quite comprehensive listings, for example cottages in York. The website is designed to load very quickly, including on slow mobile connections, and to allow discovery of places to stay from all relevant providers.

AccessAble York

Discover accessible places to go in York. If you need additional support during your stay in York there are a range of services to help you with your needs.

Where Next?

York is centrally located in Yorkshire, in the heart of North Yorkshire, making it an excellent place from which to branch out and discover more places in the county which carries the same name, browse more North Yorkshire information here.