7 York destinations even locals haven’t found yet

York, Yorkshire

Discover these hidden haunts in the city of York!

Already seen York Minster, The Shambles and The Jorvik Centre and want to go deeper into what makes York such a great destination? Check out our list of York activities and sights beyond the tourist trail. 

Chocolate bar making workshop

York and chocolate go together like Willy and Wonka. Everything from KitKats to Chocolate Oranges first appeared in the chocolate factories here. Now you can make your own treats with this chocolate bar making workshop.

Cocktails and sushi in stunning Sora Sky Bar

You can find the Sora Sky Bar on the 7th floor of Malmaison, overlooking the Minster and the rest of the city. Enjoy cocktails, sushi, and pan-Asian tapas dishes whilst enjoying live music and the stunning views of York.

Bloody tour of York with Mad Alice

Learn all about the grizzly and gruesome history of York with a tour from Mad Alice. A theatrical and entertaining look back at stories of witches, ghosts, Kings, and Queens throughout the years.

Spark York - Sasa Greek street food

A new edition to Spark, Sasa Greek Street Food has taken the locals by storm. Stunning souvlaki and brilliant baklava are on the menu here with ratings through the roof, this family run food vendor is one of the hottest places in York.

York on a Fork food tour

A wonderful tour celebrating the artisan and local. Cheeses, tacos from the Shambles Market, and warming meat pies allow you to eat like a local, finding all the best eateries and street food York has to offer.

Women Witches Warriors adult storytelling walking tour

A city full of witchcraft and one of the first known feminists, hear their stories told with picturesque backdrops and the plight of women through the ages. Your charismatic guide will delve deep into the connection between women and the city of York to bring their tales to life.

Best brunch at Robinson’s restaurant

All those walking tours got you hungry? Robinson’s is the perfect place to fuel up before your next one. Their awesome brunch menu featuring fluffy pancakes, gourmet toasts, and fry-ups is exactly what you need to start a brilliant day of exploring the city.