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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
You may have seen the viral York Ghost Merchants, the shop where you can adopt your very own ghost, but did you know they are hosting Ghost Week at the end of October?! Find out more here.
Affordable, convenient and comfy rooms close to the event you're going to
We recommend these three hotels:
Cheapest? Novotel York Centre - basic amenities, short walk into the city
Closest? Hampton by Hilton York - closest to York train station
Feeling Fancy? Guy Fawkes Inn - boutique hotel in the city centre
York train station has great link south into London King's Cross. The station also has good links into Scotland and the neighbouring city of Leeds.
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