You will definitely not be stuck for things to do when you visit York, but with so much on offer, where should you start? There are museums, art galleries, amazing shops, trendy restaurants and so many sights to see that you might struggle to pack it all into to one weekend, so check out this short guide to the city and you will hopefully be able to plan your stay a little better.
An Afternoon At The National Railway Museum
Even if you are not a huge fan of trains, you can not help be be impressed at the massive collection of locomotives, vintage carriages and modern trains on display at the NRM. The museum id free to enter, although any donation that you can give will be much appreciated by the museum. You can easily spend two or three hours wandering round here and checking out all of the interesting things on display and whether you are young or old, it is really worth a visit. Not only will you find trains, but there are also interactive exhibitions, fun activities for kids and a cafe bar and restaurant where you can stop for refreshment.
A Visit To Clifford’s Tower
Clifford’s Tower is a famous landmark in the city and has a long gruesome history. The circular tower is built on top of a hill and when you get to the top you will have some amazing views of the whole city. Learn all about the history of York and take in some of the magnificent sights here, before heading on to York Dungeon.
A Stint In York Dungeon
Not far from Cliffords Tower, the Dungeon is a family attraction which is sure to send shivers down your spine. Step back in time to the York of old and imagine what it would have been like for those confined in years gone past. Check the official website for the latest opening times and prices, as they may vary throughout the year.
Lunch At Betty’s Tearooms
People from wide and far queue for hours just to get into the world famous Betty’s Tearoom. If you fancy treating yourself to afternoon tea in lavish surroundings then look no further. With a tasty selection of cream teas, cakes and buns as well as a menu of savoury dishes, the 1930s art deco furnishings here make it a perfect place to stop for a spot of lunch.
Step Back In Time At Eden Camp
A few miles from the centre of town, Eden Camp is an outdoor museum where you can step back into time to the second world war. The museum is great for both adults and children, and the whole family can learn more about the world changing events that occurred between 1939 and 1945. With many vehicles, buildings and artefacts dating from the period, Eden Camp is a great way to spend a few hours any time of the year.
Learn About York’s Chocolate History
A fairly new addition to the city, The Chocolate story is a museum which is dedicated to the history of chocolate making within the city of York. Both Terry’s and Rowntrees have made chocolate in York and if you want to hear all about it, or simply taste some lovely chocolate, this why not head here?