Places to visit in York

Find the best things to do in York and plan a short break to the city, best known for its deep history and iconic city walls. Look up and be awestruck by the Heart of Yorkshire, set in the Gothic architecture of York Minster; this iconic stained glass window should be a key part of any romantic short break in the city. Make sure to visit the cobbled streets and overhanging buildings that frame York Shambles, one of England's most iconic shopping destinations. Take a cruise down the River Ouse and get a new perspective on the city, or visit the family-friendly National Railway Museum to learn all about England's rail history. Whether you're visiting York with the whole family or taking a couple's retreat, you're bound to find plenty of fun and unique things to do.

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Kiss under the Heart of Yorkshire window at the Minster

According to legend, all loved up couples that kiss under the 'Heart of Yorkshire' window, will stay together forever.

Location: York, North Yorkshire


March along England's longest medieval city walls

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the city and stroll along its 13th century defensive walls, passing historic landmarks, gatehouses and gardens.

Location: York, North Yorkshire


Experience York's Literature Festival

Rub shoulders with best-selling authors as York gets all bookish.

Location: York, North Yorkshire


Book your very own butler on a romantic getaway to York

Treat your loved one to a luxurious break at the five-star Grand Hotel & Spa in York, including a penthouse suite with your very own butler.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

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