Summer in York

Embark on a summer adventure in York, where a world of captivating attractions and thrilling activities awaits!

This summer, immerse yourself in the captivating world of iconic locomotives at the National Railway Museum, and explore over 200 years of railway history that shaped our world. Delve into York's darkest past at The York Dungeon, and experience 2,000 years of intriguing history through sights, sounds, and even smells. Spend your summer at York Minster and discover one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals with a range of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained. Sail along the River Ouse with City Cruises York, with trips to suit the whole family, from regular sightseeing tours with live, on-board commentary to self-drive boats and new for 2023, a Fish & Chips cruise! Go on a journey through York's rich history at the York Castle Museum, where you'll encounter recreated Jacobean dining rooms and the renowned Victorian Street, Kirkgate.

Make your journey into the city hassle-free by taking advantage of York Park & Ride. Avoid the inconvenience and expenses of driving into the city centre by hopping on the buses, which run as frequently as every 12 minutes. With free parking available at all sites, it's a convenient and cost-effective option. What's even better, an Adult Return ticket costs just £3.60, and up to three children can travel for free.

Unleash the full potential of your summer adventure in York with the unbeatable value of the Visit York Pass, the official sightseeing pass of the city. Gain exclusive access to over 25 renowned attractions with a convenient digital pass, saving you time and money.

See what's on in York this summer, discover and explore the diverse array of events and activities happening in York and immerse yourself in a season of captivating experiences! Don't miss the chance to create cherished memories – book your unforgettable summer stay in York today!

Read York Mumbler's Family Friendly Summer Guide to York and see why they think York is the best place to visit in the UK for families this summer!

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York Park & Ride

Make travelling into the city easier with York Park & Ride! Avoid the hassle and expense of driving into the centre with buses up to every 12 minutes and free parking at all sites – what’s more, an Adult Return ticket is just £3.60 and up to three children go free.

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York Castle Museum

See hundreds of years of York’s history in one place – from recreated Jacobean dining rooms to the world famous recreated Victorian Street, Kirkgate.

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York Dungeon

Get ready to journey back through 2000 Years of York's darkest History as you see, hear and (ahem) smell the city's murky past!

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City Cruises York

City Cruises has trips to suit the whole family, from regular sightseeing tours with live, on-board commentary to self-drive boats and new for 2023, a Fish & Chips cruise!

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National Railway Museum

Experience the extraordinary at The National Railway Museum. Wonderlab: The Bramall Gallery is an unmissable new interactive experience for families—where nothing is off limits.

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York Minster

Spend your summer at York Minster and discover one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals with a range of events and activities to keep the whole family entertained.


THOR’S Orangery on Parliament Street

Experience THOR’S Orangery on Parliament Street with its very own courtyard and reclaimed wood stage with a programme of music and live events throughout the summer.

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Book Your Summer Stay

York offers a wide range of accommodation, from hotels to self-catering getaways, giving you an eclectic choice of inviting places to rest your head after a day of exploring.


Visit York Summer Guide

Discover all the incredible things to do in York, including a packed calendar of events and make the most of your visit by extending your stay, and #LoveYork for longer.


Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop

Based in the heart of the city, our friendly assistants are here to share their expert local knowledge of attractions, travel information, places to eat, shops and events with you.


Gardens in York

It’s time to get out into the fresh air, embrace nature, and enjoy some of the wonderful gardens in York!



One of the best ways to explore York is on foot. A stroll down any snickelway, wall or ings opens you up to a whole world of discovery.

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Save money while sightseeing with a Visit York Pass!

York's official sightseeing card which gives entry to top attractions in York, including York Minster, City Cruises York, JORVIK Viking Centre and more!

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Why get a Visit York Pass?

🏰 Save money on 25+ attractions

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What's On in York this Summer

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Summer Events - there's always something exciting taking place for you to enjoy whilst visiting the city.

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Uncovering The Parrot: A Forgo…

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Who Hides Beneath?

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Georgian Dance Class at the Gu…

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Terry Deary: A History of Brit…

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A Service of Commemoration

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Hobs Go Georgian

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National Garden Scheme

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Make the most of your visit to York, and save money, by utilising these brilliant offers from our partners.

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Nightcap - cocktails for £9 after 9pm

Introducing our evening Nightcap Menu, where a selection of our classic cocktails are all available for £9 after 9pm. W…

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Bento Box Lunch

Introducing our stunning new lunch offering in SORA Sky Bar. Enjoy one dish from each section - Sushi, Robata and Crisp…

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3 Tapas for £15, Lunchtime Menu

Grab yourself some tasty tapas with our Tapas Rapido lunchtime menu. You can enjoy 3 hot tapas for only £15 from our Ra…

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