York’s history and culture attract visitors from all over the world. Join them and discover beautiful architecture, fascinating museums, and a host of options for dining and entertainment. Our list of the city’s top attractions will help you get the most from your visit.
1. York Minster
The earliest recorded church on the site of York Minster dates back to 627 B.C. and the magnificent building that stands there today is well over eight hundred years old. Visitors can learn about its long history in an interactive exhibition in the undercroft, a series of chambers beneath the Minster. There are also regular guided tours, including “hidden tours” offering a look at areas usually closed to the public.
As well as its services, the Minster hosts a packed and varied programme of events. Why not soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful place whilst enjoying a concert by the cathedral choir, a candlelit procession or even a craft workshop.