5 of the Best Things to do in York

5 of the Best Things to do in York

York is a beautiful city, so rich in history – one could lose hours just wandering the cobbled streets, trialing the pubs and exploring all the unique shops but in addition to this, here are the top 5 things to do in Leeds.

Go on a Ghost Tour

With York being one of the most haunted cities in the world it would be rude not to go on a ghost tour. If you’re looking for history, humour as well as ghoulish stories on your tour, we highly recommend going with Dorian Deathly’s Ghost Tour.

Photo credit: Visit York/ Dorian Deathly’s Tours

Kirkgate: The Victorian Street

Kirkgate is a recreated Victorian street which has become the most popular part of York Castle Museum. The street is one of the oldest recreated indoor streets of its kind in the world, possibly the oldest, and the first to be opened in Britain. Play a visit to see exactly what a high street would look like in the Victorian era. Plan your visit here.

Photo credit: Visit York

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre contains lifelike mannequins and life-size dioramas depicting Viking life in the city. Visitors are taken through the dioramas in small carriages equipped with speakers – great way to learn about Britain’s Viking heritage. Find out more here.

Photo credit: Jorvik Viking Centre

The Shambles

Shambles is one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe. It is believed to have been the inspiration behind Diagon Alley from the movie adaptation of the Harry Potter series. Originally being the meat district of Leeds, it now plays host to an array of quirky shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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Grand Opera House

The best place to see an array of theatre shows, comedy acts, live music, ballets and more. It is the county’s biggest theatre, so whatever you chose to see there shouldn’t disappoint. See what’s on here.

Photo credit: ATG Tickets

We have PopUp Painting events every month in York, you can see the calendar of what’s on here.


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