Places to Visit in York

York is full of interesting places to visit and things to do, from historical buildings to amusement venues, you’ll never be stuck for ideas when you visit the city.

Order by:  Name  |  Distance from the Minster

Yorkshire Museum

The Yorkshire Museum sits in the beautiful museum gardens and houses a range of exhibits about Yorkshire’s vast history.

434 metres from the Minster.
Museum Gardens, York, York YO1 7FR, United Kingdom


The Yorkboat sails daily between February and November and gives you an entertaining and informative guided tour of York via the River Ouse.

436 metres from the Minster.
York River Boat Cruises t/a YorkBoat, The Boatyard, Lendal Bridge, York, YO1 7DP

Treasurer’s House

Treasurer’s House is located a few metres from the York Minster and has a history spanning 2,000 years. The house features a collection of antiques including furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings.

445 metres from the Minster.
Minster Yard, York, York YO1 7JL, United Kingdom

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s history is famous for our chocolatey past, and the York’s Chocolate Story museum is the place to find out all about it. At the museum you can discover how chocolate is made as well as York’s place in the chocolate world, as the home of products such as the Chocolate Orange and KitKat.

475 metres from the Minster.
3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD, United Kingdom

City Walls

The City Walls is the wall that surrounds the city of York, it’s normally open to the public everyday from 8am to dusk except on Christmas day and when there is a risk of ice.

498 metres from the Minster.
City Walls, York, York, York YO1, UK

GR8escape Escape Room

GR8escape is an escape room based in the centre of York. Join the New York police department as a detective to find clues and make your escape from the room before your time runs out.

511 metres from the Minster.
4a Colliergate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 8BP

Museum Gardens

The York Museum Gardens is quite possibly the most used park in York, it’s central location makes it the perfect place to relax in the sun. It’s also home to the Yorkshire Museum and St. Mary’s Abbey.

527 metres from the Minster.
Museum St, York, York YO1 7FR, United Kingdom

Richard III Experience at Monk Bar

Monk Bar is one of four major fortified gateways on York’s city walls. It was built in several stages, beginning in the early 14th century, when the threat from a hostile Scotland was particularly great. Its top storey was added in 1484 during the reign of Richard III.

532 metres from the Minster.
6 Goodramgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LQ, United Kingdom

The Basement

The Basement is a popular entertainment venue based below the City Screen cinema on Coney Street. It hosts a mix of events including live music, poetry, comedy, drama and DJ sets.

539 metres from the Minster.
13-17 Coney St, York YO1 9QL, United Kingdom

The Shambles

The Shambles is a world famous street in York, famous for it’s overhanging timber-framed buildings. It now hosts a variety of unique shops and cafe’s.

539 metres from the Minster.
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7LZ, United Kingdom