York is a wonderful place to visit for anyone looking to learn about English history. There are so many great landmarks and attractions, both in the city itself and in the surrounding countryside of Yorkshire.

Here at Be My Guest York, we invite you to staycation in York, whether you are looking for beautiful scenery, historical architecture, or great shopping, there will be something for everyone!

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Things to Do


York Minster

The historic cathedral, York Minster is famous for its stained glass windows, and towering Norman architecture.

The intricately decorated interior has long been admired for its quirky artistry and well-established choir.

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The Shambles

One of the most famous streets in the world, it houses a great many medieval timber-framed buildings, independent shops, and historic architecture.

It is an absolute must to visit during your staycation in York.R8_altText



Jorvik Viking Centre

This museum documents the contribution of the Vikings to our culture and the great number of significant architectural digs around the area.

View some of the artefacts and models, and immerse yourself in a time-warp of history!R8_altText



Castle Howard

This huge country house and stately home, just 15 miles outside of York, has been used as the setting for many films and television series, including Brideshead Revisited, and Victoria. R8_altText



York Castle Museum

This Museum hosts many topical and fascinating exhibitions, as well as being a fascinating building in its own right, having been constructed on the site of York Castle.R8_altText


 Stonegate and Barley Hall

This location is host to some of the most fascinating medieval architecture in the area, some of which dates from the 12th century.

The nearby Barley Hall is a restored medieval townhouse open to the public as a museum.



 York's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of York's many chocolate brands, such as Terry's, Rowntree's, and Craven's, and marvel at the skills of their professional chocolatiers!

This is a great place to visit with a family during a staycation in York.





Getting Around



There are regular buses around York and to most of the neighbouring towns and cities, including Leeds, Whitby, Scarborough, Hull, Wetherby, Selby, and Castle Howard.



York is exceptionally well-connected by rail, sitting on the main line between London and Edinburgh. There are also local Cross-Pennine rail connections to Scarborough, and Manchester and Liverpool.




If you need to get somewhere late at night, or off the beaten track, there are many great taxi companies to help make your staycation in York convenient and memorable.



Being an ancient city, York's roads can become congested at peak times, but there is a highly effective bypass and ring road, which enables you to get from one side of the city to the other very quickly.


Car Hire

You can hire a care or a bike at a number of reputable and local outlets across the city. A bike is an especially good way to tour the city as there are many car-free zones in the city centre.