Hours in York England

By Donna-Kay Delahaye

Live the Journey

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Visit York Minster

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Climb Clifford’s Tower

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Cruise along the York River Ouse City



A special walk through medieval streets and alleyways of the Gothic, and see the sights of the city of York.

York City Walls Tour

Contained within a ring of medieval stone walls, York concentrates 2000 years of history into a remarkably small area. This ninety-minute tour begins at Bootham Bar

York Minster

Why York Minster? The cathedral’s East window is the largest expanse of stained glass in Europe. You can also climb the Central Tower  for the breath-taking views of the city.It's a must see for any traveler in York.


Walk down Shambles after the city empties in the evening. This cobbled street is one of the oldest streets in Europe and is mentioned in Doomsday book.

York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is famous for its collections of both military and social history, and costumes with over 100,000 items to display.

Cruise along York River Ouse 

Spend a relaxing hour on the River Ouse and see the sights of York from a different perspective.

Do A Harry Potter-Themed Guided Tour

Marvel at locations, such as the fictional Diagon Alley, invisible to the Muggle world, platform for the Hogwarts Express, soak in the views from the city walls! Explore the fantastic Harry Potter shop

City Sightseeing York Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Founded by the Romans, York soon became England's Second City, and has witnessed wars, peace agreements, and prosperity throughout its 2,000 years of existence.



History Lovers can absorb over 2000 years of history within the city walls, whilst Culture Vultures can flock to York Castle Museum and strut the catwalk in the ‘Shaping the Body’ exhibition. 

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