Places to take the family

People travel all over the world to visit York’s many attractions, and for good reason!

  • Jorvik Viking Centre is built on the real site of the remains of part of Viking York (Jorvik), for over 30 years this great city centre attraction has enthralled children and adults alike
  • York Art Gallery re-opened after a multi-million pound refit in 2015 and has been nominated for the Museum of the Year award, it is a specialist centre for ceramics and hosts events throughout the year
  • Castle Howard is located just outside York and is home to the Howard family, who have resided at the stately home since the 19th century, the stunning grounds and house have featured in numerous TV and film productions
  • York Maze is only open in the Summer so make sure you don’t miss it! Created from over one million living, growing maize plants recent themes for the maze’s layout include Thunderbirds, Dr Who, Harry Potter and even a Yorkshire Legends maze including Jeremy Clarkson and Brian Blessed!
  • The Yorkshire coast can easily be accessed from York city centre either by car or public transport, the seaside towns of Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby are main tourist hubs while the quieter beaches of Filey and Robin Hoods Bay are great to explore the nature of the coastline