While You Are Here

Whilst visiting the Festival, why not make the most of the UK’s favourite city by taking in some of York’s exquisite sights.  Marvel at the magnificent architecture, meander around the tangle of quaint cobbled streets or visit York’s iconic Minster and take in breath-taking views from the top of the Minster tower. If sightseeing is not your thing, then why not delve into the city’s vibrant cafe culture, take time out to enjoy some of the country’s most talented street entertainers or simply watch the world go by while sipping a drink by the river.

What to see and do

York offers so many fantastic things to see and do, there is sure to be something to captivate and entice everyone to come and explore.  For ideas about what to see and do whilst in York go to www.visityork.org/seeanddo


York offers a wide range of accommodation options from which to choose: Elegant, privately owned townhouses; modern, low cost hotels; luxurious international chains as well as homely, family owned guest houses and B&Bs and superb self catering properties.To book accommodation over the festival go to www.visityork.org/accommodation

Eating and drinking

Recenty named Europe’s fifth best food and wine destination by Trip advisor, with world class food and wine on offer, eating out in York is a memorable gastronomic experience.  There is a huge array of amazing places to eat and drink in York, so why not tuck in?  For information about eating and drinking whilst in the city go to www.visityork.org/eating.

For information on offers on food during the festival please see our Festival Food Offers page.

Shopping in York

For information about the range of shopping which York has to offer go to www.visityork.org/distinctiveshopping