Fun things to do in York and North Yorkshire

York And North Yorkshire

Gateway to the North York Moors, Herriot Country and the coast, and the North's spiritual capital for 2,000 years, and recently crowned Britain’s Best Small City, historic York is central to Britain's colourful history and the perfect place for a weekend away.

Whether you’re looking for shopping, eating, history or culture, there is plenty to see, do and experience. Get special rates and offers on lots of York attractions and activities with you Grand Central ticket.

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Ideas for days out in York and North Yorkshire

Visit York for less with Grand Central and the York Pass

The York Pass is your passport to over 20 York attractions for one great price. Grand Central passengers can save even more money with a fantastic 20% off.

York 2018 Christmas Markets

The Medieval city of York plays host to one of the UK's most popular Christmas Markets. From November 15th to December 23rd, take in the sights, sounds and smells the of the St Nicholas Fair. Find out more.

York Dungeon

With a full cast of brilliant actors, 11 shows, rich sets and special effects, the York Dungeon will take you on a unique 70 minute thrill-filled journey through 2000 years of York’s murky past. Find out more


Be an archaeologist for the day at DIG and work in one of four replica excavation pits. Find out more

Great days out at the National Railway Museum

Get up close to over 300 years of fascinating rail history in York’s only National Museum. Find out more

Ride the Grand Central mini-train at Newby Hall & Gardens

Explore 25 acres of award-winning gardens, house and miniature railway in glorious Grand Central livery. Find out more