York | Things to do

Things to do in York

Fascinating museums, archaeological wonders, shopping for all tastes and hunting for ghosts - no matter what side of the City Walls you’re on, finding things to do in York won’t be a problem!


Shopping in York is eclectic. There’s a mix of high street favourites, local department stores, designer bargains, antique and vintage shops. 


York’s long and rich history is best told through the city’s many museums, historical attractions and archeological sites.


A year-round roster of plays, performances, concerts, comedy and sport take place at venues such as the Theatre Royal and York Barbican. 

Nearby attractions

York is surrounded by breath-taking countryside and close to some brilliant out-of-town attractions. As you’re in the area, why not explore? 

Looking for a hotel in York?

We've got plenty of hotels in York to choose from. Premier Inn Blossom Street North and Premier Inn Blossom Street South are both in the city centre and a five-minute walk from York train station. Our York North hotel is about a mile from the city centre, with easy access to the A19, A64 and the businesses in and around Clifton. To be within striking distance of the York Designer Outlet, or to get to the A1(M) quickly, Premier Inn York South West is the ideal place to stay. Premier Inn York North West puts you 3-4 miles from the train station and is close to handy road connections.