York is the perfect place to spend an extended weekend as the historic city is full of heritage and architecture making it one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations. Whether it is long walks, shopping, or sporting activities, York has a bit of everything.
Here are five things to do on your next visit to York.
1. Visit the Castle museum
York’s Castle Museum is a great way to discover the history behind the Yorkshire city. Set in a Victorian cobbled village, you will feel like you have stepped back over 100 years back in time. The museum is full of impressive displays from the former castle and is a great place that all the family can enjoy. Entry is only £10, therefore, it is an inexpensive activity and a purchase you will not regret.
2. A Day At The Races
York Racecourse via Twitter
York Racecourse is one of the most prestigious horse racing tracks in the UK. The racecourse hosts racing in the summer with flat action on the Knavesmire. Their biggest meeting of the year is the Ebor Festival, which takes place in August, with the feature race being the Group One Juddmonte International. If you are looking to have a bet on the racing at York, or any other UK meeting before you go, read Oddschecker’s racing tips where experts have read the form for you and can recommend a selection on the action. You can book tickets for York Racecourse on their website and, with some meetings, you can pay to attend the day of the racing.
3. Take A Cruise Down The River
One of the best ways to see the sights of York is by boat with a cruise along the River Ouse. This is a fantastic chance to relax without the hustle and bustle on the streets. You can enjoy a drink on board the cruise and take some great shots of the city and wildlife along the river. As ever with such cruises, always look to book in advance to avoid disappointment on the day.
4. A Walk Along York City Halls
The walls in York stretch for just over two miles and have protected the city for nearly 2,000 years. You can walk past the walls for free; however, if you want to learn more about them and the city of York, you should book a guided tour. The city centre is circled by the walls so you can stop off at various sites along the way, therefore, you should allow at least half a day to venture around the path.
5. York Maze
York Maze via Twitter
Getting lost inside a 10-foot high maze may not be everyone’s idea of a bit of fun but, if you like a challenge, this will be right up your street. The thrill of completing the maze will live with you forever and is something you can brag about with your friends. If you are attending with children, there is a funfair on the site which includes rides and attractions.
York train station is right in the heart of the city and opposite the walls so, if you are travelling by public transport, you should be able to find your way to all the main attractions on foot.