What to do in a Weekend in York [Itinerary & Things to Do]



There are few cities in England, or indeed the world that can rival York for the amount of history contained within her walls.  This stunning riverside city has a history that goes back for more than 2,000 years and whether you spend your weekend in York in her many museums, exploring the Viking history at the Jorvik Museum or in the old world charms of her tea shops there is something for everyone here.  York is just 2 hours by train from London and we’ve put together perfect 2 day and 3 day York itineraries to explore this stunning and historic city.

How to Spend a Weekend in York

The top things to see in York

Take a Free Walking Tour of York

Visit York Minster

Experience the Jorvik Museum

Walk around York’s City Walls

Visit the National Railway Museum in York

Take in the View from Clifford’s Tower – York’s Castle

Visit the Shambles in York

Visit York’s Cold War Bunker

Museums to Visit in York

York Castle Museum

Roman Bath Museum

Quirky Things to do in York

Iconic Things to do in York

Best things to do in York at Night

Visit Brew York – York’s Craft Brewery

Take a Ghost Tour in York

Where to Eat in York

What to Eat in York

York in 2 days Itinerary

York in 3 days Itinerary

How to Get To York

Get to York by Train

Get to York by Bus

Driving to and Parking in York

Final Words on Spending the Weekend in York

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About Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter is an avid reader, writer and traveller. She loves hiking, sailing, skiing and exploring the world through food. She left a successful career in IT security and compliance in both the UK and US to travel the world with husband and partner in adventure, Nigel.

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