York is a true melting pot - where Viking and Roman history collide with bohemian cafes, and a Gothic Minster sits alongside charming independent shops.
Trains to York
If you were to design the perfect city, it might look a lot like York. Glorious riverside location? Check. Winding historic streets jammed with independent shops? Check. Thriving arts and culture scene? Check. Jaw-dropping Minster to rival the finest in Europe. One of those too. No wonder York is one of our most visited destinations.
If you need a quick coffee, a bite to eat or even a last minute birthday card, you’ll find everything you need within five minutes of York Station.
Encounter rampaging Vikings, explore grand steam trains and step back in time with afternoon tea with our step-by-step guide to a family day out in York.
York is a shopper’s dream – its historic cobbled streets offer everything from quirky independent stores and heritage brands to high street chains.
From history and culture to sport and retail therapy, you’ll never be short of things to do in York.
At the end of a busy day, it’s good to know there are plenty of options to lay your weary head.
York is the foodie capital of the north. It may be best known for its Viking history and spectacular Minster, but it's also acclaimed for its grub. Here’s our guide to a foodie day in York.
Many an hour can be spent shopping in the pleasant surroundings of York – whether your Christmas list includes designer clothes, vintage jewellery, quirky gifts or something for the family foodie.
Great value tickets to York
Always one of our most popular destinations, York is an inspiring combination of history and modernity, tradition and innovation. Take a look at our selection of cheap deals on train fares to York, including both Standard tickets and First Class tickets, and make sure your next rail trip to York is one to remember.
All fares indicated are one way