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York England


When walking through the 21st century streets and byways of York, one can actually feel being transported back in time.

Dick Turpin

This is a city alive with countless legends of the past - such as that of Dick Turpin. He was a poacher, murderer and highwayman; who was caught trading stolen horses in York. He was imprisoned and later on hanged for the murder. His last prison cell can be seen in the Castle Museum. York also holds the title of being the "Europe's most haunted city".

This is further strengthened by the fact that the city has many guided Ghost Walks every night. The Ghost Walk is a professional and artistic production, a thought-provoking journey into the darker side of York's past. The weak hearted are best advised to avoid it.

When one really wish to visit York, even a week time is not at all enough and you'll merely be able to scratch at the surface of what this beautiful historic city has in store for you.



Hop on - Hop Off bus service


However, for those who have not provided much time to Yorkshire on their itinerary, the York tourism offers to bail you out of this situation by means of a wonderful "Hop on - Hop Off" bus service, which entitles passengers to hop on and off from the distinctive red open-top buses at twenty of the most important historical sites within the city.

These stops include Clifford's Tower, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar, Mickelgate Bar, York Minster, The Shambles, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, Castle Museum, Jorvik and the National Railway Museum. The tour is actually accompanied by an interesting recorded commentary acting as a virtual guide for those on board. The ticket is valid for 24 hours. This comprehensive bus tour is a convenient way of sightseeing in an ancient city where driving is unnerving and not that easy and to add to the woe they have costly parking spaces which are quite impossible to find!

York Boat Ride

The York Boat Ride is a 1-hour guided river trip with a Captain's commentary which can be highly informative. The York Boat leaves from the Boatyard at Lendal Bridge for day and evening cruises. This one ride is an absolutely relaxing way of touring the city.

York's Park or Drives

Those who have there own car and wish to use it while traveling, it is advisable to park your car at one of York's Park or Drives and then to travel by bus to the centre of the Yorkshire. The Park and Drives are situated all around the city for the convenience of the tourist. The nominal fee includes 24-hour parking and a hassle-free return bus ride into the city centre.

York Pass

For those travelling to York it is advisable to buy the York Passes.

It is the brainchild of York Tourism and has prove to be of great use for the tourists. The Pass is excellent value for money, the facilities one can avail from the pass can be allowing entrance to more than 30 attractions or discounts at restaurants, evening entertainment and shops.

The York Pass is available for one, two or three days and can be found in the free colour guide book in the English, French and German languages. It can also be bought from the Office of the York Tourism or one can also buy them online.


  • Free entry to over 30 attractions including York Minster and York Dungeon
  • Discounts and special offers at numerous restaurants, shops and entertainment

Every pass comes with a FREE guidebook with helpful information on the establishments associated with the card, as well as a city map - BOOK NOW!


York Dungeons Tickets - General Admission

York Dungeons Tickets - General AdmissionTransport yourself back to the dark and grisly history of the Roman city of York. Live actors, shows and interactive special effects ensure that you face your fears head on in this unique experience. Everything that you see is based on real historical events from the Labyrinth of the Lost Roman Legion, to the chilling tale of highwayman Dick Turpin, torture and the plague. Step back in time into the depths of the York Dungeon for a thrilling and fun experience that will leave your family screaming for more!


York Dungeons brings you face to face with York's brutal history!