Touring Guide to the City of York

York, ancient capital of England with a wealth of culture and history.

York Caravan Park is ideal for touring York. 2 miles from the city with a frequent bus from the site entrance, you can enjoy York without worry about traffic or parking. Guests can enjoy cinemas, theatres and riverside pubs and restaurants. York is easy to get around, a walk along the city walls will take you to all of the York attractions.

York Minster

The largest Gothic Minster in Northern Europe. Visit the Crypt to see the underpinning of the massive columns originally set down in the 1100’s and ancient artefacts found on the site. Views from the tower are sensational if you can manage the 275 step climb.

The Shambles

Probably the best preserved medieval street in UK. Quaint gift shops and restaurants are popular with visitors touring York.

Clifford’s Tower

‘The eye of York’, built more than 1000 years ago by William the Conqueror, this tower is all that remains on the site of York Castle. Climb the steps for magnificent views of the city.

York Gaol & Castle Museum.

Opposite Clifford’s Tower, follow the footsteps of highwayman Dick Turpin to a cell in York Gaol. The Gaol is part of York Castle Museum. Allow plenty of time to walk through the brilliant historic street scenes in the museum.

Jorvik Viking Centre

A good exhibition for experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of Viking York around AD 975. Look out for Vikings…

River Ouse & Riverside

The River Ouse flows through the centre of York, providing the city with riverside touring attractions. York Boats ply the river from Lendal bridge to the Bishops Palace.
Around Lendal bridge are the attractive Museum Gardens which contain St Mary’s Abbey ruins, King’s Manor, The Hospitium and Yorkshire Museum.
Kings Staith, under Ouse Bridge, is a lively area of riverside pubs, bistros and cafe-restaurants.

Rowntree Park

Gifted to the City by the Rowntree family of Rowntree Chocolate fame, Rowntree Park is a 30 acre riverside garden and leisure park with sports facilities,toilets and cafe. If you are walking, cross Skeldergate bridge and follow the riverside path to Rowntree Park.

York Racecourse

One of UK’s principal racecourses, home to prestigious races including Royal Ascot and the August Ebor meet.

National Rail Museum

You don’t have to be a railway buff to have a great free day out at Europe’s largest collection of locomotives and memorabilia. Take the bus from York Caravan site to the railway station.

York Art Gallery

A large, permanent collection of artwork from artists such as Lowry, Nash and Reynolds.

York hosts events and festivals all year round, see them at What’s on in York