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The City of York is one of England’s finest and most beautiful historic cities. At the same time, York is said to be one of the worldโ€™s most haunted cities. ย ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ‘ป

โ˜‘๏ธYork has many interesting things to see and do.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Here are 13 COOL, FUN and CRAZY THINGS TO DO around York!๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฏโ›ฒ๏ธ

***Bonus: one creepy encounter story at the end.ย ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

1) The Original Ghost Walk

The Original Ghost Walk York England

With over 500 ghost sightings reported, do go on a GHOST WALK which bring us along narrow passageways and dark streets.๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ™€

We had an hour full of spooky ghost stories as we all walked round the city of York!๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ๐ŸŽƒ

The Original Ghost Walk Tour York England

We enjoyed the lively Ghost Tour, it was both informative and entertaining and at the same time a little scary. It is more on the theatrical side which makes it really fun.๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ฟ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

I was so immersed with the stories that I could not sleep that night.๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง

โš ๏ธThere’s a lot of ghost tours in York but we recommend this- The Original Ghost Walk.๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต

Address: Kings Street, York, YO1 9SN, York YO1 9SN, UK

The King’s Arms Pub – Ouse Bridge (The Famous Pub that Floods)

Time of tour: 8pm every night

Price: ยฃ5.00 Adults – ยฃ3.00 Children, Students and Concessions

2) Golden Fleece

Golden Fleece York England

Golden Fleece is claimed to be the Most haunted pub in York. This ancient building is known for paranormal haunting.๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

There are guesthouse above the pub but some guests have eerie encounters.They have ย reported seeing the late Lady Peckett and other resident spirits wandering the endless corridors and staircases and hearing furniture movement.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Just by hearing these stories freak us outโ€ฆ Thatโ€™s why we are taking a photo across the street.โ˜ ๏ธโ˜ ๏ธโ˜ ๏ธ

โš ๏ธFor brave souls, you can go in to have a drink or a meal. But not for us!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Address: 16 Pavement, York YO1 9UP, UK

3) Yorkโ€™s Chocolate Factory

York Chocolate Factory England

Other than being the most haunted city, Yorkโ€™s rested on the chocolate industry. It came as a surprise to me that York has a long history of chocolate making with all the famous names of Kit Kat, Polo and Smarties.๐Ÿช๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿญ

Handmade Chocolate At York Factory England

โœ…A fully guided tour and engaging where we move from one room to another.๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ

In this interactive tour, we get to eat chocolates, learn about chocolates and also make our own chocolate lollipop.๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ

โš ๏ธI would strongly recommend everyone to visit Yorkโ€™s Chocolate Story! Chocolates just cheer me up and makes me HAPPY!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Address: Yorkโ€™s Chocolate Story,Kingโ€™s Squareย York,YO1 7LD

Open daily from 10am


Adultย ยฃ11.50

Senior Citizenย ยฃ10.50

Studentย ยฃ10.50

Child (aged 4-15 years)ย ยฃ9.50

4) National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum York England

York was a hub for rail travel in the 19th century and National Railway Museum has the worldโ€™s largest collection of historic trains. It has over 1Millions objects with over 300 years of railway history.๐Ÿš…๐Ÿšˆ๐Ÿš‚

National Railway Museum Train York England

It is also the greatest railway museum in the world. This is a MUST visit museum and is suitable for all ages.๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

โš ๏ธWhatโ€™s best is that admission is free. SO what are you waiting for?๐ŸŽŸ๐ŸŽŸ๐ŸŽŸ

Address: National Railway Museum

Leeman Roadย Yorkย YO26 4XJ

Opening hours: 10-6pm

5) York Brewery

York Brewery England

Go on a Tour around York Brewery to learn about the different types of ales and the ingredients used. It is a working brewery where they produce high standard fine handcrafted Real Ales. It is a small brewery but the tour is very informative. ย ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿบ

York Brewery Beer England

It was interesting to see the process of brewing and to understand how the beer is made. After the guided tour, guests will be able to try the different types of beer.๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

โš ๏ธIf you like your beer, this is a great place to visit!๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅƒ

Address: York Brewery,

12 Toft Green, York. YO1 6JT


ยฃ8.00 Adults

ยฃ4.00 Children

ยฃ6.00 Students and Concessions

6) Clifford Tower, York Castle

Clifford Tower York Castle England

This is a historic landmark at the top of the grass field. Clifford tower is Yorkโ€™s iconic ancient monument with more than one thousand years of history. This is the first castle in York built by William the Conqueror and his soldiers.๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš’

Inside Clifford Tower York Castle England

This is the largest and most visible survival of the medieval castle of York. This present stone tower was probably used as a treasury and later as a prison.๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต

Top View From Clifford Tower York Castle England

โ€ผ๏ธClifford Tower is the largest remaining part of York Castle.From the top of Clifford tower overlook the city of York, this is the best view to see the city.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Address: Tower Street, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 9SA

Opening hours: 10am to 6pm


ยฃ5.00 Adults

ยฃ3.00 Children

ยฃ4.50 Students and Concessions

7) York Minster

York Minster England

York Minster is one of the worldโ€™s largest cathedrals and took 250 years to build!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Interesting fact- it is one of only two churches in the world with its own police force.

York Minster Interior England

It has more than 2,000 years of history. It is also known for One of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals with medieval stained glass and stone masterpieces together with strong foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

โœ…For those that would like to see from the top view, you can choose to go up to the tower too.

Address: Deangate, York YO1 7HH, UK

Opening hours- 9am to 5pm

Minster Entrance Price:

Adult – ยฃ10

Seniors and Students – ยฃ9

Minster and Tower Entrance Price:

Adult – ยฃ15

Seniors and Students – ยฃ14

8) York Boat Ride

York Boat Ride England

This morning, we took the York boat along York river to enjoy the lovely scenery from the upper deck of the cruise. While cruising, the captain provides informative and humorous commentary for the passenger on board. It is just so amazing that the caption can navigate and speak at the same time.โ›ดโ›ดโ›ด

York England

It is a pleasant 45 minutes boat ride and we can see the City of York from a different perspective. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

โœ…I would recommend this ride if you would like a rest from all the walking.

9) York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum England

York Castle Museum used to be a prison. This site is also a former York castle. In this museum, there are many exhibition from the York Castle Prison to hands-on activities and galleries.๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Inside York Castle Museum England

This used to be former prison but it has been revamped to fashion galleries. It is just so vibrant and bright. We canโ€™t even tell that we are in the prison!๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

โœ…There are many exhibitions and make sure you spent some time looking at the different exhibitions.

For us, due to the lack of time, we didnโ€™t have time to complete the exhibition.๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ˜•

Address: Eye of York, Tower St, York YO1 9RY, UK

Opening hours: 9.30-5pm

Price: Adult ยฃ10.00, Child is free with paying adult

10) JORVIK Viking Centre

Inside JORVIK Viking Centre York England

While exploring the City, we chanced upon Jorvik Viking Centre and since we are here, we decided to just go in and see see look lookโ€ฆ This place is build by the York Archaeological Trust.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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There are many artifacts and costumes to try and explore.๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ–‹

โš ๏ธYork was captured by the Vikings and called Jorvik. This is a visitor centre to understand more about the history and how the city was like under the Viking. Do drop by if you have some extra time in York!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

Address: 19 Coppergate, York YO1 9WT, UK

Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm

Price: Adult ย ยฃ10.25,Child ยฃ7.25

11) York Shambles

York Shambles England

โš ๏ธThis street, the Shambles was once home to butchers shops. This Shambles is one the oldest shopping street in Europe.๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ’ผ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ‘

The street is pretty narrow that the houses are really close to each other.

โœ…A very interesting shopping street to do some shopping or window shopping and You should not to miss when you are in York!

Address: 13-14 Shambles, York YO1 7LZ, UK

12) York Legionary Bath House

York Legionary Bath House England

A Roman Bath House in York

It is very amazing to have the small museum being around 15 feet below ground and is accessed through the Roman Bath pub. I was impressed that there is already steam bath and hot bath in the 18th Century!๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Address: 9 St Sampsons Square, York YO1 8RN, UK

13) Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Merchant Adventurers Hall England

Merchant Adventurersโ€™ Hall is constructed in 1357 and designated as a world heritage site on 14 June 1954.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

This is also one of the Best Preserved Medieval Guildhalls in Europe.๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿ˜ต

โš ๏ธDonโ€™t miss out on this historical site when you travel to York!

Address: Fossgate, York YO1 9XD, UK

Opening hours: 10 – 4.30pm

One Creepy Encounter!

York England Airbnb

TowkayNew sleep-talks frequently. This particular night at York, he had a nightmare. While I was sleeping soundly, suddenly TowkayNew sleep-shouted:

Why are we sleeping on a cemetery?

๐Ÿ˜ฑ I was shocked awake and his screaming continue. I shivered in fear while recalling the ghost tour’s stories told that evening. I kept praying to myself:

It’s okay, Candyce. Everything will be alright, just go to sleep.

Then I finally forced myself to sleep while having a strong urge to punch this stupid TowkayNew! ๐Ÿ˜ค

Make York one of the places to visit when you are in England!

Street Busker York England

Despite being the most haunted city, it is also the liveliest and safest city!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

There are many attractions and things to do in York!๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹

In order to get the most of your trip to York, I strongly recommend getting a York Pass (like London Pass)ย that saves you time and money.๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘

โœ…Best thing is that you pay one price for over 30 attractions!

โš ๏ธYou can also spend a short weekend getaway of 2 days to York! It is a very different city from the other parts of England!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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