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York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

1. York City Pass: Access 20 Attractions for One Great Price

York is a city with over 2000 years of history to explore, choose your own adventure in this amazing city. After purchase, your York City Pass gives you free entry to over 20 attractions in York.  Enjoy a full day of sightseeing in York and see the best of the city. You can visit JORVIK Viking Centre, York Dungeon, York Minster, Barley Hall, and more. You can also hop on the City Sightseeing Bus or the York City Cruises. With a variety of different options of things to do in see, you can thoroughly explore York. The York Pass also gives you discounts on taxi fares, BOBH day trips from York, Mountain Goat Tours, City Cruises Evening Tour, York Cycling Tour, escape rooms, and ghost walks. Inclusions: • Pizza or pasta at ASK Italian (terms and conditions apply) • The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre • Barley Hall • Bedern Hall • Beningbrough Hall • Clifford’s Tower • Castle Howard • DIG • Fairfax House • Golden Tours York 24-hour ticket • JORVIK Viking Centre • Mansion House • Merchant Adventurers’ Hall • Railway Museum Road Train • Roman Bath • Treasurer’s House • Van Gogh Experience • York Army Museum • York City Cruises • York City Sightseeing 24-hour ticket • York Dungeon • York Minster • Yorkshire Air Museum

York: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. York: Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Enjoy a day of city-sightseeing in York in the comfort of a hop-on hop-off open-top bus. See the city’s most famous monuments and buildings from great vantage points and learn about the city’s history from a live guide on board. Sit back and relax as your hear fascinating information about York Minster, Micklegate Bar, Clifford’s Tower, and much more. Benefit from a 24-hour pass that offers you the flexibility to hop-on or hop-off anytime at any of the 20 stops along the tour route.

York: Romans, Vikings, and Medieval Marvels Audio Tour

3. York: Romans, Vikings, and Medieval Marvels Audio Tour

See York and some of its iconic sites without joining a tour group with this affordable walking tour that lets you explore at your own pace. York is a city that has been at many defining historical crossroads. On this is self-guided walk, you'll hear the extraordinary 2,000 years of history that made the city into what it is today. You'll experience Roman, Viking and medieval York, and you'll see the city's great sights and some of it's lesser ones too. And as you walk you'll learn the history of this great City and the central role it has played in the history of England. From its humble beginnings as a riverside Roman settlement, to its turbulent takeover by the Vikings, and on to its thriving medieval period of commerce - let's uncover some of the great figures and lesser known characters that have shaped this beautiful city by the Ouse River.

York: Private Bespoke History Walking Tour

4. York: Private Bespoke History Walking Tour

Walk through the streets of York which feels like taking a tour through the history of England. The Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all remade the city to their own purposes. The Tudors and the Stuarts made themselves at home here. The Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War left their mark as well. Experience the history of one of the most fascinating cities in Britain. For 2,000 years, York has been at the heart of the nation’s affairs. Listen to your guide that will bring its history to life as you are walking through lush parks and narrow lanes, pass grand churches, and palaces to ruined castles and abbeys. Enjoy this tour that offers a private experience for larger groups or families who would prefer the personal touch. The tour takes in all the main sights of the city and provides an in-depth look at the history behind them. Your guide will happily customize the tour to your requirements, depending on what you would like to see.  Receive the services of your own personal professional guide and benefit from their local knowledge.

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What people are saying about Clifford's Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 76 reviews

Excellent value for money, we saved a fortune as all the activities we wanted to do were on the list! And it gave us more things to do. But definitely boom all your activities and meals if you can to avoid disappointment. I do think it should state if it can be used for 48 hours rather than 2 days as it wasn't activated until half way through the 1st day so wasn't sure if I could of used it for the morning of a 3rd day?

City of many worthwhile attractions many of which are within walking distance of one another. York pass is recommended not only from ease of access but it makes you get out and about to get the best financial benefits of the pass. All the staff at the attractions were pleasant, helpful and knowledgeable as were the Visit York staff in Museum St. Plenty to see do countless eating establishments well worth a visit.

Marvellous private guided tour by Chris, who was so knowledgeable and witty. We had never had a private guided tour before, but thoroughly recommend it. No need to follow someone in a crowd and only ever catch a bit of what was said. We only had 5 in our party! It was great way to find out more about York, and perhaps go off the beaten track to listen to fascinating facts and stories.

Great way to see the sights of York. Rich, the driver was both very knowledgeable about events that had taken place and extremely funny too. Well worth doing.

Pretty quick way to get the lay of the land in York.