If you’re coming to York to do some serious sightseeing then the York Pass is a great way to do more for less. Available as a one, two or three day pass, it entitles you to entry to over 30 best attractions in and around York.

After you’ve booked, you simply exchange the booking voucher – or relevant code – for your York Pass at the designated point in the city when you arrive. Couldn’t be easier. You’ll be given your pass plus a free guidebook with information about all of attractions included.


All the major tourist destinations are included – York Minster, Clifford’s Tower and the Castle Museum – as well as one or two you might never have heard of. Did you know York was prepared for a coming nuclear apocalypse with it’s own Cold War bunker?

The adult pass is priced at £30, £50 or £60 for one, two or three days respectively. For kids it’s £22, £26 or £30. Many of the attractions don’t charge for the under 4s, but be sure to double check before you visit.

York PassIf you’re only planning on visiting one or two attractions during your stay then it works out cheaper to pay for these individually rather than getting the York Pass. However, visit three or more attractions and you’ll definitely notice the savings. And because everything is so close together in York, it’s easily possibly to visit four, maybe five, places in a day.

York’s hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus is now also included in the York Pass – a great way to see the city. It’ll also give you discounts at a number of other places in the city, including the Earl Grey Tea Rooms, Strada and the Biltmore Bar & Grill. (These do change from time to time, so be sure to check the updated guidebook for what offers are available)

If you’re visiting the city and surrounding area, the three day pass offers really great value for money. Spend a day in the city, another at near Malton at Castle Howard and Eden Camp and finally head to the edge of the North Yorks Moors where you visit castles, abbeys, ride steam trains and see beautiful birds of prey.

With the York Pass you get free entry to the following…

York Pass Attractions in the City

Barley Hall, Clifford’s Tower, Fairfax House, Goddards Garden, Jorvik DIG, Mansion House, Merchant Adventurers Hall, Richard III Experience, Henry VII Experience, The Roman Bath, York Dungeon, Treasurer’s House, York Army Museum, York Art Gallery, York Brewery, York Castle Museum, York Cold War Bunker, York Minster, York’s Chocolate Story

Attractions Around York

Beningborough Hall, Byland Abbey, Captain Cook Memorial Museum (Whitby), Castle Howard, Eden Camp, Helmsley Castle, Helmsley Walled Garden, National Centre for Birds of Prey, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, York Maze, Yorkshire Air Museum, Yorkshire Museum of Farming


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