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York Tourist Information - Things to do in York England UK

Your list of things to do when in York England summarises all the tourist information York has to offer by months and seasons. Firstly comes Spring months of March, April and May, as where visiting is concerned this is when it all starts. Also they are quite spectacular around the walls. Secondly, we look at the Summer months of June, July and August as these are the most popular. Thirdly comes Autumn with September, October and November producing some great events. Lastly comes winter, with the cold settling in for December, January and February there are still plenty of things to see and do in York.

Tourist Information for Spring in York

  • Mid February - Get romantic for Valentines Day in York. Have a lovely meal and then do what lovers do in the most romantic of cities.
  • Late February - Yorvik Viking Festival. A feast of spectacular Viking fun invades York every year.
  • Mid March - The York Festival of Science and Technology brings many events around the city together. Academics, students, real people from the communities talk, show, explain and compete in competitions.
  • Early to Mid April - York Open Studios brings artists and their work together from within a ten mile radius of the city centre.
  • Late April (Easter weekend) - York Model Railway Show is held at York Racecourse. This family event has hundreds of exhibits for model train enthusiasts. These include trade exhibitors, societies and individuals. Tel:+44 (0) 1904 638 971.
  • Second week in May - Battlegroup North takes place at the Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, Located SE of York. A large gathering of military vehicles, airplanes and re-enactors come together for the largest event the museum has every year. Tel: 01904 608595

Things to do in Summer in York

  • Any sunny day - Walk the walls with the York Walls Walk
  • First Weekend in June - The the perfect start to the Yorkshire summer starts in the first weekend in June as as York Carnival comes to the city. A parade runs from the Museum Gardens to the centre of town. Entertainment from University of York, local groups, local schools takes place along Parliament Street and around the city centre. Join us to enjoy bands, workshops and splendid fun activities for all the family.
  • Early to Mid July - York Early Music Summer Festival. Music from the past comes to life with several concerts around the city to enjoy. Early booking of tickets is recommended as the last few years concerts have sold out quickly.
  • Early - late July - York Festival of the Rivers celebrates the Rivers Ouse and Foss in York. Many sporting events and river oriented activities take place along the rivers. Come and join in or simply enjoy a walk along the river to see what is happening. Tel: +44 (0) 1904 554253

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