#Innsider’s guide to York

The medieval City of York in the north of England is famous for its historic walls, cobbled streets and the impressive Minster which dominates the skyline. A variety of attractions and sights await you in York, here are our #Innsider tips to make the most of your visit.


The term Snickelways originates from the book A Walk Around the Snickleways of York, by the author Mark W. Jones.  A Snickelway is typically a short narrow path in between two buildings, there are around 50 of these to be found in the city and walking them all will not only give you a fantastic way of exploring your new surroundings but it will help you get your bearings. Look out for some of the oddly named Snickelways including Mad Alice Lane, Hole-in-the-wall and Lady Peckett’s Yard.

Scare yourself silly

York’s rich history comes with a fair share of grim tales and urban legends that make the ghost walks in York an absolute must do, if you have the stomach for it! There are many walks to choose from, one of the longest established and most popular leaves from The King’s Arms Pub at 8pm, be there and be scared! http://www.theoriginalghostwalkofyork.co.uk/

Get lost!

On the outskirts of York is an attraction which only opens for eight weeks each summer, the York Maze will have you scratching your head as your try to navigate over five miles of pathways, each year the attraction is themed, in 2013 the maze was cut in to the shape of a Dalek to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. Make sure you check the website to find out opening times and of course find out this year’s theme! http://www.yorkmaze.com/

Chocolate Journey

York is often described as the chocolate city; it is formerly the location of Terry’s chocolate factory, where the famous Chocolate Orange was made. York’s Chocolate Story will fill you up with knowledge and make you hungry to try some chocolate, which is lucky because that’s exactly what you can do. Find out how you can get your taste buds tickled: http://yorkschocolatestory.com/

A place to stay

Our Park Inn by Radisson York, is conveniently located in the city centre, a short walk from the shops, the train station and of course all the bars and restaurants you could ever need!  For more information click here

Have you ever been to York? What are your Innsider tips for others planning a visit?