The Shambles takes its name from the Saxon word shamel, meaning 'slaughterhouse' – in 1862 there were 26 butcher shops on this street....
Ghost Hunt of York
The kids will just love this award-winning and highly entertaining 75-minute tour laced with authentic ghost stories. It begins at the...
Merchant Adventurers' Hall
Displays in this museum include oil paintings and antique silver, but the building itself is the star. Built between 1357 and 1361, it...
This is what a real English pub looks like – a tiny, 200-year-old wood-panelled room with a smouldering fireplace, decor untouched since...
Delicious Thai food in an atmosphere about as authentic as you could muster 3500 miles from Bangkok.
St Saviour's Church, St Saviourgate · interesting places nearby
Under the same management as Jorvik, Dig cashes in on the popularity of archaeology programs on TV by giving you the chance to be an 'archaeological detective', unearthing the secrets of York's distant past as well as learning something of the archaeologist's world – what they do, how they do it, and so on. Aimed mainly at kids, it's much more hands-on than Jorvik and a lot of its merit depends on how good – and entertaining – your guide is.