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York Pass: Admission to York Gallery, York Brewery, Fairfax House, The York Dungeon, Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour & More!

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Key Highlights
  • Why Hop-On Hop-Off tours will save you time exploring a city
  • Save up to 30% and experience the best of York with the fabulous York Pass!
  • Visit museums, enjoy river cruises and dine at the best restaurants
  • Visit Fairfax House, The York Dungeon, York Minster and Helmsley Castle among many other attractions
  • Explore York on boat tours, hop-on, hop-off bus tours and more!
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Valid for 1, 2 or 3 days

    Start time

    Start Time: Different attractions have different opening schedules, the details can be found in the guidebook which will be provided with your card.

    Meeting Point

    Please collect your passes and Free guidebook at the Visitor Information Centre, 1 Museum Street, York, YO1 7DT.
    Opening times: Monday – Saturday 09.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

  • Overview & Itinerary
    Overview If you are planning a trip to York, a ‘York City Pass’ is a must have! Discover and enjoy over 2000 years of history in York, recently voted European Tourism City of the year.

    Enjoy free entry to over 28 must-see attractions in and around York including iconic York Minster and the York Brewery Tour. Your pass also includes a 1-Day City Sightseeing Hop-on, Hop off bus tour ticket to explore York and discover all of its iconic attractions.

    Plus you can take advantage of a discounts on many insightful York sightseeing tours, get discounted York Theatre tickets and save on shopping and dining in York!

    The multilingual guidebook will help you to decide where to go and what to see. The pass is offered in 1, 2 and 3 day durations - choose the one that offers you the best value for money.


    Enjoy free entry to over 20 must-see attractions in and around York including iconic York Minster and York Dungeon with the fantastic York Pass.

    With your York City Pass, you get a FREE 1-Day City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off Bus Tour ticket. You could hop off at any of the stops or simply sit back and enjoy a scenic drive through the city. Pass popular York attractions en route and enjoy audio commentary in 10 languages. Travel by open top, double-decker buses and enjoy sightseeing without getting hassled about parking and commuting problems.

    York attractions you can visit with the York City Pass include:

    Barley Hall: It is a beautiful medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Explore the house, you can make yourself at home and sit on the chairs and experience what it would have been like to live in Medieval England.

    Clifford’s Tower: Clifford’s Tower is all that remains of York Castle. The original wooden castle was built by William the conqueror in 1086 atop a conical mound overlooking the River Ouse. The tower that you see today dates back to the 13th century, with some 17th century additions such as the Debtor’s Prison, Female Prison and Assize Court.

    York Boat Cruise: Escape the hustle and bustle of the City and relax. A great photographic opportunity and chance to see the fascinating buildings, bridges and historic sights on the River Ouse in York.

    Walled Garden at Scampston: Visit the award-winning Walled Garden which is a stunningly beautiful, contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Designed by the much admired Dutch landscape designer Piet Oudolf, it is well worth a day out to see it.

    Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum: The museum is housed in an original Prisoner of War Camp. A visit to the museum will take you back in time to wartime Britain. The Blitz, the Street at War, the Home Guard, Evacuation, the Battle of Britain are all covered in the first half of the museum, whilst world conflicts and battles are covered in the second. You can also browse through its large display of military vehicles and equipment including tanks, artillery pieces, aircraft, mini submarines and air raid shelters among others.

    Fairfax House: It is a beautiful Georgian townhouse displaying some of the finest 18th century English furniture. Take a tour of the house, pan through its impressive collection of artefacts and antiques and learn about the history of its family members.

    York Minster: Built over 250 years ago York Minster is the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe and one of the main attractions of the city of York. Admire the intricate stained glass windows, explore the fascinating undercroft or climb the tower for wonderful views of the rooftops of York.

    The York Dungeons: The history of the Roman city of York is peppered with spine chilling anecdotes. Allegedly one of the most haunted cities in the world, torture, pain and ghouls all feature in the cities history. At the York Dungeon a combination of live actors and special effects bring this story to life.

    JORVIK Viking Centre: Between 1979 – 1981 archaeologists organised a dig in the centre of York which revealed fascinating secrets about the Vikings. JORVIK is built on the site of this dig and displays a range of everyday items which were used by the Viking Settlers.

    Other attractions you can visit for free are the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, Richard III Museum, Roman Baths, The Treasurers House, the York Brewery Tour, York Model Railway, Micklegate Bar Museum, Yorkwalk, DIG, the Cold War Bunker, The Mansion House and the Quilt Museum.

    The York Pass also entitles you to a range of discounts including money off sightseeing tours, Car Hire and Theatre Tickets, you can also take advantage of savings at many of the cities restaurants such as Strada, Café Harlequin and the Stonegate Teddy Bear Tea Rooms.

    Download the list of attractions

    Plan your itinerary and explore York at your convenience.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    • City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off bus tour
    • Free entry to over 28 must-see attractions in and around York
    • Multilingual guidebook (in a language of your preference) with discount vouchers for attractions, museums, restaurants, shops and places of entertainment
    • City map
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Passes can only be used at each attraction once.

    Passes are activated at the first attraction visited.

    A ‘day’ is based on a calendar day, so should you first use your pass at 4pm on Monday, Monday is counted as day one of your pass usage.

    Your York Pass is valid for use on consecutive days for the duration you have selected.

    Additional info

    You can use the card anytime within 12 months following the date of purchase.

    The York Pass does include travel offers on both the Guide Friday and City Sightseeing buses. This service allows you to board at any one of the 20 stops around the city. The full tour last approximately 45 minutes (Route A) or one hour (Route B). Both routes include the historic city centre and city. The York Pass offers £2 off on adult tickets.

    Your pass becomes active when you visit the first attraction.

    The York Pass includes a number of evening activity discounts, including ghost walks and evening river cruises, discounts at restaurants, shops and theatres.

  • reviews
    • the most beautiful city I have ever been

      York is beautiful and safe city. but I just recommend you buy the single ticket of York minster....

      chencen , United Kingdom, 23/Jun/2013

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