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13 Fun Summer Things To Do In York


If you're looking for some summer fun in York, you're in luck! Our luxury hotel is sharing 13 activities that will help you make unforgettable memories in our city this year. Get out and explore everything York has to offer.


York Minster


York Minster

One of the most iconic buildings in York and a must-see for any visitor. The beautiful Gothic cathedral is home to many works of art and historical artefacts. You can even take a tour to learn more about its history.


Street food at Shambles Market

If you're looking for a quick bite, Shambles Market is the place to go. From Indian cuisine to wood-fired pizza, there's something to suit every taste. Of course, you can't leave without trying one of the world-famous Yorkshire pudding wraps!


York Cat Trail

Explore York's cutest residents with the York Cat Trail. Pick up a map from one of the participating businesses and see how many of the city's cats you can find! You can find more information and a map online here.


Magical mini golf at Hole In Wand

Hole In Wand is York's very own magical mini-golf course, located in the historic Shambles. Putt your way around the 18-hole course and see if you can spot all the Harry Potter references!


York Museum Gardens


York Museum Gardens

The York Museum Gardens are an amazing place to relax and enjoy the open air. Stroll through the beautiful gardens and see the ruins of St. Mary's Abbey and incredible plants. It's the perfect spot for a picnic.


Sample artisan chocolates

Sweet tooth? Our city is famous for some of the world's most beloved brands, including Terry's, Craven's, and Rowntrees. Nowadays, you can visit smaller, independent shops to see (and taste) handmade delicacies. 


Self-drive boat

If you're looking for a unique way to see York, why not hire a self-drive boat and cruise down the River Ouse? It's a great way to spend an afternoon, and an even better photo opportunity.


York City Walls


York City Walls

York's City Walls are the longest medieval town walls still standing in England. They are nearly two miles long, and you can walk or cycle along them. Take in the stunning views of York and get a different perspective of the city.


National Railway Museum

Learn all about the history of railways. See iconic locomotives up close, take a ride on a miniature railway, and explore interactive exhibits. It's the perfect activity for any train enthusiast!


York Races

York Racecourse is one of the most popular summer venues in York. Enjoy a day at the races with live music, food and drink. There's nothing quite like the atmosphere of York Races!


Shambles York



The Shambles is one of York's most iconic streets and a must-visit for any first-time visitor. Stroll down the medieval street, explore the independent shops, and stop for a few snacks along the way.


Rooftop Beer Gardens

York has some amazing rooftop bars with stunning views of the city. Relax with a refreshing drink and take in the sights of York from above. For the best rooftops in the city, check out this blog.


Clifford's Tower

One of York's most striking landmarks, Clifford's Tower is a must-see. The views from the top are incredible, and you can learn all about the tower's history on a guided tour.


So there you have it, 13 Fun Summer Things To Do In York. We hope you enjoy exploring our city and creating some amazing memories this summer. York is the place to be, so why not book a stay at our luxury hotel with one of our special offers? We look forward to welcoming you.

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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