Why not treat Dad this Father’s Day? Check out our top tips for fun and budget friendly things to do in York, near our luxury boutique hotel in York

Walking tours in for Father's Day.

Stroll the city sights

The Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York (AVG) is the oldest and most popular free walking tour in York. In the summer (1st June – 31st August), tours will leave daily at 10.15am, 1.15pm and 6.15pm from the York Art Gallery in Exhibition Square. So, put on a comfy pair of shoes, walk a short distance from our hotel with special offers in York and explore the best of the city on foot.

Go loco over the locomotives

The National Railway Museum is ranked as the top thing to do in York on TripAdvisor, and best of all it’s completely free to enter! Just a gentle stroll from our luxury boutique hotel in York, you’ll find this treasure trove of iconic locomotives. Watch engineering work in progress and uncover every aspect of railway history as you explore the 750,000+ objects on display.

The Shambles in york

Navigate the Shambles minutes away from our York Hotel

When staying in York, no visit is complete without a visit to the Shambles; a maze of narrow and twisting lanes and one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe. The charming lanes are minutes away from our luxury boutique hotel and are filled with a variety of shops selling everything from chocolate to jewellery to leather goods.

Picnic in York for Father's Day.

Pack up a picnic

York Museum Gardens are the perfect place for a picnic in the summer sun. Open daily and free to all visitors, there is plenty to see and do here. Wander around the gardens and marvel at the vast botanical collection, spot some beautiful wildlife and tuck into a hearty picnic with the family.

Hotel Indigo York is a 101-room luxury boutique hotel in York, conveniently located near to many of York’s top attractions. For more information call our York Hotel 01904 231 334 or email 

Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

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