JORVIK Viking Festival 2015, 14th to 22nd February
Recognised as the largest Viking festival in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York's viking heritage. Plus, if you travel with First TransPennine Express to the event, you can get an exclusive 10% off entry to select events - more here.
Walk Talk Tours
Go walk about in Edinburgh, York and Manchester with your own audio tour guide from Walk Talk Tours. Download and away you go. Enjoy seeing the sights on your own terms and at your own pace.
The York Pass
You should also check out The York Pass which gives you free access to 30+ attractions, a colour guidebook as well as discount vouchers to help you save money.
City Sightseeing Tour
Save 25% when you book the York City Sightseeing tour. Visit the City Sightseeing website on the York Bus Tour page and type in FTPE10 in the promotion code box when you have selected and booked your tour.
JORVIK Viking Centre
Witness the market traders peddling their wares, listen to the chatter of gossiping neighbours and smell the food cooking in this York Viking settlement brought to life.
Stand inside and imagine the keep of William the Conqueror's castle in it's former gruesome glory displaying the bodies of slain opponents. Then stand back and gawp at the impressive views across York city.
National Railway Museum
With everything from gleaming royal carriages and Japanese bullet trains to a super sonic speed train simulator, there's enough at the National Railway Museum in York to bring out the inner train spotter in anyone.
York Castle Museum
Evocative reconstructions of a Victorian street and domestic interiors from the 1940s and 50s. Maybe you can remember the originals, maybe not, either way you can't fail to enjoy this gem.
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
A grand Georgian mansion with impressive baroque interior and National Portrait Gallery for the grown ups and a 'Wilderness' play area for those of us with more energy to burn.
The whole family can explore York, Hansel and Gretel style with a torch and this interactive book. Follow the trail of imaginary characters and beings around the ancient city at twilight.