Yorkshire! Land of rolling countryside, sticky Parkin, delicious cups of tea and… comedy! After a hugely successful debut in York City two years ago, the popular Great Yorkshire Fringe is back and ready to get those funny bones in good working order. With this in mind, take a peek at our definitive list of the best places to visit, eat, drink and relax in during your stay in the grand old city.
Where do we start? From the towering Gothic structure of York Minster to the haunted streets of The Shambles and beyond, there’s plenty of places to visit for a day out in York. For family fun, try York Dungeons or York Chocolate Story (make you own lollipop included – win win!) – both are guaranteed to be entertaining. For a leisurely afternoon with friends, York Castle Museum and a boat ride along the river are a must.
Food, glorious food. York certainly knows what that is. Whether you’re in the mood for a cosy pub lunch or an international dish with a few fruity cocktails, York has it all. For a true taste of Yorkshire, visit York Hog Roast before popping into Bettys Tea Rooms for a Fat Rascal (served warm, of course) with a steaming pot of Bettys Blend Tea.
York has become somewhat of a connoisseur when it comes to fine cask ales, deliciously fruity ciders and a selection of refreshing gins. While some pubs and bars sport an urbane, underground vibe, others offer unrivalled views of the River Ouse and beyond on pretty patios. Not into alcohol? No fear. Head to Licc Ice Cream Company for an indulgent milkshake, or look out for the homemade lemonade stalls that pop up around the streets of York.
Chill out and enjoy the sunshine (maybe) with a stroll to the lush Museum Gardens. If the weather takes a turn for the worst, York City Screen is on hand to entertain with a cosy 3-screen cinema, welcoming cafe/bar and The Basement, where up-and-coming artists take to the stage. After a busy day, be sure tuck into dinner and rest your weary head at the central Best Western Monkbar Hotel.
Fancy seeing a show at the Great Yorkshire Fringe? Take a peek at the events list and enjoy!