Get sporty at the University of York
As it’s in one of the country’s most beautiful cities, visitors to this Russell Group university can enjoy exploring the castle walls, famous attractions and historic streets, including The Shambles.
The university’s parkland campus lies on the outskirts of the city, close to York Sport Village, which includes a swimming pool, fitness suite, synthetic 3G pitch, cycle track and sauna.
Full steam ahead at the National Railway Museum
If you’re looking for free things to do, this brilliant museum transporting you through 200 years of the railways is well worth a visit. Its interactive exhibits are great fun as well as informative.
The museum is home to the Mallard, the fastest steam train in the world. The record, set in the 1930s, has never been beaten. Another must-see is the Japanese bullet train, which travelled at speeds of up to 130mph when it whisked passengers to and from Tokyo.
Get spooked on a ghost walk
York is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the world. Discover why on a ghost tour that explores 2,000 years of the city’s gruesome history. Hear tales of murder, witchcraft and eerie goings-on as you wander the streets and ginnels after dark to find haunted buildings and pubs. Definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near the University of York? Travelodge York Hull Road Hotel is a 5-minute car journey away. If you want to stay in the heart of the historic city, try Travelodge York Central Hotel.