York Links and Visitor Information

York Minster

York Minster

York Minster sits at the heart of the City of York and should not be missed when visiting York.

Visit the web site for history, service times and things to do in the Minster


Jorvik Viking Centre

Jorvik Viking Centre

At Jorvik Viking Centre you are standing on the site of one of the most famous discoveries of modern archaeology.

These incredible discoveries enabled the Jorvik Viking Centre to be built on the very site where the excavations had taken place.


National Rail Museum

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York is home to the UK’s national rail collection. It includes the museum, visitor information, events, exhibitions and collections.


York Castle Museum

York Castle Museum

Step back in time and see how the Victorians lived.


Clifford's Tower

Clifford’s Tower

The stunning panoramic views from the top of Clifford’s Tower, out over the historic city of York, makes it one of the most popular attractions in Yorkshire.

Set on a tall mound in the heart of Old York, this imposing tower is almost all that remains of York Castle, which was originally built by William the Conqueror.


York City Walls

York City Walls

York City walls are the longest medieval town walls in England, they are 3.4 kilometres long and about 2.5 million visitors walk them every year.

They are beautifully preserved and the best part is it is free to walk them. It takes approximately 2 hours to get right round or you can do it in small sections.


Places to Eat in York

York has an abundance of pubs, a treat for real ale drinkers, modern bars, cafes and restaurants. In fact York has the highest concentration of pubs per square mile than any other city in England. So whilst in York you will never go thirsty or hungry!  Below are five restaurants within about 10 minutes walk of Bowen House just to give you a taster…


The Viceroy

Indian – Just along Monkgate

Tel – 01904 622370

This is a well established Indian restaurant and is highly popular especially at weekends.  Booking is advisable.


Little Italy

Italian - Goodramgate just through Monk Bar

Tel – 01904 623529

This is an Italian owned and run traditional Italian restaurant and deli – Andrea and Mandy will make you very welcome especially if you say you are staying at Bowen House.  It is a very popular spot for both locals and visitors so making a reservation in advance is advised to avoid disappointment. Little Italy specialise in pasta and all the favourite Italian dishes however they do not serve pizza.


Bengal Brasserie

Indian - 21 Gooramgate

Tel - 01904 613131

Another well established Indian Restaurant used by locals and visitors.  You can usually get a table here without the need to book.



Tapas – 14 Goodramgate

Tel – 01904 689784

Ambiente is a small independent restaurant offering gourmet Tapas. This restaurant offers variety for everybody including vegetarians.


La Piazza

Italian - 45 Goodramgate

Tel - 01904642641

Italian owned and run, all your favourites including pizza.  Whilst very popular if there is just a couple of you they will always try to get you in without a booking. 


Visit for more information on eating out in York.


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