Guide to York
York is a city of historical presence with its glorious famous Cathedral, walled exterior, beautiful medieval buildings and cobbled streets. The city centre is picturesque and pretty, with many areas for a fantastic shopping experience. You will find a vast array of cosmopolitan bars and nightclubs overlooking the river, just perfect day or night. York is a great location for a birthday party. Every one of our Birthday weekends are made up of a selection of our York Birthday party ideas and top quality, city centre hotels which are close to the city’s must-try bars and nightclubs.
You can create your own Birthday party to suit you and your friends by building your own package with some of our York Birthday party ideas included. Our party planners are waiting to answer any questions and help you build the perfect York Birthday party, so give us a call or enquire for a quote when you’re ready!
York is a compact medieval city and is generally best accessed on arrival by foot, given its small, narrow streets and pedestrianised areas. The main train station sits just outside the city walls and as you would expect has a taxi rank outside. Although if you decide to walk it is well signposted into the centre and allows you to see the many sites on route, as well as the River Ouse which meanders through the city.
Here are a few tips that might help you during your party or group event in York
- Every Christmas, York is transformed into a winter wonderland offering superb shopping, magical festivals and a fantastic programme of events.
- The end of October is the time of Illuminating York, the city’s annual digital arts and lighting festival which invites everyone to see York in a new light! Artists use historic buildings as a canvas to create history through amazing light installations.
- The York Pass makes the city your oyster with the top attractions all included with a battery of discount deals thrown in for good measure. Free entry to over 30 attractions.
York is a historic and beautiful city, buzzing by day and a lively hotspot by night, it’s, varied, colourful and vibrant. Party lovers, locals and tourists all love its diversity; it's not just the quirky wine bars, restaurants, theatres, shows, opera house, cinemas and clubs that light up the beauty of York City. The brightly lit stunning York Minster is proud to be York's night time centre piece and looks striking in the day, but especially in the night when it is lit up. Your birthday party group will never get lost or wander too far from the entertainment and activity in the bustling streets, hosting festivals, carnivals and light.
Party heaven York is renowned for its host of bars and lounges to relax and unwind in, from chic bistros and stylish bars to original and quirky bars, chilled out café bars and traditional old-world pubs, with beams and fireplaces. According to legend there are 365 pubs in York, one for every day of the year; it would take a long time to do the pub crawl.
York has an outstandingly wide range of quality restaurants, with something to suit all tastes and budgets and you will love the delightful picturesque views from the cafes and bars on the river Ouse around Coney Street, where you will can visit some charming modern cocktail bars and have late drinks during your birthday party night. Because of its popularity York is busy all year round, and you will find easy access via train and the station links to all the major cities in the UK. York is a popular favourite for all types of parties and a great place for a birthday party.
Take a look through our York Birthday party ideas for some late night entertainment options that are guaranteed to give you a stag do to remember!