York is famous for its medieval streets, city walls, Minster, superb shopping and world-class visitor attractions, so why not use it as a great base to get out and explore the city, as well as the natural beauty of the North York Moors National Park?
You can escape crowds and discover centuries of history and breathtaking landscapes. Discover the North York Moors' stunning heather moorland, as well as the vast forest and woodlands which make up a fifth of the National Park.
Take a stroll in the quaint market towns and villages such as picture-postcard Helmsley and Hutton le Hole, or walk along the coast and discover towering cliffs, rocky shores, sheltered bays, and sandy beaches. You can even explore further with The Visit York Pass, as it gives you access to up to 30 attractions; making sure you pack as much into your break as possible.
Dark Skies Festival
One major festival happening within the North York Moors, from 10th to 26th February 2023, is the Dark Skies Festival.
This festival is filled with spectacular activities to appreciate and marvel at the night sky. Stargazing sessions, night walks, mindful experiences, art exhibitions and more, right across the National Park. Being an International Dark Sky Reserve, the North York Moors has some of the best dark skies in the country with as many as 2,000 stars visible on a clear night.
Discover The Splendour Of York
From dramatic coastlines and picturesque moorland to enchanting forests and bustling market towns, you’ll find an adventure worth discovering all on York’s doorstep.
York is known as the City of Festivals and with a major event happening every month, there’s entertainment and experiences to be had around every corner, including the UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail returning for more family friendly fun on the 4th and 5th February 2023.
Visit York Pass
The Visit York Pass is York’s Official Sightseeing Card. After purchase gain free entry to up to 30 York & Beyond Attractions.
York is the ultimate foodie destination; with restaurants boasting food from all over the world packed within the city walls, you’ll never be hungry.
JORVIK Viking Festival
Taking place from 11-19 February 2023, this annual clash of the Vikings will return to the city with best beard competitions to Viking encampments and the finale event.
York offers a fantastic selection of hotels to suit all tastes and budgets. Take your pick from family-run guest houses to glamping and boutique hotels in York and the North York Moors.
Win A Luxury Break For Two
We have teamed up with Visit York and the North York Moors National Park, to give you the chance to win a luxury break for two.
You'll receive a two-night stay in Dark Skies Festival-friendly accommodation in the heart of the North York Moors National Park, two-day York Passes for each of you, plus £1,000 spending money.
You'll be staying at High Dalby House and Cottages, in a king-size en-suite room or a self-catering cottage with breakfast included, and tea and cake/scones on arrival. The perfect place to enjoy the surroundings.
Enter our competition here
For the chance to win our break for two people to the North York Moors National Park, answer the question before 23:59 on 5th February 2023*.
*Entrants must be 18 or over. Date restrictions apply. See full ts&cs for all details.