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Our very first Sn-ap election, held last week, revealed York to be the destination of choice for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend.

We have a confirmed trip from Nottingham to York, at 9.00 a.m with a return at 18.00 on Sunday the 30th of April ( you may book your tickets for the outward journey here and for the return here, respectively).

So, why is York the perfect day trip destination for your next Bank Holiday?

We have listed some of our suggestions here.


Fossgate Festival

The Fossgate Festival consist in a full day of food and drinks, live music, open mic performances and independent businesses to discover. The admission to the Festival is free and it is a good idea for a family-friendly Sunday. Fossgate is located in York City centre and is known as the city’s hidden gem. For more information, have a look at the Festival’s Facebook page:


JORVIK Viking Centre

Do you fancy time-travel? You will be sent in a journey back into the city’s Viking past at the Jorvik Viking Centre; get ready to travel aboard the Centre’s time capsules and explore the 10th century York and meet the citizens of those distant days. The Centre’s  opening times start at 10 a.m and finish at 5 p.m ( last tour of the day) ; you may click here to pre-book your tickets and here for more information.


The Minster

The Cathedral and Metropolitan Church of York, also known as Minster is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe alongside Cologne’s,  one of the town’s symbols and the second centre of the Church of England. The Minster is an architectural marvel and with its treasures, artefacts and families activities is a ‘must’ on your bucket list.


Clifford Tower

The Clifford Tower, built by William the Conqueror is another landmark of York, part of English Heritage and the perfect starting point for your visit. During your tour of the Tower you will have a chance to enjoy a panoramic view of the whole city. For more information:


York’s Chocolate Story

Did you know that York is the UK’s chocolate capital? If you want to find out more, you should head to York’s Chocolate Story in the city centre and enjoy an educative journey through the city’s chocolate history and products, from the Chocolate Orange to the Kit Kat. This is also a good spot to taste and buy chocolate or to enjoy something to drink at the CHOCOLATE BAR. For more information:

If you are passionate about art, you should definitely visit the York Art Gallery, if you want to enjoy a beautiful stroll you should walk around the City Walls, the longest medieval town walls in England and before you leave you might want to sip a pint at the iconic  King’s Arms ( 3 Kings Staith, YO1 9SN ), known nationally as “The Pub that Floods”.

So, make sure that you do not wait and book your tickets for our first trip from Nottingham to York!