The City of York England
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A Smartphone Guide to Historic York England

We discover things to do in the historic city of York England through video and photography, optimised for your smart device  to help you get the best out of your visit!

York City Smartphone Tour

We discover the City of York England by following a free smartphone tour fully featured with photographs and links to official websites.

City Walls Smartphone Tour

We take a stroll along the medieval York City Walls and learn much about them in a fully featured free smartphone tour!

River Ouse Smartphone Tour

We take a scenic and idyllic walk beside the River Ouse discovering structures of many kinds and finding out more about them!

York’s Top Attractions

The City of York England has many attractions tha draw visitors from the world over. We have put a concise guide together with links to official websites, maps and images to help you locate them.

York’s Top Attractions
National Railway Museum

Museums in the City of York

The City of York England featuers many museums including the National Railway Museum, Yorkshire Museum, York Castle Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre and many more. We have produced an easy to use guide with images and links to official websites. 

Cliffords Tower York Castle

York’s Famous Landmarks

Some of the famous landmarks in the City of York England are open to the public including York’s remaining castle structure, York Minster cathedral, stately homes as well as other fascinating places of interest. We have put a handy at a glance guide together to help you.

Golden Tours York

Suggested Tours have also put together some of York’s popular tours including bus tours, river cruises, ghost tours and walking tours to help you enjoy your visit.


At a glance 
Top Entertainment Venues fully featured with images and links to official websites

We have put together a useful and concise guide to present to you the City of York’s top entertainment venues for drama, live music, sports and lesiure, parks and gardens and even shopping therapy!

York’s Entertainment Venues
Friargate Theatre York City Screen and Basement Bar
York Theatre Royal
The City of York England

Enjoy York’s 
historic streets that capture time

The City of York England is renowned for its historic buildings and other structures. However, the streets in which they dwell also capture and reflect York’s history. Discover York at street level!

York’s Historic Streets
Timber Framed Building Micklegate Chapter House Street York


City of York England

A Smartphone Compatible Guide is designed to be compatible with your smartphone so you have instant access to the information you require for your visit. 

Castleline Bus to Castle Howard York

Getting Around the City of York

Granted there are plenty of bus services around York, so we have put together a concise handy guide of bus services that are of interest to visitors with images and links to official websites.

York in Focus Articles

York in Focus

From 2023, we will be producing a free online magazine, York in Focus consisting of an article each week. We will be visiting visitor attractions, exploring York’s famous landmarks, as well as York’s retailers and markets.

City Cruises on River Ouse

Smartphone Tours has produced three smartphone tours for the City of York England to help you get more out of your visit. We have produced a City of York Tour, A York City Walls tour as well as a River Ouse tour. All of these are free of charge and you can follow them on your handheld device!

City of York Photo Galleries

During the summer of September 2022 we took our cameras out to capture the places of interest throughout the City of York England. We discover York’s famous landmarks, historic streets, riverside scenes along with a few attractios along the way!

City of York Photo Galleries
York Minster Views
Coppergate Umbrellas 3

How to use this website featues media to assist you in planning your visit or assisting you during your stay.  When you discover an image you can enlarge it in a lightbox by simply clicking on the image. You may discover a play button from time to time for a free audio guide. We also plan on including some vibrant videos for you to follow too! Simply hit the play buttons as you come across them.