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Frequently asked questions

Benefits

  • What are the benefits of the York Pass?
    The York Pass offers entry of your choice to over 30 Attractions in and around York. You get a free guidebook which saves you time by allowing you to plan your trip in advance. The York Pass eliminates the need for cash transactions at admission points. You won’t need to carry around either cash or a calculator to keep track of your spending.
  • Does the York Pass come with a guidebook?
    Yes, the York Pass comes with a full colour guidebook with maps and information on each attraction.

    Also included is a special offers booklet containing a wide range of special offers for leisure activities, coffee shops & restaurants, evening entertainments and retail shopping offers.

Savings

  • How much can I save?
    The more you see the more you save. Sightseeing today can be very expensive, however with a York Pass you could save yourself a lot of money. Take a look at the normal admission price for some popular York attractions. The savings example is based on a two day adult pass.

    York  Pass Attractions Normal Adult Admission Price
    York Minster £10.00
    Jorvik £9.75
    York Castle Museum £8.50
    The York Dungeon £15.60
    Chocolate Story £9.50
    York Air Museum £8.00
    York Brewery  £6.00
    Castle Howard £14.00
    Guidebook £3.95
    Total cost £81.35 With a 3 day York Pass just £52.20
  • By visiting the above attractions it would cost you £81.35.

    As well as all of that, you will also get over 40 special offers on shopping, restaurants, theatre tickets, outdoor activities and many more!

    Purse value of a three day adult pass is £165, each time your pass is used the attraction entry fee is deducted from your card.
  • Is there a discount for groups?
    For all group or bulk purchase of the York Pass, please contact info@yorkpass.com or call 01904 554471. See more info on the Trade page.
  • Is there any discount for families/students/pensioners?
    The York Pass is the same price for all adults and offers substantial savings and benefits to everyone.

Purchase

  • How much does it cost? There are several durations of the York Pass to choose from for adults and children. For full pricing click here.
  • If I order online how do I receive The York Pass?
    Once purchased online your York Pass will be delivered to the address requested. Please allow 3 days for orders delivered in the UK or 10 days for overseas deliveries. You can also collect your order on arrival in York from York Visitor Information Centre.
  • How far in advance should I buy my pass?
    If you are purchasing your pass from overseas please allow plenty of time for delivery. If you are short of time, you can purchase a pass on arrival in Yorkshire, at the Visit York Information Centre.
  • How do you define a child York Pass?
    Children are aged between 3 and 16 years. Children under 3 years are free.
  • What do I do if I have a promotional code?
    You put it in the box found in the BUY NOW page and you follow the process.

Transport

  • Does the York Pass include Transport?
    The York Pass does not include public transport.

Validity

  • How does my Pass work?
    You should present your York Pass at every attraction you visit. This way you enter without paying.
  • How does my Pass become activated?
    Your Pass becomes activated when you visit the first attraction.
  • Can I visit an attraction more than once?
    You cannot visit an attraction more than once.
  • Are the 2-day and 3-day passes for consecutive days?
    Yes, for example, if you begin using a 2-day pass on a Wednesday it will be valid for Wednesday and Thursday. If you tried to use a two day pass on Wednesday and then Friday, it would not be valid for Friday, as the pass will have expired. However, you could start using the pass on any two consecutive days. Your card is activated when you visit your first attraction.
  • Is the pass valid for 24 hours?
    No, the pass is only available for a calendar day.
  • What happens if I change the date of my trip to York?
    No problem, your York Pass is valid for a year. It is only activated when you use it.
  • How long do I have to use my Pass? 
    All York Passes have the expiry date printed on them.

 General

  • Does the York Pass include any evening activities?
    Yes, the York Pass includes a number of evening activity discounts, including ghost walks and evening river cruises, discounts at restaurants and the theatre.