We made fairly good use of the York Pass because York is a small city and fairly easy to get around, however some places are, even with the assistance of locals, well hidden and very hard to find. I am not sure that we saved any money by purchasing the Pass as we didn't get around all the places that we planned. If we returned to York, we would not buy the Pass again because having purchased it, we felt we needed to make best use of it, rather than 'going with the flow' and enjoying each experience.
This tour was brilliant but I would advise getting the 2 day pass as each attraction that we went to lasted about an hour and we wished we were able to do more...when I go back I will get the two day pass and do much more. Good value for money though the york dungeons was the best attraction by far!
I purchased both a two day Yorkshire Pass and a fifteen day Great British Heritage Pass. Most of the attractions outside of York that I wanted to visit were covered by both passes.
I visited a number of key attractions in York (Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, York Castle Museum, Cliffords Tower, Barley Hall) in one day and only needed a one day Yorkshire pass.
However, if someone wishes to see York in more depth, a two day Yorkshire Pass might be advisable.
Great weekend away, Yorkshire Pass made things cheaper and no need to worry about extra spending money to cover the places of interest.
Amanda J United Kingdom
the york pass was great we went in alot of places that otherwise would have been far too expensive to pay individually at. the dungeons and york boat tour are great and we really enjoyed the castle museam. But we visited other attractions using the pass too. well worth the money and really easy to collect from the train station information centre.
P S United Kingdom
We used the pass on a weekend visit to York. It was definitely worthwhile but we very disappointed that, despite the boat trip being flagged up as an important item in the publicity, it could only be used on only 1 of the 50 sailings a day - and that was at a very inconvenient time! 7.30pm. None of the guided walks were included either. On our return journey we used our pass to visit the Deep in Hull which was a bonus.
The York pass was good idea but even though the passes were activated by staff one or other kept not working when scanned at place we were visiting. we went back to tourism shop several time to get new card etc but the places we visited said this often happened that cards would not scan.
Very poor, a number of the attractions were only part open either due to being broken down or something else going on at venue. So buying these tickets worked out more expensive than buying them singular for the ones we visited.