Welcome to York or heil og sæl as the Vikings would say! York is a charming walled city in the north east of England that has a history dating back to the Romans! Walk around the walls of the city, explore twisting lanes, or listen to the bells of the absolutely awe inspiring York Minster. We absolutely love York and we think it would be the perfect destination for your next event or incentive trip so follow along for Panoptic’s recommendations of the top incentives in York to give you some inspiration!
Top Incentives in York
Cruise Down The River Ouse
Discover the beautiful city of York in this fantastic river cruise incentive. Discover the city in a fun, unique and relaxed way. Whatever your group desires, this incentive can accommodate – from a sightseeing cruise, to a sunset boat trip, to a nighttime party on the river – this is undoubtedly one of the top incentives in York as it’s so customisable to your vibe!
Medieval Banquet Dinner
Treat yourself and your group to a night of food, drink and fun in this medieval banquet dinner incentive! With the option to host this incentive across a number of historic venues across the city and surrounding area, pick the venue that most appeals to you whether that’s in the heart of the city in a beautiful abbey or secluded in the countryside in a stately home. Choose from dinners that focus on the viking history of York or on the Tudor era, but rest easy that whatever you choose there is a brilliant night of fun in store for you with this exciting incentive!
Fan of true crime podcasts? Love something that’s a little unnerving? If so, then this is undoubtedly going to be one of the top incentives in York for you! Join your costumed guide ‘Mad Alice’ – a local folklore figure – as she leads you on a tour of the bloody history of the city. This is an unusual and thrilling way to discover the city and its history and it is undoubtedly an incentive your guests won’t forget!
Tour York Minster
You can see York Minster and its two beautiful towers from everywhere in the city, so why not explore this 7th century cathedral in greater detail? With an expert tour guide, discover the history behind the stunning interiors, the medieval stained glass and the exciting artifacts – you can even venture to hidden underground chambers below the cathedral. If you’re feeling up to it, undertake the climb to the city’s highest point atop one of the iconic towers, we promise the 275 steps are worth it for the view at the top. There’s so much to discover in one of York’s most iconic landmarks!
A totally unique experience not offered by many UK cities is the York Cold War Bunker! Explore an exciting history of the city completely different from the tales of the Romans and the Vikings that otherwise dominate the city by exploring the blast proof bunker built incase of a Soviet nuclear attack in the days of the Iron Curtain. The semi-subterranean bunker offers tours by expert guides and is so unusual we absolutely had to include it in our list of the top incentives in York!
An incentive for those looking for something quintessentially British – The York National Railway Museum! A perfect alternative for those looking for something more joyful than the Cold War Bunker – the railway museum offers a look into the history of engineering excellence by exploring a world of iconic locomotives. From models, to full sized trains, to interactive exhibits, this museum offers something for absolutely everyone!
Found something that takes your fancy?
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