Activities in York

Make your Conference so much more than just a meeting room. York has long been a city of great importance and a meeting place for over 2000 years. Today it's one of England's finest and most beautiful historic cities, offering inspiring possibilities for your event. Take a look to see what activities delegates can enjoy in the city.

Cocktail School

You might already be an expert at drinking cocktails, but wouldn't it be great if you could craft some concoctions of your own? Join our expert Chapter House team for cocktail making in your own private group

Cost: £24.00 per person (includes 3 cocktails per person and nibbles)

Duration: 60 minutes

Slingsby Gin School

Sit back, drink in hand, whilst we take you through the fascinating history of gin, right back to original gin styles and tastes, the London gin craze of the 18th century and how gin has developed today.

Cost: £22.00 per person (includes 3 drinks per person and nibbles)

Duration: 60 minutes

York Dungeon... Fear is a Funny Thing

The York Dungeon is a 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's horrible history. The Dungeon brings together an amazing cast of theatrical actors, special effects, stages and scenes in a truly unique and exciting walkthrough experience that you see, hear, feel and smell. It's hilarious fun and it's sometimes a bit scary.

Cost: £25.00 per person (latest entry 6:30p)

Duration: 75 minutes

** Private groups available**

City Cruises York

York city cruises provide a unique venue to share with your delegates. The fleet can accommodate from 20 to 120 guests. Impress your guests with cocktails and canapés or delicious dinner and drinks and dance the night away, or simply sit back as you and your guests embark upon your cruise on the stunning River Ouse.

Cost: £13.00 per person

Duration: 90 minutes

York Brewery Tour

You will gather in the brewery taproomn bar, possibly taking in a pre-tour drink should you so wish, before you join one of our excellent tour guides as they take you on a tour of the premises and explain the whole brewing process to you, from grain, to glass!

Cost: £8.00 per person (includes guided tour and 4 mini-pint (1/3) tasters)

Duration: 40 minutes

**Private groups available**

York Original Ghost Walk

Believed to be the first exclusive Ghost Walk in the World!, they offer a night of History and Mystery to capture the imagination and inspire the mind. This is the genuine, the authentic, the magical and the famous... ORIGINAL GHOST WALK of YORK

Cost: £5.00 per person

Duration: 60 minutes

**Private groups available**


In addition to our convenient city centre location, The Principal is set within just over three acres of beautifully manicured gardens and grounds. With the iconic York Minster and roman walls in the distance, our gardens provide the perfect setting for adding an outdoor element, or even holding the entire event outside. From marquees on the lawn for large-scale events, to team building activities and more intimate parties and BBQs, The Principal has even more to offer than our well-equipped and contemporary-designed internal event rooms.