Gay York

Whether you live in or around York or are visiting this beautiful city we aim to keep you up to date about everything from the best nights out, where to stay in York, where to eat in York and what to do while you are in the beautiful city of York.

York is a very traditional city which, unlike Leeds, Manchester & London,  is not renowned for its gay scene. However in recent years attitudes have started to change and York’s Gay community is now thriving. York has an estimated population of 202,400 (2010). With such a large population it is to be expected that a thriving Gay community would develop.

York is very much a tourist city with visitors coming from far and wide to take in the tourist attractions especially the Minster, and even climb to the top to see the city from above.

In 2011 the York Wheel returned to the City and is located at the Royal Hotel near the railway station. From the Wheel you can enjoy views over-looking the world famous York Minster as well as the Citys’  museums, galleries and stunning architecture.

As a world-famous historic city, York attracts over 7.1 million visitors a year who spend over £443 million. This has created nearly 23,000 jobs in the local economy.


Brand new LGBT Night launching in Gay York! Click on the image for more information!

York city centre also hosts the Grand Opera House & The Theatre Royal; each showcasing well known faces in a variety of roles.

Have we missed something? We’ve put together our ‘Gay York Pages’ as a guide for gay visitors, students and those who aren’t familiar with the city to find their way around. If you feel we’ve missed something or you’d like to exchange a place on our links page with a place on your site, please email

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