About Me

I’m Sinead, a Yorkie who is passionate about sharing my amazing City of York with visitors from the U.K and all over the world.

I love my city because it has everything – a vibrant nightlife, history, great architecture, friendly people, fantastic food and drink and a packed festival calendar. There is always something new to see and do. Plus, the city is a great base from which to explore the rest of Yorkshire.

Although, why should you trust me over other York England websites?

Why York Travel Expert can help you 


✔️ I’ve lived in York for over 18 years and have raised my three children here.

✔️ I have explored York on my own, with my husband plus with our babies, toddlers, kids and now teenagers in tow. As a result, I have experience to share for all ages and travel styles.

✔️ I will share with you the hidden gems in York that only a local will know.

✔️ As a local, I can introduce you to Yorkshire culture and sayings plus provide interesting facts about York. I will teach you what nitherin, jammy, snicket and reyt mean!

✔️ I’m a history grad and an ex-teacher so my articles are thoroughly researched and well written.  


How is York Travel Expert different to other York England websites?


I have visited 76 countries, 38 of them with my children. Consequently, I know the essential information first time visitors to a city need to know.

York Travel Expert is designed for new and returning visitors to our city, not the people who live here.  However, I’m sure locals will also discover something new because my husband has and he’s lived here longer than me!

⭐ As a local resident, I know the City of York 100% better than anyone who has visited for a day or weekend.

⭐ All opinions on this site are independent and my own because I am not part of a tourist board or a business chain.


How York Travel Expert can help you 


My website is packed with exclusive insider local tips so you get the most out of your trip.

I know the best attractions to visit, the best places to eat and the best places to stay to suit you, no matter what your age, interests or budget may be.

York Travel Expert is packed with information that only a local can know. It includes detailed itineraries (including local transport options and walking times), how to get around York and what to do on a rainy day. I even have an article on where to find clean public toilets in York, (something us mums always search for)!

York Travel Expert is your one stop, go to website for all things York England. In short, whether you are planning your first trip to York, or your 100th trip, my website can help.


Publications featuring York Travel Expert


These are just a few of the many online publications York Travel Expert has featured in –

U.K and London Travel Planning Podcast – Visiting York and Best Day Trips From York

Travel Mad Mum – Best Christmas Light Trails in the U.K (Stockeld Park, Yorkshire)

Full Suitcase – 17 Amazing Yorkshire Day Trips

The Sunrise Dreamers – Best Hikes in the U.K (Malham Cove, Yorkshire)

A World in Reach – Best Day Trips From London (York)

The Wandering Quinn – Best Places To Visit In December (York)


Random facts about me


👉 Despite being a travel addict, I don’t drive, I get sea sick on a flat pond and I am TERRIFIED of flying. I love trains!

👉 I love Yorkshire Tea and always travel with enough tea bags for every day of a trip. During our family gap year, I even had tea bags sent to me as I was running low.

👉 I love hiking, dancing, the beach, Bryan Adams and Bruce Springsteen.


Are you ready to discover York?


Check out some of my most popular articles –

Christmas in York

Best Tours in York

Free things to do in York


Contact me


You can find me at hello@yorktravelexpert.com.

Happy travels!


If you are interested in finding out more about our family travels, visit my family travel site Map Made Memories.