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A wide selection of accommodation in York is available to suite your specific taste and budget. From luxury hotel to self-catering apartments and from hostels to a quaint cabin in the woods, the city offers an extensive list of comfortable options to sleep during your York holiday. If you’re on a cheap getaway to York, there are still plenty of excellent accommodation choices near the city centre that will keep you close to all the fun.

Whether you want your stay in the historic city centre or in a tranquil countryside, you can book your choice of hotel in York with Alpharooms as booking is super secure and easy. Novotel York Centre, Hotel Indigo York, Hilton The Grand Hotel and Spa and some of the 4 and 5 star properties that are perfect for you if you seek supreme luxury or relaxation. Apart from hotel, there are many good self-catering apartments in York, which are well-suited for families looking for more privacy and space. You can also get budget hotels in York which may not have all luxuries but offer great amenities for a comfortable stay. Some of these include Hampton by Hilton, Burton Villa Guest House, Priory Hotel, etc.

About

A walled city in northeast England, York is one of the most popular tourist attractions in UK. The city is known for its long history, character and rich heritage, which is well-reflected in its beautiful gothic cathedrals, museums, galleries and castle.

York Minister is the major landmark in the city and is also one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in the world. York is a picturesque riverside city encircled by ancient Roman walls, hence the past is delightfully inescapable. You can plan for York holiday all year around to enjoy its weather, festivals, cultural events and more however spring and summer sees more crowd in the city. From shopping to eating and enjoying nightlife, York is a complete package for tourists looking for picturesque location, fun activities and relaxation. Hotels in York are plenty to cater every style of traveller and whether you’re looking for luxury or budget accommodation, York caters to all.

Where to stay

Accommodation in York is plenty and it will be difficult to decide where to stay as you’ll get everything-from river views to a peaceful countryside feel and a lively ambiance in the city centre. All the neighbourhoods have different character and are blessed with something unique to make your stay memorable. Choose from lavish 5-star properties with spa and other luxuries, quint beautiful townhouses or privately run boutique hotels in York, which are mainly situated in the city centre. If you’re seeking elegant country house hotels in York, all these are located just outside of the city surrounded by rural scenery, offering a quaint feel. With organized public transit and bus links that reaches all corners of the city and further, wherever you chose to stay in York, you won’t be far from the main attractions. So pick your hotel or any other accommodation that’s ideal for you without thinking much about the distance.

Attractions

The city is packed with a host of things to do and explore all just within two-kilometers. From historic buildings to bridges and museums to galleries, York has something for everyone, whether you’re visiting the city with your friends, family or solo.

Explore the largest medieval church in England, York Minster, which is an impressive building and its grand proportions are reflected in the quality of the craftsmanship. There is guided tour available if you want to know this historical marvel well. Enjoy a walk along York's medieval city walls, which was built in 14th century and till today the city’s original Roman structure have been nicely preserved. Another major attraction is Clifford's Tower from where you can enjoy stunning city views. Some popular museums in the city-York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum will leave a lasting impression on you. Other attractions that you can’t afford to miss during York holiday are- Jorvik Viking Centre, Castle Howard, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens and Stonegate and Barley Hall. After the sightseeing, spend some time exploring the riverbanks of the River Ouse, which divides York in two.

Nightlife

York boasts a thriving nightlife but it is not only about nightclubs as there are many places where you can go out and enjoy till early hours. Nightlife in the city has something for everyone to enjoy.

There are a host of chic pubs and bars in the Swinegate / Little Stonegate, including the famous Kennedy’s, 1331, Bobo Lobo and The Biltmore and Sotano where weekend can be spend in ultimate fun. If you’re looking for something more traditional, the Guy Fawkes Inn or the Blue Bell are a great place to hangout with a pint in an ideal pub setting. Try the open mic nights which is quite famous now in bars such as Dusk, The Nook and Sotano. Visit-The Edinburgh Arms and The Spread Eagle for enjoying jam nights or head to The Phoenix Inn where jazz jam nights are organized every Wednesday. York holiday is incomplete without enjoying the vibrant nightlife, which is worth your time.

Eat and Drink

York is a popular foodie destination, packed with amazing restaurants, cafes and bars, that offer food from all over the world. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a special fine dining or an afternoon tea, York has it all to please your culinary fancy. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the number of gastronomic selections in York. There is quite and extraordinary number of restaurants, offering all international cuisines that too with a distinct twist. Along with the scrumptious food, enjoy special glass of wine on any riverside terraces or drink a pint from locally-brewed craft beer in a quirky bar, the choice is all yours!

Try small plates at The Rise, enjoy tasty authentic flavours at 29 States – The Indian Kitchen or if you love vegetarian and vegan delights, head to Source. You can also opt to eat delicious meal from an extensive menu with river views at The Star Inn the City. Some other good options to eat in the town includes Meltons, Delrios Italian, Cote Brasserie York and Bennetts Bistro, among others.

Shopping

During your York holiday, one of the major surprises that await you are its many lively shops and markets. You can easily spend good time enjoying a stroll while doing window shopping around the city centre.

York is a shopper’s dream and there are just so many shop windows to look in which has come up due to the high demand from tourists and locals alike. Visit the famous York Snickleways and streets, which are always packed with shoppers. You’ll be dazzled by an array of shops here that will cater to even your most unique requirement. From souvenir shops, arts & crafts specialists to famous high street name such as Marks & Spencer, BHS, W.H. Smith, Browns Of York, you’ll find it all here. The other options include Newgate Market which opens daily, then there is Coppergate shopping complex, home to store like Fenwicks, Boots, Evans and Thomas the Baker, among others. Overall, there is no better place for some retail therapy than York.

Fast Facts

  • Nearest airports: Leeds/Bradford Airport
  • Flight time from London to York: 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Language: English
  • Currency: Sterling pound

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10/10 Amazing

15 February 2011

some lovely old pubs,great for shopping

The best thing about my stay was ...

shops

10/10 Amazing

04 December 2013

York - a beautiful and very visitable city!

Spent two full days with a friend in York, staying overnight. Had been before, but was reminded what a lovely and very accessible city it is. Really good historic sightseeing opportunities, plus the variety of small independent shops make it a great place to visit, especially in December when the Christmas markets are on.

The best thing about my stay was ...

The 'quaintness' of the streets and the easiness of getting around the centre - by walking everywhere!

10/10 Amazing

18 November 2011

York

Great city. Museums plenty. Great weekend break for any occasion. True friendly city. Not expensive either.

The best thing about my stay was ...

everything

10/10 Amazing

25 September 2012

ayrshire to york

fantastic city.everything within walking distance. you feel as if you are walking thro, the ages.

The best thing about my stay was ...

history and atmosphere

10/10 Amazing

03 October 2011

Beautiful city - historic and good for shopping

Great sightseeing, cultural and shopping spot.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Shopping, culture

10/10 Amazing

06 November 2012

Beautiful York!

Have never had the chance to visit this amazing place before and it did not fail to disappoint. Gorgeous buildings, wonderful atmosphere and stunning whether in broad sunshine or in the mists after dark!

The best thing about my stay was ...

Magical atmosphere - unbeatable.

10/10 Amazing

07 December 2010

Classic city

A cold weekend in December, but still a great city to visit

The best thing about my stay was ...

Real shops, with quality goods to choose from.

10/10 Amazing

01 November 2011

Weekend break

Loved York. Stayed Halloween weekend. It was very busy and had a great atmosphere. Loved the quaint streets and little shops. Plenty to do and see. A must is a visit to York minster and the castle museum. Great pubs

The best thing about my stay was ...

Compact city easy to walk to all attractions.

10/10 Amazing

24 June 2012

A Fantastic place to stay!

York is a fantastic place to visit for all ages to visit. So many interesting places of interest ranging from museums,restuarants,lovely shops and haunted pubs! The people of York are extremely friendly and I very much enjoyed chatting my way around the shops! I would definately recommend the Ghost Hunt of York - this was my second time on this tour and it is hilarious! If you are looking for a good giggle rather than a guided tour this is the tour for you. I havent laughed so much for ages! Also recommend shopping in Stonegate - particularly Saffrons where the shop keepers were lovely! A meal at Delrios at Micklegate is also recommended - the Italian food was to die for and the service was brilliant! Had an amazing time!

The best thing about my stay was ...

The people!

8/10 Great

08 June 2011

Huge interesting City

So much to see and do - give yourself plenty of time! Huge amount of shops and restaurants. Betty's tearooms is popular, prepare to queue!

The best thing about my stay was ...

A visit to Castle Howard - 16 miles away in Malton, worth the drive.

8/10 Great

02 August 2011

lovely romantic city

York has it all. Great place to relax and also have fun. lovely places to eat drink. The Ghost tour is a must. Want to see the city all again.

The best thing about my stay was ...

Drinks and eats