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  • RE-OPENING UPDATE

    Following on from the latest Government announcement we are happy to announce that we are re-opening from 17th May 2021 for both overnight leisure stays and food and drink. 

    You can book an overnight stay with confidence knowing that we offer free cancellations on all fully-flex rates up until 10:00am on the day prior to arrival.


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Our door to the great outdoors.

Historically captivating and tremendously charming discover the bustle of city life and wander the quaint shops of the Shambles or visit the historical monuments, including the renowned York Minster. Take a river cruise for an alternative perspective of stunning York. Enjoy the change of scenery and explore some of our favourite places and best things to do in the city.

York Minster

York Minster

It's one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, known for its crafted stained glass, medieval stonework and gothic grotesques. Climb the 275 steps of the Central Tower for unbeatable, panoramic views of the city at the top. Trips and tours of the minster run regularly throughout the day. Why not join a service or simply enjoy the space.

The Shambles

The Shambles

The Shambles is a narrow cobbled street lined with beautifully preserved Elizabethan buildings. Explore, sift and search through a mixture of quirky and independents shops, cafes and cosy places to stop off and eat. The Shambles is the inspiration behind magical Diagon Alley in Harry Potter so you'll find Potter-themed shops all about.

Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower

The imposing tower standing on its high mound offers stunning panoramic views over York and the Minster. It's almost all that remains of York Castle built by William the Conqueror and has served as a prison and royal mint in its time. Part of the circular city wall route.

National Railway Museum

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum tells the story and history of rail transport in Britain. Full of excellent displays and plenty of visiting exhibitions, there's plenty to learn. Step back in time as you travel by steam train through the yard on a steam locomotive. It's a great day out for the whole family with amazing trains on display and free entry.

JORVIK Viking Centre

JORVIK Viking Centre

Experience life as it would have been in 10th century York and the fascinating Viking legacy. Discover the site of the Viking-Age city of Jorvik as it stood nearly 1,000 years ago and some of the rarest artefacts including, delicate earrings, frying pans and many more. It's one of the most astounding discoveries of modern archaeology.

York’s Chocolate Story

York’s Chocolate Story

At York’s Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.

City Walls

City Walls

Set aside a couple of hours to walk the city walls as the encircling route stretches for approximately two miles. The well-preserved walls, some of the medieval city walls still standing in England today make it a great circular route to see the city. Plus, there are benches at several of the towers so you can take in the view while you rest.

York River Cruise

York River Cruise

Take a trip on the River Ouse which runs directly through the middle of the city and escape the bustle of being on-foot. Spend your afternoon sailing along and take in the historic city from a great alternative view. You’ll have some great photographic opportunities. Keep a lookout for stunning wildlife, including Kingfishers.