As the largest county in England, North Yorkshire is a real treasure trove for visitors, boasting attractions for all the family. While the majority of tourists come to the county for the enchanting natural beauty, the historical city of York is also a major attraction. Barley Hall is a unique medieval townhouse located in the heart of the city. Thanks to its central location, there are plenty of excellent hotels and guesthouses within easy reach.
The Lovingly Restored Townhouse
Barley Hall was constructed by local monks in 1360, seeing a handful of additions over the next few centuries. By the 1980s, though, the building had fallen into a state of disrepair. In the years since then, Barley Hall has been the subject of a wonderful restoration project which has seen the townhouse returned to its original glory.
Now open to the public as a museum, Barley Hall encourages visitors to get up close and personal with the world of medieval England. Visitors are free to sit in chair and handle objects as they move throughout the property, from the pantry to the great hall.
Available for Hire
This spectacular space in the heart of York is available to hire for private events - from wedding receptions to corporate events. The unusual space lends parties a special atmosphere, and there are a whole range of catering options to complement your do. The environment is perfect for those keen to enjoy a full medieval banquet experience. The space can also be used for a modern and understated corporate event.
Hotels near Barley Hall
The historic city of York is home to some of the best hotels in North Yorkshire, with visitors having their pick from small, charming guesthouses and large, well-known hotel brands.
Guys Fawkes Inn is conveniently located, just metres from Barley Hall. Guests enjoy exquisite furnishings, free WiFi and even a pretty garden. The central location is ideal for visiting all the city's attractions.
Those on the look-out for five-star accommodation can take the short stroll towards the River Ouse, where they'll find the Judge's Lodgings, which houses several fine bars and an excellent restaurant.