Home to some of the United Kingdom's best-loved National Parks and numerous historic towns and cities, it's easy to understand the appeal of North Yorkshire as a holiday destination. The Moors and Dales are ideal for walking, but are also peppered with fascinating attractions, suitable for all the family. The historic gems dotted around York make it the country's most popular city to visit outside of London. It's not just the history which brings people to York, though. The city is also home to a spectacular shopping centre at Coppergate. Centrally located, the Coppergate Shopping Centre is close to some of the best hotels in North Yorkshire.
York's Foremost Shopping Centre
Since opening its doors to the public back in 1984, the Coppergate Shopping Centre has served as York's foremost shopping centre. Located within the old city walls, it's right in the heart of the city, meaning it's convenient for visitors staying all over town.
The open-air shopping space is great on warm summer afternoons, but the covered walkways mean it's equally accessible through the winter. The centre is dotted with large public squares, a food court and even St. Mary's Church, which also serves as a popular art gallery.
A Remarkable History
Shopping centres aren't often renowned for their history, but the site at Coppergate is special. Before becoming a shopping centre, the site housed a sweet factory, but the interest goes back a long way before that. Archaeological digs on the site of Coppergate revealed the remains of 10th-century Viking buildings. Hence the inclusion of the fascinating Jorvik Viking Centre inside the shopping complex.
Hotels near Coppergate Shopping Centre
York is the most popular place to visit in North Yorkshire by a long way, which means it's packed with great places to stay. Options range from affordable B&Bs to elegant and upmarket spa hotels.
Gray's Court is a stunning period property which dates back to 1092. There's a fabulous breakfast on offer in the mornings and the picturesque hotel grounds are just minutes from the shopping centre.
The Park Inn by Radisson is a smart choice for those seeking a convenient and comfortable stay in the city centre that comes with a modest price tag.