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York
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York Minster featuring heritage architecture, religious elements and a square or plaza

Medieval monuments set around cobblestone lanes, a lively arts scene and scenic shopping streets make York one of England’s most captivating cities.

Step inside the medieval walls of York to experience one of England’s most picturesque and historic cities. Marvel at an architectural legacy bequeathed by the Romans, Vikings and Saxons, among others. Wander cobblestone streets to discover numerous shopping districts. A thriving arts scene unites classic with contemporary.

York is in Yorkshire County in northeast England. The almost traffic-free city center is surrounded by the medieval City Walls and straddles the River Ouse. In this central area find historic landmarks and half-timbered houses jostling for space with boutique shops and centuries-old taverns.

The first stop for many visitors is the magnificent York Minster, which dates back to the seventh century. See medieval stained-glass windows in The Orb gallery and climb the central tower for an unrivaled look over the city. Enjoy more views from Clifford’s Tower (aka York Castle), built by William the Conqueror. Visit York St. Mary’s, a medieval church and center for contemporary visual arts. In the museum gardens are the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey.

Stroll along The Shambles, York’s most famous shopping street. Find chic boutiques, galleries and cafés set inside timber-framed buildings. Nearby, Stonegate is home to jewelers, antique shops and historic pubs such as 400-year-old Ye Olde Starre Inne. Browse Newgate Market’s stalls for artisanal food, fresh produce, leather goods and handicrafts.

Learn more about York’s history at the city’s museums. Walk in the footsteps of Vikings at Jorvik Viking Centre. Relive events of York’s dark history at the York Dungeons. Discover 2,000 years of social history at York Castle Museum. Inspect models of famous trains, such as the Flying Scotsman, at the National Railway Museum.

Enjoy a night out at the Micklegate Quarter, visiting several of York’s 300 pubs. Watch theater productions, ballets or operas at York Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House.

Located midway between London and Edinburgh, York is well served by public trains and buses. It’s also an ideal base for exploring Yorkshire’s market towns, countryside and coastline. Rent a car and visit the striking Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors.

Hampton Inn York
Hampton Inn York
3 out of 5
46-50 Piccadilly, York, England
The price is £76 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in York, this hotel is steps away from St. Deny's Church, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. Shambles and York Dungeon are also within 5 minutes. ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (17 reviews)
"Nice clean and fairly modern."

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Hampton Inn York
The Grand, York
The Grand, York
5 out of 5
Station Rise, York, England
The price is £179 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Located in the heart of York, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wheel of York, York Minster, and Jorvik Viking Centre. York National Railway Museum ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,382 reviews)
"Great place to stay right in the heart of the city."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

The Grand, York
Middletons Hotel
Middletons Hotel
4 out of 5
55-57 Skeldergate, York, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £109 per night from 18 Jul to 18 Jul
Located in the heart of York, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of All Saints Church, Jorvik Viking Centre and Shambles. York Grand Opera House and York ...
4.3/5Excellent! (877 reviews)
"Wonderful property with a good range of room options."

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2021

Middletons Hotel
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The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping
The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping
2.5 out of 5
Willow House Caravan Park, Wigginton Road, York, England
The price is £60 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in York, this spa cabin is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Yearsley Pool and 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Bootham Crescent Stadium. York Minster and Shambles are also ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (39 reviews)
"Quaint, clean, private, and surrounded by nature. A perfect place for a relaxing getaway."

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is £104 per night from 20 Jun to 20 Jun
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand Opera ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,060 reviews)
"Lovely clean room, great amenities in the room. Will use Staycity again."

Reviewed on 13 Jun 2021

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Church View B&B and Holiday Cottages
Church View B&B and Holiday Cottages
3 out of 5
87 The Village, Stockton On Forest, York, England
The price is £90 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated in York, this apartment building is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Breezy Knees Gardens and Nursery and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from York Motorsports Village. Shambles ...
3.4/5Good! (22 reviews)
Last minute stay
"Last minute arrangement but the owners were very helpful in accommodating us."

Reviewed on 6 Nov 2020

Church View B&B and Holiday Cottages
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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