York

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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.

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 RM281 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in York, this spa cabin is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Yearsley Pool and within 6 miles (10 km) of Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York St. John ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"Lovely setting. The pod was lovely. cafe brilliant. We're definitely going back"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 2021

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The Grand, York
The Grand, York
5 out of 5
Station Rise, York, England
The price is RM964 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in the heart of York, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wheel of York and Jorvik Viking Centre. York Castle Museum is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away. ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,227 reviews)
"We had a wonderful and relaxing stay!"

Reviewed on 20 Sep 2021

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Malmaison York
Malmaison York
2 ROUGIER STREET, York, England
The price is RM638 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Located in the heart of York, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wheel of York, York Minster, and Shambles. Jorvik Viking Centre and York Grand Opera ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (14 reviews)
"Lovely room & very friendly staff"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2021

Malmaison York
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.
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 RM281 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Situated in York, this spa cabin is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Yearsley Pool and within 6 miles (10 km) of Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. York St. John ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (43 reviews)
"Lovely setting. The pod was lovely. cafe brilliant. We're definitely going back"

Reviewed on 17 Aug 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 RM412 per night from 10 Oct to 10 Oct
Situated in York, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre and York Castle Museum. McArthur Glen Designer Outlet is ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,084 reviews)
"Good location, 10 mins walk from the City. Shops and parking nearby."

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2021

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Skipbridge Farm Cottages
Skipbridge Farm Cottages
3.5 out of 5
York Road, Green Hammerton, York, England
The price is RM560 per night from 17 Oct to 17 Oct
Situated in York, this cottage is 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Tockwith Motor Sports Centre and within 9 miles (15 km) of Allerton Castle and York Cold War Bunker. Homestead ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
"The cottage exceeded our expectations and was very well equipped. My only problem being a bit handicapped and 85 was that the steps to the front door were rather steep. Otherwise we were deeply impressed."

Reviewed on 5 May 2021

Skipbridge Farm 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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