Hotels in York

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With its stunning cathedral, atmospheric medieval streets, and blend of Viking and Roman ruins, York offers more history than almost any other English destination. It's a place where you can learn about the conquest of Britain by legionaries, explore the early days of Christianity, hear tales of Richard III and Henry VII and see where 18th-century outlaws were imprisoned. But it's also a contemporary city with huge energy and appeal. Amble down the Shambles to restaurants that match any city in the country, party with the student crowd at raucous pubs, and take traditional tea and scones between attractions. If all of this sounds attractive, organising a trip to York couldn't be easier. All of the best local hotel deals can be searched in seconds via the eDreams database. Filter for the amenities you need, find a suitable location and prepare for a wonderful break.

What must I see in York?

When you book a local hotel York has plenty of attractions to work through - so creating an itinerary will probably be a good idea. History-wise, the Viking-themed Jorvik Centre is a must, as are the Roman baths and fortress. A walk around the medieval walls makes sense as well, with visits to the Henry VII and Richard III Experiences along the way. York Minster is an essential visit, with its astonishing stained glass windows and wealth of historical artefacts. And St. Helen's Church in nearby Stonegate is almost as impressive. A river cruise on the Ouse is a great way to get a feel for the city centre while providing access to the Palace of the Archbishop of York. The National Railway Museum shows that York flourished as a centre of the Industrial Revolution. And the York Castle Museum should occupy a day, featuring an endless range of historical exhibits. Don't miss the cell where highwayman Dick Turpin was once imprisoned. After that, head to the 14th century Shambles for fish and chips or pub dinner, and round off a day in style. If you have time, a drive in the Yorkshire Dales or even an excursion to Scarborough could be on the cards. In any case, before you crash out at your hotel York will keep you busy.

Where should I stay in York?

The area around York Minster is a popular place to book a hotel in York, providing easy access to the Minster itself, as well as the network of ancient alleys surrounding it. Staying there is like waking up 600 years in the past - until you head for your en suite shower, that is. However, the Minster is actually around 800 metres north of the oldest part of town, as well as much of the local nightlife. If you want atmospheric pubs, shops, and clubs to visit, searching around the Shambles or Coppergate could make sense. Or you could cast a glance across the River Foss to the eastern reaches of the walled city, which has become a good place to seek out cheap hotels. Alternatively, you might prefer getting out of the centre, in which case Clifton or Bootham will be ideal. And the western part of the modern centre also has some affordable lodgings to consider, with the added bonus of proximity to York Train Station. Holgate is another option, especially if the National Railway Museum is a must-visit, while Nunthorpe suits racing fans, with York Racecourse just to the south-west. Have a look around on the eDreams database to find the ideal neighbourhood.

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