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Heworth (York) Good 7.4
  • "We were visiting York and booked to stay at this wonderful guest house for a few days. The staff were all very nice and our room was absolutely spotless with good facilities. It was around 10-15 minutes into town and the breakfast was great with lovely homemade jam." Bruce
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Heworth (York) Very Good 8.1
  • "Burton Villa was a nice cheap place to stay, it was pretty close to the city centre – around 10 -15 minutes on foot. The room was comfy and the shower was nice and powerful. There was parking at the rear of the property and we enjoyed the breakfast served in the mornings." Win
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Upper Poppleton (York) Exceptional 9.9
  • "Had a lovely time at the Grove House guest house, the hosts were very welcoming and really do make their guests feel comfortable. Our room was spotlessly clean and the garden area was very pretty and tranquil. Breakfast was absolutely amazing, made with local produce and the homemade jams were gorgeous." sheila
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York, North Yorkshire Exceptional 9.7
  • "We booked to stay here on a recent visit to York, and we absolutely loved it. Carole was a fantastic host who was very hospitable and the room was clean, spacious and a nicely appointed bathroom with plenty of toiletries. It’s was just a 5 minute walk to the wall and breakfast was delicious, especially the whisky porridge." CF
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  • "This is a 17th century building in the heart of York and as such the rooms are on the small side. My room was nicely furnished and decorated and the bathroom was modern and well equipped. There is no parking and the Guest House is easily missed being down an alley from the road." SO
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  • "This place is brilliant, my wife and I had a lovely weekend break here recently. The room was clean and comfy, it could probably benefit from an update but this was not an issue for us. The staff were friendly and made us feel very welcome and breakfast was delicious." EB
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Fulford (York) Fabulous 8.7
  • "A true gem, and it was just a short walk into the centre of York. The room was spotless and the bed was comfy, breakfast was excellent and plentiful." AllsWell72
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Bootham (York) Very Good 8.4
  • "Stayed at the Beckett Guest house and had a pleasant stay, it’s in a quiet location and was around 5 minutes away from the Minster. My room was clean and there was free parking facilities." mattjames
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Bootham (York) Fabulous 8.8
  • "This a lovely family run lodge where I had a superb stay for a recent business trip. It was really good value for money and the room was very well appointed with all the necessary amenities. I really enjoyed the breakfast in the morning and would definitely book to stay here again if I’m back in the area." Werner
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Heworth (York) Good 7.7
  • "This place was good value for money and was perfect for a family break in York. The staff were all very pleasant, the room was lovely with a nice comfortable bed and good amenities. It was just a 10 minute walk to the city centre and local attractions." John
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Bootham (York) Superb 9.1
  • "Great stay here, it’s situated in a nice quiet location and the room was very clean as were the shared bathroom facilities. We were warmly welcomed on arrival and Andrew was such a pleasant host throughout our stay. The full English breakfast was great made with local produce." Susie
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Fulford (York) Fabulous 8.7
  • "Had a lovely few days at this guest house on a recent trip to York. The room was good, with all the necessary amenities and a well appointed bathroom. There was an onsite car park and there was bus route across the road which took you into town." AC
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Dringhouses (York) Fabulous 8.7
  • "Great bed and breakfast in a good location. Warm welcome with friendly and helpful staff. Home mad bread and local jams if you don't fancy the lovely fry up. Clean comfortable rooms, nothing to glamorous - but then again neither is the price. Also handy for the racecourse" partygoer
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Fulford (York) Superb 9.5
  • "What a find this was, the hosts at the Chelmsford guest house were very nice and the room was also nice with a comfy bed and well maintained. Breakfast was very good as well, lovely cooked full English, lots of extras - delicious. Would definitely book to stay here again when we next visit York." D&G.M1664
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Fulford (York) Very Good 8.5
  • "Had a splendid time here, the location was brilliant it was a pleasant walk along the river bank to the city centre. Our room felt very comfortable and was appointed with all the necessary amenities. Staff were friendly and the helpful and the breakfast was absolutely delicious." Stu
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Tourist Info

York's history may be long and varied but its present and future are equally fascinating. This delightful city is a jewel in the north's crown and has long been thought of as one of the cultural capitals of the UK. Having been conquered and fought over by the Romans, the Danes, the Anglo Saxons, and later the Royalists and the Roundheads in the Civil War, York is something of a living museum to this area's storied past. Naturally that means there's a wealth of charming and attractive places to visit that should keep anyone interested in the heritage of old England fascinated for hours.

Almost every visit to York starts with the inimitable Minster. This is the largest medieval cathedral in northern Europe, and almost certainly one of the most beautiful Gothic buildings in the world. The architecture on display here is sure to take your breath away, but it's also an ideal example of the ecclesiastical influence on York. For example, the first church here was a simple wooden chapel built in 627 to baptise King Edwin of Northumbria, while later a Roman basilica was built, then a Norman minster in the 11th century, and still later the beginnings of the cathedral we see now. It was built over an exceedingly long period - between 1220 and 1480 to be exact - but this has allowed the church to take in all the major styles in Gothic architectural development.

For another, slightly different taste of York's history, head even further back in time at Jorvik, the city's hands on, immersive experience of all things Viking. With interactive multimedia exhibitions complete with the sights and smells (yes, smells) of 9th century life, this museum is a great hit with children and families, but provides ample distractions for visitors of any age.

In a similar vein to Jorvik, Dig allows visitors to become 'archaeological detectives' by sifting through the York's past, and discovering its many secrets. The most popular museum, however, is the National Railway Museum, which far from being the boring, fusty memorial to the rails that you might imagine is a gleaming homage to one of the modern world's greatest inventions.

Much of the joy of visiting York can be found in simply wandering its crooked alleyways and narrow streets. Surrounded by its very own medieval walls, the city centre has atmosphere oozing from every brick, and nowhere more so than The Shambles. Looking like something out of Harry Potter, The Shambles is a narrow cobblestone lane with overhanging Tudor shopfronts and buildings and is easily one of the most attractive streets in Britain, and almost definitely one of the most visited in Europe.

Not far from The Shambles you'll find Stonegate, another historic, albeit slightly wider, York street which actually lies just six feet above the original Roman road, Via Praetoria, which connected the Roman basilica to the civilian settlement across the River Ouse. Now it is lined with shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants, with St Helen's Square at the end of it, where you'll find the famous Bettys Tea Room.


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