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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.

Top Hotels in York

The Grand, York
The Grand, York
5 out of 5
Station Rise, York, England
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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! (1,582 reviews)

"Beautiful building & excellent location. Rooms were huge."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

The Grand, York
Roomzzz York City
Roomzzz York City
4 out of 5
Terry Avenue, York, England
The price is $76 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1

Situated in York, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rowntree Park and York Castle Museum. Jorvik Viking Centre and Shambles are also within 15 minutes. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)
Perfect

"Hotel was beautifull right on the lake 5 minute walk to town. Staff helpful and the hotel was lovely and clean we were given a free upgrade 😀 and paid for balloons in our room. The beds where super 👌 comfy 😴 lovely nights sleep will 100% be visiting again"…"

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

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Novotel York Centre
Novotel York Centre
4 out of 5
Fishergate, York, England
The price is $79 per night from Feb 9 to Feb 10

Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of York Barbican, Jorvik Viking Centre, and York Castle Museum. York Dungeon and York Grand ...

4.1/5Very Good! (996 reviews)

"Good location next to river. Nice short walk into York centre. Staff very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

Novotel York Centre
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.

Vacation Rentals in York

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
4 out of 5
Paragon Street, York, England
The price is $63 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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! (2,046 reviews)

"We stayed for 2 nights for my boyfriends birthday, the room was decorated on arrival for an extra cost and the room was very clean and spacious. Tv had Netflix and the staff ordered us a taxi without hesitation every time we asked. Would definitely stay here again very close to the town centre"…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Staycity Aparthotels Barbican Centre
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 $65 per night from Feb 21 to Feb 22

Situated in York, this spa cabin is within 3 mi (5 km) of Yearsley Pool, Bootham Crescent Stadium, and Bootham Bar. York Minster and Shambles are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (38 reviews)
loved it

"Pod was comfortable and clean. Check in was very easy and good communication over email. Would happily stay again!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2020

The Little Hide - Grown Up Glamping
City Apartments Monkbar Mews
City Apartments Monkbar Mews
4 out of 5
3 Monkbar Mews, St Maurices Road, York, England
The price is $277 per night from Feb 25 to Feb 26

Located in the heart of York, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Richard III Museum, Shambles, and York Minster. Jorvik Viking Centre and ...

4/5Very Good! (10 reviews)
Excellent apartment (no. 4)

"This was a short but amazing stay at the apartments. The service before arrival was great and everything was explained in detail so we could just arrive, dump the bags and get going in York. The apartment (no 4) was so good, that we are thinking of booking another trip to York and will certainly ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

City Apartments Monkbar Mews
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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