Self-catering holiday accommodation in York
No holiday to Yorkshire would be complete without a trip to York, it’s an absolute must! Why do visitors fall in love with this stunning city? Maybe it’s the romance; York is perfect for lovers! Or perhaps it’s the history spanning 2000 years? If you are a gastronome, you’ll be interested to know that the city made the top 10 in Trip Advisor’s European destinations for food and wine. If you are a shopaholic, you’ll love York as it has all your favourite high street retailers as well as a vast range of independents shops. For daytrips outside the city, the gorgeous North Yorkshire Moors are on your doorstep and provide wonderful walking and picturesque scenery. Don’t forget that the beautiful East Coast is just a short drive away, as both Harrogate and Leeds. With so much on offer, staying in one of our cottages in York is the perfect choice for those looking to immerse themselves in this wonderful city and surrounding area.
A wander around York is a chance to enjoy historic buildings in their exquisite settings. The awe inspiring 13th century York Minster attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world, but don’t miss the half-timbered Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, the Treasurer’s House and Fairfax House – reputed to be England’s finest Georgian town house. Be sure to walk through the iconic medieval Shambles – a street of half-timbered 14th century houses so narrow that in some places it is possible to reach both sides of the street with outstretched arms.
The Yorkshire Museum is another must-see as the gardens retain original walls and towers from the Roman fortress built on the banks of the River Ouse. After the Romans came the Vikings, so stop in at the Jorvik Viking Centre. Built on the site of the Coppergate archaeological excavation. Take a walk along the city wall and check out its four majestic stone gatehouses. Railways once had a dramatic impact on York, with the first train running directly from York to London in 1840 so be sure to stop in on the National Railway Museum, beloved by rail enthusiasts the world over. For a truly authentic railway experience climb aboard a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which runs between Pickering and Whitby through some dramatic Moors scenery.