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Known as England’s ‘City of Festivals’, you are sure to enjoy the various cultural events in this historic city, and has some of the most beautifully preserved buildings in Europe such as the York Minster. For that reason, it's one of the most popular cities in the UK. A place we reccomend to visit and that we will help you to explore by letting you find hundreds of York holiday apartments and cottages. So you can live like a local in the medieval city in the North of England which is iconic in terms of the role played in English history and culture. That is why we endeavour to make your trip easier by taking your needs into account and making sure that you see all of the available options on one screen. Staying in a holiday accommodation in York means that you will have the opportunity to climb up to York Castle to enjoy the views over the city, or Barley Hall where you will be transported directly back in time with its timber framed architecture. So what are you waiting for? There are thousands of holiday lettings in York and each of them can be the perfect getaway for exploring the River Ouse and countryside alongside the historic city centre. Whether you would like a self-catering or something catered specifically to your tastes. The old city walls date back to the 13th century and you should explore the city from the comfort of any of our York holiday rentals by foot, getting lost along its winding cobbled paths.
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Places to stay in York
- York City Centre: Better known as the part of the city that is within the old city walls, if you want to be close to all of the oldest streets, then this is the place to book your holiday apartment.
- Bootham: A popular place for visitors to York, as it is a district located in the city walls and can be found through one the ancient gateways to the city known as Bootham Bar.
- Acomb: Formerly a farming village, this suburb in the city is a wonderful collection of Grade II listed buildings, and has many shops and places to enjoy yourself.
- Bishophill: Within the city walls, you will find this core suburb of York city centre. It slopes from the walls to the River Ouse and is in the south-west of the city. It has many places to book a holiday house to rent in York and occupies a picturesque area by the river.
- The Groves: North of the city centre is this suburb which is largely made up of traditional terraced housing. You will find a whole range of short-stay accommodation and a young population to match.
- Heworth: Forming part of the city and was formerly known as Heworth Village. It is the site of a famous battle on Heworth Moor, and is only a mile northeast of the city centre.
- Tang Hall: If you’re looking for more of a village feel during your stay in the city of York, we recommend Tang Hall. There is a young student population as it close by to the University of York, so you are bound to find cheap accommodation in York. It also has a variety of amenities close by.
When to visit York
York is a particularly touristy spot throughout the year, and doesn’t really experience ‘quiet’ periods, per se. The period that is undoubtedly the most expensive for booking York holiday lettings is during the summer period from June to August when many tourists visit. The best time to visit York in terms of what's on has got to be during autumn and winter; from September through to February. You might be able to find cheap accommodation during this period.
York Minster and other points of interest
- York Minster: This stunning Gothic minster is a medieval treasure in the heart of York. It is adorned with beautiful stained glass windows and is one of the largest of its type in the north of Europe. You can explore the tower and its Undercroft exhibition.
- National Railway Museum: The most extensive collection of vintage trains and artefacts with over 300 vehicles. It is home to the steam world record train which is known as the Mallard.
- York city walls: Having been defended by walls since Roman times, the walls still remain in York more so than any other city in England.
- York Castle: A complex which was once used as a castle, prison, law court and many other uses dating back to the medieval Norman period. The keep is Clifford’s Tower, and is now a popular national monument. It is taken care of by English Heritage and is certainly worth a visit.
- Jorvik Viking Centre: Equally as interesting as its Wars of the Roses and Roman history, is Yorkshire’s Scandinavian roots. Norse and Viking monarchy controlled various parts of the area between 800 and 1000 AD and this centre allows you to experience the sights, sound and smells of Viking York as it once was.
- Yorkshire Museum: Get lost in this fascinating museum which belongs to the York Museum Trust, and is home to the Cawood sword. It has a range of permanent collections covering a range of sciences such as biology and geology.
- York Dungeon: Discover the most gruesome and harrowing parts of York’s history, meeting characters from its varied past. You will be shocked at some of the darkest history spanning 2000 years - it’s certainly not for the faint hearted!
- Fairfax House: A typical Georgian townhouse that perfectly exemplifies some of the wonderful architecture on show in this city. Dating back to the 18th century, its rococo style shows the elegance of living in the city of York.
- Snickelways of York: A term originally coined by Mark W. Jones, these are a series of small streets and footpaths around the city. Get lost down these to truly experience the city as it should be.