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Last updated: 28 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Will Hide

Location, location, location – the only way you could be closer to York Minster would be to camp out on the altar. As it is, this trio of elegantly-converted 19th century townhouses are just a few yards away, and slap bang in the centre of town. If you want to wake up with a direct view of northern Europe’s finest cathedral, go for a deluxe category room as most point that way, (as does the Langley Suite).

There is a restaurant, but with so many cafes and restaurants outside the door, it’s unlike you’ll use it for anything other than breakfast.  

It’s a great choice for history lovers – Guy Fawkes was born a few doors down and the Roman streets of  High Petergate and Stonegate are just outside the door.

Surrounding Area

The hotel is situated on High Petergate – one of York’s main Roman roads, lined with elegant Regency buildings. Famous Stonegate is just around the corner, and all the city’s main attractions, along with a wide range of restaurants, are walkable from here.

Inevitably such a central location means it’s very busy with tourists in the day, but York quietens down considerably in the evening.   

One note of caution – it’s definitely a bonus to be so close to York Minster, but the bells start ringing at 8am so light sleepers hoping to snooze past then might want to bring earplugs. 

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Not available
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

York Minster

York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.1 miles]

York Minster is northern Europe’s finest Gothic cathedral, taking 250 years to build, and famous for its vividly beautiful stained glass.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12

Walk York’s Roman city walls

York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.4 miles]

Walking York’s ancient city walls – the best-preserved in Britain – offers glimpses of the city’s rich history, with fortified towers, Roman gateways and a wonderful view of the medieval rooftops.

Best for ages: 8+ | Free | 2 houra

National Railway Museum

York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.8 miles]

Europe’s premier railway museum boasts every type of train from steam locomotives to the only bullet train outside Japan – a wet-weather winner for kids of all ages.

Best for ages: 4+ | Free

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Exterior of two-storey art gallery with a fountain and statue in front

York Art Gallery

York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

A regional art gallery that punches well above its weight, you’ll find Victorian and contemporary artists displayed, including David Hockney and Grayson Perry. General admission is free.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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The exterior and window display of the popular Betty's Cafe and Tea Rooms at night


York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

This iconic tearoom opened in 1937 and there’s a good reason people queue for two hours for afternoon tea here. Book online in advance to avoid the wait.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

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Exterior of medium-sized museum with lawn in front and a bed of flowers

Yorkshire Museum

York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.2 miles]

Yes, Yorkshire is the theme, but here you’ll find everything from dinosaurs to Richard III. A surprisingly diverse museum and its spacious gardens are a lovely spot for a picnic afterwards.

Best for ages: 13+ | £8

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Boats sailing down the River Ouse with people walking along the embankment

Boat tours of York

York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)[0.3 miles]

Get a different perspective on York while gently gliding down the River Ouse with jovial commentary. Lunch, afternoon tea and evening cruises are also offered.

Best for ages: 4+ | £12 | 1-3 hours

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Yorkshire, United Kingdom (UK)

York’s dramatic past – from Roman settlements to Viking invasions – has created one of Britain’s most beautiful historic cities, home to the world-famous York Minster and the most complete medieval walls in the country.

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