Self-catering holiday accommodation in York
York is a grand old city, steeped in history and with interesting discoveries around every corner. From the awe-inspiring architectural gem that is York Minster Cathedral, to the enticing eateries purveying food from all over the world, it’s a place where all your senses will be satiated. Each month sees a different festival, including the thrilling Viking Festival and music events galore.
Things to do in York
There’s a high street with big brands and independent boutiques, a designer outlet to peruse and Shambles Market which takes place all day, every day. You’ll find a fantastic range of eateries here, serving everything from award-winning fine dining cuisine to delicious street food, with options for vegans and vegetarians. There are dungeons, castles, a Jurassic World, a Roman public bath house, underground Cold War bunkers, and more museums than you could visit in a week!
If you enjoy discovering the history behind the places you visit, York is an unparalleled destination to take a step back in time. The Jorvik Viking Centre transports you back to the Viking era, while the National Railway Museum is packed full of beautiful old locomotives and artefacts from the railways.
If you’re travelling with your pup, there are plenty of dog-friendly places to eat and attractions, including the sightseeing cruises on the river.
Explore Yorkshire Further
While you’ll find lots to keep you occupied within York itself, beyond the perimeters of the city await a great choice of destinations for days out. See how the other half lived at opulent Castle Howard, wander the historic streets of nearby towns such as Howden and Malton, or visit the intriguing geological feature of Brimham Rocks. Hop on the train to double up on city sights with day trips to London or Leeds; or make for the coast for seaside adventures galore. The North York Moors National Park can be reached within 30 miles of York. It’s a beautiful, wild space where you can lose yourself amongst romantic landscapes or soak up some culture in market towns such as Helmsley and Hutton-le-Hole.
There’s so much around York that you’ll be more than ready to collapse into the soft sofas in a luxury holiday cottage at the end of a long, packed day. Let our collection of beautiful countryside escapes, stylish townhouses and traditional farmhouses inspire your next getaway. Big houses and sleek apartments, roaring wood burners and manicured gardens, choose a property with a few of these indulgent extras for your city escape. Visit York for a fantastic holiday with family and friends.