York is one of the most visited cities in the UK, with millions of visitors a year flocking to the historic destination. It’s no surprise either, given what the city has to offer.
York’s Many Attractions
With the largest Gothic Cathedral in Northern Europe, the best preserved city walls in the country, and the Shambles, believed to be the oldest shopping street in Europe, even being noted in the Doomesday Book of 1086.
York can also boast the highest number of museums of any city of its size in Britain, including the largest Railway Museum anywhere in the world, which boasts the only bullet train on display outside of their home country- Japan. The Jorvik centre, a reconstructed Viking experience of the city of York is also very popular with visitors.
The streets of York are themselves a museum of course. They can be seen to showcase architecture from every individual period in history. From its Roman foundations, through to the Medieval, Tudor, Georgian and Victorian periods when York was known as a chocolate producing city.
Varied Accommodation Options
For those who are considering a stay in this fascinating location, there’s more good news. York is also home to some of the best and most varied accommodation options in the country. Whether you’re looking to stay in a hotel or go self-catering, even camping, there are convenient and comfortable options a plenty in York.
Those with an interest in the hotel and accommodation trade will no doubt be interested to learn of the richness and variety of options in York.
From the large and traditional Grand Hotel, to York’s most haunted pub. If you dare, the Golden Fleece in York, visited by popular TV show- Most Haunted, has over night accommodation. With some of the most frequent reports of spooky activity in the city (which itself has a reputation for haunted buildings) it’s not for the faint-hearted.
Grays Court Hotel is the latest incarnation of what is believed to be the longest continuously occupied building in the country. Dating back to 1080 and initially the residence of the Treasurer of York Minster, it is now an upmarket hotel.
For those looking for a stay that’s a little closer to nature, York also offers several camp sites nearby, such as Fourways Camp site, which offers both typical camping facilities and Glamping stays as well. If you like the sound of an evening under stars then Bay Tree Lodge offers a luxury alternative to the tent. With its own Hot Tub and located in the tranquil country just outside York, it is a great chance to take in the city whilst enjoying the benefits of a country stay.
With York’s richness of history and wide and exciting variety of accommodation, there’s no reason not to visit this fantastic corner of the country.