Without a doubt, York is one of the UK’s most beautiful cities, boasting a rich history. Trivia quiz: Did you know that York Minster is the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe? This Roman city is home to some unbelievable architecture, but it holds more than a pretty face. It’s also home to hundreds of quirky shops, delectable restaurants and hidden gems. Revel in the hustle and bustle of the ancient city by staying in one of our hotels near York Station. We’re sure that you’ll soon be smitten with the city.
Book hotels near York Station
Book a hotel near York Station and you’re in the centre of it all. Our Central Micklegate Hotel is less than half a mile’s walk to the famous shopping street, The Shambles. Said to be the oldest shopping street in Europe, it even got a mention in the Domesday Book back in 1086. Here’s a fact that will please the kids — The Shambles was the inspiration behind Diagon Alley, the famous wizarding cobblestoned street in Harry Potter. For impressive views of the city, walk the castle walls. Start at Clifford Tower, a mere 0.2 miles from our York Central Hotel. The walk takes you around the longest and best preserved town walls in England. Parent Survival Tip: Bring paper and crayons for the kids. There are great opportunities for stone rubbings.
Things to do near York Station
There’s said to be 365 pubs in York, one for every day of the year and one in skipping distance of your hotel, for sure. The Evil Eye pub’s only half a mile from our Central Micklegate Hotel. It’s rumoured to be Johnny Depp’s favourite bar. He’s been seen here on numerous occasions. We’ll have whatever he’s having, thanks. If you’re looking to escape the city, head to Rowntree Park. It’s only 2.2 miles from our Hull Road Hotel, and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re out in the Dales. The park was a gift from the confectionary giant and York resident Joseph Rowntree. Wine gums optional.