York City Centre – Old Town area hotel

York City Centre – Old Town area hotel

York City Centre – Old Town area hotel

With a fantastic location in the city centre and close to attractions including the York Minster, this stunning 4 star Hot Rate Hotel is ideal for those looking to enjoy all that the city has to offer.

The property is a short car journey from the city train station, and is just over 37km from Leeds Bradford airport for international arrivals. Parking is available on site for those arriving via private transport, and is completely free of charge for the duration of your stay. The property welcomes pets, and high speed Internet access is available throughout the property, allowing you to browse the web from the comfort of your bedroom. Other facilities include a self-service laundry room, and an excellent Business Centre providing a range of professional facilities.

As one of the UK’s oldest cities and home to a number of historical attractions, a visit to York would not be complete without visiting York Castle Museum. Here you can learn about the history of the city spanning across hundreds of years, including historic battles involving the castle, how it was used as a prison, and even how the city developed during the 1960s. The Castle Museum is on the site of York Castle itself, which was built by William the Conqueror in 1068 – but the museum is housed in former prison buildings and was founded by Dr. John Kirk in 1938. Exhibitions include a stunning display of York Castle Prisons, which focus on the lives of eight former inmates including the infamous Dick Turpin. Visitors even have the opportunity to search their family history to see if any ancestors ended up in one of the cells. The museum has also recently renovated the Victorian Street exhibition, with authentic streets showcasing York businesses and the lives of the rich and the poor in the city. The museum has conducted extensive research to make the replica street as realistic as possible, and now every shop along the replica street was present between 1870-1901. Visitors can also explore a portrayal of a house that would have been lived in by a working-class family, and is based on historical research from the Rowntree Society. The museum provides fascinating insight into life in York, and is an excellent starting point for those wishing to learn more about the city.

We hope you have a wonderful time during your stay in your Hot Rate Hotel in historic York!