York is famous for its Viking roots, its stunning Gothic cathedral – York Minster – and its delightful shopping streets. It’s a quaint and compact city in the heart of Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside, and with its own inner-city walks too. Take a stroll along the river or around the old city walls, or dip into one of its museums. In winter, this is a bustling Christmas shopping destination, and in summer, people travel from far and wide to dress up and enjoy the races or go for a classy brunch. As the city centre is small, York hotels can be pricey, but if you know where to look, you can find budget options within easy walking distance of the top attractions and shops.
Principal York, The Fat Badger Inn and Alcuin Lodge are some of the popular hotels in York.