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Superhost
Flat in City Centre
Free Parking Boutique Style Studio
This ground floor studio is located in a converted warehouse within the city walls. It was converted in 2018 so the interior is in great order and the exterior looks onto water views. With a 5 minute walk to the main historic area/main shopping area and a 2 minute walk to major supermarkets, the studio is well connected. Wifi included. I have paid parking at Morrisons car park (so included in price) within a 5 minute minute walk. Park on site free for 20 mins to drop bags. Self check-in.
Individual Host
Superhost
Apartment in City Centre
Walmgate Apartment
A fantastic apartment located in one of York's most vibrant streets, situated within the city walls. The flat is part of the grade-II listed Dorothy Wilson Schoolhouse, a historical building of great significance. This newly renovated flat has a brand new, fully equipped kitchen, a beautifully furnished sitting room with a bright and sunny dining area. The brand new bathroom boasts a rainfall shower and the bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed and even a view of Clifford's Tower.
Individual Host
Superhost
Apartment in City Centre
6 Abbots Mews. 8/10 mins walk to town & station
Bright, sunny, studio, 10 mins stroll from the station & Minster. 5 mins walk from Roots restaurant. Bike storage inside. We are Lisa and Colin and we love meeting people. We provide cafeterie coffee, Yorkshire tea. Although we both work full time we try to be flexible with dropping bags early. Just ask and we'll do our best to let you drop bags early and collect them late so you can make the best of your time away.
Individual Host

Stay near York's top sights

York Minster209 locals recommend
York Shambles54 locals recommend
York Racecourse48 locals recommend
National Railway Museum153 locals recommend
Museum Gardens127 locals recommend
Shambles Market33 locals recommend

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Flat in City Centre
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Apartment in City Centre
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Cottage in City Centre
The Granary
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Flat in Heworth
Stroll to Historic City Centre From Refurbished Flat
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Superhost
Flat in City Centre
*NEW* Riverside Apartment in centre of York
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Flat in York
LoveYork | City Centre Flat | FREE Parking
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Superhost
Flat in City Centre
Central 1-bed apartment with allocated parking.
Professional Host
Superhost
Flat in City Centre
Cocoa Lily (with allocated secure parking)
Individual Host
Superhost
Flat in York
*NEW* beautiful central apartment *FREE PARKING*
Individual Host
Superhost
Flat in City Centre
Entire 1 Bed - 23 - The Cosy Collection Ltd
Professional Host
Superhost
Apartment in City Centre
Central Boutique Studio ( With Parking )
Individual Host
Superhost
Flat in City Centre
Luxury Riverside 1 Bedroom Apartment Free Parking
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Quick stats about holiday rentals in York

Total rentals

2K properties

Wifi availability

1.9K properties include access to wifi

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

900 properties have a dedicated workspace

Pet-friendly rentals

260 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

1K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

128K reviews

Your guide to York

Introduction

Both ancient and modern, York is a small gem of a city that manages to showcase two millennia of British history in the grandest of style. The fortress walls that encircle the city, set along the banks of the River Ouse, are just the beginning of its attractions. Beyond them rise the great towers of its famed Gothic cathedral, York Minster, and an incomparably pretty run of perfectly preserved medieval streets. Roman soldiers founded the city in 71 AD — their towers, baths, and roads survive — and the Vikings also made it their home; the story of their 9th-century invasion is superbly told at the famous Jorvik Center. From the timber frames of 14th-century guildhalls to the stone facades of Georgian buildings like the Mansion House, not to mention a beloved National Railway Museum, no city has created a living history quite like York.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in York

Spring is the driest season, and a lovely season to stay in one of York’s apartments: temperatures in April and May tend to hover between 55 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures don’t spike that much in summer, regularly reaching highs of around 70 degrees in early August; winters are cold and wet, dropping to an average of 40 degrees in January. There’s always a decent chance of rain, so bring a waterproof jacket whatever time of year you come (and an umbrella), but York isn’t as windy as some more exposed parts of Yorkshire. It’s always a good idea to pack layers and a selection of warm clothing when you’re visiting the northern regions of the UK.


Top things to do in York

York Minster

Although construction began in the 13th century, the Gothic splendor of York’s imposing cathedral took two and a half centuries to complete. Its gigantic and intricately decorated stained-glass windows are as impressive as its spires; there’s also an ancient crypt to explore, and breathtaking views from the top of the tower if you’re willing to climb the steep and narrow 275 steps.

The Shambles

Walking down York’s most historic street is like stepping back in time. The timber-framed medieval buildings, with their overhanging upper storeys, loom over the cobbles of this narrow lane, much like Diagon Alley. Once, every shop here was a butcher’s; now they’re an assortment of independent retailers and quirky gift shops.

Monk Bar

The fortified walls of the city were originally protected by four multistory gateways (or bars), complete with barbican defenses, shooting galleries, and murder holes that allowed soldiers to rain arrows or boiling water upon their enemies. Monk Bar, which dates back to the 14th century, is the most impressive, and the only one that still has a functioning portcullis.

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