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The original county town of Yorkshire, steeped in history. Nestled at the meeting point of the traditional three ridings, as well as the rivers Ouse and Foss. Surrounded by acre upon acre of sprawling countryside as far as the eye can see. We’re talking, of course, about York.
The historic city is an amazing holiday destination for families, friends and everyone in-between. Combining lively nightlife with the quaint English countryside, York offers something for everyone. The best way to see it? With one of the luxury holiday cottages in York hand-picked by kate & tom’s.
Occupied by Romans from the 1st century, York is packed full of historic sites and attractions. That starts at the medieval walls, with York boasting more miles of intact city walls than any other location in England. Originally built to defend the city, standing 13 feet high, sections of the walls can be seen in the Museum Gardens and around Monk Bar.
Fast-forward to the 9th century and York was occupied by the Danes. Renamed Jorvik (from which its modern name is derived), York was the capital of the Vikings’ British territory. You can delve deeper into the life of the Vikings at JORVIK Viking Centre, which houses fascinating exhibitions on the very site where many of the biggest archaeological discoveries were made.
Step into the 2nd millennium and you’ll find York Castle, which was originally built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. Climb 50 steps up Clifford’s Tower, the castle’s main keep, for panoramic views of the city. Or head to the York Castle Museum, just a stone’s throw away, to feast your eyes on an 18th century prison, and Kirkgate – a recreated Victorian street!
Want to really experience the city’s deep, dark history? The York Dungeon features live actors, special effects and detailed scenes to tell stories about the local connection with Guy Fawkes and supposed witch Isabella Billington.
If you prefer informative to immersive, and transport to terror, the National Railway Museum is a must. See how rail transport changed life in Britain, with a collection of landmark vehicles, from the old-fashioned Stirling Single to the holder of the world speed record for steam locomotives – the Mallard.
Of course, no visit to York would be complete without seeing the captivating York Minster. Completed in its current form in the 15th century, the Minster is Northern Europe’s second-largest gothic cathedral – and seen as a hub of Christianity in the north of England.
Ready to submerge yourself in the history and culture of York? Why not throw in a bit of luxury and style too? Choose from York cottages with hot tubs, pools, games rooms and other outstanding features to make the most of your time away. Why not opt for a dog friendly house near York and take the pooch into the Yorkshire countryside?
From hen parties and city breaks with friends to family getaways with everyone invited, kate & tom’s selection of holiday homes in York has something for everyone. Come back to your luxury cottage in York after a day of sightseeing. Or enjoy a session of pampering and relaxation before a night at the city’s many bars and restaurants. Traditional pints in friendly pubs or unique cocktails in chic bars – you’ll find everything you’re looking for in York!
Whether you’re looking for relaxing hot tub breaks in York or a luxury cottage with a games room for all the kids to enjoy, kate & tom’s can make it happen. We’ve picked out the best holiday cottages in York with room for all your guests, so you simply need to select your favourite and check availability.
Even better, we have a team of travel experts on hand to help with your York adventure. If you have any questions about our York holiday homes, don’t hesitate to contact us today on [email protected].