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Lodging in York

by traveltime10

Can anyone give me advice on a reasonably priced place to stay in York for one night in May? Arriving by train- don't plan on renting a car.

Thanks!

Re: Lodging in York

by christine.j

Some years ago I spent several days in the Apple Guest House in York. It's a few minutes walk from the train station. I liked it very much.
http://www.applehouseyork.co.uk/

Re: Lodging in York

by traveltime10

Wow! that was a quick answer. Thanks!

Re: Lodging in York

by MacedonianUK

Here is the website for Premier Inn hotels, there are few in York, this one is in the center, nite strats with £29.
I like them, they are nice & comfortable and very clean. chek them out.
Have fun in York. Do not forget to visit The York MInister & Jorvik museum too.
Valentina

Re: Lodging in York

by MacedonianUK

wrote everything forgot the link, silly me :(
here is the link
http://www.premierinn.com/en/justBrowseSearch!execute.action

Re: Lodging in York

by sfdodger

How much is reasonably?

Re: Lodging in York

by traveltime10

I consider around $120 U. S. as reasonable- less expensive is better, but that is the average I budget per night when planning a trip.

If lodging is more expensive, I try to make up the difference from my food or activities budgets- and vice versa.

Re: Lodging in York

by MacedonianUK

$120 is about £75, which is more than enough IMO for B&B in UK.
Old fasioned B&B will set you back about £35 a nite. Depends what you are looking for & which area for UK and town you are looking to.
Some more touristy plances will be more expencive than others.
For example in Carmbridge, if you are stying in dead center of town, expect to pay £85 for dubble room for 2 ppl.
On the other hand, if you are one mile out of the center, still walking distance and extremly good bus connection, than same room is £20-30 cheaper...
One of the reasons I suggested Premier Inn, is that hotels are walking distance to the center or short bus ride from the center and very good value for money.
I would plan, including room, local transport, food and entrance to museums (presumably you share dubble room with your girlfrend) not more than £100-110 per day which will work about $180.That is for the North of England, obviously London will be way more expencive....

Re: Lodging in York

by trvlrtom

Only been there once, and it was in 2006. The Airden House is conveniently located at the beginning of St. Mary's, just a short walk from the Shambles. We walked there from the train station without a problem.The young couple who run the establishment are friendly and helpful.

Re: Lodging in York

by sfdodger

When I visit Great Britain I don't plan on super cheap. I do want a bit more than a chain hotel. Seems a shame to go as cheap as possible, Yes I know "all I need is a clean room". However, tons of nice B&B's in York. The past few trips I have stayed at St. Marry's on Longfield Terrace.

Re: Lodging in York

by IKARUS510

http://www.holgatebridge.co.uk/enquiries.html just 10 mins walk from train station..

Travel Tips for York

YORK ALL SAINTS PAVEMENT CHURCH

by LoriPori

Though there has been a church on the site since the Saxons, the present building located on High Ousegate, the ancient Parish of YORK ALL SAINTS PAVEMENT is mostly 14th century.
Erected in the last quarter of the 15th century, the elegant octagonal lantern tower was kept burning every night to guide travellers coming through the Forest of Galtres to the North.
Special features of the Church include:
Lion-headed door knocker depicting the "Mouth of Hell" - 12th century
The Great East Window depicts a host of Saints
The Pulpit dates from 1634
The Organ was built in 1812 by Snetzler
The Lectern - 15th century - originally in St. Crux Church

take a Picnic and go into the...

by steventilly

take a Picnic and go into the gardens behind the Minster to eat it. On a hot summers day this park is crowded with people just chilling out and picnicing. The views of the Minster are great and there are other ruins and temples in the grounds.

wander round the many lovely...

by steventilly

wander round the many lovely old streets in the city. There are shops here that cater for every thing, not just the usual tourist things, though there are shops selling that sort of stuff too!

The most famous street in York is The Shambles, originally a street of Butchers shops, the buildings lean out across the street and almost touch one another!

York Races

by iaint

York is one of England's premier flat racing courses. It has a long history which the website will tell you about. Suffice to tell you that racing on this course dates back to 1730, and the city has records of horse racing taking place in Roman times.

I was there in July 09 for its 2nd biggest event - the John Smith's Cup. Historic in itself, as it was the 50th running of the race under the sponsorship of the John Smith's brewery. In fact, they sponsored the whole racecard.

It was a beautiful day, and that brought out a huge crowd. The downside was having to queue up to place bets, plus you could not get near the bars without a fight (I had a 4 hour drive home after the event, so it was water and not alcohol I needed).

Having been horse racing in France the previous weekend, some of the contrasts were stark:-
- A huge crowd in York for a big race with £150k prize money. A modest crowd in France for a main race worth a less modest €400k.
- Food and drink outlets everywhere in York (if you were prepared to push your way in) - 1 formal restaurant and 1 tiny cafe/bar at Chantilly.
- Cool and civilised people at Chantilly - many drunk and incapable at York.
- €4 admission at Chantilly; £32 at York (admittedly for the best enclosure, but at Chantilly you can go anywhere for your €4; parking free at York, but €2.50 at Chantilly)

I'm glad I went, but I'd pick a less popular meeting the next time. Sun screen if it's sunny.

Umbrella if it's not.

Cash for bets.

Inspiration to choose the winners.

Patience to queue up (or fight for) your beer/food.

(Check the dress code for the enclosure you'll be in).

Distinguished citizens of York

by barryg23

York has been home to many famous citizens down the ages. Some of the plaques we came across on our walks commemorated WH Auden, who was born on Bootham, just outside the city walls, and the parents of Guy Fawkes, who had a house on Stonegate.

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