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As the north's spiritual capital, the walled riverside city of York stands as an ecclesiatical epicenter for Britain's colorful royal history. Cruising along the River Ouse via YorkBoat provides a watery overview. Attractions beside York Minster's Gothic splendor include the York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum, countless galleries, and opportunity to browse the medieval shopping streets of Stonegate and Shambles, pre-dating the Norman Conquest and now lined with jewelry shops and cafes. A variety of guided and self-guided walks in and around the city provide added appeal, showing off stunning castles, impressive houses, and idyllic parks. And since pain, superstition, torture, and death also haunt Britain's bloody past, the popular, if gruesome, York Dungeon showcases 2,000 years of authentic horror, recreating in excruciating detail such scenes as St. George being sawn in half and Guy Fawkes being tortured to reveal other conspirators behind the Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Or of Shambles resident Margaret Clitherow being fatally crushed under a pile of stones after being accused of harboring Catholic priests during the Elizabethan period when Catholic Europe attempted to topple the Queen.
Modern York, as a more hospitable year-round destination, offers a vibrant café bar and restaurant culture along with lively entertainment and festivals. Shopping blends with sightseeing, especially within the traffic-free heart of York, where book dealers, antique shops, and crafts boutiques abound. As a touring base, York is about two hours by rail from London, Edinburgh and Manchester. York accommodations range from campgrounds and hotels, to guest houses including bed and breakfasts and hotels, many quite splendid.
We have organized our listings of York's hotel accommodations both alphabetically and into several geographic areas. You can begin browsing for hotels in the Greater York area by selecting one of the links shown below.
Hotels located in York, a year round destination with several points of interest including York Minster, JORVIK and Yorkshire Museum. While visiting the area you can also enjoy shopping on the streets of Stonegate and the Shambles.
Hotels located southwest of York in the Greater Leeds area. This area also includes hotels in the cities of Rotherham, Ilkley and others. The area is served by Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA) located northwest of the city.
Hotels located north of Leeds in the area of Harrogate. This area is known as "England's Floral District" and is overflowing with beautiful parks, floral displays and gardens, both public and those belonging to historic houses, castles and abbeys.
Hotels located in the city of Hull, one of England's leading Ports. Hull is situated on the north bank of the River Humber and is rarely known by its full name Kingston-upon-Hull.
Hotels located southwest of Leeds in the city of Bradford. This area also includes hotel options in the cities of Wakefield, Brighouse, Huddersfield and others.
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Area Facts: York Racecourse is nicknamed "the Ascot of the North" and is considered by many to be the finest racecourse in Europe. The international dialing code for the United Kingdom is 44.
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