88-96 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL, United Kingdom

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit York After Lockdown

We all need (and deserve) a holiday right now. This year has been difficult, to say the least, but with lockdown slowly but surely easing, it’s the perfect time to start planning your escape. Not convinced that York is the place to go? Well, let our hotel in York change your mind with our top reasons to visit! 


The History

There is no doubt about it, York has a fascinating history. In the 9th century, the infamous Viking Invasion took place, in which they changed the name of the city to ‘Jorvik’. The invasion remains a significant part of York’s rich history, something which you can learn more about at the fantastic Jorvik Viking Centre. Every year, the Jorvik Viking Festival takes place to celebrate the momentous historical event. 

York City Walls


The Shambles

No trip to York is complete without a ramble around The Shambles. As one of the world’s best-preserved shopping streets, which was named the most picturesque street in Britain, there are so many reasons to visit the Shambles when in York. Harry Potter fans will feel like they are walking down Diagon Alley with three shops inspired by the wizarding world. You can even buy your own wand! 

The Shambles


The Pubs 

Rumour has it York is home to a whopping 365 pubs - that’s a pub for every day of the year. Whilst we can’t confirm or deny if that’s true, one thing is certain, York has a hell of a lot of pubs. Whether you fancy a quiet pint on a Sunday afternoon or want to do a pub crawl with friends, you won’t be short of choice. Our personal favourite is The King’s Arms - perfect for a hot summer’s day! 



The Ghost Walks

Believe it or not, there have been 500 recorded sightings of ghosts in York. If you dare, you can discover a spookier side of the city on a Ghost Walk and explore the hidden streets and dark alleyways with a theatrical guided tour. The Original Ghost Walk of York was the very first tour of its kind in the entire world, established in 1973. Also, don’t forget to visit York Dungeon to learn more about the city’s gruesome history.

York at Dusk


York’s Chocolate Story

Did you know that two of the world’s biggest confectionery brands, Rowntree’s and Terry’s, were founded in York? Well, now you do! Unwrap the secrets of the city’s chocolate-making past at York’s Chocolate Story and learn the art of the chocolatier. You can even try your hand at making some goodies to take with you - that’s a pretty sweet souvenir if you ask us. 

York Chocolate Story


Hotel Indigo York

It would be rude to leave our York hotel off the list! Inspired by the city’s rich history and chocolate past, Hotel Indigo York is the perfect place to stay on your weekend escape. If you’re visiting for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, please drop us an email and let us know what our team can do to make your break extra special. We can do mirror messages upon request.

Hotel Indigo York Bedroom

We can’t wait to welcome you to our hotel in York soon. If you’re planning to get away to York after lockdown, browse our exclusive packages! For now, stay safe and stay well.

All the staff we met, from arriving to departing were very helpful, polite and efficient. Our room was serviced to a very good standard and the breakfast was very tasty!

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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