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

Tel: 01904 231 333


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Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



Top 5 attractions in York

We may be biased but there is nowhere quite like York. The medieval city is full of history, tales and culture, making it the ideal destination for your next UK city break. Whether you’ve never visited before, or you’ve been countless times, there are so many reasons to book a trip to York. Our York hotel has compiled a list of just a few of the top attractions in the city!


York Minster

Perhaps the city’s most iconic attraction, York Minster is truly magnificent. One of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe, the cathedral has been at the centre of Christianity in England since the 7th century. Offering beautiful architecture, interiors and with more stained glass windows than anywhere else in the country, it really is a must-visit on your York trip. Climb 275 steps to reach York Minster’s Central Tower for panoramic and picturesque views of the medieval city.York Minster


The Shambles 

No trip to York would be complete without a ramble around the Shambles. One of the oldest and best-preserved shopping streets in the city, it’s no wonder it’s a popular tourist attraction. Once home to Butchers’ shops, today the street is lined with boutique shops, cafes and gift shops. It is thought that The Shambles inspired Diagon Alley in the fan favourite Harry Potter, the street is now home to three Harry Potter themed shops; where people can buy props and items inspired by the books and films.The Shambles


York Dungeon

York is famous for its fascinating, and somewhat gruesome history. From the Roman invasion to being the birthplace of Guy Fawkes, the city has some thrilling stories to tell and there is no better place to do this than at York Dungeon. The award-winning attraction enables you to walk through 11 live actor shows, telling the story of York’s dark history and meet famous historical characters such as The Vikings, Dick Turpin and Guy Fawkes! For a darker and scarier experience, adults can join in on the Late Night shows which take place on various nights throughout the year.York Dungeon


York Mansion House

The official residence of the Lord Mayor of York during his/ her term of office, York Mansion House makes for an interesting visit. York’s original house party, the home was built as a place for the Lord Mayor to entertain guests and to house civic collections. Today, visitors can experience York’s present and past, and take a trip back to the middle ages and explore how previous mayors entertained.York Mansion House[photo credit: Little Vikings]

York’s Chocolate Story

Unwrap the city’s rich chocolate history at York’s Chocolate Story and learn more about the biggest names in the industry. The birthplace of Rowntree and Terry’s, York’s fame and fortune have rested on chocolate for almost 300 years – pretty sweet, we know. At York’s Chocolate Story, visitors can discover the stories behind the greatest name in chocolate, learn the art of chocolate making and even try your hand at being a master chocolatier.York Chocolate Story[photo credit: Continuum Attractions]

Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email info@inyoryk.co.uk.




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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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