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

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Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



Planning your May bank holidays in York

Spring is well under way in the historic city of York with a wide range of events to entertain you over the May bank holiday weekends. From festivals to markets, York has a variety of activities for everybody to enjoy.

In this blog, our boutique hotel in York explores a handful of events happening over both May Bank holiday weekends. 



York Farmers Market – 3rd May, Parliament Square

Held on the first Friday of every month, York Farmers market offers Yorkshire’s local delicacies and shares fresh and local produce from around the region. This month’s traders include Shire honey, Highfield Textiles, Bobsie Chocs and Jane Schaffner Pots.

York Farmers Market

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A festival of dogs 4th – 6th May at Castle Howard

If you fancy a fun packed programme of dog themed activities, then this is for you. Organised by the Ryedale Dog Rescue, A Festival of Dogs is a family dog show, which showcases some of the region’s best pooches. There’s plenty of entertainment for all the family including our canine visitors too with prizes being awarded for categories including best in show and the most handsome hound. As well as other activities including food and drink stalls. The ground opens at 10am and closes at 6pm.

Festival of Dogs York



Yorkshire Hearty Festival – Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th May at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard

Returning for the 5th year in a row, the Hearty Festival celebrates Yorkshire in all its glory with over 30 real ales, English wines, Yorkshire ciders and even a gin and fizz bar! It’s fun for all the family, with live music throughout the day, including bouncy castles and inflatable assault courses as well as various caterers on the day.

York Beer Fest


First Saturday - 25th May at York Racecourse

The horse racing season is just getting started at York Racecourse and the first Saturday is fast approaching, kicking off with the recent pattern race, the Group 3 William Hill Bronte Cup. It’s the perfect opportunity for a full day of racing with the first race starting at 2pm.

York Racecourse

[Photo Credit: VisitYork]


Katherine Jenkins – Friday 24th May at York Barbican

Britain’s best-selling classical artist Katherine Jenkins OBE is returning to the York Barbican on Friday the 24th May to promote her new album “Guiding Light”. Tickets are still available to purchase including VIP hospitality packages to have the opportunity to meet Katherine herself – be quick as tickets are selling out fast!

Katherine Jenkins

[Photo Credit: VisitYork]


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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