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About York

Visit York

With a history that stretches back several millennia, York rose to prominence during the Roman era and later, the Medieval period when it became a vibrant centre of culture, religion and trade. Today, its many-layered history can be witnessed in its Roman-era monuments, medieval buildings, beautiful cathedral and other historical treasures. Easily accessible by both road and rail, York is located on the train route between London and Edinburgh, with a number of other routes stopping at the city. The closest airport is Leeds-Bradford, located just 31 miles from the city centre. If you're looking for a cheap hotel in York then Opodo's easy to use interface lets you select the best hotel offers in a matter of moments. You can select rooms in order of price, star rating, distance from the centre of town or by star ratings and previous reviews combined. You can also filter by nightly budget or select to only see hotels offering particular features such as room facilities or proximity to specific landmarks. If location is your priority, you can view available hotels displayed on a map of the city instead of in a list. The availability function also shows you how many rooms have currently been booked, indicating if you should proceed promptly.

What to see in York

If you want to see the historic architecture for which the city is known then be sure to take a stroll in the area around the famed City Walls. The walls encircle the majority of the town centre which is where you'll find attractions such as the Gothic York Minster, Clifford's Tower (originally built by William the Conqueror), and the ever-eerie York Dungeon. The Shambles, meanwhile, is York's smallest and most famous street. Lined with quirky shops, cafes and boutiques, it captures the essence of the city and charms visitors with its historic edifices, many of which are the originals. For those travelling with children, the Jorvik Viking Centre makes an excellent half or full day activity, while York Castle Museum offers free entry for one child with each full paying adult. Many people book a hotel in York so they can enjoy the city's excellent cultural offerings. The York Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House are the city's premier venues when it comes to entertaining musicals, plays, opera, comedy and live music.

Where to stay in York

Hotels within the city limits are ideal for those who want to be close to the historic centre and the best of the city's bars, restaurants and museums. However, the wider York area features traditional villages and vast rural landscapes, ideally suited to those seeking a more relaxing retreat filled with hikes, cycle tours and generally making the most of the great outdoors. Just seven miles from the centre of town is the charming village of Strensall, set on the banks of the River Foss. Strensall Common is a vast conservation area perfect for dog walks and picnics, while York Golf Club is also located nearby to the village. Bishopthorpe, meanwhile, is a suburb of York and has been voted among the UK's coolest neighbourhoods to live in due to its abundance of great cafes, pubs, restaurants, and tranquil green spaces. For easy access to York Maze, a hotel in or around the village of Dunnington is ideal. The Yorkshire Air Museum is also within easy reach of here. Hotels to the north of the city provide the best access to the North York Moors National Park where you can enjoy some of the country's most impressive landscapes.