York - a medieval city in North Yorkshire
There is plenty to see and do in historic York and the surrounding area. The region has endless attractions, including the Castle Museum, Clifford Tower, the ancient city walls, the Minster and the National Railway Museum. You may also like to take a trip to the nearby east coast where you can visit Scarborough, Filey, Whitby seafront and Robin Hood’s Bay.
The city center possesses some of the most complete and best preserved medieval sites in Europe, including its walls, which offer interesting walks and beautiful views of the city, as well as the world famous Minster, as Gothic cathedral that constitutes one of its symbols.
The Castle is another must-see, especially if you take some time to visit its museum, where buildings and costumes from different historical periods are on display. Also take some time to wander in the city centre and get lost in its snickleways, the narrow streets leading to ancient markets.
When looking for overnight accommodation, consider cheap b&b's located in this area, as they will provide you with a perfect setting to immerse yourself in the history of the place. If you are traveling with your children, try and find a place with family rooms.
Don't forget to walk along The Shambles, the narrow street with numerous medieval buildings, small shops and tea rooms. As for attractions, they are numerous, including the York Dungeon and the Maze, the latter being perfect for an afternoon with your children.
Where to choose your cheap accommodation for the night ?
Accommodation options in York are plentiful, especially when it comes to cheap b&b's and affordable hotels. Whether you want to stay for a night in the historic city centre itself or in the countryside surrounding the city, you will have a great choice of reasonably priced establishments.
Most of the bed and breakfast are family-run, which allows you to enjoy a homely feeling and to exchange with the locals. Located in all areas of the city, they range from Edwardian to Victorian townhouses, guest houses and coaching inns, some of them offering family rooms and other amenities.
The city is a railway hub and staying near the train station means you have a base to explore surrounding towns and regions. It is also very convenient if you are traveling to or from Yorkshire by train, either with an early departure or a late arrival.
Staying in the compact town centre is a great way to be right in the middle of everything, including landmarks such as the Minster Cathedral and the city's medieval pedestrian streets. If you fancy an area with a variety of pubs, consider Goodramgate and Swinegate, which are the most eclectic in town.
If you'd rather be close to shops and boutiques, choose a guest room in Gillygate or Ramgate, for their galleries, small independent vintage shops and bookstores. Popular is also renting a York self catering apartment for the night or the weekend.