Cheap Flats for Short Holiday Stay or Long Term Rental
Standing proud on a hill is York Minster, with its magnificent architecture and vibrant stained glass windows. Wander around the Shambles, a cobbled and narrow street with timbered framework and traditional shops. The Jorvik Viking Centre showcases the town’s Viking heritage. Using sound, sense and sight interaction this centre will give you an impression how life was in the Anglo Saxon era. The nearby National Railway Museum is the largest of its kind in the world. It houses the Flying Scotsman and Mallard trains.
York Apartments to Rent (for 1 night or longer)
The apartments to rent offer fully fitted kitchens with all appliances and crockery for dining in. The modern kitchens have an oven, microwave and refrigerator, and kitchenware is provided. Most city centre rentals and penthouses also feature a seating area with a flat-screen TV. These York self catering lets are perfect for short breaks.
It’s a popular city, so plan well ahead for the best deals. It can be busy especially if you visit during one of the city’s many festivals or races, held at the racecourse. Both Leeds and Hull are within easy reach.
York UK – City Centre – Why Stay Here ?
York is a historical city found in England and is it often regarded as the country’s most frequented visited city after London. It is fairly small, and despite its many attractions, it doesn’t require too much time to explore. Even a short term holiday of four or so days can be enough for anyone to see all the major attractions.
This therefore makes it perfect for weekend getaways and romantic breaks. It’s a nice place to visit with your spouse, or even tour with your kids. If you have been uncertain about where to go to for your next trip, heading to this charming city will make your efforts worthwhile.
Places of Interest
Owing to its amazing character and history, there are just as many people who love to live in York as there are those who like to visit. If you want to make the most of your trip here though, you might want to consider walking around the town’s city centre rather than biking or driving.
If you are not in the mood to move around on foot though, you can choose to ride in a horse and cart which will allow you to move at a moderate pace, and ensure that you enjoy every bit of the picturesque surroundings.
Some of the amazing places you are bound to see during such tours include the Shambles, the National Railway Museum, and the Merchant Adventure’s Hall. Treasurer’s House, Fairfax House, Museum Gardens and Clifford’s’ Tower are some of the other main attractions you shouldn’t leave without seeing.
Cheap apartment rentals – Sorting out your accommodation needs
Finding accommodation in York is easy and while there are many places on the pricier side, there are also a good number that are cheap. The apartments for rent found here are particularly convenient considering that they provide just enough space, and can be booked for one night, a weekend, or any short term stay.
Some of the fully furnished apartments are holiday rentals that provide you with room to cook your own food and enjoy other freedoms just like you would in your home. Thus, if you would rather not eat at a hotel during your weekend break in York city centre, you can opt for such accommodation.
Even though there are various self catering rentals you can decide to lodge in, apartments are quite ideal given that they do not cost as much as the three star and five star hotels. Still, just like any other facilities, the amenities they offer vary from place to place. Some have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers and Wi-Fi, while others are just basic rooms with the most essential features.
If your intention is to pay for something cheap, opting for the latter would be more reasonable. You only need to ensure that it meets your desired standards of quality even if you only mean to stay for one night.
Keep in mind though, if you are heading out for a long holiday, you should look out for places that have deals as prolonged stays tend to come with significantly discounted rates.
Primary Railway Station of the City Center
Main train station
Main railway station ?
The primary train station is York Railway Station, which is a very busy station served by trains from all over England and Scotland.
There are regular trains to Kings Cross rail station in city centre of London, Waverley station in Edinburgh Scotland, Glasgow’s main rail terminus, Aberdeen (see apartments), Lime Street station in Central Liverpool in Merseyside, the port of Southampton in Hampshire (stay nearby), St Pancras international, and many more.
Location of the City – Where ?
Where is York ?
The city of York lies in the north-east of England, in the county of North Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber region. The city is about 204 miles located from London (self catering), and 23 miles from central Leeds (see 1 night rentals).
- Wakefield — 26 miles
- Huddersfield — 36 miles
- Sheffield — 43 miles
- Bury St Edmunds — 56 miles
- Manchester — 58 miles
- Stoke-on-Trent (close by Alton Towers theme park, see hotels) — 80 miles
The city does not have an airport of its own. Visitors willing to fly to the city have several options. The closest airport is Leeds Airport LBA in West Yorkshire, offering both domestic and international flights. Manchester MAN airport is also directly reachable by a direct TransPennine Express train.
Other airports which can be reached by either car or train are Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, Humberside HUY, Durham Tees Valley airport and Newcastle’s primary international airport.
5 Must See Attractions and Sights
National Railway Museum
(Leeman Road, YO26 4XJ England)
See historical railway carraiges at the National Railway Museum. They even have the Hogwarts Express. Great place to visit with friends and family, and a must for every train enthusiast. Free entrance.
(YO1 7HB, North Yorkshire)
Over 2 miles in length. The walls are lovely to walk round, interesting and well preserved. Lovely to see the city from different angles.
(Shambles, City Centre, York YO1 7LZ, England)
Old medieval street in town center which was once the street of the Butcher Shops. Nowadays there are very quaint nice little shops and good coffee shops.
(Deangate, YO1 7HH, England UK)
Magnificent Church of England cathedral with wonderful stained glass windows.
(Minster Yard, YO1 7JL, North Yorkshire)
Historic house run by the National Trust, with beautiful interiors and furniture. Well worth a visit.