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York Holiday Cottages

The following rental companies have been arranged in ascending order according to the number of York holiday cottages they provide. Visit the sites for information about the latest offers and deals, as well as details of availability and booking prices.

Cottages 4 You Cottages 4 You - 100 York holiday cottages and holiday accommodation in the Vale of York. Their properties include barn conversions, 18th century farmhouses and terraced stone cottages. All are graded with three stars or above and weekly bookings start at around £300.

Holiday RentalsHoliday Rentals - Over 50 York cottages from Holiday Rentals, many of which feature user reviews. Their cottages include farm-building conversions, townhouses and modern apartments with booking prices ranging between £180 and £1500.

Holiday LettingsHoliday Lettings - Around 40 holiday cottages in York offered by Holiday Lettings. Weekly stays can be booked for as little as £150 for certain self catering cottages although this depends on the time of year. Their range varies from modern apartments to traditional townhouses.

HoseasonsHoseasons - A small collection of York cottage properties from Hoseasons, which lie within a 5 mile radius. They're situated either in the city or just outside in nearby villages such as Skipton and Linton-on-Ouse. Bookings start at £250 approximately.


York is a large historic town, situated in the Vale of York, North East England. Founded by the Romans in AD71, it has a rich and fascinating heritage which is evident in its layout and construction. The lowland countryside that surrounds the town consists of rolling agricultural land, made fertile by the Rivers Ure, Ouse, Nidd, Wharfe, Aire, Derwent and Trent.

York City Walls
The town of York is surrounded by old rampart walls, through which are constructed four medieval gates. Most of these walls remain intact and can by followed by a rampart walk. Narrow, cobbled streets such as High and Low Petergate link crooked squares, graced with Georgian architecture - old Timbered houses can be found scattered throughout York.

York Minster Cathedral is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and is the town's most important visitor attraction. The cathedral, which is Gothic in style, is the seat of the Archbishop of York and dates back to the 12th century. Its medieval stained glass windows, one of which stands at 76ft, are among the art treasures of the world.

Yorkshire Museum
York has a wealth of visitor attractions including the Yorkshire Museum, Clifford's Tower and York Dungeon. Boat cruises can also be arranged which take visitors up and down the River Ouse - scroll down for further information or visit the link below which provides a a wide range of York holiday cottages and self catering accommodation.

York visitor attractions

This section provides further details of visitor attractions, entertainment and outdoor activities in and around the town of York. We've included links where possible as well as opening times and admission prices.

Outdoor Activities
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park is located near Pocklington and offers a variety of water-sport activities including windsurfing, canoeing and kayaking - entry is £1 for adults with free parking. Bicycles can also be hired to explore the city from Bob Trotter Cycle, situated on Lord Mayors Walk. Opening times are 9am - 5.30pm. Golfing enthusiasts will enjoy Allerthorpe Park Golf Club which features a challenging 18 hole golf course and private lessons which are available for both adults and junours.

Hansom CabFood and drink
The Maltings Pub, which can be found below Lendal Bridge on the riverside, serves six hand-pulled guest ales as well as a collection of European beers. It's a popular watering hole so visitors should arrive early to be sure of seating. Other good pubs include the Hansom Cab, the Edwardian, Minster Inn in Marygate and Brigantes Market Tavern.

For good eating see Meltons Restaurant on Scarcroft Road - it serves modern British cuisine from a wide menu that includes dishes such as confit pork belly and local trout. The Grange Hotel is also worth a visit and features a varied a la carte menu that fuses modern and classic food. Courses range in price between £12 and £20.

York MinsterHistory and Culture
York Minster Cathedral is open for sightseeing Monday to Saturday, 9-5pm and Sundays, 12-3.45pm. See the website for ticket prices. Yorkshire Museum, located in central York is another major attraction, exhibiting Roman artifacts, pottery and ancient jewellery. It is open from 10-7pm and admission concessions are available for the young.

The National Railway Museum on Leeman Road is also a must-visit and features classic locomotives such as the Flying Scotsman - admission is free. Other places of interest include the 13th century Clifford's Tower and the Castle Museum, which recreates scenes from Tudor and Edwardian Times.
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Summary of attractions

Allerthorpe Lakeland Park

Meltons Restaurant

York Minster Cathedral

Yorkshire Museum

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