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A holiday rental home in York provides endless activities for the entire family.

If you like to have a variety of things to do whilst on holiday, York is a perfect choice for you. A holiday rental home can serve as home base whist providing you with all of the comforts of home.

Things to do on holiday to York

Those on holiday to York will find no shortage of things to do. There are fabulous restaurants, shopping and the nightlife is active as well. Consider taking a river cruise as a way to get an overview of the history of the city. These guided tours take less than two hours and a knowledgeable guide will be able to answer any questions you might have. Most evenings there are ghost walks. You will be led on a walk throughout the city by a guide who will share some of the most well-known of the areas ghost stories. This walk is not very scary and is appropriate for most family members.

Places to visit on holiday to York

There are plenty of attractions in York that will interest every member of the family. JORVIK Viking Centre is a must see for anyone who has even a slight interest in history or in how people lived in times past. This is a recreation of York in the 10th century. Visitors will feel as though they have stepped back in time whilst surrounded by the sights and sounds that would have been common 1000 years ago. The York Castle Museum is another attraction that allows a view of the past. The museum staff has assembled thousands of items that would have been used in everyday life. Rooms have been recreated and visitors even get a glimpse of a prison cell. The adults in your group may consider a visit to the York Dungeon. This is not an appropriate attraction for children as the exhibits and live shows are quite gruesome.For a tamer way to spend an afternoon, there are plenty of art galleries including the York City Art Gallery where hundreds of paintings are on display. There are also attractions that were designed with children in mind. The York Maze is a giant corn maze, but there are also other features to this fun play park as well. Amongst the most popular are a climbing area and a gigantic “jumping pillow”. Waterworld is a perfect choice for hot summer days. The whole family can enjoy a variety of slides, flumes pools and other water rides.

Weather in York

The weather in York is milder in both temperatures and the amount of rainfall. The summer does not bring extreme temperatures and the average in July and August, the hottest months, is about 15 degrees. Whilst it may snow a couple of times each year, most of time the winter temperatures do not dip below freezing. The average temperature is between 1 and 5 degrees. Rainfall is pretty steady throughout the year with about 55 mm falling each month.

Travel to York

The closest major airport to York is Leeds and Bradford (LBA), which is 40 km away. Humberside International is a bit further at 65 km. Some travellers choose to fly to London

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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          House #1469316
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                            Apartment #1987626
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #449901
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1349866
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                          Apartment #1850968
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                                            • 1 BR
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                                                • 2 BR
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                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                  House #1015233
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                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #6491395
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                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #6491395
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #6500290
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #6507116
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      Multiple rentals Cabin #6505143
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                                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                                        Apartment #6501818
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                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                          Multiple rentals House #6507116
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Multiple rentals Cabin #6505143
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                                                                                  Cottage #1672678
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #6805396
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #6837209
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                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (35 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 6 BR
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                                                                                          House #416137
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #719105
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                                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #1466593
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                                                                                                Apartment #1787161
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6805408
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                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                    House #6067540
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      • 4 BR
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                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Quirky little property.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great location for Bishy Road and a 10 minute walk to city centre. Lovely and clean,very comfortable stay. Perhaps just a little street noise with the main bedroom being downstairs but other than that a very nice place to stay. Thanks David. Would recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Really lovely appartment

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely clean, fresh appartment, great touches with prosecco, tea, coffee, milk, cereals and even hot cross buns and butter. Really helpful owners. Definitely recommend
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Great house in good location everything you need for a holiday rental.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Great house in very good location to get into York. Parking permit very useful. Beds very comfortable, house well equipped.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017