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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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York Cottages - Self Catering near York (300+)

 

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Wonderful holiday

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We have just returned from a 2 weeks' stay at the annexe and it is definitely "home from home". Everything you could want was provided - we have found many rentals are lacking when it comes to equipment in the kitchen eg oven trays, etc. Jean and George were excellent hosts - welcoming us on arrival but they never bothered us during our whole stay. They were there if we needed them. The annexe is a short distance away from a park and ride which we used often to get into York. The village was lovely and very quiet. The local pub - The Cross Keys - was nice to visit - the meals are all home cooked and there was plenty of choice. We also had fish and chips at the Scrap Box - located on the Hull Road and they were lovely - freshly made as you ask for them. All in all we had a lovely, relaxing holiday. Here's to our next stay at the Annexe as we will definitely return in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

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Stayed 5 nights at the Apple Barn and had a great time! The house is very well equipped and spotlessly clean and Laura was very friendly. Lots of books and dvds on hand, lovely outside space, off road secure parking, we were even allowed to lock our pushbikes in the shed! Nearest pub (Agar Arms) was 3/4 mile away, no pavement though so need to be vigilant! Friendly pub in nice setting. We travelled to York by bus, stop is a 5 minute walk from the house. Did Minster, The Shambles, City Walls, Jorvik and York Dungeon. Cycled along the Trans Pennine Trail to Selby, about 20 mile return journey, very pleasant. Selby is a nice town with a wonderful Abbey, well worth a visit. Drove to Keighley, about an hour away, and took the steam train to Howarth to the Bronte Parsonage museum. What a great day out, Howarth is fantastic and so nice to get there by steam train! Ate out a couple of times, the Duke of York in Gate Helmsley was very good, if a little expensive, would recommend booking as it was very busy! Best meal was in York, Biltmore Bar & Grill in Swinegate. We wandered in by chance and had a fabulous meal then found out that on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday all food is half price so we paid £23 for 2 starters, 2 mains and drinks! Will definitely recommend the Apple Barn to others, amazing house, peaceful surroundings, lovely village and a great host.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017