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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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    House #8172140
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      House #8032781
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        House #1189970
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          House #8125774
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            Multiple rentals Apartment #6491395
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              Apartment #6834344
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                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                • 1 BR
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                Apartment #1987626
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 2 BR
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                  Cottage #8129131
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    Apartment #8157377
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      Apartment #1889080
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                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1349866
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          Apartment #8158496
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 3 BR
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                            Cottage #449901
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #1890512
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1349866
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                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6491395
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                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                    Apartment #1011579
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      House #1469316
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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        Apartment #6494654
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                                          Apartment #1787161
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                                            Apartment #6830004
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                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                              Cottage #8069516
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                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  Apartment #6815243
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                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                    Cottage #8123947
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                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Apartment #6898251
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                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                        House #8120806
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                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                          House #6581709
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Apartment #1850968
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                Cabin #6977311
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                  (6 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
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                                                                  Apartment #3708979
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    House #8099200
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Apartment #1870527
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                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        Apartment #6837209
                                                                        10
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Apartment #8145651
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                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                                            House #1015233
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                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              House #1484878
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                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                House #1870659
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #1672678
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Apartment #1466593
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                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      House #1883226
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Apartment #8129146
                                                                                        12
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Cottage #1893267
                                                                                          11
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Apartment #1879883
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Apartment #8154174
                                                                                              4
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #1887804
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                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1969184
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Cottage #8075044
                                                                                                    14
                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6857153
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                                                                                                      York Cottages - Self Catering near York (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent city-centre pad

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The flat was lovely, clean and well-appointed, in the middle of the pedestrianised area. Perfectly situated for exploring the Minster, the Museum and Art Gallery and other attractions. The comfortable lounge was ideal for relaxing .
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Comfort and elegance

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This historic cottage lies within the hamlet of Mary gate but a short walk through the museum gardens brings you into the middle of the delights york has to offer. A perfect location for many wedding venues; delicious eateries as well as many other entertainments . The station is also a short walk away. We could not of chosen a better base for our daughters wedding. Guests from oversea were delighted with the facilities the cottage had to offer . There is a car park close by for those travelling by car. Lots of lovely touches to welcome us on our arrival such as homemade cake . I wonder if the cottage is booked for Christmas?
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017