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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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                                                                                                      Lovely, cosy, modern property in ideal location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My family and I stayed at number 49 for a week and had a fantastic stay. The historical building is fabulous as is having a designated parking place. Inside the building itself is clean and safe and lovely and airy. We were on the top floor of the building which was no problem to get to in the lift or up the stairs which were great for the excersise! The house itself was just ideal. It is split level and is well equipped. We cooked many times and there was no utensil that I missed. The dining room and kitchen are sunny and spacious and lovely to have breakfast in. Upstairs is a lounge overlooking the dining area and a bedroom overlooking the master bedroom down below. Whilst this makes neither bedroom particularly private there is a third bedroom that Sandra suggested we use if it was needed. The decor is lovely and the house itself was quirky. We loved it. It is within easy walking distance of the centre and is literally just outside the city walls. We were about a five minute walk to get to the Minister but it was also easy to get out of the city by car as within the city walls can get really congested. Sandra was great for communication and was there to greet us when we arrived. She was very helpful showing us all that we needed. I would very much recommend this property to anyone visiting York.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lovely, great location for walks or rides along the river or the Trans Oenone railway. Kids loved it

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Yorks is great, heaps to do for the family and a great City to just walk around.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Outstanding!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wonderful Easter/birthday break in 4 Talbot Court. Warm welcome from owners and excellent communication throughout. Delightful furnishings, every attention to detail thought of. Personal touches made the apartment cosy and luxurious. Gestures such as welcome cakes, croissants, milk, as well as birthday bubbly, much appreciated. Very central location but a haven of peace and quiet. Wonderful views over the tranquil, private gardens towards York Minster. Car securely parked around the corner from the apartment and easy access out to major routes. A magical stay, many thanks Stephen & Christine.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017