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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

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (32 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    House #8172140
    32
    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (38 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      House #1189970
      38
      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (19 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #6834344
        19
        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (25 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          House #8125774
          25
          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (43 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Apartment #8158496
            43
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals Apartment #6491395
              9
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Apartment #1889080
                12
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (14 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Apartment #8157377
                  14
                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #8032781
                    2
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                      (9 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 3
                      Apartment #1987626
                      9
                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #1349866
                        11
                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 3
                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1349866
                          18
                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (37 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 5 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 12
                            House #1469316
                            37
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (7 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Apartment #6491395
                              7
                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (9 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #449901
                                9
                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (34 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #1890512
                                  34
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (10 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    House #1781486
                                    10
                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #6494654
                                      5
                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (5 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8123947
                                        5
                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
                                          (12 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          House #8120806
                                          12
                                          Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (14 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            House #6805396
                                            14
                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (7 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Apartment #6815243
                                              7
                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                (5 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 4 BA
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                Apartment #3708979
                                                5
                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  House #6581709
                                                  1
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                    Apartment #6898251
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6856882
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (14 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #1011579
                                                        14
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #1850968
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Apartment #1787161
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                              (10 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              House #6805389
                                                              10
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                House #6805408
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                  Cottage #8069516
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #6806027
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #1870659
                                                                      6
                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Apartment #6837209
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Apartment #6830004
                                                                          1
                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #6805426
                                                                            7
                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #6805398
                                                                              9
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cabin #6977311
                                                                                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1672678
                                                                                  13
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (28 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Cottage #8129131
                                                                                    28
                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (21 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #8145651
                                                                                      21
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (12 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #1015233
                                                                                        12
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          House #1883226
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #6086137
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #6806030
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8129146
                                                                                                12
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                  (6 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Apartment #6805412
                                                                                                  6
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Apartment #1466593
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #4203616
                                                                                                      1
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely stay thank you Helen

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Would definitely book this cottage again when visiting our son in York and would recommend to anyone
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Mr and Mrs Steel and family

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Could have had a teapot and cosy, otherwise more than adequate. The TVs and Wi-Fi hub very good recept
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017