With Christmas just around the corner, and wintery weather in full swing, it’s always nice to be able to get away and enjoy a few days in a city you don’t have the chance to frequent very often. The beautiful and majestic city of York is a perfect place to explore as part of a winter break. Wrap up warmly and pack your winter hat because it does get chilly up north, but the sights and attractions you would have the opportunity to experience make up for the likely cold weather.

Whether you’re planning a romantic break for two or a family trip, there is no shortage of hotels in York that will be able to accommodate you. Browse through the available rooms and enjoy a staycation in this magical city. With centrally located hotels at affordable prices, your break doesn’t have to cost a fortune and will be another city retreat to cross off your wish list.

Discover York’s past and enjoy the multitude of heritage and historical attractions that await you. Be inspired by the beautiful architecture that surrounds this idyllic city; wander the picturesque cobbled streets and enjoy a coffee at a street-lined tea room. As a city that combines the past and present so perfectly, York has something for everyone.

Take a stroll around York Minster – the beautiful gothic cathedral that dominates the York skyline. Enlighten your mind with local history that takes you back to medieval times. Admire the beauty of this wondrous landmark whilst absorbing the panoramic views atop the towers. By purchasing a day pass, you can access the Central Tower and see for miles around. Discover the fascinating artefacts that are housed in the Old Palace. At no extra cost, these collections will take you deep into the history of York Minster and its beautiful city.

York Minster

If you’re interested in the Vikings, the Jorvik Viking Centre is an absolute must-see. From rituals to headstones, the Viking history is preserved for your enthrallment. Visit the Dig attraction for a chance to delve into a specially designed excavation pit which will surely keep the children happy. As one of the most popular attractions outside of London, and providing a vast array of activities and interesting factual snippets, Jorvik should be seen at least once during your lifetime. Keep an eye out for special events taking place over the next couple of months too.

Although York Maze is mainly closed over the next few months, it does open up for a Bonfire Bonanza on the 5th of November. If you’re hoping to attend, be sure to purchase your tickets in advance as they won’t be available on the night. With this year’s theme, The Best of British, an impressive bonfire, astounding firework displays, hog roasts and live music, it’ll be a fantastic evening for all the family.

Whatever your reason for visiting York and whatever you hope to achieve, book your York hotel now and begin your preparations for what will surely be a wonderful city break.