Our City Centre Location
Our three luxury two-bedroom holiday apartments in this wonderful Grade 2 listed Ogleforth Brewery conversion, are situated in the very heart of historic York. Rated 5 Star Gold by Visit England and 2019 and 2022 Winners of Self-Catering Visit York, they offer views of nearby York Minster, with only the shortest of strolls to this gothic masterpiece and its lovely precinct. You couldn’t wish for a finer location for a York city-centre short break.
Planning Your Visit
York is a city where festivals and events occur throughout the year, so whenever you choose to visit, you’ll find plenty to entertain you. The city is very accessible by both rail and road.
Our apartments are a short taxi ride from the station, or a pleasant 20 minute walk. For drivers, each apartment has one dedicated car-parking space within the gated courtyard. Having arrived, being such a compact and pedestrian friendly city, many only use their car again at the end of their stay.
York is brimming with museums, medieval churches, historic buildings, theatres, art galleries, parks and visitor attractions to suit all ages and interests.
For more information see Visit York
Top York Attractions
Walking the walls is a “must do” experience for every visitor to York. It’s completely free and the walls are open throughout daylight hours -York seen through a different perspective.
The racing season at York lasts from mid-May until mid-October with the Ebor Festival being the highlight of the season. The racecourse is also a great venue for music weekends and festivals.
York is a wonderful place for those who love to shop. From glitzy department stores and designer names to quirky antique and souvenir emporiums. Plus, the most brilliant variety of coffee shops and venues for afternoon tea.
The River Ouse threads through the heart of the city and provides a playground for visitors. Dragon Boat racing, motor-boat hire, river cruises, rowing and The Viking Festival are there to entertain you.
You’ll discover that York holds at least one festival each month throughout the year. The huge variety on offer provides something for everyone. There are festivals to celebrate; The Romans, The Vikings, Chocolate, Christmas Markets, Kite Flying, River, Road and Rail Events and countless other diverse interests.
York Minster is the largest medieval cathedral in Europe and contains priceless church treasures and some of the most beautiful stained-glass windows in the world.
Clifford’s Tower is a fine example of Norman architecture. It remains a testament to the massacre of the Jewish population in the city in 1190. Visit also York Castle Museum nearby.
The Shambles is a perfectly preserved medieval street, which was named after the butchers who traded there in the Middle Ages. Now a popular spot Harry Potter fans, it’s thought to be the inspiration for Diagon Alley.
York Railway Museum
The York National Railway Museum houses The Mallard on permanent display. The engine house exhibits are awe-inspiring, with plenty to interest both young and old.
The Yorvik Viking Centre is situated on the original site of the Viking settlement in the city. The Yorvik experience brings the sights and smells of their town back to life. Be transported in time with an exciting ride back into history.