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Luxury Holidays, Weekend Breaks and Short Breaks York

Planning a luxury holiday, short or weekend breaks in York? Listed below are Britain's Finest places to stay, visit and eat in York to help you plan luxury holidays, weekend breaks and short breaks.

Melton's (Restaurant)

Melton's, 7 Scarcroft Road, York, North Yorkshire

7 Scarcroft Road, York

Inside, a colourful mural of happy diners greets you. Soon, you’ll be as contented as they are... more

Castle Howard (Historic House)

Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire

York

A formal garden has fabulous views (as the castle sits on a ridge) and blends seamlessly into the landscapes park beyond. Inside, look out for the... more

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel (Spa)

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel, Aldwark, York, North Yorkshire

Aldwark, Alne, York

From correcting facials, holistic body massages and grooming manicures and pedicures, you’ll feel as right as rain again in no time. Make a day out of... more

Treasurer's House, York (Historic House)

Treasurer's House, York, Minster Yard, York, North Yorkshire

Minster Yard, York

It has a huge hall with a half timbered gallery supported by classical columns, a fine carved and gilded 18th century chimney piece. The collection of... more

Ascot House (Bed & Breakfast)

Ascot House, 80 East Parade, York, North Yorkshire

80 East Parade, York

All our bedrooms are en-suite with some having four-poster or antique canopy beds (please note there is no lift access to any of our rooms). We... more

Middlethorpe Spa (Spa)

Middlethorpe Spa, Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire

Bishopthorpe Road, York

Experienced therapists offer a wide range of beauty treatments using Decleor, Espa, Caci and Jessica products. Treatments are suitable for guests regardless of age or physical... more

National Railway Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire

Leeman Road, York

Live theatre, explosive science shows and real steam rides will keep the kids entertained all day. Join in with our Explainers as they share fantastic facts... more

Hudson's at The Grand (Restaurant)

Hudson's at The Grand, Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York, North Yorkshire

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, York

A selection of grills, all served with hand cut chips, portobello mushroom, confit tomato and Cafe de Paris buttter, include a generously sized 14oz T-bone steak... more

Estate Escapes (Self Catering)

Estate Escapes, 71 & 73 Main Street, York, East Riding of Yorkshire

71 & 73 Main Street, Hotham, York

Stracey Cottage sleeps up to 4 guests and is perfect for families or a couples retreat, Clitherow Cottage is suitable for up to 8 guests just... more

Sutton Park (Garden)

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, North Yorkshire

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York

There are good herbaceous borders, clever colour schemes and attractive seating. Woodland walks with ice house and temple... more

York Castle Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

York Castle Museum, Eye of York, York, North Yorkshire

Eye of York, York

Also famous for its fine collections of costume, textiles, military and social history... more

The Punch Bowl (Restaurant)

The Punch Bowl, Marton, York, North Yorkshire

Marton, Marton-cum-Grafton, York

Take a seat in one of the smart but relaxed dining areas for a classic British menu that showcases the best local produce sourced from carefully... more

The Dawnay Arms (Restaurant)

The Dawnay Arms, Newton on Ouse, York, North Yorkshire

Newton on Ouse, York

But more importantly, there's chef Martel Smith in the kitchen. Smith trained with the likes of Marco Pierre White before refurbishing this 18th century inn... more

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery (Garden)

Stillingfleet Lodge Gardens and Nursery, Stewart Lane, York, North Yorkshire

Stewart Lane, Stillingfleet, York

Modern rill garden and a new organic family vegetable garden. The garden is home to several varieties of rare poultry and is full of birds and... more

Cold Harbour Shed (Self Catering)

Cold Harbour Shed, Coulton, York, North Yorkshire

Coulton, Hovingham, York

Local attractions to visit include Castle Howard, the Yorkshire Moors, the historic city of York itself, Nunnington Hall and East Coast beaches... more

The Black Swan at Oldstead (Restaurant)

The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, York, North Yorkshire

Oldstead, York

Inside there’s everything you’d want from a rural English pub; natural flagstone floors, wood beamed ceilings, open stone fire places and candlelit chandeliers. The food here... more

Curzon Lodge & Stable Cottages (Bed & Breakfast)

Curzon Lodge & Stable Cottages, 23 Tadcaster Road, York, North Yorkshire

23 Tadcaster Road, York

Country antiques, rugs, prints, books, fresh flowers and complimentary sherry in the cosy sitting room lend traditional ambience. Curzon Lodge is a friendly and informal home... more

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa (Hotel)

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, Station Rise, York, North Yorkshire

Station Rise, York

All 107 guest rooms are individually designed and furnished to an extremely high specification, creating an indulgent yet unpretentious environment for both leisure and business travellers.... more

Nunnington Hall (Garden)

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire

Nunnington, York

It’s not all about quiet strolls and quaint teas, enjoy an exciting day out with the children and spot the flamboyant peacocks roaming around or quench... more

JORVIK Viking Centre (Museum / Art Gallery)

JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire

Coppergate, Coppergate, York

Experience the Viking-Age city as you travel onboard our state-of-the art capsules, encounter the citizens that lived there, see inside their houses and backyards, and experience... more

Hotel du Vin & Bistro (Restaurant)

Hotel du Vin & Bistro, 89 The Mount, York, North Yorkshire

89 The Mount, York

Main courses range from a crowd pleasing aged Yorkshire rib eye steak with fat cut chips and Bearnaise to stuffed squid, Carmague rice and tomato fondue... more

Arnot House (Bed & Breakfast)

Arnot House, 17 Grosvenor Terrace, York, North Yorkshire

17 Grosvenor Terrace, Bootham, York

All rooms have flat screen TV/DVD, free Wi-Fi, alarm clock, hair dryer, bathrobe, and hospitality tray plus other little extras to make your stay more comfortable.... more

Spa at The Oaks (Spa)

Spa at The Oaks, Aughton Common, York, East Riding of Yorkshire

Aughton Common, Aughton, York

When you’ve had an exhausting day on the golf course, return to a soothing Elemis massage and feel aches and pains disappear or perk up tired... more

The Black Swan at Oldstead (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Black Swan at Oldstead, Oldstead, York, North Yorkshire

Oldstead, York

The superb newly-appointed bedrooms are situated in a quiet south facing wing. Awarded 5 Red Stars by The AA and a Breakfast Award... more

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa (Hotel)

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire

Bishopthorpe Road, York

The oak paneled dining room overlooks sweeping lawns and ha-ha, offering a menu that is quite irresistible. Rooms in the main house and C18th Courtyard are... more

Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial (Museum / Art Gallery)

Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial, Halifax Way, York, North Yorkshire

Halifax Way, Elvington, York

This makes the Museum a very special place for aviation enthusiasts, young and not so young, and a great day out for all the family. Exhibitions... more

York Racecourse (Attraction / Activity)

York Racecourse, The Racecourse, York, North Yorkshire

The Racecourse, York

The Betfred Ebor Handicap is the major contest at the August meeting, but York also stages many other valuable handicaps and Group races, and is sited... more

Laskill Grange (Bed & Breakfast)

Laskill Grange, Hawnby, York, North Yorkshire

Hawnby, near Helmsley, York

Lovely garden with its own lake, peace and tranquillity. Many places of historical interest and stately houses nearby... more

The Dovecote Barns (Self Catering)

The Dovecote Barns, Manor Farm, York, North Yorkshire

Manor Farm, Kelfield, York

Arrive in style and tuck in to a generous welcome basket of wine, homemade bread and other locally sourced Yorkshire goodies and decamp to the en-suite... more

The Granary (Self Catering)

The Granary, Cheese Vat Farm, York, North Yorkshire

Cheese Vat Farm, Sheriff Hutton, York

Visitors have the use of a fully-fitted kitchen, a wood burning stove and underfloor heating, as well as flat screen TVs, wireless broadband and a surround... more

The Dutch House (Self Catering)

The Dutch House, Ogleforth, York, North Yorkshire

Ogleforth, York

Sitting in the shadow of the mighty York Minster and adjacent to historic Chapter House Street where the Romans marched into York, the accommodation is across... more

The Worsley Arms Hotel (Small Hotel / Inn)

The Worsley Arms Hotel, Main Street, York, North Yorkshire

Main Street, Hovingham, York

But you might not want to stray far from your Georgian bolthole. The hotel has 20 smart rooms, most in the main hotel plus a few... more

Fulford Golf Club (Golf Course)

Fulford Golf Club, Heslington Lane, York, North Yorkshire

Heslington Lane, York

Among the best holes on the outward nine is the tough par four fourth which requires a perfect drive to a fairway lined with trees, followed... more

Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage (Bed & Breakfast)

Helmsley Garden Cottage & Railway Carriage, 1 Bondgate, York, North Yorkshire

1 Bondgate, Helmsley, York

In the cottage, the private lounge includes two large sofas and other quality furniture, HD TV with Free View channels and a connected Apple Mini-Mac computer... more

The Grange Hotel (Hotel)

The Grange Hotel, 1 Clifton, York, North Yorkshire

1 Clifton, York

The award winning Ivy Restaurant has an established reputation as one of the best dining venues in the North of England. The Grange offers an impressive... more

The Old Brewery (Self Catering)

The Old Brewery, Apartment 6, York, North Yorkshire

Apartment 6, The Old Brewery, Ogleforth, York

A blend of historic and modern, expect original features such as high-beamed ceilings and grand windows along with contemporary finishes like cosy under-floor heating and Porcelanosa... more

Sutton Park (Historic House)

Sutton Park, Sutton-on-the-Forest, York, North Yorkshire

Sutton-on-the-Forest, York

The Chinese Drawing room has delicate oriental wallpaper while the Tea Room is painted in imitation tortoiseshell. Also a rich collection of 18th century furniture, paintings... more

Little Garth (Self Catering)

Little Garth, Normanby, York, North Yorkshire

Normanby, Sinnington, York

The village of Normanby has pleasant community life, while the Yorkshire Moors National Park is a short drive away, as well as tourist attraction that include... more

The York Hop Store (Self Catering)

The York Hop Store, 10 The Old Brewery, York, North Yorkshire

10 The Old Brewery, Ogleforth, York

This luxury holiday apartment sleeps four people, is rated five star and has received excellence awards from Enjoy England. Guests are greeted with a welcome hamper... more

The Cornmill (Bed & Breakfast)

The Cornmill, Kirby Mills, York, North Yorkshire

Kirby Mills, Kirkbymoorside, York

Large rooms, powerful showers, large fluffy towels, four poster, king-size, double and twin beds, lounge, self-serve honesty bar and wood burning stove. Sumptuous breakfasts are served... more

Nunnington Hall (Historic House)

Nunnington Hall, Nunnington, York, North Yorkshire

Nunnington, York

The interior has stone flagged floors with a magnificent oak panelled hall and staircase is hung with French tapestries. A mixed collection of pictures, including mezzotints... more

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens (Garden)

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, Beningbrough, York, North Yorkshire

Beningbrough, York

The formal garden was laid out in 1716 but later replaced with grand undulating lawns and specimen trees. There’s been some major replanting going on a... more

Castle Howard Gardens (Garden)

Castle Howard Gardens, York, North Yorkshire

York

The unique collection of old roses, rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas, the Walled Garden and Ray Wood replanted with over 2 tonnes of daffodil bulbs, will impress... more

Laskill Grange (Self Catering)

Laskill Grange, near Hawnby, York, North Yorkshire

near Hawnby, Helmsley, York

There are intimate lodgings available for romantic getaways and other suitable for larger families, all with interior design set up with a homely atmosphere in mind,... more

Spa at The Grand (Spa)

Spa at The Grand, Cedar Court Grand Hotel, York, North Yorkshire

Cedar Court Grand Hotel, Station Rise, York

Today, this secluded and tranquil environment is the perfect city centre getaway and an ideal way to escape the rush and stress of everyday life -... more

The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa (Restaurant)

The Oak Room at Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, Bishopthorpe Road, York, North Yorkshire

Bishopthorpe Road, York

Chef Nicholas Evans is also keen on more traditional cooking, offering stuffed frogs’ legs or foie gras, seen here with duck and pear. A roasted zander... more

Newburgh House (Bed & Breakfast)

Newburgh House, Coxwold, York, North Yorkshire

Coxwold, York

Start your day the right way with a mouth-watering menu in the morning while soaking up the first rays of sunlight in the bright breakfast room.... more

Jamie's Italian, York (Restaurant)

Jamie's Italian, York, 26 Lendal, York, North Yorkshire

26 Lendal, York

But this Grade II listed building that dates back to the 17th Century and has been both a friary and a wine cellar for the Lord... more

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt (Attraction / Activity)

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt, York Minster, York, North Yorkshire

York Minster, Deangate, York

This is the setting for some of the finest 14th and 15th century stained glass windows in existence and you could sit and spend all afternoon... more

Carr House Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Carr House Farm, Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire

Ampleforth, York

Moreover, it is the welcome that guests remember most; home to Anna and Jack Peckitt – and a flock of sweet singing birds – they ensure... more

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