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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.

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

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel (Golf Course)

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

Aldwark, Alne, York

The interesting lay-out demands the use of every club in the bag with some tricky holes. Beware of losing balls in the River Ure that meanders through the... 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

Hudson's and HQ at The Grand (Restaurant)

Hudson's and HQ 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

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

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

The Apartment in York (Self Catering)

The Apartment in York, Postern Close, York, North Yorkshire

Postern Close, Bishops Wharf, York

The centre of York is a short walk away and is known for its wonderful characters and heritage, while offering the choice of many shops and... 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

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

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

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

Hotel du Vin - York (Hotel)

Hotel du Vin - York, 89 The Mount, York, North Yorkshire

89 The Mount, York

The result is a great 42 room hotel offering brilliant, inventive food and a wine list that fills 38 pages. And if you don’t know what... 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

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 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

York Golf Club (Golf Course)

York Golf Club, Lords Moor Lane, York, North Yorkshire

Lords Moor Lane, Strensall, York

The 426 yard sixth is also tough with a stream running across the fairway and while the eighth at 466 yards is the stroke one hole,... 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

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

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens (Historic House)

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

Beningbrough, York

Inside the house, grab a free audio guide to learn about the dramatic baroque interiors and portraits (many on loan from the National Portrait Gallery) and... more

Yorkshire Museum (Museum / Art Gallery)

Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens, York, North Yorkshire

Museum Gardens, York

Look out for swords, battle axes and stunning warrior stones plus intricate plant fossils and carefully crafted pottery. Look out for the wonderful life size statue... 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

5, 6 & 12 Monkbridge Court (Self Catering)

5, 6 & 12 Monkbridge Court, York, North Yorkshire

York

The kitchens have everything should you fancy a night in, bathrooms are sleek and modern (with lovely posh smellies included) and bedrooms are little havens of... 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

Yorkshire Lavender (Garden)

Yorkshire Lavender, Terrington, York, North Yorkshire

Terrington, York

Come and see our unique Lavender Maze, Mediterranean Dry Garden, Sensory Garden, Purple Patch Garden, Themed Gardens, Stream Garden, The Wibbly Wobbly Way, Bog Garden, Natural... 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JORVIK Viking Centre (Attraction / Activity)

JORVIK Viking Centre, Coppergate, York, North Yorkshire

Coppergate, York

Instead, climb into a vibrating time machine-like lift which takes you back to the year 975 when York was the Viking town of Jorvik. Exit the... more

Cundall Lodge Farm (Bed & Breakfast)

Cundall Lodge Farm, Cundall, York, North Yorkshire

Cundall, York

Our spacious bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have either en-suite. Our 2 larger bedrooms have sofas to curl up on of an evening... 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

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

York Minster Undercroft Treasury & Crypt (Museum / Art Gallery)

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

York Minster, Deangate, York

Prayer has been offered to God on this site for nearly 1000 years. The Undercroft and Crypt uncovers the remarkable history of York Minster from its... more

Melton's Too (Restaurant)

Melton's Too, 25 Walmgate, York, North Yorkshire

25 Walmgate, York

Michael Hjort, chef proprietor, believes in sourcing the very finest ingredients, including local seasonal produce, to produce a blend of bistro food with international overtones. Classic... 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

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

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

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

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

Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel (Hotel)

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

Aldwark, Alne, York

If you’re there on business, there’s six conference rooms (for up to 240 people) to choose from or if it’s simply pleasure, the luxury spa offers... more

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