Be inspired by over two millennia of history; relax in charming tea-rooms and cosy medieval pubs, or dine in style at a fabulous selection of restaurants to suit all tastes. Walk the circuit of the city's famous walls and wind your way through the network of hidden snickets and secret alleyways.
Stand in the shadow of York Minster, western Europe's largest Gothic cathedral; shop in The Shambles for thoughtful gifts and souvenirs you'll treasure for a lifetime. York is unlike any other city in England. Between history, culture, shopping and dining, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Our friendly reception team are very happy to recommend places to visit, things to see and where to eat while you're in York.
Within even a five minute walk, our guests have access to traditional British pubs, fish and chips, Chinese, Thai and Italian restaurants. You might like to check out the top ten restaurants in York on TripAdvisor.
Spend a week exploring York's fabulous museums, indulging in some serious retail therapy or celebrating a special anniversary. If you can't spare a week, a long weekend within the walls is not soon forgotten - and the Bar Convent is one of few places to accommodate a one night stay in York.
For plenty of ideas for things to see and do while staying with us in York, check out VisitYork.org, York's official visitor information site.