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Hotels/b&b near christmas market

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Hi all

First time to York and to York Christmas Market, Was looking a booking a over night coach trip but it says a trip to Leeds first day then a over night stay in hotel ( 90mins from York ) then a trip to York market before home, We are now trying to book direct as we don't want to be that far out and would rather spend two full day around York, Looking for a hotel / B&b nearer to the York Christmas market, I've read they do get booked up early but worth a try

Any help would be great, Thanks

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1. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

First - whereabouts in York is the Christmas Market? If it's the one on Parliament Square then it's actually in the city centre. What do you want from your hotel or b&b? You could try the Golden Fleece - it's a haunted pub with haunted rooms...and just across the road from the Christmas Market. Do you want somewhere cheap and cheerful or somewhere a bit more grand? All the major hotel chains have sites in York city centre and there are dozens and dozens of pubs with rooms. Your plan is a good one though, York deserves a two day visit but you may be disappointed by the Christmas Market - I happened to be in York last December when it was on and took a stroll around it - very similar to the underwhelming one in Harrogate. In other words dozens of stands selling mulled wine, mulled ale, other forms of alcohol and overpriced gifts that I couldn't imagine any of the special people in my life would want! I was driving so had to pass on the mulled alcohol, not one stall selling mince pies or other seasonal goodies and the coffee from the token coffee van was disgusting! You might be more easily pleased than me but still....

Come back to me with some more info about what type of accommodation you are after and how you will be getting to York if you aren't coming by coach.

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2. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

Hi thanks for your reply

It says its St Nicholas Fayre along Parliament Street, St Sampson’s Square and also at new sites including The Judge’s Lodging and Coppergate.Just looking for somewhere cheap and cheerful thats within walking distance to city centre needing three rooms for adult couples

Never been to york is there other shops/ shopping centre near the christmas market ? Is there pubs and places to eat around the centre ? Coming by train

Thanks for any help

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3. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

Hi.

There are MANY pubs and places to eat around the Christmas Market, which is bang in the city centre.

As for places to stay - I'd just go on a general hotel booking site and find one that is available and meets your requirements. York is a tourist city so rooms are plentiful but the market is popular so I'd book early.

Enjoy York

Mike

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Hi Mollymandy! Sorry I didn't get back to you I was in bed!

I agree with Mike W as regards booking a hotel - Tripadvisor is a good place to start! Also there are at least 3 Travelodges all within walking distance of Parliament Square and the city centre along with the Royal York Hotel just off the railway station (so ideal if you are coming by train), the Grand Hotel (Cedar Court group) and soon a Malmaison which will be next to the Cedar Court Grand - don't know if that will be open in time for the Christmas Market. There is also a Travelodge on Blossom Street which is around the corner from the station - a ten minute walk at most.

The Judges Lodging to which you refer is a restaurant with rooms and large outdoor space at the top of Davygate - I visited York recently when there was a food festival on and they had stalls in the courtyard there. Coppergate is where the Jorvik Museum is along with a new branch of Primark and a fabulous department store - Fenwick. Inside Fenwick there is a Carluccios restaurant and deli along with high end and high street brands of clothing, homewares and so on - I love a browse in there if I get the chance.

There is plenty to occupy you in York. The city centre is quite large and spread over a wide area so bring some shoes you can walk all day in! I use the city walls to get from one side of the centre to the other - away from the crowds and traffic and you get some great views of the city. There are enough pubs in York to go to a different one every day of the year and probably as many restaurants and cafes. Mannion & Co is a favourite of mine but gets busy at lunchtime. Burr Coffee on Davygate is a nice independent café which does great coffee and fab deli sandwiches and it isn't expensive. Kennedys Bar on little stonegate is also a great lunchtime or evening option - there are half a dozen other restaurants down there including a carribean themed one and a Spanish tapas bar. My other half likes the Maltings Pub - just behind Lendal Bridge and a short walk from the Station.

If museums and art galleries are your thing then you won't be disappointed by the York Art Gallery and there are numerous museums around the city centre - the must-do's include Jorvik, The Yorkshire Museum and The Castle Museum. If any of you are military there is the York Army Museum just off Clifford Street and next to the York Hilton.

But equally if all you want to do is shop, shop and shop again you are really spoilt in York. It has beautiful mediaeval buildings and all the high street brands plus small independent boutiques and specialist shops which you don't find elsewhere. The city centre is a maze of little cobbled streets and alleyways with curious names (like Mad Alice Lane or Whipmawhopmagate for example!) and I can certainly lose hours of my life just enjoying the atmosphere....It is also a very friendly city and safe at night. Last year we took our two boys (then 5 and 7) on the York Terror Trail at October half term and it finished about 9.30pm - we felt totally safe to the extent that we got a late supper from Drake's Fish and Chip Shop on Petergate and sat outside to eat it. I certainly would not be happy to do that in my home town which sadly is not a pleasant place after 9pm.

Oh, and not to forget York's Chocolate Story which is a chocolate museum - you book a slot on a guided tour but it isn't like your average museum. There is a chocolate themed café and shop in the entrance selling everything from familiar chocolate brands to high-end artisan bars which are just amazing.

I absolutely love York and am so lucky to live close enough to visit regularly and I hope you enjoy your trip to this beautiful and vibrant historic city. I hope I've given you some ideas and if you have any other questions I will try to answer them!

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5. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

Wow thank you so much for taking the time to reply with that helpful info, So looking forward to our trip now x

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6. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

Take a look at The B+B, great place to stay, free car park, great breakfast and only a ten minute walk to the city walls, its the only place we stay at when we go to York.

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7. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

Look at the premier inn's or travelodges. There's a couple in York. The ones listed as being in York should be within walking distance. If you want a b&b then your options are unlimited if you look at the edge of the city centre (bootham, gillygate, blossom streeet, nunthorpe and bishopthorpe area's come to mind).

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8. Re: Hotels/b&b near christmas market

No problem! Hope you enjoy your stay.

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