The City of York is noted for its rich, historic architecture and heritage and is a fascinating destination for British and foreign tourists alike. It contains many fine establishments offering an excellent selection of York Bed and Breakfasts.
The ancient city of York is steeped in history dating back to Roman times when it became the acting capital of a Roman province. Due to it's northerly location in England it was also influenced by the Vikings who invaded from Scandinavia and proclaimed it as the centre of the Viking kingdom of Jorvik.
York is situated at the intersection of two rivers, the Ouse and the Foss. York Minster, the magnificent Gothic Cathederal, dates from the 13th century and is the seat of the Archbishop of York.
Other attractions are the National Railway Museum , York castle, the Viking museum and its vibrant theatre scene in the form of the Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House. Tourism has emerged as one of York's major industries and the historic core of York is now one of the cities most important assets and this contributed to York being voted as European Tourism City of the Year by European Cities Marketing in June 2007. A York Bed and Breakfasts accommodation provides the ideal base from which to begin exploring the city's many attractions.
As cities go, York is relatively small with a population of just under 200,000. The city centre has a number of large hotel chains, but we recommend the more friendly and personal service offered by small York hoteliers, bed and breakfasts and small inns which provide both a warm welcome and are a rich source of information about the city.
Please click on any of the selection of York Bed and Breakfasts listed above to find further details of accommodation, pricing, location and reviews of each hotel. All are conveniently located within a short distance of the cities major attractions.