Destination guide

The historical city of York awaits you

Enjoy the area's history, monuments and museums with a rental holiday home in York. Travellers to this welcoming city praise the festivals, bars and local tours. For a bit of culture, visit Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum or York National Railway Museum. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around York

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes York a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • York Dungeon (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Turkish Baths and Health Spa (18.9 mi / 30.5 km)
  • Jorvik DIG (0.2 mi / 0.3 km)
  • Wheel of York (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Heworth Golf Club (1.2 mi / 2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in York

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, York is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Townclose Hills Nature Reserve (18.1 mi / 29.2 km)
  • Dean's Park (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • York Museum Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Rowntree Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Homestead Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Hull Road Park (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around York

The nearest airport is in Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), located 24.3 mi (39.2 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 32.8 mi (52.8 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, York Station, York Poppleton Station and Hammerton Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay near York?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 799 holiday rentals near York. From 233 Cabins to 238 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near York for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to York?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in York. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • York (QQY-York Train Station): 1,038 holiday rentals
  • Shambles: 1,013 holiday rentals
  • University of York: 922 holiday rentals
  • Bootham Crescent Stadium: 1,068 holiday rentals
  • Fulford Golf Club: 925 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around York listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in York?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 233 Cabins in York. Our other popular types of York holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 238 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 233 holiday houses
  • Houses: 300 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in York?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 11 holiday homes with pool available in York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.