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Cheap areas to stay in York

You’ll find a good selection of budget hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in the center of York, within easy walking distance of all the main attractions of the city center. Other budget accommodation options are to be found in the suburbs, particularly along Shipton Road as it heads north out of the city. Here you’ll find quaint B&B options housed in local pubs and houses, as well as a few household names such as Best Western.

Cheap hotels in York

Little more than a 5-minute walk from the city center, budget-friendly Staycity Aparthotels Paragon Street is set in a contemporary building next door to the York Barbican entertainment and concert venue. The Fort Boutique Hostel offers cheap lodging right in the center of things, on the picturesque Stonegate with its half-timbered buildings overhanging the street. The reasonably priced rooms mix traditional and modern styling. Dovecote House is another great money saving option and it’s just a 10-minute walk from the city center. Set in a Victorian townhouse, it even has a dovecote with resident doves.

Where to find cheap food in York

The center of York has its share of internationally branded fast food outlets, but you can also find cheap and excellent food in some of the Indian and Chinese restaurants. Many pubs also serve food at very reasonable prices in the center, with standard pub fare including sausage and mash and ploughman’s lunches. There are also cafés and sandwich bars open during the day, which offer excellent value for money. And since you’re in England, you should also try the fish and chip shops which offer good prices on this British staple.

Cheap things to do in York

A short stroll south from the city center is Rowntree Park, a charming green space that skirts the River Ouse. It won’t cost you a penny to meander through the park’s 25 acres, which feature lush lawns, a sculpture trail, and a pretty ornamental lake. The impressive remnants of York’s Medieval walls stretch for 2 miles and there’s no charge to walk along the top of them on a dedicated pathway. The York City Walls Trail even has an online guide that you can access from your smartphone, a great way to learn more about this fascinating city. The National Rail Museum is just next to York Station and entry is free. The museum has almost 300 beautifully restored locomotives, carriages, and other rolling stock, as well as outstanding collections of 1920s Art Deco posters and railway art.

Cheap ways to get around York

York’s city center is compact and you can walk from one side of it to the other in less than 20 minutes. Since nearly all of the city’s principal attractions are in the center, it means you can easily get around on foot. If you’re staying outside of the center, you can easily get there by using the city’s efficient network of buses. You can pick up all the information you’ll need about routes, fares, and passes at the Bus & Visitor Information Point at York Railway Station.

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