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Best areas in York for luxury hotels

Luxury hotel options in York are fairly spread out across the city. However for those looking to experience a 5-star stay, it’s worth looking at the hotels next to the river. Not only is this where you’ll find some of the best York has to offer, but also some great room views. Other luxury options such as grand spa hotels tend to be found in the surrounding countryside both in entirely rural settings, and in some of the picturesque villages and market towns such as Helmsley, Kirbymoorside, and Aldwark.

Top luxury hotels in York

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa was once a coaching inn, which has been completely renovated with stylish furnishings and interiors. It’s set in the market town of Helmsley, a 50-minute drive from York. Family-owned Brickfields Farm has elegant guestrooms set in a carefully converted barn. It’s near the market town of Kirbymoorside, about an hour’s drive north of York. A 35-minute drive from York, the exclusive Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel is surrounded by 120 acres of grounds with an 18-hole golf course. The hotel’s exquisite Brasserie Restaurant serves modern British dishes.

Where to find the best fine dining in York

There are some fine dining options in the center of York with modern British, French, and Italian options all available. There are also some excellent restaurants in the city’s outskirts, with contemporary British and modern French cuisines on offer. Outside of the city, in the surrounding countryside, there are some highly rated restaurants to be found, both in converted country inns and in hotels. Many of York’s finest restaurants make use of the organic produce grown locally in the region.

The most unique things to do in York

York’s well-preserved, Medieval city walls are unrivalled in England, and you can walk along the York City Walls Trail that runs along the top of them for excellent views across this historic city. Take a tour of the Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, set in rolling English countryside just a 25-minute drive from York. Sample the vineyards superb, gold-medal-winning sparkling wine after a guided tour of the vineyard’s 10 acres. You’ll also get to sample a selection of the onsite brewery’s craft ales. See some outstanding art at the York Art Gallery, which has paintings by the likes of J.M.W. Turner, L.S. Lowry, and David Hockney. The gallery also features changing exhibitions of some of the most exciting international contemporary artists, as well as an excellent collection of decorative arts including ceramics, glass, and silverware.

Best ways to get around York

If you want to explore the beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside, or if you’re based in accommodation outside the city of York, renting a car is advisable. In the city itself, you’ll find that the center is quite compact and you’ll be able to explore the principal attractions on foot. Taxis are available at designated taxi ranks and by phone booking, and the city also has Uber cabs. If you want to get around in style, consider hiring a chauffeur driven limo, which can usually be arranged by your luxury hotel.

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