Find the best place to stay — York

Where to stay around York?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 605 vacation rentals near York. From 261 cottages to 200 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near York for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to York?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in York. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • York Minster: 723 vacation rentals
  • York Mansion House: 719 vacation rentals
  • Shambles: 717 vacation rentals
  • Micklegate Bar: 726 vacation rentals
  • Treasurer's House: 722 vacation 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 vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent cottages in York?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 261 cottages in York. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in York include:

  • Apartments: 200 rentals available
  • Houses: 100 rentals available
  • Barns: 15 rentals available

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

Can I rent golf resort rentals in York?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 127 golf resort rentals in York. You have also many other possibilities in York area, including:

  • Downtown rentals: 119 rentals
  • Waterfront rentals: 14 rentals
  • Ski rentals: 4 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in York?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 7 vacation rentals with pool available in York. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    York is a slice of Ye Olde England

    There's nowhere that screams Ye Olde England more than the narrow winding Tudor-lined streets of the Shambles in York, a place encircled by the 13th-century city walls. While much of the UK's historic architecture was destroyed during WWII, York was the only one that managed to retain every inch of its old charm. If you've nabbed a York vacation rental, you can dive into attractions like the Gothic York Minster cathedral and fascinating little museums, or indulge in a little retail therapy. Alternatively, you can drive out for a sunny day on the North York Moors National Park.

    Activities in York to suit every vacationer

    If you need a little more excitement than hitting the shops, you've got the whole of Yorkshire and all its national parks and moorland right on your doorstep. If you're looking for all-guns-blazing activities like racing around on 4x4s, throwing yourself out of a plane – with a parachute, of course – or hurtling down through the parks on mountains bikes, Yorkshire's got your covered. Alternatively, for something a little more sedate, you can take gentle walks through the rolling hills, or find a sunny riverside bank to cast in your line, before returning back to your York vacation rental.

    Dive into Yorkshire's fascinating history

    If you're looking to dive headfirst into Yorkshire's history, a good place to start is York Dungeon, which uses a mix of dramatic live storytelling and special effects to create a unique hour-long journey into the past. When you are staying in a York vacation rental, it would be criminal not to visit York Minster, a popular spot for vacationers and often considered one of the world's most beautiful places of worship. Afterwards, it would be a shame to miss Clifford's Tower, a 12th-century castle that sits upon a hill in the center of the city.

    York enjoys Britain's famously fickle weather

    The summer season sees the biggest influx of travelers from around the world coming to stay in York vacation rentals and discover a true slice of old England. Though you can never quite tell with British weather, you've got your best chances in the height of summer, between June and August. With high season comes the highest prices, but if you score a rental in one of the shoulder seasons, not only will you save a few bucks, you'll also skip the local attraction queues. Just remember to bring your umbrellas, you'll likely need it here anytime you come.

    Buzzards, badgers and minke whales near York

    Other than the odd pigeon, you're not going to find a whole host of critters in York itself. If wildlife spotting is important, you shouldn't worry. Head out in your rental car to the nearby rolling North York Moors National Park and you've got your best chance of close wildlife encounters. If you visit at the right time, you may spot the odd humpback or mink whale, as well as seals on the beach. Up on the moors, keep your beady eyes out for peregrines and buzzards, while badgers rustle around on the forest floor.