York Races

Award winning modern grandstands, characterful listed buildings, manicured lawns and home grown flowers set the scene for the best of racedays at York.
York Racecourse stages 17 racedays from May until October, offering a world class horseracing experience for visitors of all ages. The world’s best racehorses can be seen whilst enjoying locally sourced food. Additional entertainment such as headline music concerts, family events and fashion at the races are a feature of racedays throughout the season. 


The city is known for its festivals, where every month there are imaginative, fun and exciting events that celebrate the city’s rich heritage.

March with the Vikings along the cobbled streets at the JORVIK Viking Festival or grab a map and take on the York Ice Trail, the largest of its kind in The UK. 

Don’t forget to reserve your seat at Europe’s first pop-up Shakespearean Theatre this summer – with four classic shows across ten weeks.   


From the age of the dinosaur to Vikings and Romans, all the way up to York’s modern history. York’s exciting and eventful past makes it an amazing place to explore.

Discover the stories and adventure into the past in one of the many museums in York.
Learn York’s gruesome past at York Dungeon or about the York’s sweeter history at York’s Chocolate Story. Be taken back to the time of the Vikings at JORVIK Viking Centre or catch a ride to the National Railway Museum on the road train and see a royal carriage.

There’s so much to see and do in York, so make sure you buy a York Pass to save you money when visiting York’s museums and attractions.


York offers a unique shopping experience. If you are looking for a special gift idea, want to spoil yourself or treat someone special, there is no better place for some retail therapy. If you need some inspiration for your shopping visit, the Visit York Information Centre & Gift Shop is perfectly situated to provide local insight and has a selection of York-based gifts. 

With a web of winding streets flaunting designer stores, independent shops and boutiques, each distinct shopping area has its own speciality.

Parliament and Coney Street are home to the high street favourites, as is Coppergate – where archaeologists unearthed remains from the Viking city of Jorvik. Stonegate and Swinegate are home to a mix of stores hidden amongst medieval and Georgian architecture.

For independent shops that are off the beaten track, wander along Gillygate and Petergate. Or explore the daily Shambles Market with more than 85 stalls offering a diverse selection of goods.
Venturing a little further? Hop on a Park & Ride bus to the York Designer Outlet to discover famous label fashion at great prices.

Food and Drink

York is the ultimate destination for foodies and those looking for a special culinary experience, with a huge range of dishes on offer from a wide variety of quality restaurants. 

Treat yourself with some high end dining in the likes of The Ivy and The Rise at the Grand Hotel & Spa, discover independents which plough their own furrow and enjoy the thriving street food scene at the Shambles Market and Food Court.

If you’re visiting in September, don’t miss the York Food and Drink Festival which fills the streets with delicious sights, smells and tastes for a full week. Shop for foodie goodies, learn some culinary skills with cooking classes and chef demonstrations or embark on an Ale Trail – a walking tour around some of York’s best pubs.

Whether your visit to York is focused on food or any of the other fascinating things the city has to offer, you definitely won’t leave hungry! 

Only in York

With so many special #OnlyinYork experiences awaiting, no one visit is the same.
Where cobbled medieval streets and Georgian architecture tell the stories of the people and its history.

A city where chocolate, Romans and gruesome ghost stories collide offering an eclectic mix of culture and history. Modern day meets old, there are hidden gems and unique experiences around every corner.

Home to world-class museums and attractions, independent shops full of character and local produce, and a mouth-watering range of food and drink experiences, ranging from world street food to fine dining in stunning historic surroundings.

All this less than 2 hours from London by train with LNER! Create your own adventure and become part of the #OnlyinYork story.


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Heaven Cycle Hire

Located around the corner from the apartments, you can hire the best bicycles in York! 

Huge range of bikes
Large workshop
Bike fitting suite
Physiotherapy and sports massage
Spacious cafe in a gorgeous building
Parking on street and on their forecourt – please use the spaces to the left of the main entrance only – as signposted.

31 Hospital Fields Road,
YO10 4FS

Monday 0800 – 1700
Tuesday 0800 – 1700
Wednesday 0800 – 1700
Thursday 0800 – 1700
Friday 0800 – 1700
Saturday 0900 – 1700
Sunday 1000 – 1600


Just around the corner from our apartments you will find Ebor Fitness. From only £5 for a day pass, or £10 for a week pass, they have your fitness covered – don’t let your routine slip because you are away from home! 

Ebor Fitness,
33 Hospital Fields Road,
YO10 4DZ 

MONDAY 05:00 – 23:00
TUESDAY 05:00 – 23:00
WEDNESDAY 05:00 – 23:00
THURSDAY 05:00 – 23:00
FRIDAY 05:00 – 23:00
SATURDAY 06:00 – 22:00
SUNDAY 06:00 – 22:00


 Just at the top of the road, Croque Monsieur brings a fresh new sandwich and coffee option to the streets of York.

They offer a super range of sandwiches, hot ciabatta’s and amazing soups as well as delicious cakes and treats. Their trained baristas have a real passion for coffee delivering all the high street favourites with our strong but smooth house blend of beans.  

216a Fulford Road
YO10 4DX
01904 626933

Monday – Friday : 07.00 – 16.00
Saturday : 08.00 – 15.00
Sunday : 08.00 – 15.00