88-96 Walmgate, York, YO1 9TL, United Kingdom

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THE NEIGHBOURHOOD NEAR OUR YORK HOTEL

Our hotel in York stands in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate Bar in the medieval district of this beautiful City of York. Most of us know that the Vikings called York Jorvik but to the Romans this City was Eboracum and the Saxons called it Eoforwick. Today York successfully combines being a historic architectural treasure trove with being a stylish destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.
Our luxury boutique hotel in York is perfectly located for visiting The Shambles, York Minster, the National Railway Museum and The York Chocolate Story. Within 10 minutes’ walk of our York hotel, there’s The Yorkshire Museum, The Castle Museum, The Merchant Adventurers Hall and the Richard the Third Experience York. The amazing Jorvik Viking Centre will reopen in Spring 2017.
Did you know York was the birthplace of both the Chocolate Orange and the Kit Kat bar?
The history of fine chocolate making in York is central to the hotel because it was in Walmgate that a young Quaker woman Mary Tuke opened her grocery shop in 1725. She successfully rebelled against the trading restrictions of the Merchants Adventurers Company, also based on Walmgate, and this is a classic case in company history. In 1752 her nephew William took over the shop dealing in tea and cocoa as well as manufacturing chocolate. He sold her business to Henry Isaac Rowntree in 1862 and the rest is history!
Chocoholics amongst you will be interested in learning that George Cadbury and Lewis Fry were both apprenticed to Joseph Rowntree Senior (Lord Mayor of York) at his grocers shop on Pavement. Here they learnt the trade along with his son Joseph Rowntree Junior who became the famous chocolate magnate.
Today you can learn all about the history of chocolate in York at York’s Chocolate Story located on Kings Square. Here you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.
Explore the heart of this historic city. Walk the vibrant streets of York, taking in the full Gothic glory of the York Minster. Delight in the amazing 300 years of railway history at the National Railway Museum or ramble around the hidden corners of the Shambles with its array of boutiques, bars and restaurants.
Let our York hotel inspire you with another taste of the neighbourhood with one of our signature cocktails or local craft beers. Experience the flavours of Yorkshire with our locally sourced menu with our speciality Yorkshire Wagyu Burgers and Freakshakes made with local Yorvale icecream.
Though the history of our neighbourhood reaches far back, our amenities are 21st century. The Hotel Indigo York offers complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary soft drinks and a chocolate bar in the mini fridge, 24-hour room service and a fitness studio.
We look forward to welcoming you, or “Eh up” as we say in Yorkshire!

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Perfect hotel for an overnight stay close to the city centre. Only 5 mins walk to get into the historic centre, cafes, bars restaurants and shops. Easy parking was a bonus. Can't really fault anything about this hotel and we stay at a lot of hotels throughout a year all over the country.

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