Every year on 1st August, we celebrate Yorkshire Day. The idea of Yorkshire Day came about during a meeting of the Yorkshire Ridings Society in 1974. They chose a date for the event, 1st August, and in 1975 the first ever Yorkshire Day took place.


To celebrate Yorkshire Day, here are four reasons our boutique hotel in York are pleased to call York our home…


Amazing food at our hotel in York


York has an abundance of food choices no matter what you’re craving. Head to Betty’s Tea Room for a classic afternoon tea, try out new our restaurant in York, The Rise for their delicious selection of small sharing plates or visit No.88 Walmgate for uniquely Yorkshire dishes and an outrageous Freakshake for pudding.Afternoon tea


Beautiful scenery near our York hotel


We’re spoilt for choice with the amount of beautiful scenery near to our boutique hotel in York. Just a short drive away from our hotel in York you’ll find the North York Moors, a national park containing one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. Check out the Yorkshire Dales, home to some of the finest limestone scenery in the UK as well as traditional stone set villages. Yorkshire Dales


Incredible history


York is a treasure trove steeped in centuries of history, shaped by Celts, Romans and Vikings to name a few. From the Viking ancestry, that can be explored at the Jorvik Viking Centre to the chocolate heritage of Rowntree’s and Terry’s that can be discovered at York’s Chocolate Story, York is a storybook of wonderful tales waiting to be read and it’s all on our hotel in York’s doorstep. York Minister


Friendly people


‘Ey up, York is full of the friendliest folk, all happy to lend and a hand and have a natter over a cup of Yorkshire tea. York has even been named ‘Friendliest City in the UK’ in 2016 and 2017, and this is something that makes the city truly special. The team at our boutique hotel in York will give you a proper Yorkshire welcome and make you feel right at home. York 'Friendliest City in the UK'

Hotel Indigo York is a 101-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located near to many of York’s top attractions. For more information call 01904 231 334 or email info@inyoryk.co.uk


Food & Drink in York

Sip on local gin, craft ales, familiar favourites, and creative cocktails at No.88 Walmgate. Pair with one of our delicious Rustic Pizzas.

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We proudly stand in the historic neighbourhood of Walmgate, just a short walk from all the city has to offer.

At one point Walmgate had 20 pubs on the street, today it is a cool mix of independent restaurants, bars and shops and continues to Fossgate – which boasts even more independent shops, delis, bars and restaurants. Walmgate Bar proudly stands at the end of the road. It is the only existing bar in York with a Barbican and forms part of the York City Walls walk.

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York Hotel's Chocolate Story

Discover the history of chocolate, how to make it and how to taste it like an expert at the York’s Chocolate Story.

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