Off the beaten track attractions near our boutique hotel in York this autumn - Hotel Indigo York

Off the beaten track attractions near our boutique hotel in York this autumn

When you explore York, you explore 2000 years of history. From the Roman walls to Viking remains and grand Georgian buildings there is history around every corner in this spectacular city.

We love exploring attractions that are off the beaten track and there is no better time to do that than in autumn. York is a fantastic city at any time of year but in autumn when the nights are drawing in and there is a slight chill in the air there is magic in the air in this place.

Check out our boutique hotel in York’s guide to our city’s top hidden attractions:


Roman Bath Public House

When there is an autumn chill in the air, get in out of the cold and enjoy a bite to eat, some good ale and live music… Did we mention there is a Roman bathhouse in the basement? Just a short walk from our York hotel is one of the city’s oldest attractions step underground and visit the remains of Roman York. Find out what life was like for the soldiers who lived and worked in York and why a visit to the Baths was so important.




Merchant Adventurers’ Hall near our York hotel

Moving forward in time no trip to York is complete without exploring our medieval past. This is a privileged opportunity to discover one of the finest medieval guildhalls in the world. Delve into York’s entrepreneurial past, present and future following the stories of the “mystery of mercers” – business pioneers who made it happen.


York Cold War Bunker

When you have explored York’s, ancient history jump, forward a few hundred years to our recent history and visit York’s Cold War Bunker. An English Heritage site this unusual and spine-chilling semi-subterranean bunker would have monitored nuclear explosions and fallout in the Yorkshire region. There is a guided tour and a short film that tells the story of the Cold War’s ‘Mutually Assured Destruction.’

Once you have had your fill of historical attractions head back to our boutique hotel in York and put your feet up in our luxurious surroundings. Hotel Indigo York is a 103-room boutique hotel in York, conveniently located a 10-minute drive away from York Racecourse as well as many other top attractions. For more information, call the York hotel on 01904 231 334 or email

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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Sweet dreams are made of this! Enjoy an indulgent stay in York and explore the city’s confectionary history. Snack on a complimentary box of chocolates, and wake up to a full English breakfast.

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