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

Tel: 01904 231 333


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Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



Things to do this September in York

Summer might almost be over, but Autumn is one of our favourite seasons – so we’re not complaining! And, with its impressive surroundings and historic charm, York is just perfect in September. In this blog, our boutique hotel in York takes a look at some of the wonderful things happening in the historic city next month, so you can start planning your trip ASAP.



York Balloon Fiesta

Fri 27th – Sun 29th September

Watch as the skies of York are transformed once again at the magical hot air balloon show based at York Racecourse. Following last year’s success, York Balloon Fiesta is back with live music, delicious food and drink, children’s entertainment and its show-stopping Balloon Night Glow, fireworks and laser show. What’s more, the family-friendly event is completely free! So, put it in your diaries and make sure you don’t miss out on the fun.


York Balloon Festival[Photo credit: York Balloon Fiesta]


York Beer and Cider Festival

Weds 18th – Sat 21st September

Another unmissable event held at York Racecourse this year. York Beer and Cider Festival will take place in a huge marquee with over 500 real ales, 100 ciders, and a massive beer garden for good measure. You’ll also be able to enjoy a foreign beer bar as well as UK ales, world wines, delicious food, live music and talks from internationally famous beer writers. There are even some demonstrations on how best to cook with beer! Tickets for non-members start from as little as £3.50, so, what are you waiting for?


Pints of Beer


Heart of York Bike Ride

Sunday 8th September

Feeling active? Join the fight for every heartbeat by taking part in the British Heart Foundation charity bike ride! Not only will you feel accomplished, but you’ll also get to experience the scenic countryside of North Yorkshire as you cycle from the city of York through the scenic moors. If this is your first bike ride, try the 26-mile route, or if you’re up to the challenge, go for the 41-mile course!



The Shambles Market

Open daily from 7 am

No matter what time of year it is, no trip to York is complete without a visit to the historic and vibrant Shambles Market. The Shambles is the most famous street in York, so it’s very popular amongst tourists, but don’t let that put you off! The atmosphere alone is worth it, not to mention the delicious food, unique crafts and quirky merchandise!The Shambles

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 info@inyoryk.co.uk.

I will definitely make this my go-to hotel every time I stay in the very beautiful city of York . You won’t be disappointed if you stay here, 10/10 from me - well done!

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Hotel Indigo York Reviews



A lovely hotel within walking distance to the centre of York. Very friendly, helpful staff on reception, bar area and dining room. The rooms were immaculately clean and well presented. The bed was absolutely huge and was extremely comfortable. The hotel has a modern, funky feel to it and was very welcoming. The breakfast was superb . Would definitely stay here again.



<p>Conveniently positioned within easy walking distance of the city and Minster. This was our third visit so obviously we’re fans. That said although the previous visits were excellent this time the stay was even better. On check in we were given a complimentary upgrade to a superior room as IHG elite members. The room was spacious, clean and well furnished. Large TV. Massive comfortable bed with high quality bedding. Complimentary snacks with fresh milk and the bonus of a Nespresso coffee machine complete with six “pods”. Decent sized bathroom which was clean and well stocked with quality toiletries. Breakfast on both mornings was excellent. Wide choice of hot and cold items. Plenty of quality juices and smoothies. Service excellent even when busy nothing seems rushed. Very highly recommended.</p>



Excellent hotel. Rooms very nice and extremely clean and quiet. Friendly staff both at reception and restaurant. Breakfast had fantastic choice. Location was really good lots of nice bars and restaurants just minutes away. Short walk to the Shambles and they offered parking just 2 minutes away for a small daily charge. Would definitely stay again. 5 Stars.


Perth, Australia

We have found that it’s the little things that make a huge difference when you’re travelling. They’ve nailed the little things here! You’re always warmly greeted when you pass reception. Comfortable bed, soft towels, immaculate room and free chocolate in the fridge! Breakfast is delicious and finally a coffee I enjoyed. Location is fabulous and parking was easy. Well done to the Team at Hotel Indigo.



We stayed at the Indigo for my birthday recently. It was very modern with quirky room features. The breakfast was world class - such a great variety of treats, including a good selection of gluten and dairy free food. The staff were very helpful and attentive.


Milton Keynes

Stayed for 2 nights, very good quality modern hotel with good sized rooms and breakfast. Cold buffet and hot food freshly cooked to order . Great location within a 5/10 minute walk of York center. Would highly recommend.



<p>My partner, daughter and I stayed for 3 nights on a city break in April 2018. The room was great, Fresh milk in the complimentary mini fridge, fantastic big bed, really really clean, excellent room service and thick black out curtains. The service was excellent from all the staff at all times - reception staff were helpful and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was also fantastic, so much choice on offer and again, nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is really well located for the city. It was excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again. Absolutely 10/10 all round.</p>


South Ayrshire

This is a nice hotel in a quiet area of York, but still within easy walking distance of the city centre / shambles walls etc. Lovely continental breakfast and a quiet bar area. Ideal if you want a bit of peace in a busy city.



Stayed one night in this hotel ,was very impressed. A warm welcome on arrival from the receptionist and the room was ready ahead of check in time. The room was lovely, very luxurious with lots of nice touche. Biscuits, chocolate and drinks in fridge. Very close to main town and York Minster. Had a lovely evening meal in the hotel restaurant, very reasonable priced and a nice breakfast in the morning before leaving. Would definitely stay here again.



Lovely hotel close to York centre and near all the main sites. Within 5 minutes walk to the Shambles. Excellent staff and facilities. On arrival complimentary mini treats in room due to it being my Birthday. Complimentary water and chocolate and biscuits in room together with tea making facilities. Made the 2 night stay in York most enjoyable. Would definitely stay there again and recommend.


Greater Manchester

We had a very pleasant stay on a Saturday night when visiting York. The hotel is only a few minutes walk from the Shambles and central York area. The staff were all good and friendly with good check in service and also in the bar. The breakfast choice and service was also very good. The room and the hotel was decorated very well. We stay here again if staying in York.

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