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

Tel: 01904 231 333


Fax: 01904 231 334

Email: info@inyoryk.co.uk



5 reasons why York should be on your travel bucket list

York is truly unlike any other place in the world, with its rich history, iconic attractions and vibrant food and drink scene, there are SO many reasons for the historic city to be on your travel bucket list. 

But if you’re not yet convinced, here are 5 reasons why everyone should pay a visit to York…


The History

York has so many stories to tell from days gone by. Founded in around AD 71 by the Romans, Eboracum (as the Romans called York) was born. In 866AD, The Vikings invaded the city, a significant moment in York’s history, something which you can learn all about at JORVIK Viking Centre! Our boutique hotel in York recommends taking a stroll along the City Walls and taking in impressive views of the many medieval buildings.

 History of York


The Pubs

Fancy a pint in a traditional English pub? Then York is the place to go! It was once said that the city has a pub for every single day of the year (365), we are unsure if this remains to be true, but even so, that’s a hell of a lot of pubs! The oldest date back to 1644, so be prepared to duck under low beams and cosy up near open fireplaces with a local beer. Or why not do a bit of a pub crawl?

Pubs in York


The Shambles

One of the best-preserved streets in the world, and a tourist hotspot, The Shambles is enough to bring anyone to York. The narrow cobbled street, which was once a street of butchers, is now lined with independent shops, cafe and restaurants. It is also dubbed ‘The real Diagon Alley’ being home to a number of Harry Potter inspired shops. The perfect place to pick up some souvenirs, or just take some gorgeous photos!  

The Shambles, York


The Chocolate City

Once known as the ‘Chocolate City’ York has a pretty sweet past! The birthplace of Rowntree’s and Terry’s is no wonder the city has earnt a reputation for its chocolate and sweet treats. You can learn all about York’s chocolate history at York’s Chocolate Story, a decadent experience which takes you through the history of chocolate and try your hand at being a chocolatier.York Chocolate Story


Photogenic Surroundings

Avid photographer, or Instagrammer? York is the place for you, with some of the most picturesque buildings, scenery and attractions in the UK. The area just outside our boutique York hotel, Walmgate is one of the city’s oldest streets and the perfect place to get a couple of snaps. Some of the top places to go for pictures include the City Walls, York Minster and of course, The Shambles!York City Walls


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.

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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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