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Christmas Shopping Mid-Week Special

Christmas in York is a magical experience. Often touted as the UK’s capital of Christmas York has world class shopping, festive markets a range of independent food shops and eateries.

For Christmas shoppers wanting to experience all York has to offer we are offering some special mid-week rates. Stay Sun to Thurs at only £29 pppn for double rooms and £39 for single rooms. Available from November 3rd to December 14th 2013.

Please note: Offer is only open to bookings make by telephone.

For more a detailed guide to what’s on in York over the festive period you can download Visit York’s free Christmas Guide.

York Races 2013

York Races

Arguably the best racecourse in the North, and with crowds in excess of 50,000 York races is a thrilling day out. The Knavesmire has been home to racing in York for 280 years, but this city has hosted horse races since Roman times….2000 years ago! » read more

King Richard III & York

Richard IIIRichard III (1452-1485) had close connections to York, and visited York several times during his reign, staying for three weeks in 1483. As a young prince he was crowned the Prince of Wales at the Archbishop’s Palace just behind the Minster.

He even planned to be buried at York Minster. The recent discovery and confirmation of his remains has prompted his living descendants to request a York burial for the 15th century King. Stephen Nicolay, the 16th great-grandson of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York (father of Richard III) said: “York and the county of Yorkshire was, and remains, the physical and spiritual home of King Richard III.” » read more

Tour de France 2014 York

Le Tour de France is coming to York in 2014!

Tour de France 2014 York
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Stage 2 of the Tour de France departs from York in 2014. The 198 cyclists are expected to tour the city centre past York’s iconic buildings and city walls. » read more

Valentine’s Day Offer

Valentine’s Day 2013 – Thursday, February 14

Delight your valentine this year with a romantic stay in York.

Offer Details: Stay Feb 14th at £58 per room and get a second nights stay for only £33 per room.

This includes a complimentary bottle of bubbly, a box of chocolates and a full English breakfast. 

Easter in York 2013

Enjoy a fun packed Easter in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities!

York arial view

Visitor attractions in York go all out at Easter, with a host of crowd pulling events. Parliament Street will host the annual Easter Crafts and Food Fayre, while the Lord Mayor’s Easter Egg Hunt promises a city-wide quest for chocolate lovers!

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JORVIK Viking Festival 2013

The 28th Annual JORVIK Viking Festival

JORVIK Viking Festival

16th – 24th February 2013

Get set for the JORVIK Viking festival this February. It’s the biggest Viking festival in Europe and is an exciting time to visit York. » read more

Why not buy Christmas Gift Vouchers

Monkgate Guest Accommodation Gift Vouchers make a perfect Christmas present for friends and family.

They can be made out for one night only for mid week or for two nights at the weekend (terms & conditions apply)

They will be valid for the whole of 2013 and I can either send them out direct for you or to your own address.



Why not come Christmas Shopping in York………….

York is magical over the festive season with so much to see and do.

Treat yourselves to an overnight stay with us and perhaps do a little shopping.

Stay any night from Sunday to Thursday for just £29 pppn  for a double/ twin room and £39 for a single, inclluding full english breakfast.

between November 1st and December 14th (subject to availability)


We look forward to welcoming you soon!



Christmas in York 2012

St Nicholas Fayre YorkChristmas in York is a magical experience. Often touted as the UK’s capital of Christmas York has world class shopping, festive markets a range of independent food shops and eateries.

With so much going on and festive cheer in abundance York offers a delightful Christmas getaway for the whole family. York’s venues, museums, theatres and churches come alive throughout the season with a variety of festivities. Traditional candle-lit carol services take place in York Minster, and there is even an outdoor ice rink at the Designer Outlet shopping park.

What’s On

  • Living North Essence of Christmas Fair – Fri 16 – Sun 18 Nov
    200 exhibitors offer high quality unique gifts for all the family.
  • The Keeping Of Christmas – Tue 20 Nov – Sun 30 Dec
    See how the Georgians celebrated Christmas and decorated their homes for the festive season.
  • Santa’s Steam Adventure – Sat 8 – Sun 23 Dec
    Everything is ready for Christmas but Santa has lost his presents. Take a magical journey with to the North Yorkshire Pole to help track them down! At the National Railway Museum.
  • St Nicholas Fayre – Thu 29 Nov – Sun 2 Dec
    St Nicholas Fayre is one of the most popular Christmas markets in the UK, with thousands of visitors coming to York over the four-day event.
  • York Minster Christmas Carol Concert – Fri 7 Dec & Fri 14 Dec
    York Minster’s Christmas Concert: with the York Minster Choir.
  • York’s Festive Fayre – Sat 8 – Sun 23 Dec
    York’s Festive Fayre brings a sweep of Christmas traditions with music, food and gifts.
  • Festival of Angels – Sat 15, Sun 16 Dec 2012
    The Festival of Angels is a true winter festival, bringing York a winter wonderland of ice-sculptures, stalls, outdoor food and drink, street entertainment.
  • Christmas at York Minster: Nine Lessons and Carols – Sun 23 Dec 2012 & Mon 24 Dec 2012
    Popular Christmas Service at York Minster.