Local Area Information and Attractions

City Centre Skeldergate Apartments are located in Skeldergate; Skeldergate coming from a Viking word "skjaldari" meaning "street of the shield makers". 

Whilst staying at our self catering apartments you can walk across Skeldergate and you are on the banks of the River Ouse with a view of the famous King Arms pub just a few meters away on the opposite bank. Within a 250mtrs you are in the City Centre shopping and entertainment area with its famous narrow cobbled streets, boutique shops, restaurants to suit all tastes with a vibrant vibe at nightfall. You won't have far to walk after a day’s shopping or a nights’ indulgence to return to the apartment.  No need for taxis when staying at these apartments in York, and the car can take a break for the duration of your stay as all of central York’s historic buildings and many attractions are within a 5 minute walk.

Food and Drink

Legend has it that York has 365 pubs, one for every day of the year.  When it comes to nightlife you should head to the city centre where the main bar areas include Huntington and Millington Roads, Micklegate and St Helen’s Square.  From traditional real ale pubs, live music venues, to modern contemporary champagne and cocktail bars - you will be spoilt for choice. 

Betty’s Tea Room (www.bettys.co.uk) is definitely worth a visit.  Winner of the 2013 Yorkshire Life Food and Drink Destination of the Year Award and Afternoon Tea at Betty’s is one of Visit England’s ‘101 things to do before you go abroad’ (see the Afternoon Tea and Chocolate section for contact details).

Chocolate lovers can follow their passion with the York chocolate trail and visit one of the many themed cafés and shops around the city.  Find out more with a guided tour through the city’s chocolate history at York’s Chocolate Story (www.yorkschocolatestory.com).

Voted as a TripAdvisor top 10 European destination for food and wine, York is a renowned foodie heaven.  Find something to tickle your taste buds in the Swinegate and Goodramgate area.  You could also head to The Waterfront, a hotel situated in King’s Staith, which specialises in fresh fish and has some great steak dishes.  If you prefer something closer to home, a night in, or a night out couldn't be more convenient, at the end of the street a fabulous Indian take-away or eat in is available and there are a multitude of other choices within the vicinity, as well as a shop to buy wine, ingredients or treats. If you prefer to dine out, less than a two minute walk from our luxury serviced apartments in York will allow you a choice from restaurants such as Picalinos, Red Chilli Chinese, Akbars and Thida Thai. A few minutes more and your choice widens to encompass every style, cuisine and budget. 

Local Attractions

City Walls, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, Cliffords Tower and York Cold War Bunker, Jorvik Viking Centre, The Shambles, York Minster, Fairfax House, National Railway Museum, Treasurer’s House and Garden, York’s Chocolate Story, The York Dungeon, Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, Barley Hall, The Mansion House, York Brewery Visitors Centre, YorkBoat by Day or by Night, Bus Sightseeing Tour, Holgate WindmillThe Barbican Centre, or maybe a Ghost Walk 

Also look at the Visit York 2019 magazine.