Hidden in a quiet courtyard off Low Petergate,one
of York's most attractive streets, Talbot Court has a superb central
location, with clear views of the Minster and the small medieval
church of Holy
The apartment is in the heart of the medieval
city,ten minutes walk from the station. See a map
here. The city centre is a pedestrianised zone during the day,
and most of York's best known attractions are a short stroll away:
Minster (200 meters) - The largest gothic cathedral north
of the Alps, with some of Europe's finest stained glass, the Minster
is an unforgettable visit.
House (200 meters) - Hidden behind the Minster, this
elegant 16th/17th century house is full of lovely furniture, china,
glass and pictures.
Shambles (150 meters)
- One of the most atmospheric and preserved medieval streets in
Europe, the Shambles was originally home to York's butchers but
now houses an array of craft shops and restaurants
Railway Museum(0.5 mile) - A fantastic display of railway
icons and memorabilia, the Railway Museum offers a full day's entertainment
for enthusiasts and laymen alike.
City Walls (250
meters) -The best way of uncovering the secret life of York is to
take a walk around the medieval city walls and enjoy the views.
Viking Museum (400 meters) - the Jorvik Museum takes
you down to a recreated Viking settlement to give you a close encounter
with York's history
(500 meters) - a prominant landmark in York, this 13th century motte
and bailey offers one of the best views of the city.
Museum (500 meters) - recreations of Victorian and Edwardian
York, housed in the old city jail, allow visitors to experience
life in 19th/early 20th century York.
Low Petergate itself
is a key shopping thoroughfare in York's excellent retail centre.
Here you can buy everything, from pasties to wedding dresses, within
a few feet of your front gate. And of course, there are literally
hundreds of places to eat in York, from traditional Yorkshire pubs
to three star restaurants.
Why visit York?
York is arguably England's finest medieval
city, which offers the visitor an endless wealth of atmosphere and
historic architecture. Yet it is also a thriving contemporary centre
for entertainment, leisure and shopping, offering plenty to keep
any visitor entertained for a week or two.
And that's without considering the options
for day trips outside the city: Yorkshire's countryside is rich
in outstanding areas of natural beauty, such as the North York Moors,
the Howardian Hills or the Yorkshire Wolds. You can also visit the
historic coastline at resorts like Scarborough or Whitby, and put
aside a day to visit some of England's finest country houses, such
as Castle Howard, Beningborough Hall or the Jacobean Burton Agnes
with its lovely gardens.
The following are some links to attractions,
both in the city and outside:
Sports & Leisure
and sports facilities
Trust (Treasurer's House, York, Beningborough Hall, Nunnington
Hall, Riveaux terraces and temple, North Yorkshire Moors, Coast
and numerous historic sites in Yorkshire)