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Minstergate is housed in a medieval building with exposed timbers, sloping floors and interesting nooks and crannies, this apartment has views from the dining room overlooking York Minster.

It is ideally located, right in the centre of York, with York Minster and the Shambles on its doorstep and many other tourist attractions within a short walk. An excellent rail service serves the city and the apartment is within 15-20 minutes walk or taxi drive from the station. It is the perfect location for a city break in this beautiful and historic city.

A diverse range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars are close by.

The cottage's layout

First floor
kitchen, large dining/sitting room, two bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed leading through to 1 single), bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

Heating: Gas central heating included.

Parking: Guests are able to pay for parking in advance by calling 01904 279279 . For more information please look at the following web site: This will allow you to pay for your parking in advance but does not reserve or guarantee a space.

Please Note: stopping to load/unload your car between the following times at the property: 8:15am to 9:15am and 4:00pm to 6:00pm is not permitted.

Tour De France Supplement: From 28 June - 18 July 2014 a supplement of £20 per night applies.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Railway nearby
  • City location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire & North East England
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

Ground view of York Minster showing directions through York. ©

York is a city alive with interest for the visitor, it has retained so much of its medieval structure that strolling around the centre is like walking around a living museum. There is the Shambles, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum and the Minster to name just a few of the many attractions to tempt the visitor. Nestled behind the Minster, is the National Trust?s own Treasurer?s House built over a Roman road; the interior here is a constant surprise to visitors along with its famous ghost stories! The apartments are above the National Trust shop and tea-rooms in the very centre of York, close to all the main sites and a host of good restaurants and pubs.

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  • The Shambles
  • York Minster and many other city attraction
  • North Yorkshire Moors
  • Yorkshire Dales
  • North Yorkshire Coast
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Treasurer's House
Treasurer's House, York Elegant town house dating from medieval times
Middlethorpe Hall Hotel, Restaurant and Spa
Goddards Garden
Goddards Formal and informal gardens with a variety of features
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens
Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens 18th-century house with interactive galleries and National Portrait Gallery paintings. Grounds and working walled garden
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington Hall Picturesque Yorkshire manor house with organic garden and exciting programme of exhibitions
Rievaulx Terrace
Rievaulx Terrace One of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens, containing two temples

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

    • December 2014
    • UK ( Living in Saudi Arabia)
    Good Location

    The cottage was very well located near the Minster, and Town Centre, and also the Railway Station.

  • Lillian Hart
    • November 2014
    • Lancashire
    Excellent for a city break

    A piece of history in an accommodating location. Excellent for a City Break - lovely touches like the fresh flowers on arrival. We let the train take the strain.

  • Hilary Dolamore
    • November 2014
    • London
    Made special by:

    The perfect location next to the Minster. Easy to walk round beautiful York with our 3 year old, who loved the cottage and can't wait to go back. We went to the museum 3 times but also the Treasurer's House where he got his passport stamped. Great lunch there! He loved his bedroom being off our room and was very relaxed in the cottage. Thank you NT! The communal hallway was looking a bit tired and in need of a spruce up, but the cottage was immaculately clean, warm. Very comfortable bed!!!

  • Julie Bootland
    • November 2014
    • West Yorkshire
    Well presented apartment

    The apartment was very well presented and prepared for our arrival Loved the fact that the building was several hundred years old and its medieval feel had been preserved. It was nice to have a few details in the cottage and via the online booking confirmation about the provenance of the building.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2014
    • ----------------
    Convenient location

    Its medieval appearance inside and out, and the location - literally over the road from the Minster - made it the most convenient location possible from which to enjoy the many treasures of York. The flat is very comfortably furnished & equipped, decoration & furnishing complement the architecture. The location could not be more convenient to explore the wonderful city of York.

  • Debbie and Gina
    The accommodation is excellent

    The accommodation is excellent, ideal for a family or group of friends. Not much noise at all - particularly enjoyed the ghost tours which stopped outside property. Everything is in within walking distance. There are ample eateries in the area providing a range of food to meet most tastes and finances. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation, we will be back again as soon as possible.

  • The Harveys
    Spectacularly beautiful and convenient location

    We had never stayed in a National Trust property before and we were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived by the spacious and nicely presented interior and the spectacularly beautiful and convenient location

  • Pauline and Paul Macey
    Had an absolutely great time

    Had an absolutely great time in a wonderful National Trust flat - our first time but definitey not the last. A wonderful welcome, we knew from the welcome we were going to love this place.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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