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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.

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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: Public car 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.

Cottage details
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  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic Location
  • Railway nearby
  • City location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • WiFi
  • DVD
  • Fridge-freezer


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

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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place to visit
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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


Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • January 2017
    • Unknown
    Well located property

    Extremely comfortable and well-located property. The Chance to stay in a historically significant property at the heart of Medieval York made our stay enjoyable.

  • Ms Nash
    • March 2016
    • Australia
    Privilege to stay!

    I find it a privilege to stay in these historical buildings and I like contributing to their future. Living in your accommodation ensures my brilliant holiday experience starts from the second I arrive.

  • Mr Woodthorpe
    • March 2016
    • Essex
    Beautiful cottage

    Minstergate cottage is just beautiful. We have visited York many times, but this cottage will always be first on our booking preferences now. The pictures we took through the reception room window of snow falling on the Minster are not just stored in the camera; they are etched in the soul. The sloping floors, wooden beams and the central position of Minstergate make sure that we will remember this place for ever. We would also like to say thank you to the staff there, for the fresh flowers and other touches that make all the difference.

  • Anonymous
    • November 2015
    • Unknown
    Excellent place to stay!

    This is my 3rd time at Minstergate and we have booked again for next year. City centre properties make excellent places to stay as you can get to them using public transport. It's a pity NT has so few of them. And that the two adjacent flats have been withdrawn.

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What it will cost

Prices include:

  • 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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