Local Attractionsnear The Elmbank Hotel, York

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Discover York

Located just a stone’s throw from the eclectic city centre of York, home to quaint cobbled streets lined with shops, restaurants and bars, The Elmbank Hotel is the perfect place to stay during your next visit.

Whether you’re looking to make the most of the local shopping and nightlife scene, are joining us for a race day or would like to explore the medieval, historic parts of the city, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

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York Minster

York is home to York Minster, which dates back to the 7th Century, and is the centre of Christianity in the North of England. Famous for its stained glass windows, namely the Yorkshire Rose and the 5 sisters window, which commemorates females who gave their lives for their country in the First World War, the collection is said to be the most important collection of stained glass in the country.

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York Museum Gardens

York's Museum Gardens can be found in the stunning grounds of the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. Home to a vast botanical collection and over 40 species of bird, this free attraction is one the whole family can enjoy.

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The Shambles

The Shambles in York is one of the oldest streets in England. Characterised by over hanging timber framed buildings dating back to 14th century, the name derives from the number of butchers shops lining the cobbles. Now however, the buildings have attracted independent boutiques and cafes, making it a shopper's dream.

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York City Walls

As the name suggests, the York City Walls line the circumference of the city - 2 miles of surviving masonry. They are the longest city walls in England, and are well known for their display of daffodils seen in March and April. Join the Friends of the City, for guided tours and walks which will educate you on the history of York, or entertain you with ghost stories and quirky facts and legends.

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Our Neighbourhood

The Elmbank Hotel, York, proudly sits on the outskirts of the old town. Just a short walk from York train station and overlooking the racecourse on the Mount, there really is no better base for exploring our medieval home city.

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