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Sleeping and driving in and/or around York

Hi, I'll be travelling to York for a couple of nights in early July. I have seen some nice places on the outskirts of the city (within 30 minutes or so), but was wondering if I would be better off sleeping in the city center? I will have a car, so essentially it comes to how easy it would be to drive into York from the country side regularly.
Thanks

Posted by
2075 posts

Parking in York is a nightmare and very expensive. Most visitors use the park and ride. York is compact and most places are easy to reach on foot.

If you do decided to stop in York itself, check the accommodation provides car parking. Many places don't.

Posted by
33339 posts

agree with the above - driving in York is no fun (I've done it a few times) and parking is a real bear.

For example, a nice hotel is the Indigo (part of IHG) but their carpark (NOT cheap) is down the street, around the corner, down another street and then a nearly triangular unlined ungated open lot on the foundations of a knocked down building. Interesting was what I said, my wife had other words.

Posted by
883 posts

The hotel at the train station, now called the Principal York, has a parking lot adjacent [fee to park]. It's on the other side of the river, and traffic in the area didn't seem too bad when we stayed there - but we arrived by train. It's a short walk across the bridge into York proper. The railroad museum is quite close to the hotel.