Travelodge has released 15,000 rooms for £35 or less in new flagship hotel in York
To celebrate the opening of York Layerthorpe Travelodge, the company’s fifth hotel in the city – the hotel chain has released 15,000 rooms for £35 or less
York Layerthorpe Travelodge is a 128 room hotel located close to the city centre, and overlooks the River Foss.
The hotel has been styled in Travelodge’s new contemporary brand design – all rooms feature the new luxurious king size Travelodge Dreamer Beds and family rooms include individual beds for the children or for sharing adults. All rooms also include an en-suite with power shower, flat screen TV with free digital channels, free tea/coffee-making facilities, cooling system and LED lighting as well as WIFI.
In addition, York Layerthorpe Travelodge offers an unlimited breakfast menu at just £7.95 and an unlimited lighter breakfast at just £5.75. For each paying adult, two children eat for free.
To celebrate the opening of York Layerthorpe Travelodge, the hotel chain has released 15,000 rooms for £35 or less. To book your room just go to www.travelodge.co.uk.
(for a family of four a £35 room works out at just £8.76 each, which is cheaper than a portion of fish & chips and a drink!)
Boasting 2,000 years of history and heritage, the beautiful walled city of York offers an incredible array of things to do and see, especially for history buffs. For sweet lovers it’s a must as its home to popular sweets such as Kit Kat, Smarties and Terry’s Orange. Also you can indulge in afternoon at Betty’s Tea Rooms
From its unmissable gothic cathedral to the maze of medieval streets, we’ve managed to whittle down the list to just 10. If you are planning to spend a few days, we recommend a York Pass which will save you money on entry to many of the city’s attractions.
To help you make the most of your trip to York, detailed below are details of activities to help create an action packed short break itinerary.
York Pass is a value sightseeing card giving you the flexibility to visit top attractions in the city and beyond. Eliminating the need for cash transactions at admission points the York Pass also comes with a guidebook, maps and information on each attraction. Pick a pass duration that matches your visit and simply show your York Pass at any attraction listed in the guidebook. For more information please visit https://yorkpass.com/
The York Chocolate Factory – 0.5 miles from the hotel
Whilst other northern cities made their wealth from wool, cotton and steel, York built a city from chocolate and is still known as the home of the sweet treat here in the UK. Covering the journey from raw jungle cocoa bean to the treasure that became York’s most profitable export, visitors also get the chance to try their hand at coming up with their own chocolate bar, learn about York’s famous confectionary families and of course sample the city’s most famous export throughout the experience. For more information please visit https://www.yorkschocolatestory.com
Stay at York Central Layerthorpe: 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk
The Jorvick Centre – 0.3 miles from the hotel
One of the city’s must see attractions, The Jorvick centre is situated on one of the most famous and outstanding discoveries of modern archaeology. Visitors get the chance to explore the history of York through a ground-breaking experience that takes you on a journey through the excavated remains of the original workshops, houses and backyards which are brought to live with interactive displays that provide a window into this vanished world and its people. For more information please visit http://jorvik-viking-centre.co.uk/visit
Stay at York Central Micklegate: 10 minute drive or 10 minute walk
Ghost Walks – 0.5 miles from the hotel
A unique opportunity to discover the magic of the most haunted city in Europe through the art of storytelling. These ghostly walking tours, which range from theatrical to the chillingly matter-of-fact, are a great way to get to know York’s most important and atmospheric hidden locations. Take turns down dark alleyways and duck around mysterious corners with an informative tour guide at your side who will bring the city’s past to life. For more information please visit http://www.theoriginalghostwalkofyork.co.uk
Stay at Travelodge York Central Layerthorpe: 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk
York Dungeon Tours – 0.3 miles from the hotel
Recommended as one of the Top Ten things to do by Expedia and Trip Advisor, York’s Dungeon Tours takes visitors on a journey through 2,000 years of the York’s gory and gruesome history. Guides will enthral visitors with tales of some of Britain’s most wanted and dangerous criminals whilst re-enacting York’s haunted past with live shows which depict major events through York’s dark history. For more information please visit https://www.thedungeons.com/york/en
Stay at Travelodge York Central: 5 minute walk
York Castle Museum – 1.7 miles from the hotel
This eccentric museum takes visitors on a social history time tunnel over three hundred years of life in York city. Based around a Victorian hoarder’s collection of everyday items, the museum is also full of replicate rooms and shops dating from the Georgian era to a 1980s kitchen. It is best known for its ‘real’ Victorian street of salvaged shop fronts, but its history as a prison also makes for interesting exhibitions. For more information please visit https://www.yorkcastlemuseum.org.uk
Stay at Travelodge York Hull Road: 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk
York Races – 1.4 miles from the hotel
Long known as ‘The Ascot of the North’, the historic Knavesmire racecourse at York dates back 280 years with racing being at the centre of York life since Roman times. The third biggest in Britain in terms of total prize money to be won, the racecourse is also home to manicured lawns, flower displays, listed buildings, bars and restaurants. It is also the perfect excuse to dress up, enjoy a delicious glass of Pimms and have an exciting day at the races during the season. For more information please visit https://www.yorkracecourse.co.uk
Stay at Travelodge York Central Micklegate: 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk
Yorkshire Museum and Gardens – 0.8 miles from the hotel
This museum gives a speedy and smart overview of York’s many historical layers. Housed in a renovated Victorian building, the museums five grand galleries chart the story of the city in style however its real treasures are the wealth of prehistoric Roman, Viking and medieval artefacts that can be found throughout the building.
The museum’s ten-acre botanical gardens are well worth a visit also. The gardens run down to the River Ouse and feature the 950 year-old scenic ruins of St Mary’s Abbey, a tower from the original Roman fortress with the most beautiful flower borders – a perfect spot for a family day out and picnic. For more information please visit https://www.yorkshiremuseum.org.uk
Stay at Travelodge York Central Layerthorpe: 15 minute walk or 10 minute drive
York Minster – 0.7 miles from the hotel
Housing some of the world’s greatest treasures, York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in England’s earliest history. From the Roman columns in the crypt to the views of the city from its central tower, this is an awe-inspiring place to visit. The jewel is the newly refurbished Great East Window, completed by John Thornton in 1408, the earliest piece of named art in the country and the stained glass equivalent of the Sistine Chapel.
For full atmospheric effect, approach The Minster via The Shambles, an ancient cobbled street mentioned in the Domesday Book where the upper stories of the 14th-century timber houses lean out, almost to within touching distance. For more information please visit https://yorkminster.org/home.html
Stay at Travelodge York Central: 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk.
National Railway Museum – 1.3 miles from the hotel
Get on-board with over 300 years of fascinating history in York’s National Railway Museum. Explore giant hauls full of trains and railway legends including the majestic Duchess of Hamilton, the futuristic Japanese Bullet Train and the Flying Scotsman, to name but a few. This superb collection of mechanical wonders sheds light on the historical importance of the railways in Britain and to York’s Renaissance in the 19th Century. For more information please visit http://www.nrm.org.uk/
Stay at Travelodge York Central Layerthorpe: 15 minute drive or 25 minute walk
York Art Gallery – 0.5 miles from the hotel
York Art Gallery has been transformed into a fantastic space where shows and exhibition choices reveal a progressive and exciting curatorship. Features like the British ceramic studio level and the interesting turns on displaying some of the York Museum Trust’s vast number of objects, run alongside exhibitions like the excellent First World War art show and, recently, Flesh (featuring Rodin, Rubens, Degas and Bacon) to provide both new re-imaginings of classic works and showcase current practitioners. For more information please visit https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk
Stay Travelodge York Central Micklegate: 5 minute drive or 10 minute walk