York native Joanna Whitehead selects the best chic hotels in one of the UK’s prettiest cities, and she’s chosen a number of HAY members for her shortlist!
A trip to York is always a good idea, but as the days get shorter and the mornings frostier, the cobbled streets and snickelways of this historic city take on a more romantic, atmospheric quality. Visitors won’t be short of things to see and do, with cultural attractions such as York Art Gallery, Theatre Royal and The Crescent complementing the many museums and ancient sites of interest.
York’s dining game has experienced something of a renaissance in recent years with the arrival of Skosh, Roots and The Ivy. The city has an enviable pub scene too, with a reputed 365 watering holes – one for each day of the year.