109 is located beside York’s city walls and in less than 5 minutes on foot you can be in the heart of the historic city.
The now world famous Bishopthorpe Road is right on your doorstep, providing great shops, cafés and restaurants for you to enjoy during your stay, along with a couple of excellent real ale pubs.
The stunning River Ouse is just a short stroll away from our front door and as you cross Skeldergate Bridge, the ruinous keep of York’s medieval Norman Castle known as ‘Clifford’s Tower’ stands majestically, alongside the Castle Museum.
A meander through the shopping centre or the cobbled streets of The Shambles will lead you to York Minster in about 10 minutes, unless you are tempted to stop and shop! York has many other museums, galleries and gardens for you to discover during your stay and bars and restaurants galore.
Bishy Road is one of York’s most vibrant communities, buzzing with small independent shops, cafes and restaurants and all within 200 yards of 109 Nunnery Lane.
It is an excellent place to shop for food during your stay, with a fabulous delicatessen, a bakery, two green grocers and an independent butcher all on hand. The Pig and Pastry Café is a destination of choice for many locals, who love their amazing coffees, breakfasts and brunches. You can find pizza, fish and chips, Indian and Thai food, veggie and vegan options and modern British fine dining, all just footsteps away from each other and from your front door.
There are loads of really great pubs nearby, the Swan, the Slip, the Golden Ball and the Old Ebor to name but a few. You’ll find many good quality real ales there and a very warm welcome.
If you have children that need to let off steam, Rowntree Park is just across Bishy Road and as well as woodland walks, tree trails and an ornamental lake with ducks and geese, it boasts a well equipped children’s play area, skate park, basketball courts, 6 tennis courts and a lovely reading café. The park is open every day of the year apart from Christmas day.
York also has an excellent theatre, an opera house, several cinemas, a wide variety of music venues and many green spaces. The North Yorkshire coastline is both rugged and stunning, with Robin Hood’s Bay, Flamborough, Filey, Runswick Bay, Whitby and Scarborough about a 1hr 30 minute drive away.
You will find plenty of information about local places of interest, events and attractions in the guest information file in the living room and we would be delighted to advise you on great places to visit, eat, have fun and enjoy when we welcome you in person to 109