The Principal York is situated just steps from the train station, 5 minutes walking distance from The National Railway Museum, and a 10-minute stroll from York city centre. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the modern comforts of contemporary travel, Principal York is the perfect base from which to discover this historic city.
Placed near bars and golf courses, the hotel offers a leisure club, an indoor heated pool and an outdoor swimming pool for on-site relaxation. Free, superfast Wi-Fi with a maximum bandwidth of 100Mb is available throughout the hotel.
Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones. The majority of the rooms are in the main house, and the grandest of them look out across the gardens to York Minster in the distance.
All Guestrooms Feature:
- Hair dryer
- Iron/ironing board
- Free WiFi
- Coffee/tea maker
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Shower only
- Private bathroom
- Room service (24 hours)
Refectory Kitchen & Terrace
At the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, the best ingredients from York and the surrounding countryside are selected and utilized to produce traditional British classics. Just next to York Station, guests can choose to dine in the modern, light-flooded dining room or on the outdoor terrace.
Opposite York Station, Chapter House serves wines, craft beers and classic cocktails, along with a bar menu that highlights local produce.
The Garden Room
Boasting sweeping views across manicured lawns all the way to York Minster, The Garden Room is a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. Tea is sourced from Rare Tea Company, who supply the world’s best tea direct from farmers and their tea gardens.
On The Map: The City of York is located in Northern England, just 25 miles northwest of the major city of Leeds
The City of York boasts a dramatic 2,000 year history. The City, originally named Eboracum, was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, and became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior. Visitors to York can enjoy a wealth of attractions, museums, historic buildings, shops, restaurants and bars, all within the compact walled city. Indeed, substantial portions of the City’s Walls are still intact today – more so than any other English city – and are a major tourist attraction in themselves. York Minster Cathedral (pictured), is the highlight of the city. The gothic edifice is one of the largest of its kind in Europe, and its Great East Window contains the greatest area of medieval stained glass in the entire world. Another of York’s gems, Clifford’s Tower, offers panoramic views over the city and surrounding countryside. The current stucture dates from the 1300s and is a great example of the power wielded by England’s medieval Kings. The Shambles is a must-visit shopping street in the city. Bulidings, some dating from the 14th century, overhang the street by several feet – so much so, that opposing structures are not very far from touching in some places!