If you are looking for a staycation destination, look no further than the bustling city of York. The medieval city of York is easily accessible by train, and just a stones throw away from the city centre which is home to the iconic York Minster and ancient cobbled streets. Full of history, beauty and adventure, York is the destination of choice – whether you choose to visit alone, with a partner or with the family! With a range of staycation packages, dining options and spa treatments, The Grand is the perfect place to rest and recuperate after a busy day experiencing the delights of York!
With a range of transport links, York is easily accessible by both train and car, with York Railway Station at the heart of the city. York’s medieval heritage is retained across its iconic architecture; the medieval city walls which border the city enable you to capture the of York from various standpoints across the city. Venturing further into the city, seek out the majestic cathedral, York Minster, and embark on a tour where you will gain an even greater awareness and understanding of why this is such an iconic city centerpiece. Alongside landmarks such as Clifford’s Tower, York has a fantastic museum offering which makes the city a perfect staycation location for the whole family. With options of The National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Jorvik, you are spoilt for choice!
From small independent shops to widely loved brands, York is a perfect shopping spot. Alongside Coney Street, the main shopping high street, take a trip to the Shambles, one of Britain’s most widely known famous medieval streets. Combine the past with the present as you experience a piece of the medieval era as you , clothes, and chocolatiers. York also has regular local and seasonal markets offering homemade items, food and fresh flowers. A trip to York Designer Outlet is also a great option for a drizzly day and can be accessed easily by both car and bus routes. Our friendly Concierge will be more than happy to assist you with directions to help you plan your shopping experience.
Whether you prefer a relaxed dining experience, or a more formal occasion, The Grand’s food and drink offering gives you the freedom to choose either or both. The Rise Restaurant, Terrace and Bar offers a relaxed modern setting, with a menu offering a Yorkshire twist on classic British dishes. For a more intimate alfresco dining experience, you can book The Terrarium on the terrace. Overlooking the iconic city walls, this unique seating bubble provides a memorable drinking or dining experience.
Legacy, The Grand’s newest addition, offers a fine dining experience through an eight course tasting menu, alongside optional wine flights to enhance the tasting experience. With a focus on local Yorkshire provenance, seasonality and sustainability, Legacy offers a dining experience that is iconic for all the right reasons.
The Grand offers a range of package options to enhance your staycation experience and to satisfy all tastes! If you are visiting as a family, our Family package includes a special children’s and goody bags in to delight the little ones; Discover York helps you to further experience the best of York, with a York sightseeing bus ticket. If a foodie, our Dine & Stay and Gourmet Getaway packages enable you to indulge in the food offerings at The Grand, with a sumptuous dinner included within your stay. You can also combine your staycation experience with your very own Culinary Journey as you engage in a half day cookery course. If reasons for a staycation are to enjoy a little more ‘me time, both our Spa and Stay and Spa and Dine packages are the ultimate hybrid of wellness and indulgence.
The city of York is full of activities for you to go out and explore. Jorvik is a great opportunity for you to travel back in time to experience life as it was in 10th century York: an experience for all the senses as you experience the smells and sounds of Jorvik York and is a great experience for the whole family to enjoy! You can take advantage of a range of the city’s most iconic attractions with the Visit York Pass, whilst our Discover York package gives you access to both city and dining delights. This includes a York Sightseeing Bus ticket as well as a dinner and afternoon tea experience at The Grand.
For a more leisurely sightseeing experience, York City Cruises provide both daytime and evening cruises, with a Captain’s commentary as you take in the beautiful local York scenery. If you would like to take away a new skill, The Cookery School at The Grand offers a range of classes from Breadmaking toBrasserie, and when booking one of these you can enjoy a discount off our best available rate – a perfect way to combine learning, pleasure and leisure!
Nestled in the former vaults of the grade II listed building, the spa offers a bliss sanctuary for you to relax, revive and refresh. Make the most of the spa facilities on offer which include a spa whirlpool, aromatic steam room, Nordic dry sauna and Relaxation lounge for you to enjoy the ultimate indulgence. After a relaxing time at the spa, you can then indulge in our Conde Naste Award Winning afternoon tea as part of our Blissful Afternoon Tea Package.
Should you choose to upgrade your spa experience, our skilled spa therapists are trained to deliver a range of treatments tailored to your needs. From facial treatments to full body exfoliations and deep muscle massages, our extensive treatment menus offer you the opportunity to benefit from the full spa experience.