Read on to discover some of the attractions you can enjoy while staying at one of our Vale of York cottages. ... Read More »Situated between the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, the Vale of York has its own distinct character and can boast one of the finest medieval cities in Europe. Our York holiday cottages are a great accommodation option for those visiting this beautiful city. York is dominated by its Minster - the largest Gothic church in northern Europe - and surrounded by over three miles of mediaeval city walls. Within these, the visitor will discover a labyrinth of narrow, winding streets lined with half-timbered houses - most now occupied by select boutiques . Steeped in history, it is not surprising that the city has a range of museums, many appealing to families. These include the Jorvik Centre, recreating Viking York, and the National Railway Museum. From one of our holiday cottages York and these attractions invite exploration. To the west, offering easy access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, are the elegant spa town of Harrogate and charming, small city of Ripon with its attractive cathedral. Between the two is the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey. The medieval ruins lie in a wooded valley which opens out into the renaissance gardens of Studley Royal. Towards the North York Moors, the changing landscape is reflected in the architecture of many quiet villages and market towns, such as Coxwold, Hutton le Hole and Helmsley. Here, also are some fine examples of the nation's built heritage including the extensive remains of Rievaulx Abbey, the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy and Castle Howard, one of the countryâ€™s grandest stately homes and location for Brideshead Revisited. Vale of York cottages offer the ideal base for a short break or longer stay in this region. So, why not browse our selection of Vale of York cottages to find something that catches your eye?