Grays Court is truly unique - a country house in the heart of the bustling city of York. It dates back to 1080 in part and has had a plethora of historically noted figures visit over the years - King James I, William Wilberforce, the Duke of Cumberland and the Duke of Somerset to name but a few. It's located mere minutes away from York Minster, and boasts a stunning cobbled courtyard with striking pollarded Plane trees lining the way to the front door, and half an acre of beautiful garden encircled by the historic Bar Walls.
With views across York’s medieval walls, Grays Court is a beautiful historic house with leafy gardens, an intimate restaruant and free Wi-Fi. The grand house is situated beside York Minster, and was once home to King James I.
The stylish bedrooms feature fine linens and antique furniture. Rooms also have flat-screen satellite TV, and all offer scenic views of the gardens or York Minster.
The Bow Room Restaurant serves a 9-course tasting menu in the evening and has been awarded 2 AA rosettes. During the day the property serve drinks from the bar, teas and coffees and a cream tea with home-made scones and preserves. A full cooked to order breakfast is served each morning.
Guests can relax in the pretty gardens, or in the Bow Room with its impressive art collection. The Jacobean Long Gallery with oak panelling, sofas and original paintings is a delightful place to unwind.
This country house is steeped in history, and set within the York walls. Grays Court Hotel is a 5-minute walk from the picturesque Shambles shopping streets. The Theatre Royal and York Museum and Gardens are within a 10-minute walk.