Grays Court

Rated 9.4 in 220 reviews. 11 rooms.


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.

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A guide to great places near Grays Court

  1. The House of the Trembling Madness

    An ancient small room full of beams, old benches, stuffed animal heads, a quirky little place with a superb range of import beers, real continental style shot through with good old Yorkshire charm.

    238 m from hotel
    48 Stonegate

  2. The Three-Legged Mare

    Don't be fooled by the 'bouncers' outside... they're just staff having a crafty fag!

    247 m from hotel
    15 High Petergate

  3. Evil Eye Lounge

    A must do for anyone who is a cocktail fan! Try a Brazilian Monk or a Dick Turpin cocktail.

    262 m from hotel
    42 Stonegate

  4. The Old White Swan

    Always at least 8 ales on if not 16!!

    280 m from hotel
    80 Goodramgate

  5. Bootham Bar

    The gatesx do open!

    288 m from hotel
    High Petergate

  6. Pivní

    Now known as Pivni

    362 m from hotel
    6 Patrick Pool

  7. Bettys Café Tea Rooms

    Lineups for tea in the café crafted by the designers of the Queen Mary ocean liner can be daunting. If you’re short on time, stop at the pastry counter to buy a Fat Rascal.

    381 m from hotel
    6-8 St. Helens Sq.

  8. The Blue Bell

    Probably shouldn't say this, but ignore the 'Private Party' notice... just to keep the riff-raff out!

    492 m from hotel
    53 Fossgate

  9. Museum Gardens

    Look out for locals drinking cider and shouting at tourists.

    0.5 km from hotel
    Museum St.

  10. The Maltings

    Good honest beer; good honest grub; good honest Yorkshire folk :)

    0.6 km from hotel
    Tanners Moat

  11. York Tap

    If you sit on the station side you can get the station free wifi, on the road side you can't! :)

    0.9 km from hotel
    Tea Room Sq., York Railway Station

  12. National Railway Museum

    The only place in the UK with a Director of fun! Harry Potter fans be sure to check out the steam engine used in the films.

    1.1 km from hotel
    Leeman Rd