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National Railway Museum York

A visit to York is an opportunity to explore one of the UK's most attractive, vibrant and historic cities enjoying a fast-paced break or a relaxing holiday at leisure. The city of York is home to culture, food, music, theatre and a deep and interesting history, and it's a city in which you can relax, play, work and learn without dipping too far into your bank account.

Once you're in York, you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time. Strolls along the sides of York's rivers don't cost a penny and the 'City of Festivals' plays host to regular events and celebrations that can be enjoyed without a need to reach into your pocket. Even permanent attractions include free options that help you enjoy your whole break on a budget.

The National Railway Museum is one of York's free attractions and is home to exhibits for visitors of all ages. When you stay in York, cheap accommodation can form the base of an unforgettable low-cost break. Save money and pre-order your York Pass, an all inclusive pass guaranteed to save you money, inclusive of cash free entry into over 30 attractions.

Free entertainment is always on offer around the streets of York where you'll often see great street artists and buskers. Relax in the city centre's Museum Gardens or book yourself on a free city tour available from the Association of Voluntary Guides to the City of York. Their great free tours depart daily, and twice daily across June and August, from outside York Art Gallery.

To enjoy York on a budget, be sure to seek out the best deals and lowest prices making the most of special offers.

Budget Accommodation in York & City Centre

  • York   (0.8 miles from the centre of York & City Centre)
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    £38
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    Quality York guest house a short walk from the city centre. Charming Victorian property with 7 rooms including large family rooms. Continental breakfast, WiFi and front patio area.
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  • York   (1.7 miles from the centre of York & City Centre)
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    £79
    Per double room per night (2 sharing)
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    Charming Grade II listed Bed & Breakfast accommodation close to York's Knavesmire Racecourse. Ensuite rooms inc family & four poster accommodation. Walled garden, parking & wifi.
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  • York   (1.4 miles from the centre of York & City Centre)
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    £33
    Per Person, Per Night (B&B)
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    High-quality B&B in York. Accommodation offering a friendly welcome, comfortable en-suite rooms and a delicious locally-sourced breakfast. Free parking and WiFi.
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