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The Grange Hotel, York

No 1

York, The UK

The ivy-covered No 1 (formally the Grange Hotel) occupies two Regency townhouses that date back to 1829. Well located just outside York’s medieval city walls, it provides a good base for exploring the city. The interior of the hotel has the feeling of a guesthouse, with furnishings such as vintage armchairs and portraits on the walls. Exuding a traditional English feel, the guest rooms are spacious and decorated in pastel shades.

No 1 has great options for dining, including the award-winning Ivy Brasserie in the hotel’s vaulted cellar, which serves classic cuisine with a French influence. Traditional afternoon tea is offered among relaxing surroundings in the Morning Room.


A quiet and well-located property that puts guests at ease with its relaxed, home-like atmosphere.


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With their dark or pastel hues and traditional English feel, the rooms at No 1 have the comfortable, home-like atmosphere of those in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast. Each room has an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. There are six types of room, the Premier rooms upward being the most spacious, some with separate walk-in showers. The suite has a separate living room.


The hotel is easily accessible by car and in an ideal position for exploring the city on foot. From the hotel, it’s a 10-minute walk to York Minster, and a 15-minute walk to the National Railway Museum.

Food and drink

Located in the vaulted cellar of the hotel, the two AA rosette-awarded Ivy Brasserie serves classic, French-influenced cuisine. The brasserie’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all feature locally sourced ingredients, wherever possible. On selected Friday evenings you can listen to live music while you dine. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the hotel’s Morning Room.

Tour ideas in York

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at No 1 as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Ancient York walking tour
      York Minster

      Ancient York walking tour

      Ancient York walking tour

      Discover the pivotal role that York has played in English history over the past 2,000 years. Your private guide will lead a walking tour to visit the city’s gates, walls and medieval churches, as well as the tiny, crooked alleys called snickelways.

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    • Castle Howard and Rievaulx Abbey
      Castle Howard

      Castle Howard and Rievaulx Abbey

      Castle Howard and Rievaulx Abbey

      Take a private guided driving tour of the windswept North York Moors. Visit the house and gardens of the stately Castle Howard, continue on to the pretty market town of Helmsley, and end at the haunting ruins of nearby Rievaulx Abbey.

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