Barley Hall

“Reconstructed medieval townhouse in all its original splendour” - AA Inspector



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This stunning reconstructed medieval townhouse was once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. The building shows its original splendour, with exposed timber frames. It’s a hands-on kind of place and you can make yourself at home – sit on the chairs, handle the objects and experience what life was like in medieval England. Check the website for themed events that you can join in.

Barley Hall
2 Coffee Yard, YORK, YO1 8AR
Phone : 01904 615505


  • Parking nearby
  • Very limited access to ground and 2nd floor
  • Facilities: Audio guide
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year daily, Apr-Oct 10-5; Nov-Mar 10-4. Closed 24-26 Dec. Closed occasionally for special functions, please call to check

About the area

Discover North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.

The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.

York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.


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