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9 York B&Bs we love

Check our selection of gold-starred B&Bs in York

The following B&Bs have all been awarded AA gold stars for the quality of their accommodation.

Ascot House

Away from the noise of the city, but happily not too far, this Victorian house has been lovingly restored, and the Wood family have been welcoming guests here for over 25 years.

Burswood Guest House

Located opposite York race course, Burswood offers comfy bedrooms, a charming dining room, and a tasty full English.

Guy Fawkes Inn

The birthplace of the notorious Guido Fawkes still has many original features, and a world-famous Guy Fawkes Ghost Walk leaves every night just around the corner. The restaurant has been awarded an AA Rosette.

The Heathers Guest House

This spacious 1930s house is in a peaceful setting, only a short journey from the centre. The breakfast room looks out onto the large rear garden, a favourite with wildlife.

Lamb & Lion Inn

Set in the historic heart of York, the 17th-century Lamb & Lion Inn offers imaginative food (2 AA Rosettes), real ales, and luxurious bedrooms decorated in earthy colours. York Minster is nearby. 

The best of the rest

Ashley Guest House

Ashley Guest House is a Victorian end-terrace that used to be a toy shop; now given the modern-retro treatment resulting in stylish interiors and a distinctive character.

City Guest House

Just a five-minute walk from York Minster and close to the city wall and other sights, this charming Victorian town house is homely and comfortable.



Overlooking Clifton Green and not far from the River Ouse, this charming detached house is within walking distance of the city centre.

The Judge's Lodging

One of the best things about this Grade I listed Georgian townhouse is the glass box dining area. There‚Äôs also plenty of outdoor seating, and lots of character too. The restaurant holds an AA Rosette.

Holmwood House

A short walk from the centre of York, this highly-recommended family-run property consists of two converted and restored 19th-century family homes. Lots of antiques, and a substantial breakfast.