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Budget but nice weekend away

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Budget but nice weekend away

Hi, I am hoping to take my partner on a weekend away to York in may but money is tight so I am looking for any good ideas on a budget. I thought you may know of some hidden gems hotel-wise that are in a good location and are lovely to stay in - but hopefully not too pricey. Also, any great recommendations for a restaurant that feels fancy but again, isn't too heavy on the budget. Don't want to sound mean, just not much spare at the moment! He deserves a break though so help much appreciated. Thanks x

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1. Re: Budget but nice weekend away

Don't know what you class as budget ,price wise. How about Pinfold Cottage . good value for money

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2. Re: Budget but nice weekend away

how are you travelling? if you are driving you can find some places in villages a little outside, and they can be much cheaper than things close to the city centre, York is not famous for bargain accomodation.

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3. Re: Budget but nice weekend away



Cheap chain accommodation means hen/stag noise.

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4. Re: Budget but nice weekend away

We stayed at the Georgian House in Bootham for 60 pound a night in Feb, very nice B&B and only a couple of minutes from the Minster and he Walls. We also had a very good meal at The Guy Falkes Inn which was a 5 min walk away in Petergate


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You may want to avoid the final weekend in May as it is a Bank Holiday plus the races are on which means budget is just about impossible

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6. Re: Budget but nice weekend away

I realise this post is a few days old now, but I notice you're a little short on replies regarding restaurants. I'd recommend you have a look at Barbakan, a small Polish restaurant on Walmgate. I wouldn't describe it as 'fancy' (more 'cosy' and 'rustic') but it is definitely a hidden gem - and very reasonably priced.


Alternatively, if you don't mind eating earlyish, book a table at Rustique on Castlegate and take advantage of their set menu. It's available Mon-Thurs 12pm-10pm and Fri-Sat 12pm-7pm. I've done this a couple of times and it really is great value for money, with 2 courses for £12.95 or 3 courses for £14.95. A word of warning, though, due to it's ratings on Tripadvisor, Rustique gets booked up so make a reservation well in advance of your trip.


Hopefully that'll give you a couple of ideas!

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