Known for its rich, medieval history, when it comes to York – there’s no better way to experience the city than by embracing its heritage.
Dating all the way back to the 14th century, Lendal Tower played a huge role in defending the city during the Middle Ages, and now, guests can enjoy the tower in a more leisurely way – taking advantage of its beautiful riverside location.
Boasting a number of rejuvenated features, which were preserved during its 2010 refurbishment, the tower is now home to three bedrooms and three bathrooms – making for the perfect place to stay with friends this summer.
Each room oozes a regal air, too, with exposed wood beams, sharp archways, deep red tones, and dark wood finishes. And while the tower was never officially used in any Royal capacity, now, it’s the perfect escape if you want to feel like the King of the Castle.
Believed to be carved out of limestone from the nearby St Mary’s Abbey, Lendal Tower is centrally-positioned, with some of York’s biggest attractions right on its doorstep.
Just minutes away is the stunning York Minster, York Museum Gardens and the Shambles, with ample coffee shops (including the delicious Brew & Brownie!), cafes, bars and restaurants nearby, too.
Best of all, literally right next door, guests can enjoy the wonderful Star Inn the City – a brasserie-style restaurant operated by Andrew Pern of the Michelin-starred Star Inn at Harome.
But back to the property itself. The impressive castle-like structure is kitted out with everything you need to make for a comfortable stay, including four-poster beds, cosy bed linen, a fully equipped kitchen, among other essentials – with bonus extras such as a luxury bathroom kitted out with a copper roll-top tub, a lawned garden with outdoor furniture for summer days, and a seriously impressive roof terrace.
Its design makes the stay a fantastic choice for those looking to entertain as a group, with plenty of different areas and zones across the property to enjoy.
The roof terrace right on top of the tower overlooks the spectacular River Ouse (which, we’ll be honest, quite often sits higher than you’d expect), which is lined with flourishing green trees giving an almost Parisian vibe to the city.
It’s the perfect private space to take in the unbeatable views, in the knowledge that nobody else can come and disturb your well deserved glass of vino.
But, of course, we wouldn’t recommend retreating to your own privacy without hitting the cobbles first – with many amazing bars and restaurants in town that we’d consider must-trys.
For pub lovers, there’s also a huge array of old-fashioned (and historic) pubs within the city, all holding rich histories of their own.
The property is available to rent for a two-night minimum stay, with rave reviews from previous guests who’ve had the chance to stay in the tower. Find out more and book your stay here.