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Elegant town house dating from medieval times

Only a few metres from York Minster, this was the first house ever given to the National Trust complete with a collection - and it is not all that it first seems.

It has a history spanning 2,000 years, from the Roman road in the cellar to the Edwardian servants' quarters in the attics, and thirteen period rooms in between.

These house one man's remarkable collection of antique furniture, ceramics, textiles and paintings from a 300-year period.

Infamous ghost stories are another of the many quirky attributes of this property.

Book your Christmas lunch

Celebrate Christmas with our delicious three course lunch with mulled wine © Lisa Holden

Thursday 4 - Friday 19 December

Book a festive three course meal in the historic surroundings of the Below Stairs Cafe. With traditional turkey on the menu, alongside roast seabass and wild chestnut and mushroom cottage pie, you'll be spoilt for choice!

Places to stay in the city centre

Come and stay in one of our charming flats for a fantastic weekend getaway in a historic setting. Choose from two quirky flats in the heart of York with original features, Goodramgate and Minstergate.

Winter days out in and around York

Between Treasurer's House, Goddards and Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, there are lots of wintry wonders to celebrate the season. Discover hidden stories, crackling fires and indulgent dining at the link below.

New Roman York display

Will you see a legion of ghostly Roman soldiers?

Delve in to the basement to see our brand new display about Roman York, including a video of Harry Martindale describing the ghostly Roman soldiers he saw marching through the cellar wall. Book on to a guided tour at reception, if you dare...

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