Friars Rest Guest House B&B in York England
Friars Rest Guest House B&B York North Yorkshire England Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse Lodgings Accommodations

Host: Phil Armitage

Guestrooms: 7

Address: 81 Fulford Road, York, North Yorkshire, Y010 4BD, England

Telephone: 01904 629823

Activities/Attractions: The North's spiritual capital for 2000 years, York is central to Britain's colourful history. Visit the stunning York Minster, enjoy Stonegate and Shambles shopping and live the York history at the Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum.

York is a compact walled riverside city and home to countless world-class attractions, museums and galleries. York is a year round destination offering a lively cafe, bar and restaurant culture and vibrant entertainment and festivals. It is ideally located as a touring base, atmospheric York is roughly 2-hours by rail from London, Edinburgh and Manchester. Attractions include:

  • York Minster - the widest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe
  • York City Wall - You can still walk the wall begun by the Romans
  • The Shambles - a narrow, rambling medieval street
  • Jorvik Viking Centre - York's Viking past reconstructed and explained
  • Churches - selected historic churches to visit in York
  • Clifford's Tower - medieval remains of York Castle, perched on its high mound above the river
  • Merchant Adventurers Hall - half-timbered hall where the merchants of medieval York held sway
  • Fairfax House - an elegantly restored Georgian townhouse
  • Treasurers House - original home of the treasurer of York Minster, now a medieval museum
  • Guildhall - the medieval hall of York's powerful trade guilds
  • Barley Hall - small medieval "living history" museum
  • York Castle Museum - superb museum with realistic historical street scenes from the past
  • The Yorkshire Museum - archaeology, history, and natural history of the county
  • National Railway Museum - The largest railway museum in the world
  • York Dungeon - It'll scare you to death
  • York Model Railway - fun for the whole family with York's own model railroad exhibits

"We were warmly greeted and given a parking permit to park right outside the property. Our room was cosy for the three of us and had an en-suite bathroom which had a toilet and shower, the room was clean and tidy and the sheets were clean and fresh. The walk into York is less than 10 minutes and can be taken along the river or up Fishergate to Clifford's Tower. The Guest House is in an ideal location. Great English Breakfast with variations if you give them notice. Served 8.30 - 9.00 am and maybe could have been half an hour later at the weekend to get 10/10!"

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"The bedroom was clean, fresh, and comfortable. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful, and the service was prompt and pleasant. We asked about booking a taxi to get to the wedding, and no sooner said than done!! Both myself and my sister-in-law were very pleased with Friars Rest and would be more than happy to stay again, in fact we picked up a leaflet about Christmas in York with a view to booking a couple of days with some friends. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Friars Rest all the best for the future, and keep up the good work!"

"Beautiful stay  wish we could stay longer."

"Delightful accommodation, thank you."

"Very nice rooms good breakfast. Enjoyed stay, we loved it!!"

General Information: Welcome to Friars Rest Guest House in York, England ... owned by the same family for twenty years and we take pride in the high standard of hospitality and comfort that we offer our guests. We pay particular attention to cleanliness and attention to detail.

Built on the site of an old monastery, Friar's Rest is a comfortable and well furnished guest house ... just a short 8-10 minute pleasant riverside walk from the city center. And we have easy access to A/M1 and A64 outer ring road. The guest house has a full Fire Certificate and we are members of the York Guest House Association. We have a 3 diamond commended status with English Tourist Board.

  • All rooms are en suite
  • All are well equipped with remote colour TV/Teletext
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Friars Rest has the benefit of an off road car park and on road parking permits
  • All diets catered for with a vegetarian breakfast on request
  • We are handy for University and Fulford Golf Club
  • We are totally non smoking
  • We now have FREE 24 hr wireless high speed internet access is available to those wishing to use their own Wi-Fi laptop computer at the guest house whilst staying with us, subject to compatibility

Payment Accepted: Visa and Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).


Full Breakfast included.

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"We were warmly greeted and told where our room was situated. Wherever I stay, I always keep an open mind, but the Guest House was excellent and much more than I expected. Our room was large and had an en-suite bathroom which had a toilet and shower, the room was clean and tidy and the sheets were clean and fresh. We decided that we would walk into York as the description says that you can walk along by the river into York. It says that the walk is around 10-12 minutes. Both my friend and I are fast walkers and we easily made it within that time, and it is such a lovely river walk. This takes you to Clifford's Tower, and is also where you can pick up the river boat cruises and the sightseeing bus tours, so really the Guest House is in an ideal location. If you are looking for somewhere clean, fresh and tidy, does a great full English breakfast that will easily keep you full until lunchtime - then I would recommend the Friars Rest Guest House. I would certainly be recommending my friends and family to this Guest House and will certainly use this as my base again when I visit York."

"Only stayed here one night but enjoyed it very much. Very friendly staff, clean room with comfortable beds, TV, closet space etc. Breakfast was good ... a great stay!"

"Been very happy here, breakfast excellent."