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Guide to York


York has a rich heritage with Georgian, medieval, viking & roman remains and sites of interest. Approx 45 minutes drive from Broadgate Farm self catering holiday cottages.

York is a delightful city, great shopping and a wonderful place to just wander around. There are many historical features like the city walls, the Shambles (a medieval street) and Clifford's Tower. A York river cruise is also a great way to get a different perspective on the city.

the shambles in york

The Shambles is an old street in York, England, with overhanging timber-framed buildings, some dating back as far as the fourteenth century. 'Images VistBritain/Andrew Pickett

The Jorvik museum is always a popular choice and the Dig is also worth adding to your visit to Jorvik but be warned there are limited places at the Dig and bookings are usually required particularly in the holiday periods.

The York Dungeon is fun for older children and teenagers whilst the Castle museum is also a great place to spend and afternoon. There is also good shopping on the outskirts of York with the McArthurGlen designer outlet, Monk's Cross and Clifton Moor.

The Racecourse is situated on the edge of the city and it hosts many important meetings throughout the year.

Another Yorkshire city worth a visit is Harrogate, a refined city with lots of lovely shops. The Turkish baths are refreshing! and you can follow in the feet of Agatha Christie who spent time at the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate.

With easy reach of our cottages - use the park and ride on the outskirts of York.

  • 5 star ratingIdeal family accommodation This was our 2nd visit to Broadgate Farm, this time we stayed in the cart house which was very well equipped just as the high barn was last year. The... read more

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    Mrsgoggins14
    03/06/19

    5 star ratingPerfect, just perfect We hired both High Barn and Foldyard which, used together enabled our family of 12 (13 including the dog) to have our annual holiday together. It’s never easy to... read more

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    Julia M.
    03/06/19

    5 star ratingFantastic Holiday We stayed in lovely Foldyard a 2 bedroom Barn, it was very cosy with a lovely friendly atmosphere. The furnishings were all to a very high standard and really clean.... read more

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    Amanda J.
    29/05/19
  • 5 star ratingAn excellent place to stay with friends. We hired four of the cottages for 3 nights to accommodate guests at my son's wedding. The facilities were superb, everybody was thrilled with their cottage. They were... read more

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    Pathfinder551202
    23/05/19

    5 star ratingGorgeous Cottage, perfect for a mini break The cottage was a brilliant place for me and my family to have a mini break at the end of the bank holiday. It was a very comfortable, relaxing cottage,... read more

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    Codl30
    29/04/19

    5 star ratingWhat a treat! Accommodation in this part of the world was limited for the dates we wanted so we treated ourselves to a short break in the Cart House. Could have moved in!... read more

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    wowfactor
    23/04/19
  • 5 star ratingThe perfect location for a retreat These cottages are beautiful. The attention to detail and consideration loving put into each individual cottage is outstanding. Everything is of high quality and there is nothing that has... read more

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    MariaChi-Ki
    21/04/19

    5 star ratingDiamond Wedding celebration weekend From our arrival on Friday evening to our leaving on Monday morning everything was perfect. Our family had two cottages, the large Cart House with 4 bedrooms and The... read more

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    CarolLRhodes
    19/04/19

    5 star ratingBeautiful cottages in a beautiful location We arrived at Broadgate Farm later than planned due to bad traffic, however on arrival we found the 'The Stables' straight away and were able to access the property without... read more

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    Abby R.
    11/04/19
  • 5 star ratingAmazing Cottage We stayed as part of a large group for mum and dad’s 60th wedding anniversary. There was plenty of room for all of our large group ranging from 4... read more

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    Richard C.
    11/04/19

    5 star rating60th family celebration 13 of us ranging in age from 8 months to 78 years stayed in high Barn to celebrate my husbands 60th birthday. The house was fantastically equipped (we self catered... read more

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    Mazkirk
    11/04/19

    5 star ratingOutstanding! This was our second stay in the Stables and I think our 7th or 8th stay at Broadgate Farm Cottages over the last 10 years.

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    LouiseB225
    25/02/19
  • 5 star ratingExcellent We cannot recommend Bradgate Farm highly enough, we are a family of five and have stayed four times over the last couple of years and it's excellent, we have stayed... read more

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    Emma C.
    12/01/19

    5 star ratingNew Year with friends This is our 3rd visit to Broadgate and again it did not disappoint, a lovely welcome was made when we arrived and thehouse felt very festive. The attention to detail... read more

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    KellyBrighouse
    08/01/19

    5 star ratingFamily Get Together We love this place and have visited 3 times so far and each time have stayed in the CART HOUSE with 2 bedrooms, It is luxurious, spacious, very well... read more

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    Storyteller730285
    18/12/18

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