Our Location

All of York's Attractions within Easy Reach!

Barbican House is a Late Victorian bed and breakfast Guest House overlooking York’s famous and historic medieval stone City Walls. Located just ten minutes walk from the City Centre, our bed and breakfast is ideally situated for guests to take full advantage of the many destinations and historic attractions York City has to offer, including York Barbican, York University, York Minster, Jorvik Viking Centre, Early Music Centre, York Calvary Chapel Bible Collage and the Shambles.

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What to see

York Minster

Magnificent York Minster dates from the 12th century and is one of the largest Medieval cathedrals in Europe. It’s open to the public all year round and is a must see on any visit.

York City Centre Dining

As we are in the heart of York, you will be able to experience the very best dining that York has to offer. A range of restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. Weekends are lively and visitors come from all over to experience York’s nightlife and entertainment venues.

The York Dungeon

Very close to the apartments and only taking a few minutes to walk. Experience the often gruesome history of York as you’ve never seen it before. Fantastic entertainment but ot for the faint hearted!

Jorvik Viking Centre

Head back in time to and immerse yourself in a true Viking experience. The world famous interactive centre is built on the site of the Viking city of Yorvik and recreates the sounds and smells of a viking city.

National Railway Museum

Talk a walk over the River Ouse and head over to the National Railway Museum. A firm favourite for the whole family, it houses some of the most important trains, engines and carriages charting the development of the railway.

Famous ghost walks

York is well known as being one of the most haunted city’s in the world. The centuries of civil unrest, war and upheaval have left their mark on the very fabric of the city and the various ghost walks claim to evoke the horror and tragedy of those whose souls still stalk the city.