In a landmark setting on the eastern banks of the River Ouse stands the 14th-century, Grade I listed Lendal Tower.
After a careful, sympathetic renovation Lendal Tower now gives you the opportunity to encounter a unique medieval living experience with a welcoming level of contemporary comfort.
Sleeping up to 6 people Lendal Tower is a truly unique place to stay on your next visit to the City of York.
Lendal Tower dates back to the reign of Richard I (Richard the Lion Heart) and has stood next to the River Ouse since 1299.
Built as part of the City of York's new medieval wall defences - symbolic of its growing importance as England's then second city, the function of Lendal Tower (then known as St Leonard's Tower) was primarily to protect the city's river entrance in times of war.
On your doorstep are numerous attractions to suit all ages, with river boat trips, ghost walks, art galleries and theatres, plus an abundance of quirky shops, restaurants and inns.
The Tower's unrivalled central location is perfect for exploring a wealth of other historical buildings:
"This was a fantastic holiday my Daughter had her 16th birthday and my Husband had his 50th birthday . It was magical . We are absolutely going to book next year. The best holiday we have ever had and we have been on many."
"Everything about it is hugely impressive, from the rich history of the building, to the luxurious decor and prime location. "
"In summary Lendal Tower was absolutely stunning. From the beautifully intricate bedrooms to the amazing roof terrace it was fantastic. The Tower has embraced its natural history, but has combined it with a modern nature, providing guests with everything they need for a long break away from home."
"Lendal Tower is a unique place to stay. Surrounded by the history of this stunning building, you never forget how lucky you are to have the place to yourselves. The rooftop terrace provides a breathtaking view over York, particularly The Minster."
" The bedrooms were really spacious, the kitchen was fully equipped and the character of the whole tower was out of this world. It is also extremely central - everything in York centre is within a very short walk. We also really enjoyed the hamper full of local produce that awaited us when we arrived. I could not recommend Lendal Tower enough and I hope I get the chance to visit again!"
"We loved staying here! We were enveloped with not only the history inside of our Tower, but by the outside city as well. From our rooftop you are so close to the ruins of St Mary's Abbey. You could just picture Henry VIII's men tearing it down because of his dissolution of the monastaries. Look up hill and there is York Minster. The other side is the Roman Wall and of course River Ouse."