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 place was absolutely amazing!! Didn’t want to leave. We will definitely be back to stay again when we can spend more time."
"What an inspirational place to stay.Must admit never knew of this Tower.Everything about it left your mouth open seeing all the things within"
"Staying here for a week was a wonderful experience – a real part of York history and an ideal location."
"We stayed here as part of a family group and couldn't have asked for better. The location is absolutely perfect, so central and yet with two private parking spaces which is so convenient. We will most certainly be holidaying here again the next time we stay in York, why would you want to stay anywhere else?!"
"Beautiful property in an ideal location for exploring York. The tower has all the amenities you could possibly need for a holiday. Outstanding value compared to a lot of the hotels."
"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."