Bar Convent Guesthouse York

“Unusual guesthouse in an elegant living convent. Newly refurbished comfortable rooms, a baroque chapel, Victorian garden and glass roofed entrance hall make this an impressive building. A cafe serves meals until high tea. Best of all is staying amongst the sisters of the convent.”

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“Here’s a novel way to save money on a night’s accommodation in York: stay at the Bar Convent, England's oldest living convent, established in 1686. Behind an elegant Georgian façade you'll find a beautiful chapel, a museum and self catering and ensuite accommodation, plus a café, kitchen, laundry facilities, sitting rooms with TV and wifi internet access.”

Written by  Hugh Graham-Watson

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The Bar Convent York, Yorkshire, England

"There’s an all-day café, an oasis of a garden, the chapel to visit whenever you like, a shop and superbly-designed exhibition, detailing the history of the convent and the life of its remarkable founder Mary Ward."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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Facilities

Parking
Public parking at a nearby location. Charges apply
Meeting Room
No pets
Restaurant
Cafe open for breakfast, lunch and high tea
Free wifi
Wifi
Garden
Child friendly
Disabled access

Activities

Hotel Entertainment
Discover three hundred years of history at the Bar Convent Exhibition.
Other Activities
The living convent is open to guests, explore the lovely gold and white Baroque chapel.
Sights nearby
Visit the nearby York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe.
Museums
Make an excursion to the Richard III Museum, the National Railway Museum or the Castle Museum.

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19 rooms from $96 per night

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Recommended for

Total relaxation
Unwind in this tranquil convent, enjoy afternoon tea in the walled garden and read up on the towns history in the library.

Activities

Hotel Entertainment
Discover three hundred years of history at the Bar Convent Exhibition.
Other Activities
The living convent is open to guests, explore the lovely gold and white Baroque chapel.
Sights nearby
Visit the nearby York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe.
Museums
Make an excursion to the Richard III Museum, the National Railway Museum or the Castle Museum.

Other highlights

Restaurant
Cafe open for breakfast, lunch and high tea
Less £
Full of character
Free wifi
Traditional
B+B
Boutique
Historic
England's oldest convent founded in 1686
Child friendly
Disabled access

Hotel size

19 rooms
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