19 rooms from £72 per night
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“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.”

“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.”

Hotel Review

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. The Bar Convent is ocated 5 mins from York station and just outside the city walls
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.
 

Written by Hugh Graham-Watson

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.
  • Museums
  • Make an excursion to the Richard III Museum, the National Railway Museum or the Castle Museum.
  • 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.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Discover three hundred years of history at the Bar Convent Exhibition.
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe open for breakfast, lunch and high tea
  • Historic
  • England's oldest convent founded in 1686
  • Child friendly
  • Full of character
  • B+B
  • Boutique
  • Less £
  • Free wifi
  • Traditional
  • Disabled access

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Museums
  • Make an excursion to the Richard III Museum, the National Railway Museum or the Castle Museum.
  • 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.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Discover three hundred years of history at the Bar Convent Exhibition.

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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)

Bar Convent

Originally published by The Good Hotel Guide (view article)