Travel & Accommodation


Travel information from the National Centre for Early Music:

National Centre for Early Music St. Margaret's Church Walmgate, York North Yorkshire YO1 9TL

Tel: 01904 632220

The National Centre for Early Music


Hotel Indigo (located very near NCEM)

Price around £85/night using booking discount below

From their website:

On one of the oldest streets in York, in the heart of our neighbourhood of Walmgate, you will find Hotel Indigo® York. Surrounded by culture and steeped in rich history, our hotel shares its neighbourhood with the iconic, historic sites of York, the many vintage shops and other hidden gems just waiting to be discovered.

Experience our fresh take on design in our 101 new, modern and high-quality boutique guest rooms. The design reflects the rich chocolate heritage of Rowntree and Terry’s of York and the city’s stonework. On our walls, look for references to this important history in chocolate production, as well as family names, printed on our bedside lamps, of the people who lived on this street, centuries ago.

Just a stone’s throw away from beautiful Walmgate Bar, one of the many gates that lead to the heart of the city, guests can explore the vibrant streets of York, taking in Northern Europe’s largest Gothic York Minster, 300 years of railway history at the National Railway. Let us inspire you with another taste of the neighbourhood with one of our signature cocktails, or experience the flavors of our locally sourced menu.

Though the history of our neighbourhood reaches far back, our amenities are modern. The Hotel Indigo York offers complimentary Wi-Fi, complementary fridge, 24-hour room service and fitness studio. We look forward to welcoming you!

Special rates:

National Centre for Early Music rate including a 10% off the best available Bed and breakfast rate:

Corporate ID: 786812706

Rate Category:  IXEAR

Booking Link:

To make a booking, guests can contact the hotel directly quoting the company name or the corporate ID, or alternatively, guests can click on the above link to check the rates and availability and make their reservations online.

Gray’s Court (a fancy high-end one, very nice place)

Price around £190/night

From their website:

The vibrant and diverse history of Grays Court provides the opportunity to stay, dine and relax in a building that has seen knighthoods bestowed, played host to kings and has the privilege of being the only privately owned building in York with direct access to York’s City walls. We sincerely hope that you enjoy your time with us, whether this be an overnight stay in our luxurious hotel, dining with us in The Bow Room Restaurant or visiting us for drinks.

Student Castle (self catering studio flats, also very near NCEM)

Price around £65/night

From their website:

You'll find us right in the centre of York's historic city walls. Take a walk down the pretty cobbled streets and you'll find some fab shops, cafes and bars too.

In a historic conversion alongside a contemporary new build; we're moments from the city's University and York Minster. All this with the transport links you need, and fast trains to London too.

Safestay Hostel (hostel, shared and individual rooms available; I’ve stayed here myself)

Price from £25/night in a shared room; private rooms and group rooms are available

From their website:

Located within a beautiful Georgian townhouse closely located to the City’s famous attractions, Safestay York is the perfect place to stay after a busy day sightseeing.

With only a 6 minute walk from York Train & Coach Station, we’re an ideal location for those looking to relax and unwind after travelling.

York has a wide range of accommodation for every budget. More options can be found at