About York


Popeshead self-catering holiday apartments are located in York city centre. This location really has it all, tucked away between York's most famous shopping streets, cafés and tourist attractions. Just a 30 second stroll takes you out on to Coney Street or Parliament Street, which leads on to York's famous Shambles and York open air Newgate Market.

We are just a couple of minutes walking distance from Betty's Tea Rooms, York Dungeons, The York Minster and Clifford's Tower. If you want a holiday in York, or just to be centrally located on your next visit to the city, this is the perfect place to stay.

Other York Attractions of Interest

 York Boat River CruisesYork Boat Rides and River Cruises

YorkBoat is one of the largest fleet of modern sightseeing, restaurant and party boats outside London.

Every YorkBoat has modern toilets, heated lounges with large windows for maximum viewing and comfort, tea/coffee and bar facilities and open sun-decks.


Betty's Tea Rooms

Betty's Tea Rooms of Harrogate and YorkBetty's is one of York's famous attractions as much as the Minster itself! Ask anyone who has visited York and they always recommend a visit to Betty's for afternoon tea. The queue outside says it all, it's worth the wait as the quality of food & service is superb. Step inside Betty's and you travel back in time, with 3 floors of Art Deco period interior. There is also a gift shop with a range of unique confectionary, cakes, biscuits, tea & coffee.



York Dungeon

The Dungeons YorkLabyrinth of the Lost Roman Legion, to the chilling tale of the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin, torture and the plague. Are you brave enough? Ghosts of Yorkis the new feature this Summer at the York Dungeon and promises to scare the living daylights out of you!



The Shambles

The Historic Shambles Medieval StreetIf it is your first visit to York, then take a walk back in time to 'The Shambles' to see the old Tudor buildings and narrow street. A guided walk will tell you the history of this street. The Shambles has some great gift shops and is in the heart of York.




York City Walls

City Walls of York

They extend for 2.5 miles and enclose an area of 263 acres. The walls still retain all four of their impressive gateways into the city, called bars, as well as 34 of their 39 interval towers.


Whether you explore the walls as an individual, family, school party or group, the story you will discover will bring to life the compelling and rich history of the City of York.


For more information on tourist attractions in York please see www.insideyork.co.uk.

Finding Popeshead Apartments

Being in York city centre we are easy to find.


From Leeds Bradford Airport - Take A658 for 14 miles, A59 for 14 miles heading signposted York, A1036 for 1 mile and follow signs for City Centre.

From Manchester Airport - A538, join M56 for 4 m, M60 for 16 miles heading towards Leeds and M62 for 26 m. Join M1 following signs for N Leeds for 10 m, join A1 for 2 m, join A64 for 10 m , A19 for 1 m, A1036 C/Centre for 1 mile, B1227 & bear right.


Walking directions from York Railway Station to Popeshead Court, Peter Lane YO1 8SU.
Turn left upon leaving the railway station onto Station Road.
Follow Station Road crossing the river at Lendal Bridge into Museum Street.
Take the first right off museum street into Lendal Street.
Walk straight on (you will pass the post office and the Mansion House ) into Coney Street.
Walk on down Coney Street until you see a left turn off - Market Street (turn left opposite Boots the Chemist).
Turn left into Market Street. Turn right by Superdrug ( on your right) into Peter Lane.
Popeshead Court is situated at the bottom of Peter Lane on the left (Peter Lane is a cul de sac).


Both of our York self-catering holiday apartments are in the city centre and include:

  • FREE Wi-Fi Internet Access
  • Widescreen TV
  • Full kitchen with utensils
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Large Wardrobes