Avondale Guest House York is just outside the area of the city walls on the south side of the city so it makes an ideal location for visiting York's historic city centre. There is easy access to the guest house by car from the outer ring road which in turn can be easily accessed from the UK Motorway network.
If you are arriving by bus or train it is an easy walk or taxi ride from both the bus and rail stations.
We are situated close to Skeldergate Bridge on the River Ouse which means that a short stroll into the city centre allows you to visit all the main tourist attractions as well as many unique shops, bars and restaurants. We are very close to the city walls and one of the highlights of a visit to York is a walk on the walls which surround a large part of the city centre. For racegoers, we are also well placed for access to York racecourse.
York is a wonderful place and I have presented some of it’s history for you in an information folder together with some idea’s on where to go, what to see and things to look out for. I enjoy our city, the dales, the moors, our amazing landscape, castles and historic houses so if you would like more about places to visit when you get here just ask!
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From the South, A1 or A64
If you are driving in from the South on the A1(M) then join the A64 leaving at the exit York (West) onto the A1036. As you approach the lights follow directions to the city, as you continue on this road passing the racecourse on your right. Continue on up the hill to the lights, go over these lights and then the road will split a little, at the next lights you need to move to the right hand lane (if you look across and to the right there is an old fashioned road name on the wall – Scarcroft Road). Turn right onto Scarcroft Road. We do park along this road but in order to unload your luggage and pick up a permit continue to the end of the road, at the lights turn right and Avondale Guest House is just a few yards up the hill on the right hand side.
From the South, A19
If you are driving in on the A19 you will come into the city on Fulford Road. Follow signs into the city and on your left as you approach will be a large Mecca bingo hall. At this junction go forward to the city but stay in the left hand lane, this will take you around to the left over the River Ouse at Skeldergate Bridge, the ancient city walls will be on your right. Continue forward passing the Swan Inn on your left, on past the shops to the traffic lights staying in the left hand lane, there is a Sainsbury’s on the corner to your right. Avondale Guest House is a few yards up the hill on the right hand side. Just pull in to the left to unload, collect a parking permit and directions for where to leave your vehicle.
From the North or West, A59
If you are driving in from the north on the A59, then follow signs to the city centre and once you have gone through the suburbs you will pass a public house called The Fox to your left at a set of traffic lights and soon come to an Iron Bridge across the railway. Cross this bridge and turn right immediately right onto Dalton Terrace. Follow this short road staying on the left hand side, at the lights turn left and then immediately move over to the furthest right hand lane to turn right onto Scarcroft Road. We do park along this road but in order to unload your luggage and pick up a permit continue to the end of the road, at the lights turn right and Avondale Guest House is just a few yards up the hill on the right hand side.
From the North, A19
If you are driving in from the North on the A19, then follow signs to the city centre on the A19. After a while you will enter the York suburb of Clifton passing a public house called The Dormouse on your right, followed by York Rugby and Cricket Club. Not longer after this you will find yourself at a set of traffic lights where Rawcliffe Lane merges from the left, take the right lane here and turn right at the next set of traffic lights at Clifton Green. Keep Clifton Green to your left and continue on over the River Ouse at Clifton Bridge through another set of traffic lights at up onto the traffic lights at the A59 as it enters York from the West.
Turn left and follow signs to the city centre, after less than a mile will pass a pub, The Fox to your left at the lights, carry on up the hill to an Iron Bridge. Cross this bridge and turn immediately right i to Dalton Terrace. Follow this short road staying on the left hand side, at the lights turn left and then immediately move over to the furthest right hand lane to turn right onto Scarcroft Road. We do park along this road but in order to unload your luggage and pick up a permit continue to the end of the road, at the lights turn right and Avondale Guest House is just a few yards up the hill on the right hand side.
From York Station
Arriving by train or bus couldn’t be easier with direct services available from most parts of Britain and from many of the main airports and ferry terminals. Once you get here the walk to Avondale will take around 10 – 15 minutes by just following the ancient city walls.
As you exit the railway station turn right and walk south over the bridge, keeping the city walls on your left, follow the road around and up the hill to the traffic lights. Keep walking forward and take the crossing over this busy junction (if you look to your left you will see Micklegate Bar), then continue down Nunnery Lane, staying on the pavement to the right hand side of the road (the city walls will be on your left). You will pass a couple of pubs, The Victoria Vaults and The Old Ebor. As you reach the end of Nunnery Lane turn right and walk along past the shops. Going on past the car park to your right and cross at the traffic lights where there is a Sainsburys on the corner. Keeping Sainsburys to your right walk on up the hill just past the bus stop and Avondale Guest House is on your right.