Magnificent Tower in the heart of York | Lendal Tower, York Impressive Tower on the edge of the River Ouse | Lendal Tower, York Historic lounge packed with heritage features | Lendal Tower, York Exposed wooden beams and stone floors in the living area | Lendal Tower, York Modern well-equipped fitted kitchen with stone slab floor | Lendal Tower, York Grand formal dining area | Lendal Tower, York Impressive four poster bedroom | Lendal Tower, York Grand four poster bedroom | Lendal Tower, York Four Poster bedroom | Lendal Tower, York En-suite bathroom featuring chromotherapy spa bath | Lendal Tower, York Characterful en-suite | Lendal Tower, York Spacious double bedroom steeped in history | Lendal Tower, York Mezzanine bedroom featuring wooden beams | Lendal Tower, York Mezzanine bedroom with relaxing seating area | Lendal Tower, York Stunning views across the River Ouse | Lendal Tower, York Stylish shower room | Lendal Tower, York Roof terrace offers panoramic views over York | Lendal Tower, York Sitting-out-area on the decked roof terrace | Lendal Tower, York Great views over historic York from the private roof terrace | Lendal Tower, York Delightful lawned garden with furniture | Lendal Tower, York
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 0 Pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Boutique Collection
  • WiFi
  • Luxury Collection
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
  • Heritage Collection
  • Tower
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
  • Unique Cottages
  • Station within 1 mile
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2 nights - mostly start on Fri or Sat
3 nights - must start on Fri

4 nights - must start on Mon
5 nights - 22nd or 29th Dec 2012 only.

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Featuring panoramic views of the beautiful city of York, this "piece of history" is a truly unique family retreat.

Featuring panoramic views of the beautiful city of York, this "piece of history" is a truly unique family retreat.

Step into a piece of medieval history. With panoramic views over the beautiful city of York and the River Ouse, this spectacular 700-year old ‘Visit England 5 Star Gold Award’ Ancient Scheduled Monument offers a truly unique holiday experience. In a landmark setting on the eastern banks of the River Ouse, the 14th-century Lendal Tower originally formed part of the city’s defences and played a key role in the daily life of the medieval city - from here shipping tolls were collected and all river traffic was controlled. Following the Civil War in the 17th century, the tower became the city’s first waterworks with a horse-powered pump supplying the water via pipes made from hollowed out tree trunks. In 1785, as proprietor of York Waterworks, John Smeaton FRS (the father of civil engineering and designer of the famous Eddystone Lighthouses) added a powerful steam-driven beam engine into the tower to cope with the city’s growing demand for water, later it became the proud headquarters of the York Waterworks Company. Carefully renovated to retain its character, including ornate, original wood panelling and decorative ceiling plasterwork, the resulting accommodation is stunning. A spiral staircase leads from the ground floor living area to a mezzanine bedroom and on to the first and second floors, each with bedroom with dual-aspect river views. Climbing a little higher, visitors reach the large roof terrace and are rewarded with a breathtaking view of one of the world’s greatest cathedrals, the magnificent minster, historic Lendal and King’s Bridges, the River Ouse, and the bustling 21st-century city that flourishes in the shadow of its ancient walls. The Tower’s unrivalled central location is perfect for exploring a wealth of other historical buildings including The Treasurer’s House and The Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, visiting the National Railway Museum or the Jorvik Centre, and discovering the snickelways and alleyways that wind between York’s ancient cobbled streets. On your doorstep are numerous attractions to suit all ages, with river boat trips, ghost walks, art galleries and theatres, plus an abundance of quirky shops, restaurants and inns. Return to Lendal Tower and guests have the privilege of relaxing in the tranquil setting of their own private riverside garden. Shop and pub 30 yards.

Living room. Dining hall with double doors to garden. Two steps to kitchen with range, gas hob, electric oven and limestone floor. Shower room with toilet. Spiral stairs to gallery. Double bedroom with TV. Spiral stairs to first floor: Double bedroom, TV, dressing room and en-suite bathroom with toilet. Spiral stairs to second floor: Double bedroom with 5ft four-poster bed, TV and en-suite bathroom with chromotherapy spa bath and toilet.

  • Electricity, gas, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • Freeview TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Gas/electric range included
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Wine cooler
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Roof terrace
  • Garage (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • NB: Short ship style ladder steps to roof terrace. Visit England 5 Star.

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What do our customers say?

  • 9


    Posted by anonymous

    The tower is impressive and well furnished - a very special holiday let. This was a January weekend and while the tower was warm in the evening, it was very cold in the morning. We tried, and failed, to adjust the central heating. The tower is in the town centre on a main road. Traffic and people passing did not disturb us; in summer, this might be an issue. The welcome pack was meagre: no milk, not much tea or coffee, no nespresso pods for the machine. The towels supplied were the bare minimum. It's an expensive let and we did not feel pampered by what was provided, which was disappointing.

    Confirmed guest, 31/01/2022 02/02/2022
8.7 out of 10 – based on 3 reviews collected by ReeVoo