Win a luxury break in historic York

Grays Court is the ultimate hidden gem in the heart of York: dating back to 1080, it’s the only privately owned residence in the city with direct access to the city walls, and is the oldest inhabited house in the city.

The Willoughby room

The house was originally built towards the end of the 11th century by Thomas of Bayeux’s Treasurer. The Treasurer acted as Guest Master for visiting dignitaries, and played host to royalty. As well as being an important residence, the house provided home and sanctuary to the illustrious Gray family for two hundred years.

One lucky winner and their guest will be treated to a two-night stay at this very special hotel, with a sumptuous breakfast each morning and a gourmet dinner one evening in The Bow Room, the hotel’s 2AA Rosette-winning restaurant.

The Mortimer room

Grays Court, voted Visit York Hotel of the Year 2018, is intimate and inviting, with 12 luxurious bedrooms. Each has been individually designed, from the Willoughby, with its William IV four-poster, to the Mortimer, with a close-up view of the Minster.

Dinner is a memorable occasion, with beautifully executed dishes served in elegant surroundings. Produce comes from the hotel’s kitchen garden or from high-quality local suppliers.

The hotel is ideally placed for visiting York’s many sights on foot – here, you are in the hub of ancient York, within strolling distance of the cathedral, but it’s easy to retreat to the peace and seclusion of the hotel garden, bounded by the city walls. Your perfect home from home in York.


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The prize is valid until 5 September 2020 and is subject to availability. Travel to the hotel is not included. The prize is non-transferable.