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BEST WESTERN York Pavilion Hotel

45 Main Street, Fulford, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 4PJ

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotels that are inspected by the AA for their level of service and facilities are reflected in the number of stars awarded.
Bronze CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (40 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • 24hr service
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

Upgraded Wi-Fi - 80meg - Complimentary for guests to use

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN York Pavilion Hotel, York

A Day at York Races

York Racecourse (aka The Knavesmire) hosts regular flat and National Hunt races from May to October. A day out here is a great excuse to dress up, have a flutter and generally enjoy yourself.

Available : May - Oct 2013 (annual)

York National Book Fair

The York National Book Fair is the largest rare, antiquarian and out-of-print book fair in Europe. Around 200 leading booksellers offer an immense collection of books, maps and prints at the Knavesmire Centre.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Dante Festival

A highlight of York Racecourse's calendar, May's Dante Festival starts the summer season with three days of highly competitive racing. Wednesday's programme begins with the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes; Thursday's features the Dante Stakes, while Friday concludes with the Yorkshire Cup.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Yorkshire Ebor Festival

The Ebor Festival includes the oldest, richest, fastest and most famous races at York Racecourse, combining sporting excellence and style stakes over four days. The event dates back to the 1840s, and remains hugely popular to this day.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

York Designer Outlet

York's Designer Outlet is a great place to pick up a bargain. More than 120 designer shops sell everything from clothes and jewellery to homeware at up to 50% off their recommended retail price. For label-lovers everywhere.

Available : Daily

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre offers plenty of Viking history on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the city of Jorvik, now known as York. At least 800 of the items found during the archaeological dig are on display.

Available : Daily

Jorvik Viking Festival

Get some hands-on experience of what it was like to be a Viking. More than 10,000 visitors turn up to York's annual Jorvik Festival to watch Norse warriors fight to the (mock) death with their enemies, the Saxons.

Available : Feb 2013 (annual)

York Festival of Cycling

Get ready, get set and go biking in Rowntree Park for the York Festival of Cycling. Watch stunts by show riders, then join a free guided ride on a bicycle, a KMX Kart or a rickshaw tricycle along scenic routes.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Festival of Youth

The Festival of Youth is a weekend-long celebration of young talent at York's Rowntree Park. Live music, food stalls and a full line-up of activities, including DJing and sculpting, promises family-friendly fun for 13- to 19-year-olds.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Spring Festival

York's Spring Festival presents music which is both new in its conception and new to the region. Electrifying, exciting and different, it hosts performances in venues throughout York, with its primary base the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Illuminating York

York is one of England's most beautiful cities, but during Illuminating York it takes on a special glow. For this innovative festival, the city's most impressive buildings become canvases for a series of iridescent and immersive light projections.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

York Ghost Festival

York might be famed for its historic centre, but it is also associated with metaphysical occurrences and ghostly goings-ons. York Ghost Festival invites courageous souls to engage with the "other side" as it delves into the city's supernatural past.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

York 50+ Festival

Proof that age is only a state of mind, the York 50+ Festival features over 100 events in various venues. Spread over nine days all activities, including an open mic night, celebrate the young and young at heart.

Available : Sep - Oct 2013 (annual)

Big City Read

Join the city of York as it gathers every year to read the same book, and then celebrates it through a two-month programme of events revolving around it. Activities in the Big City Read include author meet-and-greets and walking tours.

Available : Jul - Sep 2013 (annual)

York Roman Festival

Commemorate centuries of Roman rule at the annual York Roman Festival. Family-friendly events, from film screenings to battle drills, take place around the city and its main celebration is held at Gray's Court, complete with Holy Roman wining and dining.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

York Open Studios

York Open Studios promotes direct public access to York-based artists and creatives by presenting their works in non-gallery spaces. A hugely popular event and an enjoyable form of cultural exchange, it thrills visitors with compelling installations and unexpected sights.


Available : Mar - Apr 2013; Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

York Carnival

York Carnival is a day-long party that injects an extra shot of colour to this historic city. Innovative and entertaining acts, which showcase a medley of vibrant world music and culture, provide entertainment for all ages.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

York Literature Festival

York's Literature Festival continues to grow in stature and prestige each year. Among the events taking place throughout York are talks and readings by authors, performances, theatre, cinema, storytelling, music and literary walks.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

York Festival of Science & Technology

Running since 1997, York's Festival of Science and Technology allows visitors to experience different aspects of science and engineering, as well as celebrate technology and development. Innovative and interesting, it continues to affirm York's status as England's first 'Science City'.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

York Festival of Traditional Dance

Dance troupes from throughout the country join in York for its Festival of Traditional Dance. This is York's most lively festivals and a showcase of the diversity and expressiveness of Britain's indigenous dance styles.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

York Festival of the Rivers

The Festival of the Rivers returns to York with exhibitions and musical performances, walks and dancing, swimming and fishing all celebrating York's rivers Ouse and Foss. Special activities this year include dragon-boat races and the York Canoe Race.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

York Festival of Food and Drink

Providing a great opportunity to broaden your culinary knowledge and expand your waistline, the York Festival of Food and Drink returns for ten individually themed days. Events are held at venues all over the city.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

York Early Music Festival

First held in 1977, York Early Music Festival can claim to be Britain's foremost festival of early music. It commandeers a variety of medieval churches, historic houses and Guildhalls in and around this Roman city for its huge range of performances.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Christmas Early Music Festival

Following the success of its well-established summer event, the National Centre for Early Music provides seasonal entertainment at venues across the city during its Christmas Early Music Festival. Concerts take place everywhere from York Minster to the centre itself.

Available : Nov - Dec 2013 (annual)

York Castle Museum

York's Castle Museum brings more than 400 years of history back to life in its award-winning exhibitions and displays.

Available : Daily

York Castle Prison

Part of the York Castle complex, York Castle Prison invites masochistic visitors to spend the day where others spent a lifetime. With York Castle having been a seat of justice for 1,000 years, the attraction explores its unique history.

Available : Daily

The York Dungeon

The York Dungeon delves into the city's dark and haunting past and explores the chilling truth about the suspicious characters who have lived, hidden or died in the city. Watch out for the infamous highwayman Dick Turpin (who was hanged here) and the Viking Ivar the Boneless, who invaded the city on 1 November 1866 AD and caused much bloodshed.

Available : Daily

Gardeners' Question Time - The Live Tour

Budding botanists and green-fingered gurus should descend on York's Grand Opera House for Gardeners' Question Time - The Live Tour. In its inaugural year, the tour sees the experts from the BBC4 show tackle listeners' most taxing gardening gripes.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Roman Walls

York has more miles of intact city walls than anywhere else in England, visited by over a million people every year. Originally built as defences in Roman times, they've been added to and rebuilt over the centuries.

Available : Daily

Haunted Hall

Haunted Hall invites brave ones to visit Barley Hall, a restored medieval townhouse and former home of the Mayor of York, by candlelight. A costumed ghost guide takes you around the house while uncovering ghouls and ghosts. Pre booking is essential.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval building in England and the biggest gothic cathedral north of the Alps.

Available : Daily

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery houses one of the region's finest collections of European painting, spanning over 600 years and displayed in themed areas. Among the artists on show are Belloto, Reynolds, Parmigianino, Lowry and Nash. The gallery also stages temporary exhibitions.

Available : Daily

National Railway Museum

York's National Railway Museum takes visitors on a journey through over 200 years of life on the railways, taking in the golden age of steam travel. From "real" platforms, sound effects recreate the busy and exciting atmosphere of another era.

Available : Daily

York Maze

A popular American pastime is to plant fields with maize, then cut paths to create a maze in the tall crop. The tradition has arrived in England and in late summer you can come and get lost at York Maze!

Available : Jul - Sep 2013 (annual)

Burnby Hall Gardens

This spectacular landscaped garden in York is home to the National Collection of Waterlillies, making it a wonderful place to visit especially during the summer when all 80 varieties spread gloriously across the garden's two lakes.

Available : Daily

Wetherby Festival

Organised and undertaken by a team of experienced and committed non-professionals, Wetherby Festival fuses amateur and professional performances of drama, music and theatre. This year's event again features exciting entertainment from eclectic local and national talents.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Great Yorkshire Bike Ride

The Great Yorkshire Bike Ride is an annual charity ride from Wetherby to Filey. Riders cover 70 miles on scenic, Yorkshire country roads in aid of projects including Heart Research UK and Martin House Children's Hospice.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Madhyamaka Buddhist Centre

There are few better ways of getting away from it all than a visit to the Madhyamaka Centre - and there's no need to be a Buddhist either.

Available : Daily

Bramham International Horse Trials

Bramham Park stages an international four-day event, with some of the world's top horse riders taking part in a gruelling test of skill and stamina. Competitors leap ditches, negotiate water obstacles and perform in the dressage and showjumping fields.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Leeds Festival

One of the UK's premier festivals, the Leeds Festival returns to Bramham Park, Wetherby with guitar-heavy rock spread across six stages. This year promises to be a sun-drenched sonic inferno with some of the world's biggest rock acts taking part.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

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BEST WESTERN York Pavilion Hotel
45 Main Street
North Yorkshire
YO10 4PJ
Sat nav postcode:Y010 4PJ

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