Inside story Right in the shadow of York Minster, the inn oozes atmosphere. A warren of corridors leads to 13 rooms, filled with antique furniture.
Step out The cobbled shopping district of Stonegate is on your doorstep. A guided walk points out Fawkes’s haunts, or discover secret crypts and preserved Georgian interiors in Inaccessible and Hidden York (yorkwalk.co.uk).
Eat and drink Candlelit nooks and good local dishes mean the inn buzzes at night. If chocolate is your passion, conspire to visit from 6 to 9 April, when a brand-new festival begins.
How much? Doubles from £85 B&B (£42.50pp). Call 01904-623716 or visit gfyork.com
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