Guest house Judges Court
City Centre, Coney Street, York, YO1 9ND, United Kingdom – Excellent location - show map
Excellent location — rated 9.4/10! (score from 1236 reviews)
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In eighteenth century York, as in the rest of England, county courts held by magistrates dealt with civil and criminal matters—from licensing to petty theft. More serious crimes were referred on to the Assize courts where a jury and professional judges sat in judgement. These high-ranking judiciary figures, often aristocrats, knights of the realm or holders of government office, came to York twice a year in March and in August to sit. From 1720 to 1806, the lodging for these visiting judges was a smart Georgian townhouse in the very centre of town: Judges’ Court. In these eighty years or so, the judiciary who passed through Judges Court saw more than two hundred criminals convicted and hung at the Knavesmire in York. The most celebrated case tried by one of the residents of Judges’ Court, was in 1739 when Judge William Chapple convicted a Wakefield man of horse-stealing. The man he sentenced to hang was John Palmer, but his real name was Richard Turpin—Dick Turpin. This once grand building slowly declined before we bought it in 2013 and restored it to it's former glory with Judges Court welcoming it's first guests in November 2014.
Judges Court is located in a hidden courtyard right in the very centre of the city. Stepping out from the courtyard you find yourself right in the heart of York with all of the city's attractions just a short stroll away.
Languages spoken: English, Polish
Property surroundings– Excellent location - show map Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
What's nearby *
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms0.1 miles
York Guildhall0.1 miles
York Christmas Market0.1 miles
York's Chocolate Story0.1 miles
The Shambles York0.2 miles
York City Walls0.2 miles
York Central Library0.2 miles
York Dungeon0.2 miles
Grand Opera House0.2 miles
Restaurants and markets *
Bills Restaurant0 miles
Jamies Italian Restaurant0.1 miles
Betty's Tea Rooms Cafe/bar0.1 miles
Shambles Market Market0.2 miles
House of theTrembling Madness Cafe/bar0.2 miles
Marks and Spencers Supermarket0.2 miles
Pivni Cafe/bar0.2 miles
The Star Inn the City Restaurant0.2 miles
Sainsburys Supermarket0.2 miles
Natural beauty *
Ouse River0.2 miles
Closest airports *
Leeds Bradford International Airport24.2 miles
Doncaster Sheffield Airport33.7 miles
Humberside Airport39.6 miles
Shopping nearby – all within 500m! *
Coney Street High streetPopular brands like: H&M, Zara
Coppergate Shopping Centre Shopping centre
Most popular landmarks *
York Minster0.2 miles
York Railway station0.4 miles
York Train Station0.4 miles
Bramham Park12.4 miles
Roundhay Park18.8 miles
Harrogate Turkish Baths18.9 miles
Royal Hall Theatre18.9 miles
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- Outdoor furniture
Pets are not allowed.
Food & Drink
- Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Wine/champagne Additional charge
- Breakfast in the room
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
- Daily housekeeping
- Concierge service
- Luggage storage
- Express check-in/check-out
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- 24-hour security
- Designated smoking area
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Newspapers Additional charge
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14:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 11:00
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Children and beds
Children are not allowed.
There is no capacity for cots at this property.
There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.
The minimum age for check-in is 18
When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Judges Court accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.