Guesthouse Judges Court
City Centre, Coney Street, York, YO1 9ND, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
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About Judges Court
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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.
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
Kings Square0.2 miles
York City Walls0.2 miles
York Central Library0.2 miles
York Dungeon0.2 miles
Restaurant Bills0 miles
Restaurant Jamies Italian0.1 miles
Cafe/Bar Betty's Tea Rooms0.1 miles
Cafe/Bar House of theTrembling Madness0.2 miles
Cafe/Bar Pivni0.2 miles
Restaurant The Star Inn the City0.2 miles
York Minster0.2 miles
York Train Station0.4 miles
York Train Station0.4 miles
Bramham Park12.4 miles
River Ouse0.2 miles
Leeds Bradford International Airport24.2 miles
Doncaster Sheffield Airport33.7 miles
Humberside Airport39.6 miles
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5 reasons to choose Judges Court
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Alarm clock
- Outdoor furniture
- Electric kettle
- Socket near the bed
Pets are not allowed.
Media & Technology
- Flat-screen TV
- Satellite channels
Food & Drink
- Chocolate/Cookies Additional charge
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
- Tea/Coffee maker
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
- Daily housekeeping
- Baggage storage
- Wake-up service
- Express check-in/out
- Wake-up service/Alarm clock
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- CCTV outside property
- CCTV in common areas
- Smoke alarms
- 24-hour security
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Ironing facilities
- Non-smoking rooms
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3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
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.
The fine print
Please note payments are only possible by card.
In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.
Food and beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
Please inform Judges Court of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.
FAQs about Judges Court
From the nearest airport, you can get to Judges Court by:
- Train 1h 30min
Judges Court is 650 feet from the center of York.
The prices at Judges Court may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Room options at Judges Court include:
Check-in at Judges Court is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.