Autumn Breaks

Enjoy an Autumn escape to York!

Escape to Mercure York for a romantic city break 

Whisk your partner away for a romantic city break in the UK this autumn and enjoy the sights and sounds of York. 

Autumn activities for couples in York. 

Looking for ideas on a romantic day trip or a spontaneous fall date during your break?  

Snuggle up in cosy layers and breathe in that crisp city air as you explore our favourite things to do in autumn with your significant other: 

  1. Leaves turning every shade of red imaginable is one of the most wonderful things about autumn and what better place to enjoy this natural spectacle than in one of Yorkshires arboretums. Visit Thorp Perrow, home to some of the largest and rarest trees in England.
  2. Explore the rolling estate of the historic Castle Howard and 120 acres of stunning foliage. Here you can wander the halls of the great house before getting lost in the beauty of its surroundings.
  3. From the world’s greatest treasures to the smallest curiosities, York Minster is one of the world’s most magnificent cathedrals, with foundations rooted in the nation’s earliest history. Explore a masterpiece in stained glass and stone, its vast spaces alive with the sanctity and tradition of worship and heavenly music. Or explore the quiet corners revealing unexpected stories and human inspiration, what will you discover?

Schedule in your break with us by calling us on 01904 225 012  or emailing us at

Enjoy a city break, with savings    

Whether you’re indulging in a weekend away or celebrating something special, you can tailor your escape and save with our offer: 

  • Retreat to our hotel for a 2-night stay with a sumptuous 3-course dinner in our restaurant. Wake up to a delicious breakfast cooked just the way you like it and served with Book your romantic city break  

Ready for your autumn escape?  

To book your stay online, choose your ideal room type and preferred dates, and enter LOVSPR in the ‘preferential code’ box.    

Terms and conditions apply. Applies to selected dates.