Covid-19 Update 9th July 2020

New "Safe" Check in procedure.


On departure from your destination text your Name and time you wish to check in. 07713196308.

Please keep to these times within 30 mins or your check in may be delayed.

Only 1 person from your party will be allowed to come to check in.

Update 8th July 2020

The Changes we are making to comply with the new Covid-19 Regulations.

We are confident we can look after you and keep you safe

There will only be a small limited amount of rooms available to control safety and cleaning procedures. The Bed and Breakfast will only be available to book by the methods below, so we discuss our new safety procedures with you.

Telephone +44 1904 625280



Yey!  We open again 10th July 2020 

Its been 107 long days since we closed, but, Covid-19 Has NOT beaten us! Finally, we are thrilled to say, we are open to take your booking.

Only direct bookings at first. We only have a limited amount of rooms that we are letting out, this is because of safety measures for yourselves and our staff. The booking websites are switched off You can only book rooms by Either phone 01904 625280 Email or Web

If you have already got a booking, details will be posted here and sent to you via email before you arrive. Please read carefully the new safety procedures before you arrive. We will update you via email and on our Youtube channel..  Changes have had to be made by law and for HSE purposes If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.




Covid-19 Notice 22 June 2020


Hello Everyone 

I hope your safe and well.

Well it's been a long 3 months being closed and so now is the time we are considering opening again. 

​If this goes to plan and we can confidently achieve the safety the measures the government has set out we will be opening for some guests from 11th July 2020.

As I write this, I'm not actually clear as to when York city itself, will be fully open. I know some bars and restaurants are opening with safety measures in place on the 4th July. The museums and The Minster are not open for visitors as yet, so you may like to consider that before making your booking.

We are having to make adjustments to comply with the government regulations. This is to keep you and our staff safe so you will need to check these before your arrival at the York Priory and respect us and our rules. We have to follow them by law.

A full explanation of those will be posted here soon.

Until we can establish that we can fulfill safety requirements, bookings will only be taken direct over the phone or via our website as we only have limited availability and need to contact you before arrival.





Covid-19 Notice 21st March 2020

Dear Everyone

It is with a very sad heart that we have taken the decision to close until further notice. We do not know when we will be next open, that will be governed by this wretched virus.  We will be answering messages etc, but will be on a limited basis. Please be patient. 

I dont know what is going to happen, this is totally unchartered territory, but i hope in the future, to see all my friends and people I have met over the years. I wish you a safe and healthy next few weeks. ,

Safety for people is more important than anything, we wish to commend our NHS and all the network of other volunteers. 

Please take care of yourselves

With love 

Lizzie Jackson

York Priory Team 



Covid-19 Notice 18th March 2020

Dear all guests,

During these unprecedented times, and in accordance with Government guidelines, we will be altering our normal business hours and services.

We ask that you please respect these amendments as these are difficult times for us all. In addition to the previously announced changes (see below post), the following are in affect as of today:

• Reception ~ Will be closed during quiet periods; the duty manager will still be available should you need anything, just ring the bell at reception, or call one of the numbers below.

• The bar and Orangery ~ Will unfortunately need to be closed to guest access. At this time, we will still be supplying drinks upon request, just ring the bell at reception and we will happily serve you.

• Breakfast ~ Pre-orders will be requested on arrival and meals will be delivered to rooms at arranged times.

Please refer to for a list of #York attractions #closures and specific updates.

Thank you for your time and consideration, and we hope you enjoy your stay.

Liz: 07798 751673 (Owner) 

Lee: 07793 671799 (Manager)

Kat: 07903 656327 (Live-in duty manager)

Office: 01904 625280 | 07713 196308 (Limited hours)

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Covid-19 Notice 16th March 2020

Dear all customers,

We are taking the Covid-19 virus very seriously and until we are instructed differently, we will remain open for business.

We would like to ensure all customers of the preventions we are taking to ensure our establishment is as low risk as possible, putting customers safety at the upmost priority.

The precautions we are taking are listed below.

·        All the reception areas and the communal areas are being regularly cleaned with disinfectant throughout the day. Including contact points such as door handles, remotes and pens.

·        All soft furnishings are being sprayed with disinfectant regularly thought the day.

·        All cushions and throws have been removed.

·        Fresh filtered water has been removed from the rooms, you can access this from the reception staff.

·        We will continue to clean all rooms with up most detail as always. Following our standard disinfectant cleaning processes.

We ask that is you respect our staff and hotel during this difficult time. If you feel that you are unsure about your health, have a cough, runny nose and fever, please consider others, do not travel and self-isolate as per Government guidelines. 

May we wish you good health in this difficult time.

Many thanks,

Liz Jackson