Very unlikely, but there are many Premier Inns in York! If you mean Blossom Street they are well above the river.
The only area of York that suffers from flooding is immediately alongside the river, which is in a small valley, the town centre, Micklegate etc are all up hill. Scenes of York flooded on the outskirts is the deliberate use of Ings (and racecourse) as temporary lagoons. York has a good and expensive flood defense scheme.
Thanks Paul, that was very helpful. It's Blossom Street we're staying at. Lizzie
It is a noticeable uphill walk from the river to Micklegate Bar, and the Blossom Street Premier Inns are on the opposite corner.Edited: 27 November 2012, 15:35
there was problems on the railway line at durham this morning - you couldn't get from newcastle to york and i presume edinburgh to york as well as its the same line, not sure if its fixed now.
the only areas of york centre that are flooded are kings staith and skeldergate. apart from that york is, as usual open for business. we have excellent flood defences that have done their work marvellously
< you couldn't get from newcastle to york and i presume edinburgh to york as well as its the same line, not sure if its fixed now. >
Flooding to the south of Darlington which means trains can only travel at 5mph. North of Darlington they've had problems with the overhead lines due to a landslip
having lived in york for thirty odd years dont worry about it its a small part along the river side the rest is dry and should york ever be underwater so will most of the rest of england,go and enjoy a city with much to offer,I always smile when i see the york flooding it makes good tv but bares no reality
You will be fine in Blossom Street. The floods subside quickly as well. Due to peak tomorrow so should be fine by weekend.
Thanks everyone for your replies. We're travelling down by car for the Christmas Market (St Nicholas Fayre) weekend, so hope that's still going ahead.