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The Guildhall

The Guildhall was built in the 15th century and is situated on the River Ouse behind The Mansion House.

Full Council meetings are held in the council chambers within the Guildhall and the Guildhall is also used for events.

The Guildhall is also the venue for the Freemen of the City Of York's Annual Freedom Court.

The Guildhall complex is owned by City of York Council and is made up of Grade I, II* and II listed buildings built. It is currently closed for restoration and redevelopment work, which is due to be completed in late 2021 and will provide offices, meeting rooms and conference space, a café and a separate riverside restaurant unit.

Find out more about the restoration and renovation of The Guildhall.

Location of the Guildhall


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Access to the building is through the Mansion House arch on St Helen's Square.

The nearest council car parks are at:

Also see

York Mansion House

Mansion House, St Helen’s Square, York, YO1 9QL

Telephone: 01904 553663