Barley Hall is a stunning medieval house, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980s the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block. Only when the building was going to be destroyed was the amazing medieval building discovered and its history uncovered.
The oldest parts of Barley Hall date from about 1360, when the Hall was built as the York townhouse of Nostell Priory, the monastery near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. A new wing was added in about 1430. Soon after, the Hall became the home of a leading York citizen, William Snawsell goldsmith, Alderman and Lord Mayor of York.
[Read more on the Barley Hall website]
Marketing man for the Jorvik Group, Paul Whiting welcomed an invitation for Ebor360 to create a virtual tour for the venue. We’re very happy to present the first Google Maps Business View tour for the Jorvik Group attractions.
This tour really shows off the medieval splendour of Barley Hall and will allow us to showcase the attraction to a wider audience. The Great Hall, possibly one of the most beautiful rooms in the building is now available for all to see in 360 degree on Google Maps, allowing us to tempt people to come find us before they even reach York.