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Welcome to the famous walled city of York. York is located in north Yorkshire and is one the largest cities in Yorkshire with a population of more than 200,000. The city lies on the River Ouse and has a long and rich history, and was founded by the Romans!
HOW TO GET TO YORK
York is located in the north of England and is easily accessible by air, ferry, bus and train. Leeds Bradford International Airport (LBA) is located 33 miles from York. There are daily domestic, European and some international flights. For those arriving by ferry, both Newcastle and Hull ports are within 2 hours travelling time to York. If you are arriving by train, York railway station is located in the heart of the city. Long distance buses also terminate outside the train station. (TIP: International students should also consider flying to London Heathrow (LHR) or Manchester Airport (MCR) and connect to York by bus or train.) If you need to call a taxi within York, we recommend calling Ebor Cars. They offer very reasonable fares to and from all of the airports mentioned above.
GETTING AROUND YORK
York is a compact city making it one of the easiest cities in the UK to get around. Public transport is very good and consists of an extensive bus network, which services the city centre and surrounding suburbs. Due to the compact nature of the city centre, many students walk or cycle. If you have luggage, shopping or are returning late at night, we recommend calling a taxi.
STAYING IN YORK
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EATING OUT IN YORK
York has a fantastic choice of takeaways and restaurants. More coming soon.
GOING OUT IN YORK
York is renowned for its nightlife. More coming soon.
THINGS TO DO IN YORK
There is plenty to see and do in York. A great day out can be spent at the National Railway Museum and the Yorkshire Air Museum, or enjoy a show at the York Royal Theatre. If you are a sports fan, there is top-class horse racing at both York and Wetheby racecourses, and 'League 2' football at Bootham Crescent. For the more energetic, enjoy a run or a cycle in the city's parks and gardens, including the York Museum Gardens. We recommend a visit to York Dungeon.
SHOPPING IN YORK
York offers a fun and unique shopping experience. Popular shopping streets include Petergate, Stonegate and the Swinegate Quarter. All of these are located in the city centre and offer a variety of high street chains and department stores. The Shambles area of the city offers a unique selection of smaller independent stores. If you prefer shopping malls, why not explore Clifton Moor and Monks Cross. York is also home to a number of fun and interesting street markets, including the Newgate Market which has over 100 stalls and is open daily.
STUDYING IN YORK
York is home to two universities; The University of York and York St John University, and several colleges including York College. For information on studying at any of these, please visit the university section of the website.
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