Exploring York


Betty's Tearoom (c)www.visityork.org

Located in the north of England and less than two hours from London by train, York is big enough to be lively, but small and friendly enough not to be overwhelming.

Cocktail Bar (c)www.visityork.org

The centre of York is set within city walls against a fascinating backdrop of ancient streets and historic buildings.

The city can be easily explored on foot or by bike and, together with an efficient and regular bus service, this means that you can enjoy the city day and night.

The city has a vibrant cosmopolitan feel, thanks to the many students and tourists from around the world that come to York every year. From museums, galleries and theatres to boutique shops, cafes and bars, York offers something for everyone. And, even when you know York well, there is always something new to see or do!

Alternatively, if you want to explore a little further, why not take time to discover what the county of Yorkshire has to offer?

Yorkshire Dales (c) Welcome to Yorkshire

Within just one hour's drive and accessible by public transport, there are National Parks, Areas of Outstanding Beauty and a stunning coastline all for you to enjoy.


There are several societies within the University that can help you to make the most of York and the Yorkshire region, including walking, cycling and climbing clubs; and art, culture and sightseeing trips.‌

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