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York Visitor information

An Introduction to York

York remains one of the great attractions of the North due to its historic importance throughout the ages and is often seen as the Norht's key city. York is Renowned for its exquisite architecture, cobbled streets and the iconic York Minster.

Attractions in York

The city houses several museums including the National Railway Museumand the Jorvik Viking Centre. Lesser known attractions include Barley Hall, Fairfax House, and the Treasurer's House. You can also enjoy guided walks of the city, boat trips on the River Ouse, and simply wandering through York's winding cobbled streets or seeing the "Shambles", an old street in the heart of the city. 

Getting to York

By Air

Leeds Bradford International Airport is 45 minutes drive from York. There's a regular daily shuttle service to London's Heathrow Airport. Manchester Airport is two hours drive from York. There are frequent direct trains to York from Manchester.

By Coach and Bus

You can travel to York from destinations all around the UK via National Express. Frequent Park & Ride bus services operate into the city centre from sites adjacent to the A64, A19, A1079 and A166. Some of the bus services, such as Arriva and First are from larger companies but the majority of the companies are independent.

By Road

York is served by the A64, A19, A1079 and A166 routes into the city and is situated at least 3 and a half hours from London.

By Rail

York is on the East Coast Main Line. The journey takes less than two hours to get to York from London by rail. Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York. There are also direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. York railway station is situated to the west of the city centre, just outside the city walls.

History of York

Before the Roman invasion of York in AD43, Britain was ruled by a confederation of Celtic tribes known as the Brigantes. In AD71, the Roman Govenor of Britain set up a camp which became a permanent fortress. Over 300 years of Roman occupation of York ended about AD400 when Roman legions were withdrawn to serve in Gaul. In the 5th century, the Germanic tribes of the Anglo Saxons invaded the country.

Ivar the Boneless took advantage of Northumbria being in the middle of a civil war and the Vikings captured York on 1st November 866. The Viking warriors settled down to a more peaceful farming existence, and the village became a major river port, part of the extensive Viking trading routes throughout northern Europe. In the years 1056-66 York changed hands following local rebellion the defeat of the Norwegian army at Stamford Bridge. 

Over the next 300 years York grew to become the second largest city in the country and was the northern capital of England. During the 1400s, the population was declining, and the all-important wool industry was moving elsewhere. Although the Wars of the Roses (1453 - 1487) did not have a great impact on York, their aftermath did. King Edward IV never forgave York for its Lancastrian sympathies, and ruled the city harshly. Trade and manufacturing were in decline, but York's role as the social and cultural centre for wealthy northerners was on the rise.

The railway came to York in 1839, brought by an entrepreneur called George Hudson. Ten years later York was a major railway centre.

Reviews For York

Average Score


Based On 3689 Reviews

We had a lovely stay. Friendly atmosphere, good service and beautiful scenery. Thank you for a lovely time. I would like to come back to Wentworth College some time in the near future. Marit Johnsen

(Review Of Wentworth College, University of York)

Paperwork did state that all rooms had a colour TV . Not the case. Only ground floor single rooms had a TV, we were allocated a 1st floor room. We were offerd this alternative, but not acceptable.

(Review Of Wentworth College, University of York)

9.30am checkout, especially on a weekend, is very poor. This discourages me from using the service again. It is far too early to be checking out on a Sunday morning and York Uni should do everything in its power to improve this in future.

(Review Of Franklin House, University of York)

Clean and tidy rooms with all the basic amenities,hair dryer,tea and coffee etc. Had a basic buffet breakfast in the morning, good selection of hot food, cereals etc. Especially for the price. Convenient fast bus into town so would recommend anyone to stay here for a cheap comfortable stay in York

(Review Of Franklin House, University of York)

The only thing I would have preferred was the option to book via Paypal. The actual room, experience and value for money were excellent and I would use the service again.

(Review Of Halifax College Hostel, (Self Catering), University of York)

Our reservation seemed to have gone mislaid. I think it was just a computer glitch. The gentleman behind the desk at the James College Reception really worked hard to get it cleared up. Once that was all taken care of, the rest of our stay was perfect!

(Review Of James College, University of York)

When I tried to amend this booking to add an extra night your system would only allow me to extend one of the two rooms. I assumed that this was because there was only one room available for the following night. On arrival in York I discovered that there were rooms available for another night, and I was able to book a second night locally, direct with the supplier.

(Review Of James College, University of York)

Delighted to find a room foe a single night at a reasonable rate. Booking in and out very efficient. Room very nice, TV, Internet, en-suite, comfortable. Thanks made my weekend stay.

(Review Of Franklin House, University of York)

Overall, a very good experience. Access to the gym suite was in particular, very attractive. However, the very small showering space was a bit of an incovenience and access to a tv in the rooms would also be very good. It would also be useful to think about including parking in the accommodation as in most B&Bs and hotels.

(Review Of James College, University of York)
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