York is steeped in history – walk along the top of medieval city walls, visit the magnificent York Minster or discover the Viking-Age city of Jorvik. Wander the cobbled streets of York for shops offer a mix of designer labels, high street names and independent boutiques.
York offers a vibrant choice of restaurants, real-ale pubs, tea rooms, cafes, markets, bars and clubs.
The city is a haven for art lovers, film buffs and theatre fanatics with plenty of options to soak up culture, including art galleries, street performances, theatres, exhibitions and live music venues.
Connected to country and coast
At York you have two national parks on your doorstep - the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. The city is only an hour from the stunning coastline and the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough, and a short train ride to Leeds (20 minutes), Manchester (1.5 hours) London (2 hours) and Edinburgh (2.5 hours).
Want to discover more about York?
There’s lots of really useful information about student life on the University of York website.
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