Lively, full of culture and beautiful, York is regularly voted one of the best places to live and visit in the UK. If you're coming to an Open Day make sure you explore the city while you're here. Be warned - you might just fall in love with the place - adored by students, staff and parents alike!
York is a vibrant, student-friendly city. It's a contemporary, charming, and iconic city, known for its rich history and heritage. With a population of 200,000, it’s big enough to feel lively, but small enough to be friendly, and easy to cycle and walk around.
The city centre is full of character that will surprise and delight you throughout your time at York and beyond.
Here are just a few of the recent accolades the city and region have won:
Nowhere in northern England says 'medieval' quite like York, a city of extraordinary cultural and historical wealth. Lonely Planet
You don't have take our word for it, our student bloggers will happily tell you about why they love York.
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These top picks, suggested by students and staff, will give you a good idea of city living in York.
Venues across the city showcase everything from national names to local talent.
There are plenty of options to soak up some culture in York - a haven for art lovers, film buffs and theatre fanatics. York has also recently become a UNESCO City of Media Arts.
York offers museums and galleries galore - from Vikings to trains and ghosts to chocolate. When you start your studies, you can get a YorkCard for discounted and sometimes free entry to many York attractions.
For more information see Museums in York (yorkmuseumstrust.org.uk).
York is true foodie heaven. Every cuisine and budget are catered for.
For more information see place to eat in York (visityork.org).
If you're still not convinced about how amazing our city is - watch this stunning video made by a North Yorkshire-based production company Hewitt & Walker. It features lots of the highlights mentioned on this page!