The University of York

University of York

University of York, York, YO10 5DD
Tel: 01904 430000

The University of York was founded in 1963 with 200 students. Since then, it has expanded to 10,000 students and has over 30 academic departments and research centres.

Central HallThe main campus at Heslington is a 200-acre landscaped park, well known for its lake and wildfowl. Here the colleges and academic buildings are on a level site within walking distance of each other. Proximity to the historic city of York makes the University a popular choice and provides a pleasant working and residential environment.




Sports facilities

The University has an extensive range of sports facilities. For further information, contact the Sports Centre Secretary on 01904 433854.



Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and National Westminster have branches in nearby Heslington Village, all with cash dispensing machines. HSBC Bank and the Co-op Bank have a cash-dispenser outside Vanburgh College and Goodricke College respectively.



There is a Post Office in Heslington Village. The Market Square near Vanburgh College includes a supermarket, bookshop and other retail outlets.


Buses to York Centre

There is a regular bus service operating between Heslington Campus and York Centre (Route 4) at 8-minute intervals from Monday to Saturday between 0800 hours and 1800 hours. In the evening the service is reduced to half-hourly intervals. Sunday service is hourly. Bus stops are located at close intervals along both Heslington Lane and University Road.

York City

Populated by the great invaders throughout its 2000 year history – Romans, Saxons and Vikings and with the wealth of the medieval wool trade and the Victorians making their mark, the York of today offers visitors the chance to experience a unique insight into this fusion of civilisations.

Visit world class museums, historic buildings and art galleries. Relax in ancient pubs, chic café bars or restaurants and then make for the superb array of shops.

York rejoices in the richness of it’s past and has evolved into an attractive, vibrant modern city with easy access to the glories of the rest of Yorkshire, with the added serenity of it’s riverside location, it isn’t surprising that York is a top attraction for visitors from all corners of the globe at all times of the year. York offers a wealth of 'must see' attractions including:


York Minster
The Minster with a view of the Rose Window The largest Medieval Gothic cathedral north of the Alps and a treasure house of 800 years of stained glass. Explore the history beneath your feet in the Undercroft and enjoy magnificent views from the tower top. Open daily subject to services. Please check in advance to avoid disappointment.

The Castle Museum
Experience life as a Victorian. Walk down cobbled streets and peer through the windows of shops long gone. Take a journey through six hundred years of life in Britain, from parlours to prisons, marriages to the mill house. Discover a city at war and stumble into an underworld of highwaymen. Welcome to the award winning York Castle Museum, the original story of everyday life. York Castle Museum is a part of the York Museums Trust. Open daily in Summer 9.30am -5pm.

Jorvik (formerly Jorvik Viking Centre)
Travel back one thousand years and visit the Vikings on the very site where archaeologists discovered the remains of the place they once called home.

York Dungeon
The York Dungeon brings more than 2,000 years of gruesomely authentic history back to life.....and death. As you delve into the darkest chapters of our grim and bloody past, recreated in all its dreadful detail, remember, everything you experience here really happened.


The list is almost endless. York is famous for its ghost walks, lots of historic pubs, river trips by day and evening and pedestrianised streets crammed with clothes shops, quality gifts, traditional craft shops etc. The University of York is situated two miles southeast of the centre of the city of York. For more information on the city of York please see

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