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Useful Information for Delegates

Tourist Information

York Tourist Information


Places of Interest in and around York

Travel and Maps

Travel and Maps

The University website has general directions at How to reach the University


By Car

  • York Car Parks (King's Manor) - a list of car parks in York provided by the City of York council. Marygate and Union Terrace are the nearest to the King's Manor, but do fill up rapidly. Alternatively, you can use the Park and Ride sites which are situated at convenient entry points into York.
    Please note that there is no public parking at the King's Manor. There are a few spaces for disabled parking. Please contact the conference organiser to see if you are eligible for a King's Manor day permit.
  • Campus Car Parks (Berrick Saul Building) - a list of car parks on the main University campus. Some areas have pay and display.  If a conference delegate you can also book parking for £5 per day by e-mailing your registration number and dates required to: 
  • Bus Timetable - The easiest way to travel between York city centre and the main University campus is by bus. 
  • AA Route Planner
  • SatNav: King's Manor postcode YO1 7EP
  • SatNav: Heslington Campus postcode YO10 5NH

By Train

From London the journey time is about two hours; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West.

The Station is about 12 minutes walk from the King's Manor, alternatively you will be able to pick up a taxi from there. The station is apx. a 30-40 minute walk to the main campus, or a shorter bus or taxi ride that can be picked up from the station. 

You can obtain further details about rail travel from the following websites:

By Air

The closest airports to York are Leeds Bradford Airport  (the closest, but not the easiest to travel to York, as there is no direct train service), and Manchester Airport, but you may find that other airports will be more convenient for your journey. The University International Student Support webpages give advice on travelling from the airports to York.



York is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Uk, so it is worth booking your accommodation early. Even in 'low' season, there are major events, such as the York Races and Festivals, that attract many people.

  • York Accommodation This gives an  comprehensive list of all the hotels, B&Bs, self-catering accommodation and youth hostels in York.  

The list below offers suggestions of hotels and B&Bs within easy walking distance of the King's Manor which is on the north edge of the walled city of York, in order from most expensive to least expensive.

The Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies at the King's Manor is situated in the centre of York, not on the main University of York campus at Heslington. However, there are frequent bus services from the campus to the rail station at York, which is near the King's Manor. The University of York can offer accommodation at competitive prices, both during the vacations and termtimes: York Conferences rooms