Travel and Maps
Travel and Maps
The University website has general directions at How to reach the University
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:
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 Grand Hotel (A full service, large hotel)
- Dean Court Hotel (Best Western, 4-star, beside the Minster)
- Grange Hotel (Boutique hotel, 1 Clifton, York, near King's Manor)
- Hilton Hotel (south side of walled city so a further walk, but still only c. 10 minutes away)
- Churchill Hotel, 65 Bootham, York
- Hotel Indigo York
- Jorvik Hotel, St Mary's (near King's Manor, small hotel)
- Double Tree by Hilton (Monkgate)
- York Minster Hotel / Minster Hotel, Bootham (friendly, on main street near King's Manor)
- Staycity (a bit further to walk, but new and reasonably priced)
- Clifton Bridge Guesthouse (a bit further to walk, near Youth Hostel, c. 10-15 minutes' walk from King's Manor, quiet, small guesthouse)
- Queen Anne's Guest House (small, near King's Manor on a side street)
- Holme Lea Bed and Breakfast, 18 St Peter's Grove
- Marmaduke's Hotel, 4-5 St Peter's Grove (small, near King's Manor)
- Bar Convent Bed and Breakfast (historic site at western edge of walled city, c. 15 minutes' walk from King's Manor, only a few rooms en suite, but very nice and less expensive than most)
- York Youth Hostel, 42 Water End (very nice location near the river, 15 minute walk to King's Manor)
www.yha.org.uk and search for 'York', email email@example.com
- Safestay York (formerly Backpackers Hostel, in heart of the city on Micklegate, but more likely to be noisy than the Youth Hostel)
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