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Vanbrugh College accommodation

Located at the heart of Campus West beside Central Hall, Vanbrugh College offers a range of accommodation options, from large, catered, social blocks to ensuite flats.

Vanbrugh also includes Fairfax House - a characterful town house on the edge of campus. Home to V-bar and within close distance to the shops at Market Square, Vanbrugh also has its own music practice rooms.

Room types and prices 2024/25

Room type Bathroom Catering Let length Per week Per year
Band 1 Shared Bathroom Catered 40 weeks £148 £5,920
Band 3 Ensuite Catered 38 weeks £241 £9,158
Band 3 Ensuite Catered 40 weeks £238 £9,520

Band 1 shared bathroom, catered

Vanbrugh’s Band 1 shared bathroom rooms are located in Fairfax House, a characterful town house on the edge of campus.

The catering package for Fairfax House includes a continental style breakfast served at Fairfax House and dinner at Vanbrugh Food Court (Monday to Friday, during semester time). Students also have access to a shared kitchen for making lunch and weekend meals.

Example room layout. Actual layout and furnishings may vary. 

Band 3 ensuite, catered

Vanbrugh's Band 3 rooms are ensuite and are located in courts of flats to the West of Market Square in Donald Barron and Barbara Scott Courts.

Some of these rooms are 38-week lets, meaning you'll need to move your belongings out during the Easter vacation, while the room is used for conferences.

Take a 360 tour of a Band 3 ensuite

Example room layout. Actual layout and furnishings may vary. 


Common room

A shared social space for members of your college

What's near

Vanbrugh Dining/Bar

2 minutes walk

Market square shops

2 minutes walk

The Library

3 minutes walk

Spring Lane Building

3 minutes walk

The Courtyard bar

5 minutes walk

York Sports Centre

10 minutes walk

For Fairfax House, add approximately 8 minutes to your walking time.

View Vanbrugh on the campus map

Student voices

Find out what it’s really like living on campus as University of York Management student, Rhiannon takes you on a tour of her accommodation in Donald Barron Court in Vanbrugh College.

Find out more about what it's like to be part of Vanbrugh College.

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