York Area guide

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The picturesque City of York lies on the confluence of two rivers, the River Ouse and the River Foss. With a rich heritage and architectural beauty, the historic walled city has a wealth of attractions, with York Minister the jewel in the crown of a city which attracts millions of tourists every year.

The cobbled streets of York offer a variety of amenities, from historic pubs and stylish contemporary bars, to endless cafes and restaurants (including the famous Betty’s Tea Rooms) meaning York has plenty to keep you refreshed. For those who enjoy a spot of retail therapy, York has a fantastic mix of designer labels, high street names and independent boutiques, satisfying all demands.

Beyond tourist attractions such as the Castle Museum, the Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum, York also has a thriving cultural scene, with two fantastic theatres, the Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House, both of which offer a wealth of entertainment throughout the year. For the sports enthusiasts, the highly regarded York Racecourse holds several annual meetings, attracting visitors from across the country.

Situated on the East Coast Main line, York is easily accessible to London within two hours by train, with the journey time to Edinburgh 2.5 hours. Manchester can also be reached by train in just over an hour, offering direct connections to Manchester Airport. Road connections are also excellent, with the nearby A1(M) providing fast road access to the M1 and to the South. The M62 also offers connections between Liverpool and Hull. Leeds Bradford and Doncaster Robin Hood airports are located nearby, offering both domestic and international flights.

York and the surrounding area has an excellent range of schools. Top independent schools within the city include St Peter’s School, Bootham School and The Mount, with Queen Margaret’s School, Ampleforth College and Pocklington School lying within close proximity of the City. Excellent state schools in the city include Fulford School and Huntington School.

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With miles of beautiful countryside on show through the Yorkshire Dales and Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire can offer some incredible locations with unspoilt landscapes. Whether you’re after country bliss, a city buzz or charming coastal living, Yorkshire is the perfect place to find your ideal home.

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