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York is very well connected both by highway and by train. MAN airport is just 2 houres away and Leeds can be reached in half an houre. Leeds trainstation is connected to Leeds Bradford airport by bus. York is full of nice pubs, bars and restaurants so even after years there is still lots to be discovered.

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By member947420
On 19th April 20

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York is very well connected both by highway and by train. MAN airport is just 2 houres away and Leeds can be reached in half an houre. Leeds trainstation is connected to Leeds Bradford airport by bus. York is full of nice pubs, bars and restaurants so even after years there is still lots to be discovered.

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By member947420
On 19th April 20

Living in York

The University of York is set in the beautiful and historic city of York. There's lots of things to see and do and plenty of beautiful countryside on the doorstep!

Walking the old wall is a great way to get a bird’s-eye view of York and start figuring out where everything is. It goes all the way around the oldest part of the city in a big loop about 2 miles long, but if that’s a bit far for your first day out it’s broken into sections so you don’t have to tackle all of it at once. You can see almost all of the major landmarks from up there so take your time and get to know the place, then check it off your To Do list.

It's a great historic city, but don't be fooled into thinking there's nothing to do here.  In terms of nightlife, if you like a well pulled pint then York is your town! For clubbers, Kuda and Tokyo do an excellent line in chart-topping tracks and cheesy floor-fillers, and if that’s not your style then bigger brother Leeds is only a half-hour train ride away.

The other big Must Do in York is The Shambles. These quaint and wonky old buildings used to be medieval butchers shops, but most of them now house friendlier things like cafes and boutiques. Each shop is different from the next so there’s something for everybody here, from sandwich shops for a quick bite with mates (locals recommend ‘Mr £andwich’ for a cheap and cheerful sarnie), to classier gift shops and coffee rooms that will impress your mum when she comes to visit.

Finally, and on a slightly creepier note, if you must go round the back of the Castle Museum by the river, Beware The Geese. You think we’re joking? Don’t say we didn’t warn you…

Food and Drink:

  • The House of Trembling Madness: This Olde Worlde-style pub serves hearty food as long as it’s open and stocks more real ales than you could shake a very long stick at.
  • Evil Eye: Indo-Chinese meals, with a wicked lineup of cocktails.
  • Harpers of Wetwang: Fish and chips, nice and simple. Yes Wetwang is a real place. We hope…

Good to know:

  • Taxi company: Ebor Cars.
  • The Unibus #44 and First York #4 buses run between the town and campus at regular intervals. A return ticket for either should cost around £2.

 


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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1052642 On 29th November 20

York is a quiet and beautiful small city. If you like nature, you will enjoy it. But if you shop, the prices here are not cheap and very inconvenient. Go to Leeds to buy some things

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Livinglavitaloca On 19th July 20

York is a lovely place, especially if you want a more relaxed uni experience

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Druid_at_heart On 27th May 20

Nights out are stupidly expensive- stay in or go to a pub if you want to save money. Plenty of good food, would highly recommend the Taylor made kitchen down the shambles market, loads of amazing food for very little money. Lots of vegan options too, humpit is a great shout

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member947420 On 19th April 20

York is very well connected both by highway and by train. MAN airport is just 2 houres away and Leeds can be reached in half an houre. Leeds trainstation is connected to Leeds Bradford airport by bus. York is full of nice pubs, bars and restaurants so even after years there is still lots to be discovered.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member545005 On 27th January 20

Expensive, but worth it! I absolutely love living here, and it makes plenty of people jealous who don't. The city is stunning, full of history and so much to do! The fact you can be a tourist in your own city is wonderful. There are so many eateries (both mainstream and independent) of a huge variety, and hundreds of quirky shops and cafe's to visit too. There is a night out to suit everyone here, though some can be very expensive on entry. Also, transport links are amazing!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By PewDiePuss On 19th September 19

I don't go for nights out often but I have heard great things! York is beautiful and it seems very safe and everyone seems to be nice. However, the average shoppers at the local Morrisons have no problem walking straight into you and walking away with no apology. There are lovely people here, but then there are the snobby few.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member511765 On 31st July 15

Bet you can't find a better place to live!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1211764 On 31st July 15

Amazing!! York is the place to be!!

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member511741 On 29th July 15

Fantastic city despite not being the biggest it still has a wide variety of food places and clubs which will keep you entertained for the duration of your course! Cost of living is also really good and everything is close by due to York being quite a small city.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1011726 On 29th July 15

The best city!!!!!!!!! Just great. Beautiful, historic place with LOADS of independent businesses and weird n wonderful shops. Huge variety of places to eat, drink, and loads to do in general. Very good public transport and very cheap to live/get around compared to Southern cities. Varied, quirky nightlife with lots of cheap, studenty deals. Located in a great part of the world - easy to travel to Scarborough, Whitby, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh etc etc). Great atmosphere - not overwhelmingly studenty/touristy but a healthy dose of both, fantastic buskers and street-performers and the locals are lovely.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member1211698 On 29th July 15

Lovely place to live with very reasonable prices and lots to do for eating out, nights out and shopping with excellent bus links to and from the university.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By Junoliv On 23rd July 15

The third best city in the UK in my opion. Edinburgh, London... York!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member1011277 On 15th July 15

can be expensive but can be cheap if you find the right places! plenty of places to eat, me and my flatmate were always trying new places

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Student Review: 4 /5
By Edevane On 13th July 15

So full of stuff to do, despite being such a small town

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Student Review: 5 /5
By CFfancis On 4th July 15

I've had a wonderful experience living away from home to the city of York.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member69783 On 3rd July 15

I think as cost of living if you manage to use the markets and offers it will be ok! For eating out there is lots to chose from but I think the price makes it harder for students to do more eating out. However the city itself is lovely and it is really safe so I don't feel scared to walk at anyplace

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member129209 On 22nd June 15

Fantastic nightlife, there's a student event on most nights!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member118561 On 1st May 15

really lovely city to live in. Good places to eat (especially when its 50% off on Mondays). Great places to drink (especially 2-4-1 cocktails) And and overall friendly city.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member88959 On 1st May 15

Lovely place to live. Just not to safe during night time

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member68935 On 1st May 15

Can find everything you need in the town perfect. Cost of living is high though bulls and rent pull you down. Always some sort of deal on for eating out which helps loads

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member128914 On 30th April 15

York is a fantastic city, for study, leisure and shopping. The city boasts some fantastic eating spots, a varied nightlife (stretching from "69p a drink" nightclubs to one of the finest cocktail bars in Yorkshire, Evil Eye) and good shopping areas. Public Transport around York is a little strained, and the medieval city is not really laid out to cope with the amount of traffic it now experiences. Having lived in York for the duration of my time at University, I can say with confidence that it is one of the most beautiful cities I have visited, and I am happy to call it a second home. Would I recommend studying and living here? Definitely! But be warned- it can be expensive, and you will probably need a part time job to top up your student loan. CR

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member68907 On 30th April 15

York is blummin beautiful. What a gorgeous city with amazing vibes. I'm proud to call this place my home.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member108888 On 30th April 15

Love living in York, expensive but worth it. Wouldn't want to live anywhere else

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member118857 On 30th April 15

A great city, and a surprisingly good night out...cheap drinks £1 jäger £2 doubles etc.

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Student Review: 3 /5
By member68597 On 30th April 15

Such an amazing town to live in but expensive for student life- high priced shops do not work on a student budget (in need of a primark).

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Student Review: 4 /5
By member58075 On 28th April 15

Beautiful city, loads going on and things to do. Massive tourist location and the city provides for that, there are so many things to do in town, but uni is just far enough away that you can escape the bustle while still only being a 10 min bus ride away. Will definitely continue living here long after uni finishes!!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By thom2318 On 27th April 15

Really good bus links around the area, particularly from the uni. Large selection of places to eat out, many of which are very nice. Very active nightlife but shopping could be improved. Also quite expensive cost of living for the north.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By member97894 On 27th April 15

Day and night life is brilliant in York - so easy to find your way, amazing restaurants and great place to socialise with friends!

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