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Amazing variety of restaurants and bars, suited to anyone and everyone’s taste. The scenery ranges from both historical constructions such as the castle walls and minster to amazing park greenery, so there’s a walk for everyone to enjoy. Overall a beautiful city!

By member582982 On 31st March 2023

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The University of York and York St John University are both set in the beautiful and historic city of York. 

 

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University of York

The University of York is known for its teaching and being a research-intensive university and it is part of the prestigious Russell Group. They have over 30 academic departments, with teaching at the university recognised with a gold rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework.

 

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York St John University

York St John University, based in the centre of the city, prides itself on having a close-knit community of students and staff. The universities academic schools include School of Arts, School of Education, Language and Psychology, School of Humanities, School of Science, Technology and Health and York Business School.

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York was named the best place to live in the North and North East England by The Sunday Times in 2019. It may be small in size but York is a lively and vibrant city with lots on offer for students. 

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27th January 2020

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Expensive, but worth it!

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27th May 2020

Nights out are stupidly expensive…

Nights out are stupidly expensive- stay in or go to a pub if you want to save money.

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29th July 2015

Cost of living is also really good…

Cost of living is also really good and everything is close by due to York being quite a small city.

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15th July 2015

Can be expensive…

can be expensive but can be cheap if you find the right places!

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York is very well connected both by highway and by train. MAN airport is just 2 hours away and Leeds can be reached in half an hour. Leeds train station is connected to Leeds Bradford airport by bus.

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Aside from all the high street favourites which you can find in York, a ‘must do’ is The Shambles. These quaint and wonky old buildings used to be medieval butchers shops, but most of them now house friendlier things. 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 Sandwich’ for a cheap and cheerful sarnie), quirky boutiques, gift shops, sweet shops, cafes and more.

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Live Music

York has a number of live music venues across the city, that have nights that cater for every musical taste. A couple of favourites spots are the Phoenix Inn for jazz, BANGARANG for ska or Irie Vibes Sound System at The Crescent for reggae, dancehall and dub. There’s also York Barbican which puts on nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. 

 

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Festivals

All year round there are festivals to get involved with. York Festival of Ideas features world-class speakers, theatre, music and more all across the city. There’s Aesthetica Short Film Festival which celebrates independent film. Or for something totally different, head back in time and join in the fun at JORVIK Viking Festival a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Norse heritage.

 

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Art

York Art Gallery showcases collections of paintings from the 14th Century through to contemporary prints, watercolours, drawings, and ceramics. Housed in a Grade II listed building it has undergone an £8 million redevelopment in recent years - it really is a must-see.

 

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Theatre and Cinema 

You can catch touring theatre performances, new writing and classics at two well-known establishments York Theatre Royal and the Grand Opera House. There is also plenty of cinema options across the city for your film fix.

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30th May 2024

It is a really ni...

It is a really nice historical city and can get around on foot sometimes. Busses run well and trains are accessible. Can get a 2.5 hour train to London most days. read more

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18th April 2024

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26th March 2024

Experiencing very...

Experiencing very unsafe nights out. Not a place to club but not many other activities that are available. read more

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22nd March 2024

I think York is a...

I think York is a wonderful city and has many eating and going on night options which are fun for all. It provides many shopping avenues which is helpful. But the cost of living is expensive in a tourist city, it is more expensive to live in York than other places. read more

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17th March 2024

York is good, nic...

York is good, nice city! Lots to di read more

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16th March 2024

great city for st...

great city for students!! lots to do and see read more

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16th March 2024

Ver expensive cit...

Ver expensive city nice city center. read more

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16th March 2024

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16th March 2024

Small city nice a...

Small city nice and organized clean and family oriented read more

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16th March 2024

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14th March 2024

Love how York is...

Love how York is a smaller city. read more

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14th March 2024

Could all be bett...

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14th March 2024

Good, good, York...

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14th March 2024

It's a really nic...

It's a really nice town and not a lot of crazy stuff happens read more

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14th March 2024

The city is great...

The city is great, but FirstBus is extremely unreliable. read more

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13th March 2024

I think it's a gr...

I think it's a great place to stay, the staff is great the rooms are great too! read more

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13th March 2024

A beautiful city...

A beautiful city and cozy life read more

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13th March 2024

I love the city i...

I love the city it’s so beautiful and I like how small it is, there are pretty decent shops and the nightlife is good, the bars are really good. read more

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13th March 2024

Good calm city to...

Good calm city to live in. Good transport to university read more

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13th March 2024

Beautiful medieva...

Beautiful medieval city but like all engalnd it is very expensive read more

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13th March 2024

Amazing city it i...

Amazing city it is lovely and clean read more

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13th March 2024

Very nice city lo...

Very nice city lots of history read more

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13th March 2024

Lots of things to...

Lots of things to do and see nice city read more

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10th March 2024

Amazing city ther...

Amazing city there is a lot of things to do in York read more

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10th March 2024

it’s ok nice city...

it’s ok nice city nice pubs nice sights read more

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10th March 2024

i use the bus a l...

i use the bus a lot but it’s not that good which is saf read more

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7th March 2024

York is a really...

York is a really calm place to live read more

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7th February 2024

York is a calm, q...

York is a calm, quiet area. It is pretty, and the town is great for shopping. Night out opportunities too. read more

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24th January 2024

I love the town i...

I love the town it’s very accessible read more

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12th January 2024

The city is brill...

The city is brilliant for someone who enjoys clubing and shopping with more coffee shops than days in the year that are brilliant to study in read more

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30th December 2023

The perfect city....

The perfect city. The collegiate system is perfect and the university has the perfect balance of work and party. Every shop you could ever want is here too. I love York. read more

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7th December 2023

Lovely city and I...

Lovely city and I really like the vibe there read more

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5th December 2023

This city is very...

This city is very safe and beautiful, and there are also many supermarkets, making shopping very convenient read more

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30th November 2023

Very close city b...

Very close city but overly expensive read more

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9th November 2023

Everything is ext...

Everything is extremely expemsive, but lovely and safe city with good transport system and options for fun and food read more

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7th November 2023

Amazing !!!!!!!!!...

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31st October 2023

York is a tourist...

York is a tourist city and a city of cafes. It used to have lots of independent stores. However, cafes and student accommodation has killed the high street. There is a lack of stores. To eat out costs between £15-20 for a nice meal. I do not know anything about other cheaper eateries. The first bus is fine however EYMS, the other bus service is absolutely horrendous. Currently the fees are £2 but they will climb back up to £8-9 for a return ticket. With this there is no point in seeing the surrounding areas of York, which quite frankly are not worthwhile seeing. They are suburban areas with a lack of stores. Night outs are often disappointing. read more

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5th October 2023

York is an amazin...

York is an amazing city to live in with so many bars and restaurants to choose from. There is such a historical side to the city to explore too. read more

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22nd August 2023

beautiful city -...

beautiful city - love it.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. read more

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29th July 2023

York become quite...

York become quite expensive to live. Many businesses closed down not as good as before read more

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24th July 2023

York is very expe...

York is very expensive but has a variety of different things to do. read more

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23rd July 2023

Very lovely and p...

Very lovely and pretty city to live in and explore read more

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13th July 2023

Great love it. Wo...

Great love it. Would live here forever if I could. read more

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4th July 2023

Small city, but t...

Small city, but the price is amazing. Prices are almost double those in nearby cities. For people who grew up in the city. It is inconceivable that there is not a mall. But here, supermarkets are everywhere. read more

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7th June 2023

Cost of living ha...

Cost of living has put a strain on my time in York as rent prices make the city almost totally inaccessible for people without plenty of financial support. The city itself is beautiful if slightly run down in the city centre. Nightlife isn’t anything special but there are some good nights out and I always feel safe in York. But keeping in mind that rent prices are astronomical compared to plenty of equally good university cities, York is not a very budget friendly place to live. read more

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3rd June 2023

york is so god da...

york is so god damn expensive but it’s good for a drink if you have the money read more

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27th April 2023

Lots of things to...

Lots of things to do including shops,bars and pubs read more

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27th April 2023

Small town, lots...

Small town, lots of shops that might run out off business in the next week read more

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27th April 2023

It’s a very nice...

It’s a very nice and serene town with lots of beautiful spots. read more

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27th April 2023

It’s nice to live...

It’s nice to live despite it is small read more

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27th April 2023

Yorks got an amaz...

Yorks got an amazing nightlife! read more

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25th April 2023

Everything about...

Everything about York is amazing however the cost of living or rent is quite high read more

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24th April 2023

It is a great cit...

It is a great city! It is very beautiful and there are a lot of pubs that you can go to! read more

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23rd April 2023

Good x10000000000...

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23rd April 2023

nice city love yo...

nice city love yooooooooooooooooooork read more

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23rd April 2023

So nicereeeeeeeee...

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23rd April 2023

It’s a comfortabl...

It’s a comfortable place and people are nice, but not the good place to shop. read more

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23rd April 2023

The city is beaut...

The city is beautiful lots of things to do read more

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23rd April 2023

Good city for tou...

Good city for tourists plenty of things to do read more

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23rd April 2023

Safe place, nice...

Safe place, nice people, beautiful read more

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23rd April 2023

Like the city lot...

Like the city lots to-do nice places to eat read more

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23rd April 2023

Wonderful and bea...

Wonderful and beautiful place in UK, I love it so much, comming here quickly read more

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22nd April 2023

york is a lovely...

york is a lovely city lots of things to do read more

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22nd April 2023

York is a very be...

York is a very beautiful city, very old and British, I really liked it. read more

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22nd April 2023

I love York, it i...

I love York, it is beautiful and all citizens are friendly. The transportation here is convenient. The most important, here has many Chinese restaurants and they are all delicious. York is great for living. read more

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20th April 2023

Quite expensive l...

Quite expensive living in York due to being a main city, but this is expected read more

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17th April 2023

York is very nice...

York is very nice lovely city lots of places to go read more

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17th April 2023

Like York very ni...

Like York very nice city lovely to live here read more

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13th April 2023

I really like Yor...

I really like York. It's very safe. People are also very welcoming. I enjoyed my time in York. read more

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12th April 2023

York is a great p...

York is a great place to live with nice people read more

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1st April 2023

York is a lovely...

York is a lovely city, generally safe. I would watch out at clubs because there is more crime that takes place there. read more

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31st March 2023

Amazing variety o...

Amazing variety of restaurants and bars, suited to anyone and everyone’s taste. The scenery ranges from both historical constructions such as the castle walls and minster to amazing park greenery, so there’s a walk for everyone to enjoy. Overall a beautiful city! read more

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31st March 2023

A nice, small his...

A nice, small historic city with plenty to see and do such as seeing all of the historic buildings. Lots of shops, places to eat and drink and good transport links throughout the city and to other cities. read more

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31st March 2023

A good city to li...

A good city to live and travel, very beautiful and comfortable to walk in this city. Although entertainment is not enough. read more

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31st March 2023

Prices for proper...

Prices for properties have gone up which isn’t ideal, plenty of places to eat out except can get so packed on Saturdays it can be difficult to find somewhere that isn’t fully booked, nights out are good read more

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31st March 2023

Life in York is c...

Life in York is convenient, the environment is beautiful, and the locals are friendly to us read more

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31st March 2023

Old city has very...

Old city has very long history, very good read more

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31st March 2023

Very friendly and...

Very friendly and beautiful city read more

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31st March 2023

York is a beautif...

York is a beautiful city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! read more

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31st March 2023

York is a beautif...

York is a beautiful and peace city. I like York so much. read more

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31st March 2023

It’s a city mainl...

It’s a city mainly of tourism obviously. And it’s a safe and beautiful city! read more

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30th March 2023

The city of York...

The city of York is not big, the traffic is very convenient, living here is very happy, the city is clean read more

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28th March 2023

York is lovely to...

York is lovely to live in and quite fun read more

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27th March 2023

It is impossible...

It is impossible to afford a decent living lately. read more

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27th March 2023

A lovely city, bu...

A lovely city, but very high rent costs read more

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26th March 2023

The city is lovel...

The city is lovely, but a bit busy sometimes because of tourists. It is really expensive compared to the rest of the north of England. There are lots of great bars, but the clubs are a bit bad sometimes. read more

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24th March 2023

York is a beautif...

York is a beautiful tourist city. A walk here is a relaxing thing to do. There are many interesting shops to visit. read more

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22nd March 2023

Not much deliciou...

Not much delicious food , everyday don’t know where to eat read more

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22nd March 2023

Everything is in...

Everything is in walking distance and it makes living here much easier read more

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22nd March 2023

I lived other cit...

I lived other city last year. But I think York is better for me to stay. read more

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22nd March 2023

It’s a historical...

It’s a historical city and has beautiful view read more

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22nd March 2023

I enjoy York quit...

I enjoy York quite a bit. There's not much to do in comparison to other cities but it's still got plenty of nice places to go for hanging out with friends! read more

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22nd March 2023

Love the options...

Love the options for public transport read more

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21st March 2023

It has to be said...

It has to be said that the cost of living in York is very high, especially the rent, which is gradually increasing. As for food, does the UK have it? read more

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21st March 2023

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21st March 2023

Decent clubs in Y...

Decent clubs in York, fun times with fun people. Eating out is quite pricy, but good quality in general. Good amount of shops read more

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21st March 2023

Love first bus so...

Love first bus so much because there is free transportation service on campus read more

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19th March 2023

Incredible city,...

Incredible city, however, I could not live for more than a year there. It felt kind of lonely at some point, after visiting all of the history places, there was not much else to do. Besides, the university was far away from the city centre. But buses are great. read more

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18th March 2023

Good town lots to...

Good town lots to do and eat and drink read more

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13th March 2023

Safe city and nev...

Safe city and never be afraid going out late read more

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10th March 2023

I love all things...

I love all things in york.Enjoy everything read more

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8th March 2023

No complaints at...

No complaints at all from me the city is amazing read more

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8th March 2023

York is a beautif...

York is a beautiful town and has a lot to offer. It’s nice and quiet and has everything you need around you. The cost of living is a bit expensive, but not impossible to adjust to. read more

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8th March 2023

Rich city history...

Rich city history with great foos read more

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8th March 2023

York is a lovely...

York is a lovely place to live, with plenty of things to do just not the typical university town. The cost of living is slightly high, but the city makes up for this with what it offers. read more

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8th March 2023

The best place I...

The best place I have ever stayed. Quiet and safe, I can have a walk at anytime but not scared by violent case. read more

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7th March 2023

Small, long histo...

Small, long history, need too wait for bus for a long time read more

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20th February 2023

York is an amazin...

York is an amazing city. It is quite expensive but I love that there are so many independent businesses. It’s a beautiful city which means it does attract a lot of tourists at peak times but apart from that the town centre is amazing to live in. read more

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20th February 2023

The longer and lo...

The longer and longer I spend my time in York, United Kingdom...the more and more I see why the British chose to rename New Amsterdam after this place. read more

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17th February 2023

Very expensive pl...

Very expensive place to live for students, not many nightclubs, but they are good value for money on student nights read more

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15th February 2023

Beautiful city a...

Beautiful city and great position read more

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15th February 2023

Lovely, safe, and...

Lovely, safe, and interesting place to live read more

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10th February 2023

Very small town w...

Very small town with cozy places and fun for all read more

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9th February 2023

Scenic place to v...

Scenic place to visit. Loads of food and booze. Expensive living for paupers like me sen. read more

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9th February 2023

Love living in yo...

Love living in york such a pretty city. read more

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7th February 2023

York is a cozy ci...

York is a cozy city which makes individuals feel very safe. However do wish there was more interactive facilities at a low price. It would definitely bring together a closer community and attract tourists and greater student life. read more

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7th February 2023

Beautiful city, n...

Beautiful city, not too busy but full of great places to eat and drink read more

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7th February 2023

Night outs are gr...

Night outs are great as long as your with the right people. Shopping isn’t great, however a bus ride away is a large shopping Center which is great. Public transport drives straight past even when it’s meant to stop, or doesn’t even show up. read more

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7th February 2023

York is a lovely...

York is a lovely city, but it is quite expensive for student living. There is a huge variety of places to eat catering to different budgets. A night out in York is a good time if you're surrounded by the right people. The shops in York centre are ok. But the shops at Monks Cross just a short bus ride away are much better. Public transport in York is good but remember to flag the busses down! However even when you do flag the bus down i have had instances where they just drive past you read more

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7th February 2023

Nice city, reallt...

Nice city, reallt pretty, but expensive and not too much to do for students read more

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7th February 2023

York is extremely...

York is extremely expensive!!!!! Please beware of this coming into York. Student accommodation costs almost double compared to any other big city due to tourism - the cost of living here is insane. It is borderline impossible to get by without either; maximum maintenance loan, support from parents, or a part time job. read more

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30th January 2023

Love York, everyt...

Love York, everything is within walking distance and if not there's lots of buses and the train station is close by! Loads of shops and places to eat. Such a beautiful and historic city, benefits of being a student you can get into places like the minster for free! However housing prices are very expensive and it has jumped massively since I've lived here with the housing crisis but that's to be expected read more

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26th January 2023

Beautiful city bu...

Beautiful city but not diverse read more

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17th January 2023

York has got ever...

York has got everything you need in walking distance from the university, it is a friendly and beautiful city! read more

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6th January 2023

A typical tourist...

A typical tourist destination. A very safe small city. Everything is well-organized. read more

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3rd January 2023

Really lovely, yo...

Really lovely, you have access to lots of shops and facilities but it’s not really urban like a lot of northern university cities. read more

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23rd December 2022

A lovely city wit...

A lovely city with many things to do read more

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21st October 2022

Transport is conv...

Transport is convenience, nice city to live read more

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19th October 2022

The public transp...

The public transport is extremely efficient giving student deals for getting around York easily and between campuses. It can be expensive to live up in York however, by knowing where to go to shop is essential. read more

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2nd October 2022

not a very good s...

not a very good student scene at all. about 3 clubs in the whole city all of which are very similar. no gay bars/clubs anywhere, just one lgbt night a month at a club where you will most likely get hate crimed outside of. pretty town though which is nice to visit, particularly at christmas. is expensive though read more

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16th September 2022

Very bad please b...

Very bad please be very careful when choosing university read more

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11th September 2022

Lovely place to s...

Lovely place to stay and live but you’ll get annoyed of tourists real quick read more

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6th September 2022

Good transport ,g...

Good transport ,good nights out read more

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28th August 2022

The clubs are pre...

The clubs are pretty good there just isn’t many options so can get repetitive. The only issue with the bus is that they usually get full on a night out but are only £1 read more

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19th August 2022

york is beautiful...

york is beautiful but unfortunately really overpriced. i love living here it’s so quaint, but needs more bargain shops in the city center to make it more accessible read more

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31st July 2022

Good shops and lo...

Good shops and lots of places to eat, however it is very expensive. read more

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31st July 2022

Great city! Alway...

Great city! Always something to do, cant complain read more

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19th June 2022

York is a nice pl...

York is a nice place, lacks of a bubbly sense of community. Nice landscapes, but it has got a depressive edge to it read more

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13th June 2022

Nice, cosy little...

Nice, cosy little town to stay in. The only drawback would be that the amount of visiting tourists has been overwhelming. read more

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6th June 2022

great city to stu...

great city to study, travel, shopping read more

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28th May 2022

York is far too e...

York is far too expensive for students. If you receive the highest loan, you will still have to get a part time job to help you get by as smaller supermarkets cost more and takeaways will take your eyes out. Eating out does cost more, but there is a wide variety of places to cater to different prices, cuisines and dietary needs. Very modern and tailors to everyone. Plenty of shops, you’ll get most of what you need in town. If not, Monks Cross Shopping Park is a short drive or bus journey away and has larger shops. Only criticism other than money is there are no nice walks outside of the city. If you want low cost of living as a student and lush walks outside a city in this area of the country, try Teesside University. read more

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26th May 2022

York is a nice to...

York is a nice town, there are a number of historical buildings and there are plenty of things to do. read more

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12th April 2022

The city really s...

The city really sold me on york, it’s so beautiful and really has everything you need. I think york gets a bit of a bad rep for being a bad night out but I love it! There’s lots of clubs to choose from and I always feel so safe on a night out which is really important. read more

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10th April 2022

York is a lovely...

York is a lovely place to be, a city which history and charm. read more

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7th April 2022

Very safe, cost o...

Very safe, cost of living is medium expense cheaper alternatives can be found like anywhere can make it as cheap or as expensive as you like. Transport is very cheap and can walk most places, very cycle-friendly. Fun nights out York is very safe and has cheap drinks. Good variety of bars and good night clubs. read more

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3rd March 2022

THERE ARE NO FREQ...

THERE ARE NO FREQUENT NIGHT BUSES! Honestly York is as boring as you can get and is one of the most expensive cities to live in. The prices of student houses is atrocious! Getting anywhere is a struggle because of how horrible the bus routes are and anything interesting to do is only accessible by car, which most uni students will not have! I’d say York is either a biking or car city. It’s hard to get around when you rely on public transport. read more

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29th January 2022

I love York. I do...

I love York. I don’t really like cities in general but York is my kind of city. It’s beautiful, pretty safe, and has a lovely community feeling due to its smaller size. However, rent is not cheap! You’ll probably need to have a bit of money saved up. read more

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28th January 2022

I love this city....

I love this city. I don't often eat outside and have little experience of the night life here. Yet I like the walkable distance o everywhere, the smiles on the the face of local people when your eyes met, and the cultural and historical pack around the city center and so many parks around. read more

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18th January 2022

I like York.A ver...

I like York.A very beautiful and comfortable town. The people here are very friendly and of high quality. It's relaxing for me to be here read more

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8th December 2021

Such a great conn...

Such a great connection for public transport, so many shops and cafes to go to. Feel welcome and safe here. read more

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30th November 2021

Really love livin...

Really love living in the city everything is so close together so everything’s within a walking distance. Fairly expensive to live here though read more

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30th November 2021

Shopping is alrig...

Shopping is alright as the university is in the city centre, however nightlife is quite dead and public transport id very unreliable. Growing up in London I had a difficult time adjust to York and felt it wasn’t for me but lots of people love it read more

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7th November 2021

Lovely city, a bi...

Lovely city, a bit expensive but good once you know the spots, loads of places to eat out, 365 pubs! Not a wide selection of clubs but definitely one for everyone. Most good shopping places are out of the city but the park and ride systems all go to them read more

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26th October 2021

Great public tran...

Great public transport connections, nightlife isn't the most vibrant but there's several options and good for people like me who aren't super into all that. Great number of independent shops and food places amongst some chain stores- very healthy high street environment.Cost of living is similar to Bath, it's a tourist city so prices are inflated compared to neighbouring towns read more

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22nd October 2021

My best experienc...

My best experience at university is the York city itself! Lots of different activities, places, festivals, clubs and pubs! I did not enjoy my academic life at the University of York (read my review for details), but I loved my moments in the city. If you need some awesome eat out experience, just check out SPARK: York, Sloppy’s and eborcibus (they have Detroit pizza!) Also, there is an excellent outlet easily reachable by bus if you like shopping with great price tags. read more

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10th October 2021

Fantastic place t...

Fantastic place to live, lots to do and see. read more

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2nd October 2021

York is a marvelo...

York is a marvelous medieval city that is walkable, easy to live in, and full of life. read more

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22nd July 2021

Whilst York is an...

Whilst York is an expensive place to live, it is a wonderful city full of culture and life. From plenty of shops on the high street to fab eateries and places to drink of an evening, there is no shortage of a good time in York. read more

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member960731
5th July 2021

a some town that...

a some town that I will never forget read more

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15th June 2021

Good experience w...

Good experience with the city of York read more

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member1059170
28th May 2021

Not the most acce...

Not the most accessible be aware of cobbles. Expensive to rent but a lovely city with good food and shopping read more

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member1059165
28th May 2021

York is a nice pl...

York is a nice place, is quite and good for study and have a nice people read more

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member959147
28th May 2021

York is a great c...

York is a great city. Living expense is slightly lower than other city. read more

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24th May 2021

quiet and safe pl...

quiet and safe place to live and study read more

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member1257819
14th May 2021

Really good LOVEL...

Really good LOVELY CITY AND VERY FUN read more

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member1357738
13th May 2021

Amazing small cit...

Amazing small city with a lot to do and offers more then expected read more

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12th May 2021

City centre is go...

City centre is good, anything outside of that is suicidal without a car read more

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member857427
7th May 2021

High cost living,...

High cost living, nice city to spend time in other than later at night, haven't had many nights out due to covid read more

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member657348
5th May 2021

York can be expen...

York can be expensive for students. Many places to eat out in York, with lots of variety. Nights out were good in first year but many clubs have since closed. Shopping centre is good. Public transport is mostly on time and the free student bus is good read more

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member456266
15th April 2021

Lovely and safe c...

Lovely and safe city with lots to do. read more

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member1156263
15th April 2021

Great city. Great...

Great city. Great nightlife. Suitable for everyone. read more

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member656264
15th April 2021

Amazing city! So...

Amazing city! So many restaurants and bars to choose from read more

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23rd March 2021

Like the city's a...

Like the city's architectural style. There's a sense of great historical and cultural heritage read more

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23rd March 2021

Scenic town that...

Scenic town that is a great back drop for tranquil learning read more

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23rd March 2021

I love this city...

I love this city forever. I hope I can continue to live in this city after graduation. read more

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23rd March 2021

Love it here gre...

Love it here great place to live read more

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MCook
22nd March 2021

Lovely city, very...

Lovely city, very safe, food selection is great (Yuzu duck fries are banging). Bus routes are good from any uni accommodation and for getting to campus. read more

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member454600
24th February 2021

A very friendly c...

A very friendly city and environment is good read more

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member554465
22nd February 2021

Great city but no...

Great city but not amazing for nightlife read more

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member552977
7th December 2020

Wonderful city, s...

Wonderful city, slightly expensive area but the best place to for studying and night life. read more

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4th December 2020

All round a lovel...

All round a lovely city, all be it a little expensive read more

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member652673
30th November 2020

York is a beautif...

York is a beautiful city. Not the most accessible read more

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29th November 2020

York is a quiet a...

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 read more

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19th July 2020

York is a lovely...

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

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27th May 2020

Nights out are st...

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 read more

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member947420
19th April 2020

York is very well...

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. read more

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member545005
27th January 2020

Expensive, but wo...

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! read more

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19th September 2019

I don't go for ni...

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. read more

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member511765
31st July 2015

Bet you can't fin...

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

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member1211764
31st July 2015

Amazing!! York is...

Amazing!! York is the place to be!! read more

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member511741
29th July 2015

Fantastic city de...

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. read more

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member1011726
29th July 2015

The best city!!!!...

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. read more

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member1211698
29th July 2015

Lovely place to l...

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. read more

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23rd July 2015

The third best ci...

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

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member1011277
15th July 2015

can be expensive...

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 read more

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13th July 2015

So full of stuff...

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

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4th July 2015

I've had a wonder...

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

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member69783
3rd July 2015

I think as cost o...

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 read more

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member129209
22nd June 2015

Fantastic nightli...

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

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member118561
1st May 2015

really lovely cit...

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. read more

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member88959
1st May 2015

Lovely place to l...

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

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1st May 2015

Can find everythi...

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 read more

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member128914
30th April 2015

York is a fantast...

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 read more

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member68907
30th April 2015

York is blummin b...

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

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member108888
30th April 2015

Love living in Yo...

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

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member118857
30th April 2015

A great city, and...

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

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member68597
30th April 2015

Such an amazing t...

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). read more

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member58075
28th April 2015

Beautiful city, l...

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!! read more

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27th April 2015

Really good bus l...

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. read more

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member97894
27th April 2015

Day and night lif...

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

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