York University

Things to do in York | York University

With a reputation for innovative teaching and groundbreaking research, as well as a buzzing, modern campus, the University of York has everything you need for a great student experience. Whether you’re checking out an open day or just visiting, get your stay off to a great start with our quick guide to the university.

Established in 1963, over the years this campus university has expanded to include more than 30 departments and centres, covering a wide range of subjects. Known for its inspirational teaching and pioneering research, as well as a modern campus with plenty of green space and a lake, it’s no wonder 15,000 people come to study at the University of York each year.

York University

York University


Eating and drinking

Make the most of student life with a tour of the best eating and drinking options on campus and nearby.

The University of York’s campus is packed with places to eat and drink. There’s a whole number of cafés and restaurants offering everything from burgers and burritos to healthy Asian broths and salads, as well as bars and pubs for late night cocktails and pints.

If you want to head off campus, you’ll find more places to eat and drink in the city centre. With plenty of traditional tea rooms like Betty’s Cafe and a range of restaurants from fine dining at Melton’s to classic Italian at Il Paridiso del Cibo, every taste is catered for in York.


Getting to York University

With great rail links, close to major road networks and a nearby international airports, getting to the University of York is easy.

By car
There are limited parking spaces on campus, so visitor parking is pay and display. It costs £1 per hour or £6 per day, and is free at evenings and weekends.

By bus
Buses heading to the university pass through the city centre every 5 minutes during the day. Hop on a bus and you’ll be on campus in 20 minutes.

By train
The university’s main campus is located to the southeast of York city centre. If you’re arriving at York railway station either take your time with a 45-minute walk or jump on a bus.


Looking for a hotel in York?

We've got plenty of hotels in York to choose from. Our  Blossom Street North and Blossom Street South hotels are right in the city centre. And our York North hotel is a mile further out and our Premier Inn York North West hotel is a few miles from the train station and is close to handy road connections.