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What to do in York

The City of York is a national treasure and a fantastic place to live. It's well worth getting to know it whilst you're here as day trips simply don't do it justice. The map below should have most of York's attractions on it, as well as useful things such as banks, taxies, takeaways etc.

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Cinema listings and times

Taxi Companies



City Screen York 13-17 Coney Street, York, YO1 9QL 01904 541 155 Website Movie times

Vue Cinemas York Stirling Rd., York, YO30 4XY 0871 224 0240 Website Movie times

York Attractions

The Yorkshire Wheel Offering "spectacular panoramic views of York's historic city centre, including the Minster, the River Ouse and the countryside beyond the city". The wheel is located in the grounds of the National Railway museum. 01904 686 263 Website

The Minster Tower Although the Minster itself is worth far more than a quick run-around, to go up the Tower is thoroughly recommended. Entrance to the Minster is free to students with a uni card, £5 without and entrance to the tower costs £3.00. 01904 557 200 Website

York Art Gallery York Art Gallery spans over 600 years of art history, making any visit a "pictorial tour through time". The Gallery is located on Exhibition Square, three minutes walk from the Minster, opposite the main Tourist Information Centre. York Art Gallery is free to everyone. Open 10-5. 01904 687 687 Website

Jorvik Viking Centre A visit to Jorvik is the perfect way to discover Viking-Age York, one of the most fascinating periods of the city's dramatic history. Jorvik is situated in the Coppergate Shopping Centre. 01904 543 400 Website

A Team Taxis 01904 643 111

Ebor Cars - 10% student discount. 01904 641 441

Fleetways Taxis 01904 645 333

Station Cars 01904 623 332

Streamline Taxis 01904 638 833


Number 4 The number 4 bus is the staple student bus. It leaves from underneath the library bridge at regular intervals until 11:15pm and goes down Heslington Road toward town, stopping outside Gallery Night Club as well as by the train station. A full timetable can be found here: Timetable


York Station With 11 platforms the York train station is fairly sizable. You can go direct to stations all over the country including Leeds, Glasgow, London, Manchester, Liverpool and Bristol. If you plan on taking the train a lot it's well worth investing in a Young Persons Rail card, saving you 1/3 off every train fare. Ticket information can be found online. Website

A selection of takeaways that are allowed to deliver to campus.

Ali G's Pizza and Grill 01904 654654

Clifton Chinese Chinese 01904 655025

Domino's Pizza Pizza 01904 677777

Efes Pizza and Grill 01904 652210

Istanbul Grill Pizza and Grill 01904 646411

Pizza Hut Pizza 01904 422555

Tang Hall Chinese Chinese 01904 870838

The Garden of India Indian 01904 645679

Vikings Kitchen Pizza and Grill 01904 629912

A small selection of York's variously styled and priced restaurants.

1331 English 01904 661 130

Akbars Indian 01904 679888

Ask Italian 01904 637254

Bella Italia Italian 01904 611221

Blue Bicycle French 01904 673990

Bombay Spice Indian 01904 613298

El Piano Vegetarian Mexican 01904 610676

Henry J Beans American 01904 613807

La Tasca Spanish 01904 521100‎

Old Orleans American 01904 620158

The Lime House International 01904 632 734

Totos Italian 01904 466528

Ruskique French 01904 612744

Zizzi's Italian 01904 644000