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General information about York.

York is a beautiful historic city, and combines heritage and architecture with modern shops, smart restaurants, bars and cafes. It has a population of 208,000 and attract tourists from all over the world as the medieval streets and buildings are beautifully preserved. The city is recognised as an archaeological treasure trove with medieval and Viking history. It was popular in the 18th century as an alternative to London. It is also home to the National Railway Museum, has a rich history in chocolate and is popular from May to October for the horse racing calendar.

For more information on York and ideas for places to visit see

The workshop hotel is the Park Inn by Radisson, which is only a 10 minute walk from the railway station. Room rate: £90 (approx. 101 EURO) single occupancy, £100 double occupancy and a set number of rooms have been reserved at this rate for workshop participants. These rooms should be booked by 14 April 2019. Please book via this link:

There are other options for staying in York – budget options include Travelodge York Central Micklegate.

Travel to York

York has direct rail links from London, Edinburgh and Manchester. There are transport links with Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford airports and the ports of Kingston upon Hull (Hull) and Newcastle are within a two-hour drive. The train station is centrally located making it a good option to get to the city.

The Park Inn Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the train station so is easily reached on foot.

By car:

The Park Inn has 60 parking spaces allocated on a first come first served basis at for £12 per day. If this is full, parking is available at the nearby NCP car park Tanner Row at £15 per day (bring your ticket to the hotel to be validated for this special rate). More details on parking here.

By rail:

Journey time from London is under two hours using Virgin Trains. Edinburgh is two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Birmingham and the South West. The TransPennine Express have direct train services to York from Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle. Prices will vary depending on when tickets are purchased and whether these are flexible tickets. Advanced tickets will be better value but often restrict you to travelling on a specific train. For more information on times and prices and to book tickets visit National rail.

Journey Times - the approximate journey times of the quickest trains to York are as follows:

London: 1h 50m | Edinburgh: 2h 23m | Manchester: 1h 24m | Sheffield: 56m | Cardiff: 4h 35m | Glasgow: 3h 24m | Newcastle: 55m | Nottingham: 1h 58m | Bristol: 4h | Liverpool: 2h 13m | Derby: 1h 33m | Carlisle: 2h 32m | Birmingham: 2h 15m

By air:

Travelling from Leeds/Bradford Airport: Take the 757 bus from Leeds-Bradford airport and go to the Leeds train station where you can find frequent trains to York. Tickets can be bought on the bus and a return to Leeds train station costs £6. Buses are run by Flying Tiger. Tickets from Leeds train station to York will cost £18 on the day for an anytime return. Journey time is approximately 1hr 40 min.

Travelling from Manchester Airport: Frequent trains provide a direct link to York. On the day return tickets from Manchester airport will be between £40 and £50 depending on whether you travel at peak time.

Travelling from Humberside airport: The nearest train station is Barnetby station which can be accessed by using the airport’s approved taxi service, Cable Taxis. The price of a return train ticket from Barnetby to York is approx. £50.

Travelling from Doncaster Sheffield Robin Hood airport: Take the x4 bus to the Doncaster interchange from the airport terminal which runs daily approximately every half hour and takes around 25 minutes from stand 1A. The train station can be reached by walking from the interchange and Doncaster is on the main train route so direct to York. For more information please visit First South Yorkshire.

By Ferry:

Travel by Ferry via Kingston-upon-Hull (Hull): York is only one hour from the P&O Sea Ferries terminal at Kingston-upon-Hull (Hull) with daily sailings to the Netherlands and Belgium.