York visitor information
York University accommodation
The university has numerous accommodation halls and colleges located on the Heslington Campus: over 200 acres of mature parklands around a central lake, situated just outside York's historic city walls. The age of the accommodation dates from 1963 and is refurbished when required. It should be understood that the university halls are designed primarily for students: not children or for adults expecting a high level of luxury. However, with this in mind, the halls do meet level of comfort that we expect most visitors to be happy with, and we will welcome any feedback where this is not the case.
Dates of York's academic vacations
Rooms are available during the academic vacations:
Easter: mid-March to mid-April
Summer: early July to end-September
Christmas: early-December to mid-January
York visitor attractions
York is renowned for its Roman, Viking, and Medieval heritage and the iconic York Minster. The city houses several museums including the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower, and York Castle Museum. Lesser known attractions include Barley Hall, Fairfax House, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, the Mansion House, the Quilt Museum, and Treasurer's House. You can also enjoy guided walks of the city, boat trips on the River Ouse, and simply wandering through York's winding cobbled streets, the "Shambles".
Getting to York
The University of York is based just off the A64 South East of the City of York
By car from the A64: Turn off the A64 at the junction signposted York/Hull and head towards the City. You will pass B&Q on your right. Turn left at the next roundabout following signs for the University. You are now on site. Go right at the 1st and 2nd roundabout. Then turn left at the next two roundabouts. This will take you down Wentworth Way and into car park G, which is just outside the reception.
By car from the City: Leave the city following signs for Hull. At the traffic lights turn right, following signs for the University. At the first roundabout take a right, this will take you down Wentworth Way and into car park G, which is just outside the reception.
Car Parking is pay and display and is available at £5 for 24hrs. Parking is free between midnight on Friday and 8am on Monday morning.
PLEASE NOTE: UNTIL THE 26TH SEPTEMBER THERE ARE WORKS ON THE ROAD THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY. PLEASE FOLLOW PARKING INFORMATION SENT OUT WITH YOUR CONFIRMATION.
By train: York has fantastic rail links across the country and booking in advance can provide great deals (www.thetrainline.com). The station is only 2 miles from the University of York and will cost around £6-8 in a taxi or you can catch the number 4 bus from outside the station which leaves every tens minutes directly to the University of York campus.
By Taxi: If you are arriving in a taxi, please ask for Wentworth College Reception. This will cost £6-8 from the station or city centre.
By Bus: The number 4 bus leaves from outside the railway station and the city centre every ten minutes. The bus takes 10-20minutes depending on traffic and sets of every 10-15 minutes both ways until around midnight. If you ask the bus conductor to let you know where the Wentworth stop is on the University of York campus, get off here and walk down the hill on Wentworth Way. The road goes around and will take you to Wentworth reception at the end. This is around a 5 minute walk.