About York

English in York is located in the beautiful and historic city of York. York is England’s most visited city outside London and is situated in the north east of the country, in the stunning county of Yorkshire, by the River Ouse.

York Museum with merry go round

York is a very safe city

With a small population of approximately 150,000, York provides a very comfortable and safe environment for international students. With its two leading UK universities, York is a great destination for learning, combining safety with a vibrant social life. 

It's easy to travel to York

York is easy to get to from nearby airports: Leeds-Bradford, which takes about an hour by car or train, or Manchester International, in two hours. English in York is also easily accessible from London in under two hours by train, as well as Nottingham, Edinburgh, Liverpool, and Birmingham in two to three hours.

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York bridge near the university
York Minster from Outside

There is lots to do

York is one of the most picturesque cities in the UK, with city walls around the centre. York Minster is part of a unique city skyline, with medieval streets such as The Shambles where you can walk back in time. There are also great river walks and bicycle rides along the river Ouse into the countryside.

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Experience 2000 years of history

York’s history goes back over 2000 years to the Romans. It was also the Viking capital of England for over 100 years and, as an ancient capital, was at the centre of English cultural development over the centuries. The city has some of the UK’s greatest museums including the award-winning National Railway Museum, Viking Museum and Castle Museum.  

Clifford's tower from outside

Visit great places around York

York is ideally located for day trips to the beautiful seaside towns of Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay, as well as to cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool. If you like the countryside, you can visit historic country houses such as Castle Howard, and national parks such as the North York Moors or the Lake District. You can also go on day excursions to London and Edinburgh by train.  

Make friends and have fun

York has a thriving social scene with many restaurants and other amenities. The thousands of international students who study at York’s two leading universities make sure of a lively and fun social experience.  

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Students walking together

Things to do in York

York has a number of attractions which are located a short walking distance from the school.

Our address is Peasholme House, St Saviours Place, York YO1 7PJ, England

  • The Shambles – 5 minutes
  • York’s Chocolate Story – 5 minutes
  • JORVIK Viking Centre – 6 minutes
  • York City Walls – 7 minutes
  • York Minster – 10 minutes
  • York Castle Museum – 11 minutes
  • National Railway Museum – 25 minutes

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