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York – Chocolate and Vikings
Few British cities offer the magical charm and beauty of York. Outstanding architecture and 2,000 years of history combine with bustling shopping streets and award-winning attractions. With over 30 museums, galleries and tours to choose from in its compact centre, York offers something for everyone all year round. Visitors can enjoy first class shopping in major high street stores, traditional gift shops and independent boutiques, while the fashion conscious head for the new designer outlet village on the city’s outskirts. Evening entertainment is equally varied and might involve a moonlit boat cruise, a concert or theatre visit, or ghost tour around one of the most haunted cities in Europe. A wide range of restaurants serves both traditional English and fine international cuisine, and the city reputedly has a pub or wine bar for every night of the year! An exciting calendar of events and festivals runs throughout the year and includes the ever popular Jorvik Viking Festival and St Nicholas Christmas Festival, together with the nation’s largest annual Festival of Food and Drink. A wealth of accommodation suiting all tastes and budgets complement Yorkshire’s famous hospitality, making York the ideal destination for your short break.
Must see and do
York Minster, York
York Castle Museum, York
National Railway Museum, York
York Dungeon, York
Clifford’s Tower, York
Yorkshire Museum & Gardens, York
Treasurer’s House, York
Fairfax House, York
Travel Information for York:
York to London – 2 hours by train. By road – 195 miles taking approximately 3 hours 30 minutes
York to Birmingham – 2 hours 10 mins by train. By road 120 miles taking approximately 2 hours 16 minutes.
York to Cardiff – 4 hours 20 mins by train. By road 219 miles taking approximately 4 hours 12 minutes.
York to Glasgow – 3 hours 45 mins by train. By road 207 miles taking approximately 4 hours 4 minutes.
Houses prices as you would expect vary depending on the area. York is well known for having poor transport links, making commuting a nightmare. However house prices in the centre of the city are high as a result. If looking for something cheaper you need to look to the East – areas towards Hull get progressively cheaper.
House prices for the Central York area
Semi-detached properties had an average sold price of £231,083 and detached properties averaged at £356,480. York, with an overall average price of £245,557, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Fulford (£255,756), but was more expensive than Acomb (£204,187) and cheaper than Bishopthorpe (£265,081).
House prices for the Fulford area
Terraced properties had an average sold price of £256,224 and flats averaged at £167,813. Fulford, with an overall average price of £254,349, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby York (£245,534) and Bishopthorpe (£259,025), but was more expensive than Acomb (£204,646). From York to Fulford is 2 miles and takes approximately 5 minutes.
*House prices taken from Rightmove.co.uk.
School League Tables
Top 8 schools for A Level results in York (source – the BBC website):
Bootham School (IND, SEL)
Mount School, The (IND, SEL)
St Peter’s School (IND, SEL)
All Saints RC School
Joseph Rowntree School
Top 10 primary schools in York (source – the BBC website 2004):
Archbishop of York’s CofE Voluntary Controlled Junior School, Bishopthorpe
Copmanthorpe Primary School
St Mary’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Elvington Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Saint Barnabas Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Ralph Butterfield Primary School
English Martyrs’ Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
St Paul’s Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Headlands Primary School
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