York: Key Points

  • An excellent student city with a very high percentage of English-speaking students
  • One of the most popular tourist cities in the UK
  • Only 2 hours from London
  • Direct rail-link to Manchester Airport
  • 45 minutes from Leeds Bradford Airport with excellent links to Amsterdam and connecting KLM flights
  • The cost of living is lower than in London

Find out more about Getting to York and Transport within York.

About York

Melton College is in a residential part of the City, just a few minutes from the historic heart of York. Guests can take full advantage of the City in their free time, for shopping, socialising and sightseeing.

York was an important city for the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans. Later it was, for a time, the capital of England and it is still the capital of the North. Surrounded by its medieval walls, the centre is dominated by the awe-inspiring 13th century York Minster, the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe.

Today, York is a vibrant university city, packed with restaurants, cafés, English pubs, bars and shops, all a short walk or an even shorter bus ride from the College. For entertainment, there are theatres and cinemas, nightclubs and live music. York is full of interesting specialist shops, from arts and crafts to famous high street fashion stores. For the more active, York offers golf, tennis, horse-riding, rowing, swimming pools and sports centres.

Things To Do in York

Castle Museum

York Castle Museum is one of Britain’s leading museums of everyday life, including a reconstructed Victorian street. Read more.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The Jorvik Viking Centre is one of the most popular attractions in the UK. Travel back in time to Viking-Age streets, from the year AD975. Read more.

National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum is home to the largest collection of locomotives, rolling stock and railway memorabilia in the world. Read more.

Cliffords Tower

Originally built by William the Conqueror to subdue the rebels of the north, it was twice burned to the ground, before being rebuilt by Henry III in the 13th century. Read more.

York Minster

13th-century York Minster is the largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, its magnificent interior showing faith and imagination in glass and stone. Read more.

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