York is full of things to see and do and a short What To See In York PDF guide can be downloaded.
The venue is the prestigious Ron Cooke hub on the university campus which is not far from the wonderful historical city of York. The excellent, modern facilities will provide the environment for technical sessions, networking reception, poster sessions and breaks.
See below for a list of accommodation options.
The best way to travel to the campus from the centre of York is by the frequent bus service, see below. Car parking in the centre and at the campus is usually very limited.
York is an historic walled city in North Yorkshire. With its historic minster, castle, Viking museum and historic ambience it is a favourite spot for millions of visitors each year. The university plays a large part in York's vibrant life. The Grand Conference Dinner in the National Railway Museum (drinks in the Great Hall with the famous engines and dinner in the Station Hall) will be a memorable experience. The conference ends at noon on the Friday allowing delegates time for travel home or the chance to explore the many delights of York on their own.
The conference facilities
The Ron Cooke Hub provides us with a lot of high quality space for the conference program including a large atrium for the poster sessions and the all-important networking opportunities during the breaks and evening reception.
The 66 Bus
The 66 bus, conveniently caught at the RD stop outside York station takes you straight to the Ron Cooke hub. A weekly (£13) pass is cost-effective for the 3-day conference. A map of the 66 bus route showing the key conference locations can be downloaded.
York is easy to get to from the UK's major airports via its excellent railway connections. Trains from London, Manchester and Glasgow/Edinburgh are frequent and convenient and some smaller airports such as Leeds and Doncaster (Robin Hood) are nearby with convenient flights to many European locations. As described above, there is a high-frequency bus service (66) from the railway station to the University. The city is a pleasant walk from the University
For those who wish to drive, York is conveniently reached via the UK motorway system which converges at the M1/A1 and the A64/59. However, parking at the University is (as is common at most universities!) highly restricted.
Delegates and Speakers are asked to make their own arrangements to stay in York – it is hoped the following selection of hotels and guesthouses will be helpful, but it is not exhaustive. Visit York has a fuller list of places to stay, see:Visit York.
A limited number of rooms are available for B&B on York University Heslington Campus, bookable 3-months in advance. Go to the
Franklin House website from 4 Feb 2017.
Bar Convent (Close to York Station)
17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ
T: +44(0)1904 643238
York Backpackers (near City Centre)
88-90 Micklegate, York YO1 6JX
T: +44(0)1904 627720
B&Bs, Guest Houses
23 St Mary's Bed and Breakfast (close to York Minster)
23 St Mary's Street, Bootham, York YO30 7DD
T: +44(0)1904 622738
The Alhambra Court Hotel (close to York Minster)
31 St Mary's, Bootham, York YO30 7DD
T: +44(0)1904 628474
Crook Lodge of York (close to York Minster)
26 St Marys, York YO30 7DD
T: +44(0)1904 655614
Minster View Guest House (close to York Minster)
2 Grosvenor Terrace, York YO30 7AG
T: +44(0)1904 655034
Alcuin Lodge (close to York Minster)
15 Sycamore Place, Bootham, York YO30 7DW
T: +44(0)1904 632222
76 Scott Street, York YO23 1NS
T: +44(0)1904 647520 or mob. 07955 250 271
Royal York Hotel (next to rail station)
Station Rise, York, YO1 6GD
T: 44(0)1904 653681
The Grand Hotel (close to rail station)
Station Rise York, YO1 6GD
T: 44(0)1904 380038
Hotel du Vin (walking distance of rail station)
89 The Mount, York, YO24 1AX
T: 44(0)1904 557350
Dean Court Hotel (close to York Minster)
Duncombe Place, York YO1 7EF
T: +44(0)1904 625082;
Grange Hotel (close to York Minster)
1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA
Tel: +44(0)1904 644744; Fax: +44(0)1904 612453
Churchill Hotel (close to York Minster)
65 Bootham, York YO30 7DQ
T: +44(0)1904 644456; Fax: +44(0)1904 652447
Minster Hotel (close to York Minster)
60 Bootham, York, YO30 7BZ
T: +44(0)1904 621267
Hilton York (City centre city, near York Castle)
1 Tower Street, York YO1 9WD
T: +44(0)1904 648111
Park Inn by Radisson (City Centre)
North Street, York, YO1 6JF
T: +44(0)1904 459988
Hotel 53 (City Centre)
53 Piccadilly, York YO1 9PL
T: +44(0)1904 559000
Travelodge, York Central (City Centre)
90 Piccadilly, York YO1 9NX
T: 0871 984 6187
Novotel York Centre (near City Centre)
Fewster Way, Fishergate, York YO10 4FD
T: +44(0)1904 611660
Hotel Ibis York (near Station and City Centre)
77 The Mt, York, YO24 1BN
T: +44(0)1904 658301
Monkbar Hotel (within walking distance of York Minster)
Monkbar, York YO31 7JA
T: +44(0)1904 638086
Cavalier Hotel (walking distance of York Minster)
39 Monkgate, York YO31 7PB
T: +44(0)1904 636615
Travelodge Hull Road (20 minute walk to Ron Cooke Hub)
Hull Rd, York YO10 3LF
T: +44 (0)871 559 1852
Paragon Street, York, YO10 4AH
T: +44 (0) 190 462 6311
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