Let’s be honest: you’re not just coming to the UK for your training course. Why not study in the UK’s city?
York is one of England’s most beautiful, historic and popular cities. Regularly voted one of the best places in the UK to visit and in which to live, the city has so much to offer you. Perhaps you want to experience British culture? Visit world-class museums? Or even explore the Great British countryside? Well, York can offer this and a lot more. In many ways, York is unlike any other city in the UK.
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Located in the north of England, it is half-way between London and Edinburgh, and surrounded by beautiful countryside – the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors are very close by.
Travel to York is easy whether you arrive by taxi (45-minute drive) from Leeds Bradford Airport or catch a direct train from Manchester International Airport (2 hours) or from either London Heathrow or Gatwick airports (3 hours).
The historic city of York is an almost entirely traffic-free zone. This makes it very safe and easy to walk around to explore its medieval streets and enjoy its many sights. You can also cycle as York is one of the main cycling cities of the UK with very affordable bike rental and over 100 miles of designated cycle routes in and around the city.
York is a very safe city. In fact, it regularly gets voted as one of the safest cities in the UK.

There is so much to do and see in York. If you’re a fan of history, you’ll find over thirty world-class and popular museums, including the JORVIK Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum. If you like shopping, York is home to over 2,000 shops and restaurants, including the world-famous Betty’s Tea Rooms. Or maybe you want to experience something different. Well, York is known as the UK’s Home of Chocolate, and as the most haunted city in Europe. Find out more about what York has to offer at visityork.org.

York is well connected to many major cities in the UK. For example, you can easily reach central London (King’s Cross Station) by train in just 2 hours, while Edinburgh is 2.5 hours away.

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York has been named by Trip Advisor as Europe’s 5th best city and UK’s top food and wine destination. It’s also known as the Home of Chocolate because of the large Nestlé (Kit Kat, Smarties and Aero) and Terry (Chocolate Orange, All Gold) factories located here.
Whether you prefer to stroll or cycle around the city, visit some of its historic sights, discover ghosts on one of the many organised ghost tours in the city centre, walk the Chocolate trail, buy gifts at some of the famous shops which line the medieval streets of York or engage in sportier activity such as golf, tennis, cycling, swimming or horse-riding, we guarantee that you will find there’s lots to do in York for the duration of your stay.

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