Six Reasons Why You Should Learn English in York

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Bob Dignen

Bob has worked in the field of business and specialist English and international communication training for over twenty-five years.

York is a cultural and historic city located in the north of England with lots to offer to students wanting to study English in the UK. 

Founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago, it became the Viking capital of England in circa 800, a medieval centre with the building of York Minster in 1220, an agricultural powerhouse for the next 300 years, a centre of the UK’s railway revolution in the 19th century and, more recently, a hub for academic excellence with its two leading universities.

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Here are our top six reasons we think you should be having English courses in York: 

1. It’s one of the best places to live in Britain

York was actually voted the ‘best place to live in Britain’, in a Sunday Times newspaper survey.

It’s easy to see why. It has amazing architecture, fantastic museums, great restaurants and a friendly Yorkshire welcome. It really does have everything!

2. It has some amazing sights to see

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Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

York is home to York Minster, the largest medieval Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It also has The Shambles, which Google has nominated as Britain’s Most Picturesque Street, and over 3 kilometres of city walls offering fantastic views over York.

The city is located in the historic county of Yorkshire, referred to by the locals as ‘God’s Own Country’ with many picturesque country villages and seaside towns such such as Helmlsey and Whitby to visit.

3. It’s extremely safe

We understand that safety is important to our students, especially if they’re visiting a foreign country for the first time. York has one of the best safety records of any city in the UK with its small population of just under 200,000.

4. It’s easy to get to

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Yorkshire is certainly one of the most beautiful parts of the UK

Manchester, Edinburgh and London less than two hours away by train. So, book that train ticket, sit back and relax, and enjoy watching the beautiful British countryside pass you by on your way to visiting us!

5. It‘s interesting

York is home to over 2,000 shops, the world-famous Betty’s Tea Rooms, hugely popular museums such as the JORVIK Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum. The Chocolate Story, a museum dedicated to the history of chocolate in York, is a must see.

If you’re really lucky, and the wind is blowing in the right direction, you might even be able to smell chocolate in the air from York’s nearby Nestle factories producing Kit-Kat!

6. It’s haunted

We should also warn you that York is also Europe’s most haunted city? That’s right – with York’s sometimes scary and violent history, visitors to York can now try to spot the spooky activities of famous ghosts such as Mad Alice, and The Grey Lady. So, if you like ghost stories, and aren’t scared of the dark, we dare you to go on York’s Original Ghost Tour one evening after your lessons have ended.

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  1. I have been to York before and I am so looking forward to visiting again! It definitely is one of the most beautiful cities in England.

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