New Homes in York
New Homes in York
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The historic walled city of York is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. With stunning architecture, a great cultural scene and surrounded by countryside, new homes in York are highly sought after.
Places of interest
The city of York has many places of interest, many of historical and cultural significance. York Castle Museum has a reconstructed street, Kirkgate, and is housed in a Grade I listed former prison. The York Museums Trust also manages York Art Gallery, York St Marys and the Yorkshire Museum.
York Minster Cathedral is one of the city’s most prominent and renowned structures, at around 800 years old. York Dungeon adds a little fun and drama to the city’s historical attractions, while the National Railway Museum hosts around one million visitors per year.
As for sport, York Racecourse hosts regular horse racing events, and there are a number of golf clubs including Fulford Golf Club and Sandburn Hall Golf Club.
The city’s major events include the York Beer & Cider Festival, the National Book Fair and Illuminating York, a digital arts and lighting festival. York Food & Drink Festival is the largest of its kind in the UK, taking place every September.
The Grand Opera House and Theatre Royal provide an impressive calendar of plays, musicals, operas and more.
York is renowned for its high-standard of education including St Peter’s School, founded in 627. The University of York is one of the UK’s top rated institutions for higher education.
York has good transport links by rail and road. York Railway Station, on the East Coast Mainline, gives direct access to London within two hours 20 minutes. There is also a direct route to Manchester via the TransPennine Express, with the journey taking one hour 20 minutes.
The city is located 10 miles from the M1, and 20 miles from the M62. London is a four hour journey by car, while Leeds can be reached in 45 minutes, Sheffield in one hour 15 minutes and Manchester in one hour 40 minutes. Edinburgh is a three hour 30 minute drive away, or two hours 30 minutes by train.
For air travel, Manchester Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport are the closest to the city. There is a direct train from York to Manchester Airport.