Our city

Perfectly placed at the heart of the UK, York is regularly voted one of Europe’s favourite destinations in which to live, visit, study, work and do business.  With one of the strongest economies in the north of England, it is a vibrant and cosmopolitan city with its roots set in 2,000 years of history and heritage.

It is home to the National Railway Museum and over thirty world-class visitor attractions.  It has a flourishing retail and restaurant sector and it is a substantial base for Hiscox, Nestlé and Aviva to name just three internationally recognised companies.

York is the UK’s founding Science City, the UK’s first Gigabit City and it’s also a magnet for students keen to study at its world-class universities, whilst enjoying the unrivalled quality of life here.

York is also the UKs first and only UNESCO City of Media Arts.  The York of today is a fashionable city that successfully combines its heritage and superb historic architecture with sophisticated designer shops, smart restaurants, bars and cafés, attracting visitors, investment and businesses from all over the world.

York is located approximately half way between London and Edinburgh on the Virgin Trains East Coast mainline rail route. It takes less than two hours to reach York from London and trains run every half hour from the capital.

The city is also easily accessible from several regional airports including Leeds Bradford International Airport, Newcastle and Manchester AirportNational Express runs regular services to the city by coach and the nearest port for European access is at Hull, linking York to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge through P&O Ferries.

Population

The city has approximately 200,000 inhabitants.

Industries

Key employment sectors include science and innovation, rail, financial and professional services, creative and technology businesses, the Universities and tourism.

Key tourism facts:

  • 608 million visitors annually, £608 million total visitor spend, supporting 20,300 jobs

Key business tourism facts:

  • An estimated 16,900 business events are attended by a million business event visitors annually
  • £148.9m spent at venues and in the local destination

Key business & investment facts:

  • The York economy is currently worth £4.9billion (GVA), supporting around 8,610 businesses and 114,000 jobs

 

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June 15, 2018, 4:09 pm

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The art to see in York right now – June 2018

Some astonishing things to see this summer, says Charlie Tophill

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June 14, 2018, 8:53 am

Football’s coming home – to York! Fab new England World Cup song and video hail from city

Could this be the tune that powers Gareth Southgate’s lads to glory in Russia?

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June 13, 2018, 5:15 pm

Asleep at the wheel! Purpleman invents the bicycle-bed for 72-hour challenge

He is raising funds for the victims of the Grenfell disaster, one year on

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June 13, 2018, 12:34 pm

Latest signing for York City – and it’s another striker!

‘Macaulay is a young, up-and-coming, centre-forward who is very quick around the box’

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June 13, 2018, 11:24 am

Video and pix: York Pride 2018 – the biggest yet

‘This event has attracted support like no other’

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June 12, 2018, 8:36 pm

‘Great finisher’ Jake Wright is York City’s new striker

‘His goals-to-game ratio with Harrogate last season was very high’

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June 12, 2018, 1:24 pm