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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From York to the North Pole: Brothers publish magical children’s Christmas book

How the appearance of a small door inspired an enchanting Yorkshire tale

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December 13, 2017, 2:27 pm

Melanie moves on after 17 years at top York venue

‘It’s been very rewarding’

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December 13, 2017, 12:51 pm

Taco Bell reveals its York opening date

And there's a drive-thru for

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December 12, 2017, 9:39 pm

The man behind the world’s best restaurant wants to open a venue in York

‘It is something we definitely want to do in the next year or so’

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December 11, 2017, 6:57 pm

Thirty beers to choose from! York pub to reopen with bar of plenty

Loads of choice – which one will you try first?

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December 7, 2017, 6:18 pm

York’s first fantasy-themed bar will offer ‘fun for gamers and geeks’

Tabletop gaming nights and pop culture cocktails would be on the menu

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December 7, 2017, 5:21 pm

Look out everyone… this guy’s in town!

‘We just thought it would be more fun than Father Christmas’

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December 7, 2017, 4:23 pm

Friends and fans of much-missed York writer gather for launch of her final book

Like Helen, her poems are ‘fun and insightful, caring and observant, and just plain wonderful’

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December 6, 2017, 12:24 pm