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York and the area

Some of England’s best private schools can be found in York

For over 2000 years York has been the spiritual capital of the North, with York Minster at its heart.

York is a walled city that has grown up on the banks of the River Ouse and River Foss. Its importance in history is evident everywhere you look in the city centre, but it is a city that has a place in the past, present and future.

A cosmopolitan and lively centre hosts an eclectic selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and nightlife. York is also home to the National Railway Museum, the Jorvik Viking Centre, the York Dungeon, York Art Gallery and the York Castle Museum to name but a few of York’s world-class visitor attractions. Looking to the future, York Science Park is a place where science, business and innovation link with York University in knowledge based enterprise.

Within an hour’s drive of York you can discover Yorkshires heritage coastline, the North York Moors or the Yorkshire Dales. York is ideally located to connect to major cities in the UK being less than 2-hours by rail from London, Edinburgh and Manchester, and York has easy access to a number of international airports.


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