The workshop will take place at the University of York's King's Manor Campus, at the heart of the city centre on Exhibition Square.

King's Manor
Exhibition Square


Getting to King's Manor

From York Train Station

From the train station, it takes approximately 10 minutes to walk to King’s Manor. See map below. You can also take a taxi at the main train station entrance. Taxis are usually available immediately or after a short wait. A taxi from the station to King’s Manor will cost around £6 and take approximately 5-10 minutes depending on traffic. 

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Specific walking instructions: When exiting the train station via the main entrance turn left onto Station Avenue. As you leave the station you will walk past the Royal York Hotel on your left. Continue along the footpath as it bends round to the left going under the city walls. With Aviva on the right hand corner turn left and walk over Lendal bridge heading towards the city. Continue along Museum Street passing Costa coffee on your right. Continue walking along Museum Street heading towards the Minister. When you reach a 4 way intersection turn left onto St Leonards Place (Visit York will be on your right). Continue along St Leonards Place going past Theatre Royal on your right. Before you reach the traffic lights turn, left into the square and the entrance to the King’s Manor is through the black iron gates (when you turn into the square you will see York Art Gallery and the fountain). 

If you prefer to take the bus from the station, buses stop on Station Road in front of the station. Several buses will take you to Exhibition Square, where the entrance to King's Manor is located. Check the travel planner website to find buses running at the time of your arrival.

Local Taxis
Station Taxis - available at the train station without booking - 01904 623332
Streamline Taxis Ltd - 01904 638833
Fleetways Taxis (York) Ltd - 01904 645333
Ebor Cars - 01904 641441
Six Five Nine Taxis - 01904 659659

There are car parks available nearby, Marygate (YO30 7DT) or Bootham Row (YO30 7BP). These car parks provide their own pay and display so please check local signage.

Getting to York


  • The easiest international airport to get in and out from is Manchester Airport. There is a direct train from the airport to York. The train takes around an hour and 30 minutes (they leave every half hour, at peak times, and every hour at other times)
  • Less convenient is Leeds Airport. It is closest (a 50 minute drive), but there is no direct service between the airport and York; one has to take a regular bus to the train station in Leeds, and then a train to York. It’s probably no quicker, therefore, than Manchester airport. Leeds primarily serves European destinations.
  • London is served by several airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stanstead and City). There are frequent connections into London by train (Heathrow Express) or underground. One has to get to King’s Cross railway station first to then get a train into York (which takes around 2 hours).

Traveling By Rail
Getting to York by train is fairly straightforward as it is well connected with major cities in the UK. From London the journey time is under two hours; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are also direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. Journeys can be planned using the National Rail Enquiries website.

Traveling By Car
Situated midway between Edinburgh and London, just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network, York is within comfortable travelling times of most regions in the UK. Detailed route directions can be obtained through Google maps. You should note that space for parking in York is limited, and the city centre is largely pedestrianised, so you may find public transport more convenient.