York lies in the Vale of York, in the County of North Yorkshire. The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, when it was known as Eboracum. It  is built at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss.

Precentors-008 copyNo. 2 Precentor’s Court nestles right in the very heart of York, next to The Minster, Northern Europe’s second largest Gothic Cathedral, and listed in Lonely Planet’s top 10 global “sights to make you feel small’.  Precentor’s is a quaint and narrow street, overlooking the Minster and the Dean’s garden. It is a dead-end (though there is a small ‘snickleway’ allowing walkers to access High Petergate  by the ‘Hole in the Wall’ pub), and therefore is almost traffic free apart from the occasional van or resident’s car.

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York is in the North of England, and is equidistant between London and Edinburgh being exactly 209 miles (336 kms) from each of them.

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York’s famously curved Victorian train station is a few minutes walk away. It is one of the main hubs of the UK’s rail network, giving access all parts of the country, e.g. London, Manchester and Edinburgh are only a couple of hours away by train.



The nearest international airports are Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Teeside.


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Ferries to the Continent leave from Hull on the east coast.