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A snapshot of.... York

  • November 02, 2020

York is one of the oldest cities in the UK with over two thousand years of heritage and is famous for its cobbled Shambles, attracting tourists from all over the world. The city offers modern shops, chains and independent shops and cafés.

The York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a comprehensive range of acute hospital and specialist healthcare services for approximately 800,000 people living in and around York, North Yorkshire, North East Yorkshire and Ryedale - an area covering 3,400 square miles. The Trust manage eight hospital sites and have a workforce of around 9,000 staff working across their hospitals and in the community. The sites managed by the Trust include:

  • York Hospital
  • Scarborough Hospital
  • Bridlington Hospital
  • Malton Hospital
  • The New Selby War Memorial Hospital
  • St Monica's Hospital Easingwold
  • White Cross Rehabilitation Hospital
  • St Helens Rehabilitation Hospital

Facts about York

  • York is situated in Yorkshire and it is the largest county in the UK
  • York and its boarders are considered to be one of the greenest in England
  • York is the UK’s home of chocolate. Where other Northern centres made their wealth from wool, cotton and steel, York made its from chocolate
  • Home to the largest National Railway Museum in the UK
  • York is home to the largest food and drink festival in the UK

Cost of living in York

York provides great value for money when living in the city. The average food bills, petrol and utilities are on the lower end of the scale. However, housing can be slightly more expensive compared to other areas in the North of England.


One-bedroom apartment in the City Centre


One-bedroom apartment Outside of the City Centre


Three-bedroom apartment in the City Centre


Three-bedroom apartment outside of the City Centre



1L of Petrol


One-way public transport


Monthly public transport ticket


Taxi trip, 5 miles



Basic dinner out for two in a neighbourhood pub

Basic dinner out for two in a neighbourhood pub


Two tickets to the cinema


Two tickets to the theatre




One beer in a neighbourhood pub


One month of gym membership in a business district


The time it takes to travel from Kent to other UK Cities

London King Cross – 1 hour 51 minutes

Birmingham – 1 hour 52 minutes

Manchester – 1 hour 15 minutes

Bristol – 3 hours 34 minutes

Cardiff – 4 hours 14 minutes

Leeds – 23 minutes

Edinburgh – 2 hours 26 minutes

Education in Kent

York provides its residents with excellent schools. If you would like your child to attend boarding school, then St. Peter’s School is a brilliant choice due to its impeccable reputation and first-class facilities. Fulford School is one of the best state schools in the country and it has produced some of the best GCSE and A Level results in the country.

The best things to do in York

1. Walk the Walls - The centre of York is surrounded by a beautiful 3.4km circuit of medieval stone walls, the best-preserved city walls in England. Walking along the walls is the best way to view and get a sense of the city. It takes two hours to walk the circuit.

2. Visit Clifford’s Tower – The Tower was built by William the Conqueror and it is the last remaining structure of York Castle. It sits on a small hill overlooking the entire city.

3. Visit the Museums – The York Castle Museum has hundreds of years of York’s history, all under one room. The Yorkshire Museum also has some of the finest archaeological and geological collections in Europe.

4. Visit the York Minister – This is the largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe and it is considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful Gothic buildings. It took over 250 years to build and the craftsmanship is absolutely beautiful.

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