CPA 2008 location: York, UK
Founded in 1963, the University of York has grown to 11 000 undergraduates in some 30 departments, still small by UK standards. The Campus is a 200-acre site, formerly the grounds of Heslington Hall, the sixteenth-century home of Thomas Eynns, Secretary and Keeper of the Seal to the Council of the North. Now the administrative centre of the University, it retains Elizabethan towers and courtyard and the recently-restored great hall ceiling.
Information about York Detailed instructions for getting to York are available from the York Marriott Hotel website. Alternatively, Transport Direct offers a comprehensive journey planner for mainland Britain. Multimap provides an online map of the City of York. There is parking available at the hotel. Information on other parking in York is available at http://www.york.gov.uk/parking/parkingmap.html.
Public transportYork city centre is quite small, and the easiest way to see the sights is by foot. There is a frequent bus service from the city centre to the Marriott Hotel. The local tourist information service provides comprehensive information on travelling in and to York.
The hotel is on Tadcaster Road, and is served by First Bus numbers
4 (ftr) and 12 (from the Railway Station) and 13 (from the City
Centre). For further information on bus services, see
for city maps, and
for park-and-ride information.
What to see
York packs a lot of attractions in to a small area. If you are spending time sightseeing, it is worth looking at the York Pass, which gives free entry to various places in the city. For information on the many ways to pass time in York, visit the tourist web site. Here we just propose two iconic attractions, separated by a mass of mediaeval streets provide shopping, cafes, pubs, and a daily open-air market.
York Minster is top of everyone's list. The finest, and largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe dominates the York skyline. The tower gives dramatic views over the surrounding area, whilst the crypt preserves foundations of Roman and Norman buildings, as well as showing the lengths to which twentieth-century engineers had to go to keep the Minster standing.
The Jorvik Centre, under the Coppergate Square shops, provides a fascinating glimpse at Viking York, with reconstructions based directly on the finds of the excavation that preceded construction of Coppergate Square.
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