26-30 September 2016
Europe/London timezone

Travel and Accommodation

The meeting will take place at The King’s Manor, part of the University of York, located in the centre of the historic city. York is a city with nearly 2000 years of history. Originally a Roman, then Viking, settlement, York has played a major role in significant periods of English history. This ancient walled city has many attractions, including the stunning York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe, many beautiful ancient buildings and the UK’s largest railway museum.


AIR: York is within easy travelling distance of four international airports: Leeds/Bradford, Humberside, Manchester and Robin Hood Doncaster/Sheffield. It is also accessible from Edinburgh Airport and the five major London airports that serve nearly every international airline, including budget airline operators.

However, the most convenient way to travel to York from overseas is likely to be a flight to Manchester International Airport, followed by train to York. There are regular direct trains to York, with a journey time of 1h50m. Once at the station in York, the conference venue is a short walk away, as are all the attractions of York and many hotels and guest houses.

TRAIN: There are direct trains from most major cities, including London (Kings Cross), Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh. Once at the station in York, the conference venue is a short walk away, as are all the attractions of York and many hotels and guest houses.


Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for accommodation. We encourage you to make your room reservations as soon as possible. The conference venue is in the centre of this small city, close to York Minster, so any accommodation that is central will be fine.

There are several hotels in or near, the centre of York, which are easily found online. York, being a tourist city also has a wide range of other guest houses and “bed and breakfast” options, the latter of which can provide a cheaper and more “authentic British” option – but check the reviews!

Cheaper accommodation: For a lower-cost option, the University has its own bed-and-breakfast accommodation, called Franklin House, which currently charges £52.90 per night for an en-suite room with breakfast. This is on the University campus, and not in the centre of the city, but there is an easy, and regular, 10-minute bus to and from the city. This accommodation can be booked online at the following link (click on Franklin House at the bottom of the page) (see here)


Maps of the city centre (and location of King's Manor) and directions to the Franklin House can be found here.


The weather in York at the end of September is expected to be mild-ish (average high/low 15°C/9°C), and rain is always possible!