With a well-known history and a famous cathedral, it's pleasant to discover that there is a lot more to York than just its past.
York is an ancient city, dating back to Roman times, when it was originally a fortress. It makes its true entrance onto the historical stage with the coming of the Vikings, who called it ‘Jorvik’, from which the name York is derived. Ever since the arrival of the Normans a thousand years ago, York has been a centre for commerce and government for the north of England.
Our serviced apartments in York can place business travellers at the heart of this historical, yet rather chic city. York Minster is one of the largest cathedrals of its style in Europe, and the medieval walls circle the city for three miles, so along with an abundance of galleries and museums, there are plenty of cultural attractions. But York’s narrow streets also reveal a wealth of independent shops and stylish little cafes, too.
York’s economy is largely based within the service industry, with close to nine out of ten jobs there being service industry-related. Big employers include the council and insurance company Aviva, as well as the food manufacturer Nestlé.
In terms of transport, those coming to stay in our York serviced apartments will find the city really easy to access, with a number of significant trunk roads linking to other locations and to the M1. The city has been a major railway centre since the early nineteenth century, and is still a hub today, an important stop on the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh. Leeds-Bradford Airport is the closest airport, about 30 miles away, while Manchester International Airport links up with an hourly service of the TransPennine Express.