York city life
York is the kind of city that invites you to relax, embrace the local chocolate and coffee culture, have a walk on the streets and discover the city’s stories and the amazing traces of the Roman era when York was founded.
Out of York’s numerous attractions, the ones that are most visited in York include:
- the Theatre Royal,
- the Grand Opera House,
- Merchant Adventurers' Hall,
- Byland Abbey,
- Yorkshire Museum and Gardens,
- York Cold War Bunker,
- York Castle Museum,
- Eboracum Legion Bathhouse
York also has a strong rugby league history so you can enjoy a rugby match if you are a fan, or join the York City Rowing Club.
Walk the famous York snickelways and narrow streets that twine between the centre of the city.
If you love chocolate, you’ll absolutely adore York, as the city hosts chocolate festival events all year round, in honour of the local chocolate factories that remain a symbol of the city. Other festivals are the Viking Festival, the Festival of Angels, Early Music, Late Music, Horse Racing (the "Ebor Race Meeting"), and many more.
In the evenings, you can have a drink and relax in several pubs and bars or enjoy the York traditional chocolate cafes.
International atmosphere in York
York hosts several ethnic communities, among them, internationals from China, Malaysia, Thailand, Poland, Slovakia, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, and India.
Due to its convenient location in the heart of England, York has been continuing to be one of Europe’s favourite business destinations. York’s advantages are a very good infrastructure, educated workforce and quality of life combined with low living costs. The diverse and flourishing economy adds up to the list of reasons to start a local business or invest. International students are sure to create the basis for a global contact network while studying a degree abroad in York.
York has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. York is prone to frosts, fog, and cold winds during winter, spring and very early summer. During summer, the average maximum temperature is 22 °C (72 °F) and some days temperatures can go up to 30 °C (86 °F). The average temperature in winter is 8 °C (46 °F), with cold winds, fog and even frosts that may occur. Snow can fall in winter from December until late April.