York is a truly distinctive
city, one which offers history, culture and contemporary living in equal
measure. While the magnificent York Minster and the elegant
Georgian architecture can transport you back in time
with just a single glance, York is undeniably a city for
contemporary living too. Its public squares, gardens,
shops, bars, cafés and restaurants make it the ideal
destination for a multitude of lifestyles.
York is not only known as one of England’s finest and most
beautiful historic cities, but also won the ‘best place to live
in the UK’ title for 2018 by The Sunday Times. The city is
also home to world-class educational establishments
and has an extensive events and festival calendar.
From wandering amongst the grounds of one of the
world’s greatest medieval cathedrals, York Minster,
to admiring the breathtaking viewpoints from Clifford’s
Tower, Ryedale House is well positioned to take in some
of York’s finest attractions. Whether you enjoy browsing
fine art or discovering historical artefacts, this cobbled
city is brimming with cultural hotspots.
York Art Gallery is one of the most well-loved attractions.
Having undergone extensive redevelopment, the gallery reopened in 2015 and displays everything from
14th century artwork to classic 20th century pieces
from renowned artists such as LS Lowry.
If you would prefer to while away an afternoon in a
museum, there are plenty of options. Delve into York’s
history with a visit to The Yorkshire Museum, explore a
treasure trove of fascinating objects in The York Castle
Museum or visit the UK’s largest railway museum and
enjoy a luxurious champagne afternoon tea in the
restored rail carriage of the Countess of York.
Warm and inviting bistros, sophisticated wine bars and
restaurants with a view; all of this is less than a mile from
your doorstep. From well-known brands to independent
eateries, you will find a diverse range of cuisines for every
occasion. Treat your taste buds with a visit to The Ivy
and peruse their classic British menu, discover tantalising
European specialities at Le Cochon Aveugle or sit back
and admire stunning views of the castle from Tower’s
restaurant. There are also plenty of places to wander after
a good meal. The Star Inn The City offers an extensive
cocktail list and gin menu while the boutique Pairings Wine
Bar serves fine wine and classic champagnes.
York is also known for its eclectic live music scene and you
will discover an array of venues throughout the city such as
The Nook, a street food kitchen with a difference, serving
up a menu of comfort food alongside cocktails and live
There’s also The Habit with its impressive terrace and
stunning views of the Minster, and The Botanist, a
wonderfully quirky bar specialising in botanical cocktails,
craft beer and ales. So whether you are searching for a
gourmet meal tucked away from it all or a lively night out,
York is a place for all lifestyles.
From renowned universities to excellent private
schools, there are a number of exceptional educational
establishments within easy reach.
The most well known is the University of York, which
is approximately 2.5 miles away. It is part of the
Russell Group, consisting of the UK’s most prestigious
universities, and is well established as a leading research
and teaching university. Through its partnership
with multiple universities across the globe it attracts
thousands of international students. York St John
University is equally respected and has been serving
the community since the late 19th century. As well as
fantastic higher education, York also has a wide range of
primary and secondary schools that have been rated as
‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.