The historic city of York is a major administrative and commercial centre, boosted by a thriving tourist industry.

York’s major economic sectors include insurance, financial services, tourism, healthcare, and retail.The city’s numerous and varied attractions draw over 7.1 million visitors annually to shop and sightsee.

York is located 26 miles north east of Leeds and 38 miles north west of Hull. The A64 dual carriageway to the southeast of the city centre links to the A1(M) and the A1/M1 link road to Leeds.

The fastest journey from York’s railway station to London, Kings Cross takes approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes, with up to 40 daily train arrivals. Leeds Bradford International Airport is located only an hour from York city centre and has flights to major national and international destinations.