Student Castle York is a 20-minute walk from the University of York, or a 12-minute ride on the bus. On weekends, use the same bus to explore the rest of the city, or keep fit and borrow a bike from the property’s cycle racks instead. Pay a visit to York Minster, the jaw-dropping cathedral whose origins date back to the 7th-century or take a break from it all in the serene setting of the Museum Gardens.
After a long day in class or sightseeing around York, come home to your flat for a well-earned rest. Check for packages on your way past reception, then step through your door and kick off your shoes. Head to the kitchen area to grab a snack and catch up with your flatmates, then spend a while relaxing in front of the TV. When your energy returns, spread your books out on your personal study desk and use the high-speed Wi-Fi to get started on your assignments.
After work, de-stress with a session in the on-site gym, then throw your workout clothes in the laundry and freshen up with a shower in your spacious ensuite. If you feel like staying in, head to the communal lounge for movie night, or challenge your mates to a game of pool. If you’d rather go out, meet your friends for dinner at one of the local restaurants. Try Khao San Road for authentic and affordable Thai food, or splurge on Argentine steaks at El Gaucho.