York is an exciting place to live with plenty going on. In the city, amongst other things, you'll find some of the country's most famous historic attractions, a never-ending assortment of restaurants, cafes and bars, riverside walks and shops to suit all tastes.
York boasts several major tourist attractions, which are definitely worth a visit during your time in the city. Most of these attractions lie within the city walls, so they're easily accessible.
The Visit York website provides all the information you need about the various attractions.
The YORKCard is a joint leisure and library membership card available to all York residents. The card gives discounted or free entry to a number of the above tourist attractions. Click here for more information and details of how to apply for a card.
As well as a vibrant night life, York has numerous restaurants and bars to take your fancy. Student Beans is a great site for students to get discounts for restaurant or attractions so why not use the site, save some pennies and take advantage of offers available.
York is home to three famous theatres; the Theatre Royal, the Grand Opera House and the York Barbican. The Theatre Royal has been producing theatre for over 250 years and aims to offer audiences as wide a range of programming as possible. As well as theatre, the York Barbican hosts singers, bands and comedians. Each theatre offers a diverse programme of entertainment, including drama, dance, music and opera and showcase everything from comedy to classics.
York has three main cinemas; Vue multiplex at Clifton Moor, City Screen which is located in the city centre and Reel cinema located on Blossom Street, just past York Railstation. Vue and Reel screens most films on general release, whereas the City Screen shows a mixture of art house and mainstream cinema, as well as having live music and comedy in The Basement. City Screen also operates a free "Slacker's Club" for students which shows occasional sneak previews.