Practicalities

The tournament will be held on the weekend of January 12th & 13th 2019 once again in York. This year UKTC will be held on York University campus, situated around 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from York city centre.

Venue Details:
Vanbrugh College Hall
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD

 

Getting to the Venue

York railway station is one of the best connected in the UK, on the east coast mainline joining Edinburgh to London, linked to the midlands and south west via Cross Country and to the north west via Trans Pennine Express. Cheap fares are available and can be purchased up to 10 weeks in advance via National Rail.

York is easily reached by car, situated just off the A1(M) from either south or north. If travelling from the west, use the M62 towards Leeds then go north on the M1.

If flying to the UK, Leeds-Bradford International is the nearest airport (24 miles away) connected to several European locations by a number of airlines. Manchester Airport is a little further away (80 miles) but better connected still. There is a direct train between Manchester Airport and York which takes under two hours. The journey to York from most London airports would take 3-4 hours by rail or car.

York University is a short bus (number 66 service) or taxi ride from the city centre and railway station. The campus is easily navigated on foot; follow signs to Vanbrugh college.

The York University website states that parking on campus is free at weekends and between 1800 and 0800 on weekdays.

 

Accommodation

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in York city centre for all different tastes and needs. We expect most tournament players will find a place to stay there.

A limited number of rooms can also be booked on the university campus. Franklin House has 50-60 mostly single rooms, and a small number of twin and double rooms. Franklin House is situated the other side of University Road from Vanbrugh College (see map below) near Alcuin College. We understand prices are around £55 per night for a single room, and around £90 per night for double or twin, breakfast included. The rooms are not available for booking until around September-October 2018 and can be booked online only:

Franklin House – Year Round B&B

Two recommended good value options in York city centre are the Safestay Hostel and the York City Premier Inn in Blossom Street.

 

Food and Drink

Packed lunches will be provided on Saturday and Sunday as part of your ticket price. If you have any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements please contact us.

You will need to make your own arrangements for dinner. We recommend eating in York city centre where there is a wide variety of restaurants, pubs and bars.

The campus has cafés, vending machines and a convenience store on site.

On Friday and Saturday evenings we’ll suggest a meeting point in York centre for those who would like enjoy a night out in the city.

 

Map showing railway station, city centre and university:

Map showing Vanbrugh College’s location within the university campus: