Practicalities

The tournament will be held on the weekend of January 11th & 12th 2020. The venue will once again be York University. The campus is situated around 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from York city centre. The University address is as follows:

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 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 double rooms. Franklin House is situated near Alcuin College. We understand prices are around £55 per night for a single room, and around £90 per night for a double room, breakfast included. The rooms are not available for booking until around September-October 2019 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

Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday as part of your ticket price. Please note:

  • If you have any allergies, intolerances or other dietary requirements please contact us.
  • After you have eaten your lunches, please remember to use the recycling facilities available for any recyclable materials such as paper and plastic. 

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.

 


New for UKTC 2020:

Responding to feedback from last year’s players, both the on-site bar and next door café will each be open for you to access. The bar will be open a few hours longer on the Saturday night for those who would like to stay and socialise after the games.

 

Galleria Bar opening times

Saturday 11th January 12:00 – 20:00

Sunday 12th January 12:00 – 18:00

 

Essentials Café opening times

Saturday 11th January 08:30 – 13:30

Sunday 12th January 08:30 – 13:30

 

We have arranged for the bar and café to be open with the agreement that UKTC underwrites any shortfall in expected sales. We’re therefore relying on you to make use of them! The café will be particularly handy for hot and cold drinks, snacks, as well as breakfasts. 


 

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: