Getting to Fairfax House is easy. Situated on Castlegate in the city centre of York, it is minutes away from all major attractions. York is undoubtedly one of the most easily accessible cities in the UK, enjoying the benefits of excellent rail and motorway networks. It is ideally positioned in the heart of the country with direct rail links bringing you from London, Edinburgh or Manchester in around two hours. Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds/Bradford airports are within easy reach and the ports of Hull and Newcastle are both within a two-hour drive.
Arriving on foot
Fairfax House is quickly and easily reached on foot and is within minutes of all of York’s major attractions. It is located opposite Clifford’s Tower and The Hilton. It is also close to Jorvik Viking Centre, the Coppergate Centre and the York Castle Museum. Look for signs to any of these attractions to help find your way to the museum.
Arriving by bus
York is served by a Park & Ride Bus Service with stops at many convenient locations around York and close to Fairfax House. Five Park & Ride sites currently operate allowing you to travel to York by car, park for free in secure car parks and complete your journey into the city centre by bus. All Park & Ride buses are frequent, low-floor and wheelchair accessible. Fares are low with up to two children under 16 travelling free when accompanied by a fare-paying adult. There are discounts available for regular Park & Ride users. For more information about the Park & Ride Service visit: www.york.gov.uk/parking/ride
‘First’ also operate a network of daily, frequent bus routes around the city and also to nearby towns and villages. For route maps and timetables: www.firstgroup.com/ukbus
‘Transdev York’ operate a number of other routes around the city. For details: www.transdevyork.co.uk
Arriving by car
Situated midway between Edinburgh and London, just 20 minutes from the M1/M62 motorway network, York is within comfortable travelling times of most regions in the UK.
If using Satellite Navigation to find your way to Fairfax House, please key in the postcode YO1 9RN.
Fairfax House also has plenty of parking located close at hand. The Castle Car Park is directly opposite the house while Fenwick’s car park is also less than two minutes away.
For more information about York City Council’s car parks visit: www.york.gov.uk/transport/Parking/Car_parks
Arriving by train
Fairfax house is less than 10 minutes walk from York Railway Station, a major station with connections to destinations across the UK. From London the Journey time is under two hours; Edinburgh is only two and a half hours from York and there are direct services from Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham and the South West. You can obtain further details about rail travel and plan your journey with National Rail journey planner.
Taxis are usually available directly outside of the station on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night.
Bus stops are also located outside the front of the station for frequent services to the City centre and various other destinations.
Visiting York & North Yorkshire
Fairfax House is conveniently located for exploring the city of York and visiting the North York Moors, Yorkshire Wolds and the Dales.
One of the closest and most budget-friendly places to stay on your visit to York is the York Central Travelodge – click here to visit their website. It is only a four minute walk from Fairfax House. Other Travelodge hotels in York can be found here, if you wish to stay further away.
For more information about visiting York, why not take a look at the city’s tourist information website www.visityork.co.uk which will help you with all the information you need to know about planning your visit and making the most of your time in York. Alternatively you can also call the Tourist Information Centre on 01904 550099 for more helpful advice. If you are planning a short break or holiday in Yorkshire visit our regional tourism website for inspiration www.yorkshire.com