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York OCD conference - Travel and Campus Map

Conference Location Details

Temple Hall, York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, YO31 7EX

Temple Hall is situated in the campus of York St John University on Lord Mayor's Walk. Please note there is no on-site parking, please see car parking notes below for satellite navigation postcodes.

Our venue is the fantastic and magnificent campus of York St John University located in the centre of the historic City of York. The eleven-acre campus site on Lord Mayor’s Walk is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster across the city walls.

Rich in ancient history, romantic ambience and fun activities, York is the perfect weekend destination. Renowned for its exquisite architecture, tangle of quaint cobbled streets, iconic York Minster and wealth of visitor attractions, York is a flourishing city, just two hours by train from London and with direct trains from many parts of the UK, including Plymouth, Birmingham, Derby, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and London.

Originally built around a quadrangle, the award winning campus has undergone a £100 million transformation over the past 10 years. For our conference we will be using the Temple Hall lecture theatre, which is pictured below.

Temple Hall lecture theatre will host our conference, and includes the area for registration, shown by the arrow to the left. Finding Temple Hall within the campus is illustrated on the campus map below, building number 35, highlighted with the OCD-UK logo.

 

 

 

Travel

York is easily accessible via car and public transport, although please note there is no on-site car parking, but two public car parks are either side of the campus which are less than five minutes walk. We have tried to put together some advice to help you find the venue, however please allow yourself plenty of time on the day of the conference to locate Temple Hall and register for the conference.

 

By Car

From A19 (Thirsk, Shipton, Skelton, Rawcliffe):
At the roundabout with A1237 (Outer Ring Road), take the second exit and follow directions for the city centre (about two and a half miles). At Bootham Bar traffic lights turn left into Gillygate. Go straight on at the next set of traffic lights, on to Clarence Street. The University entrance is on your right.

From A19 (Selby, Fulford):
Beyond Fulford Barracks, fork right into Cemetery Road following directions for the District Hospital. When the city walls are directly ahead, turn right and follow the Inner Ring Road signs to Lord Mayor's Walk. Turn right at the traffic lights at the far end of Lord Mayor's Walk, on to Clarence Street and the main University entrance is on your right.

From A64 (Leeds):
Fork left onto the A1036 (signposted York West). Continue into the centre for about 3 miles. At the traffic lights immediately after the Odeon cinema, turn left and follow the Inner Ring Road signs past the station. After crossing the over the bridge turn left at the traffic lights. Keep in the right hand lane past the Theatre Royal and at the traffic lights, go straight on into Gillygate. Go straight on at the next set of traffic lights, on to Clarence Street. The University entrance is on your right.

From A64 (Scarborough):
At the roundabout with A1237 take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Malton Road, then the second exit at the next roundabout. At the next roundabout take the third exit onto Heworth Green. Take the second exit at the next roundabout onto Monkgate. At the traffic lights turn right into Lord Mayor's Walk. At the traffic lights at the end of Lord Mayor's Walk turn right, on to Clarence Street. The University entrance is on your right.

From A59 (Harrogate, Upper Poppleton):
At the roundabout with A1237, turn left onto the Outer Ring Road. Continue to the roundabout with the A19 and turn right. Follow directions as above for A19 Thirsk.

From A1079 (Hull):
Drive towards the city centre, turning right at Walmgate Bar traffic lights. Follow the Inner Ring Road signs to Lord Mayor's Walk. Turn right at the traffic lights at the far end of Lord Mayor's Walk, on to Clarence Street and the main University entrance is on your right.

 

Car Parking

There is no on-site car parking, but two public car parks are either side of the campus less than five minutes walk. There are several other public car parks nearby within walking distance. We have listed three below for your information with prices (as of 17th June 2015), we recommend ensuring you have the relevant amount of change. The first car park listed is opposite the university campus, the others will vary from 5-20 minutes walk to the campus.

  • Union Terrace car park: Union Terrace, York YO31 7ES. 220 spaces available, priced at £12.00 for all day parking.
  • Monk Bar car park: St John's Street, York YO31 7QR. 243 spaces available, priced at £12.00 for all day parking.
  • Foss Bank car park: Jewbury, York, YO31 7PL. 316 spaces available, priced at £1.10 per hour between 8am and 8pm. Please note this is not a 24-hour car park.
  • Marygate car park: Frederic Street, York, YO30 7DT. 350 spaces available, priced at £12.00 for all day parking.

Other council car parks can be located on their website here. There are also Park and Ride services available serving York city centre, click here for details.

 

By Train

York is just two hours by train from London and with direct trains from many parts of the UK, including Plymouth, Birmingham, Derby, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and of course London.

It will take approximately 20 minutes to walk from the train station to the University. If you get a taxi, the journey will take five-ten minutes (depending on traffic).

When you come out of the front of the train station turn left along Station Road. Keep going straight on, cross over and continue straight on at the first set of traffic lights and proceed until you reach the next traffic lights. Turn left and walk across Lendal Bridge. At the next traffic lights, turn left again. You will see the Theatre Royal on your right and the Art Gallery on your left. Go straight on at the traffic lights and along Gillygate. Go straight on at the next traffic lights, along Clarence Street and the University main entrance is on your right.

 

Coach Information

The National Express coach service operates to service to and from York, railway station. Click here to visit the National Express website.

First York bus services is the main local bus company for the city, a timetable and map can be downloaded from the First York website for the Number 1 service which stops outside the University in Clarence Street.

 

Taxi Information

The following information about local taxi companies is provided by the university to assist you. We recommend you clarify the price with the driver before you commence your journey. From York train station the journey will take five-ten minutes (depending on traffic).

Streamline: 01904 65 65 65
York Station Taxis: 01904 623 332‎
Six Five Nine: 01904 659 659‎
Fleetways: 01904 645 333‎
Getaway Cars: 01904 622 228

 

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