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Readers: For the best deals have a look at Booking.com  they offer a huge range of accommodation.

Authors: We’re negotiating a group deal and will send you the details once this has been finalised.

 

Travel – Train

If you live in the UK and have Tesco Clubcard vouchers did you know you can exchange them on Red Spotted Hanky for train travel? At the time of writing £10 in vouchers gets you £20 of rail travel.

The best prices on the trains are released twelve weeks before the date of travel.  Sometimes its cheaper to book two singles rather than a return ticket.

If you’re travelling with a friend then check out the ‘Two Together‘ railcard, it can save you money on your travel, often paying for itself.  If you’re coming with children in your group then look out for the ‘Friends and Family‘ railcard for big savings.

York is around two hours travel from London Kings Cross and two and a half hours travel from Edinburgh.

The train station is in the city centre and is around a ten to fifteen minute taxi ride to the venue depending on traffic. There are plenty of taxis at the Station. Station Taxis phone number is 01904 623332.

Travel – Air

The closest airport is Leeds Bradford which is around a 45 minute drive.  International flights tend to land at London Heathrowand you can get a connecting flight or cross London and get the train to York from Kings Cross.

Travel – Road

York is situated close to the A1 and M1. The city is served by a ring road although traffic is prohibited in the city centre as its pedestrianised.  You need to watch out for this to avoid traffic fines.

Venue

York Racecourse is on the outskirts of the city centre. We’re in the Ebor Stand, a stunning glass building with disabled access, lifts, air con, wifi and amazing view of the Racecourse from the balcony. This makes the signing room very bright and cheerful.

Attractions

York has something for everyone, it’s a family destination so why not bring them for the weekend. There are several museums covering everything from Natural History, Railway History and even the Castle Museum with recreated Victorian streets that you can walk along and interact with museum staff.  The Jorvik museum tells York’s Viking story or we have the York Dungeon if you fancy something a little more gruesome.

There are churches, gardens and a walk around the city walls if you’re looking for something  a little quieter or York has a vibrant night life with a multitude of pubs and eating places.