How To Get To The EFT Gathering - York Travel Information
The venue for the EFT Gathering 2014 is The Royal York Hotel
The Events Centre of the The Royal York Hotel is the venue for the EFT Gathering 2014. This was our venue in 2012 and 2013 and the feedback was excellent. People loved the sit-down two-course hot buffet lunches and this year we are giving you an extended lunch break. The Events Centre is spacious, has natural daylight, excellent sound and everyone is able to sit at tables - this is why we limit the places to 150. Don't leave it to the last minute because with such a strong programme, including Gary Craig we do expect to sell out.
Lots to See and Do in York:
York is a historic and beautiful city, the centre is compact and there is lots to see and do within easy walking distance of our venue including the fabulous National Railway Museum. York is quiet and safe: a great city to spend an extra day or bring the family, see www.VisitYork.com
Staying at The Royal York Hotel
The Royal York Hotel is immediately adjacent to York Railway Station and an easy walk from the Minster, shops and museums. A four star hotel it is priced accordingly and the bedrooms are expensive. If you wish to stay at the Royal York please phone them on +44 (0)1904 653681 and ask for the EFT CONFERENCE RATES.
Where to Stay in York:
There are many other hotels, guest houses and B&Bs in York see www.VisitYork.com, budget B&Bs and hostels on Hostel World. The Youth Hostel has been highly praised. Or use TravelSupermarket.com or www.laterooms.com for good deals. York has an excellent city bus service and there are frequent buses from the B&B areas which stop at the railway Station, our venue is right next door to the station. When booking a hotel or B&B ask them how far they are from the railway station and how to get to the station or search using the postcode of the Royal York YO24 1AA.
York City Blossom Street Premier Inn is excellent value and about 10 minutes walk (other York Premier Inns are several miles distance)
EFTer Alison Watson who lives in York has complied this list of guest houses for you.
Acer Guest House has had excellent reports
Park Inn by Radisson is a large hotel on the river, 10 minutes walk from the Royal York.
The Lady Anne Middleton Hotel on the river and 10 min walk.
Travel to York by Rail:
The easy way to get there because our venue The Royal York Hotel is right at York Railway Station which is the rail hub of the north. There is an entrance into the hotel from platform 3. Regular, fast and direct trains serve York from London Kings Cross (2hrs), Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and other major cities. Leave your car at home, step off the train and step straight into the Gathering! See www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times and tickets.
Travel to York by Road:
The The Royal York Hotel is 20 minutes from the A1 and has limited on-site parking available on a first-come first-served basis. For driving directions click the map or enter the postcode YO24 1AA into the AA Route Finder or your Satnav. If the Royal York parking is full then use the long stay car park at the Railway station. Or to avoid traffic use the Park&Ride car parks on the York ring road.
Travel to York by Air:
Manchester International Aiport Manchester, MAN is the most convenient airport for travel to York and is served by major international airlines with direct flights from several US cities and most European airports. Manchester airport rail station is within the airport and trains to York take about an hour and a half direct to the hotel. Enter “Manchester Airport” into the journey planner on www.nationalrail.co.uk for train times.
Leeds-Bradford International Airport LBA has daily flights from most UK regional airports and many European cities with www.Jet2.com and Ryanair, KLM and BMI. To get to York you need to take a bus to Leeds railway station and then a train to York. Though Leeds is closer to York the train service direct from Manchester airport to York rail station is more convenient and we suggest you fly to Manchester.
London Airports. It is most convenient to fly to Manchester. However if you have to fly to London Heathrow or Gatwick you can travel into central London by tube or train then take the train to York from Kings Cross station see Travel to York by Rail
Leeds City Centre Hotels
If hotels in York are too full or too pricy then there are a dozen hotels in Leeds City Centre within a few minutes walk of the Leeds City Square railway station and frequent express trains direct to the Masterclass venue at York station take about 25 minutes www.nationalrail.co.uk for timetables. We suggest you book Leeds hotels through www.laterooms.com or www.superbreak.com to get a good rate, there are often special deals at weekends. The following, in no particular order, are a short walk from Leeds City railway station:
Travelodge Leeds Central
The Queens Hotel
City Inn Leeds Hotel
Park Plaza Hotel
The Met Hotel
42 The Calls
The Golden Lion