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Halifax College

Halifax College, University of York

Halifax College provides standard bedrooms in a shared house in a quiet location ideal for groups.

Other properties near here


  • 20th century buildings
  • Public car parking for a charge (nearby)
  • No smoking


  • Internet access for a charge
  • Shared gardens
  • Self-catering facilities
  • Woodland walks
  • 24 hour security
  • Linen included
  • Central heating

Food and Drinks

  • Self-catering facilities
  • Picnic area
  • Electric oven
  • Electric hob
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Freezer

Nearby recreations

  • Recommended walks
  • Pub (walking distance)
  • Museums (a short drive)
  • Historic houses
  • Gardens
  • Golf course (walking distance)
  • Recommended restaurants (a short drive)
  • Theatre (a short drive)


Halifax College is situated in a peaceful location, within walking distance of Heslington Village and the University campus. York City Centre is about 15 minutes away by bus or car.

Bedrooms are let on a self-catering basis and no meals are included in the rate.
Bedrooms are single occupancy with a hand basin in each room and use of shared bathroom facilities within the house allocated to your group. Bed linen is provided. Towels are not included, so please remember to bring your own bath and hand towels. Rooms are serviced prior to your arrival but not during your stay.

Please note:

York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you from site if you are in breach of these terms and conditions.

Houses at Halifax College are let as houses and it is not possible to book individual rooms.

History to the present day

York is a City famous for the iconic York Minster, exquisite architecture, a tangle of quaint cobbled streets including The Shambles, boutique shopping, a vibrant café and restaurant culture and world class museums such as the National Railway Museum and the unique Jorvik Centre. You can take a river cruise; enjoy the many parks and so much more. York is only about an hour away from the East Coast where many picturesque seaside resorts offer lovely beaches and traditional fish and chips.

Other facilities

A fully equipped self catering kitchen is available which includes oven, hob, microwave and fridge/freezer. Also included; cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery and washing equipment including vacuum cleaner. Please remember to bring your own tea towels, kitchen towels and dishcloths.

Internet access - Available but needs to be pre-booked and paid for in advance. £10.00 per username and password. It will then be left with the Porter for collection with your key. A lot of the campus is covered by WiFi, for access in your bedroom please bring your ethernet connection cable to plug into the socket in your room – spare cables can be borrowed from the Porter at Reception.

Smoking - The campus buildings including bedrooms are strictly no smoking and a charge from £100 upwards will be levied to cover additional cleaning costs required to ensure the room is acceptable for the next guest.

Cashpoints - there are cash machines and a branch of Santander at Market Square.

Gym and Sports facilities – there is a Sports Centre on campus, please contact 01904 323855 or 323856 for information and rates.

Pets - are not allowed in our accommodation with the exception of assistance dogs, please let us know if this applies.

Laundry - There are laundrettes on campus – please ask the Porter for directions to the nearest one.

Campus - The University is a community with many members of staff and students living on campus throughout the year. Please keep noise to a minimum between 11.00pm and 7.00am and show respect for other guests.

Special Requirements/requests - please contact us if you need any further information or have any indivdual requests and we will be happy to advise you further on what we can offer.

Arrival information and how to find us

Address: Halifax College, University of York, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom

Check in: From 2.00pm   Check out: By 9.30am 

On arrival please go to Halifax College Reception, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to collect your room key. A 24 hour onsite Campus Security team available with contact details included on the information leaflet. A fire evacuation leaflet is displayed in each bedroom and guests are asked to familiarise themselves with the exit route and assembly point in the case of a fire.

Directions: Approach the University from the junction of the A64 and A1079 on the east of the city, from where the University is signposted.

Parking - Car parking is available in Pay and Display car parks on campus. There is no parking at Halifax College, but you can unload/drop off outside the college and then park in one of the pay and display car parks on campus.

Nearest railway station: York 

Buses (No. 4 or 44) to campus every 10-15 minutes  with a journey time of 15 minutes

Taxi to campus from outside the station takes 10 minutes and is approx £8.00

Customer feedback

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, September 2012: I had a lovely stay at Halifax College. My room was very spacious and all staff at the Reception were very friendly. 4/5

, August 2010: Value for money was good. Only disappointment with room was the lack of access to a common-room ... it was being renovated at the time. 4/5