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Getting to the Festival of Writing 2018

The Festival of Writing 2018 takes place at the University of York, UK. On this page, find more information on planning your journey, accommodation and access.

Planning your journey

Date: Friday 7th – Sunday 9th September 2018

Exhibition centre, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD – Get directions

Travelling to the Festival of Writing

The main campus of the University of York is in the southeast of the city, within walking distance or a short bus/taxi ride from the city centre.

Getting here by rail

There is a frequent train service to York on the main East Coast Line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh.

There is also a direct service between York, Leeds and Manchester Airport.

A taxi from the railway station to the University will take approximately 15 minutes. Please ask to be dropped off at the Exhibition Centre at the University of York.

Plan your route using public transport on Google Maps.

Getting here by car

It’s recommended that drivers approach the University from the junction of the A64 and A1079.

Taking this route brings you in on the east of the city, from where the University is signposted.

Parking is available near the Exhibition Centre, and free delegate passes are available to hang in your vehicle when you check in – just ask for one when you arrive.

Plan your route by road on Google Maps.

More information on travel to the venue can be found on the University website.

Accommodation & Access

  • Festival of Writing Accommodation


If you choose a full-weekend ticket, or book your accommodation with us for a Saturday-only ticket, you will be put up in one of the University halls of residence. All rooms are ensuite singles with showers. Bedlinen, towels and tea/coffee making facilities provided.

These room are clean and provide simple accommodation adjacent to the main building where the Festival takes place.

Any guests preferring more luxurious accommodation should book in advance separately off-campus. There are a number of hotels, BnB’s and guest houses locally.

  • Festival of Writing Access


If you have any specific access needs you’d like to discuss, our team will be happy to help. Get in touch on or call us on +44 (0)345 459 9560.

We’ve specifically chosen the University venue for its accessibility. Buildings are linked with ramps and the majority of sessions take place on the ground floor. All public access buildings have lifts and disabled toilets. If you are booking accommodation, please let us know your needs at the time of booking so we can accommodate these.

The main lecture halls have hearing loops installed and have been checked by the University for accessibility. For any other issues, our staff will always be on hand to help.

We understand that conferences of this kind can be overwhelming for those who suffer with anxiety or learning disabilities. We endeavor to offer all attendees a dedicated ‘safe space’ if needed – just alert a member of staff for guidance. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any concerns or issues that we can help with.

Book your place

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