York City away

Tuesday 22 January 2002

With thanks to Will Thornton at yorkcityfc.co.uk

York City FC, Bootham Crescent, York YO30 7AQ

BY CAR:

From the South (A1-A64): Exit A64 at signpost 'Leeds, York A64' and at the roundabout turn right onto the A64. Exit A64 after 9.3 miles (signposted York (North) A1237, Harrogate) onto the A1237. Go straight on, remaining on the A1237 for 5.2 miles, over three roundabouts and over River Ouse, to fourth roundabout. Here, turn right (signposted York A19) onto the A19 Shipton Road. At lights after 1.6 miles by village green, go straight on (signposted City Centre). After 0.2 miles turn left by 'The Burton Stone' pub into Burton Stone Lane. You'll see the ground on your right.

From the North (A19): Continue on the A19 to the roundabout junction with the A1237. Go straight on (signposted York A19) onto Shipton Road. At lights after 1.6 miles by village green, go straight on (signposted City Centre). After 0.2 miles turn left by 'The Burton Stone' pub into Burton Stone Lane. You'll see the ground on your right.

From the East (Scarborough): Exit A64 at signpost 'York A1036, Thirsk, Harrogate A1237' onto the A1237. Continue on the A1237 for 3.5 miles to the 6th roundabout. Here turn left (signposted B1363 York Centre, District Hospital) onto the B1363. Over level crossing after 1.2 miles, and a Nestle factory after a further 0.1 miles. After a further 0.4 miles turn right at lights (no signpost) into Crichton Avenue and over bridge. Take 1st left into Burton Stone Lane. Grosvenor Road is the fifth turning on the left after 0.4 miles.



FROM YORK RAILWAY STATION: Bootham Crescent is a 15 minute walk from York Railway Station. If you don't fancy the walk then you can travel by taxi for between £2.70 and £3.50. Alternative methods of transport from York Station include bus - take the short walk to Rougier Street and then use 'First York' numbers 19 and 32 which run along Burton Stone Lane/Clifton.

If you're happy to walk, then turn left out of the station into Station Road, past the Royal York Hotel. Take the 1st left (signposted Leeman Road Industrial Estate, National Railway Museum). At the end of the road, in front of 'Esplanade' car park follow the road round to the left, passing the Royal Mail depot. Just before the railway bridge, turn right along pathway and take the footbridge over the river. Take the path between railway and Marygate car park. At end of car park turn left through underpass and right into Bootham Terrace. At Main Road turn left, then take the 2nd right into Bootham Crescent, leading directly to the ground.

FOOD: The catering inside Bootham Crescent is reasonable. Prices are fair and the pies are nice but for decent food, you're best advised to visit the chip shop in Newborough Street (go straight past the club car park/main entrance and turn left past 'Polly's Pantry') - 'Tony's Plaice' - for brilliant chips and decent portions. There's plenty of eateries in the town - McDonalds, Pizza Hut, Burger King etc.

PUBS: 'The Burton Stone' (01904 622945) comes highly recommended. Visiting fans are welcome in this family friendly pub. Alternatively, further down Burton Stone Lane, visiting fans are welcome in 'The Corner House' (aka The Mansfield). See below for more.