WALKING or CYCLING
From the city centre, take Clifford Street past Clifford’s Tower – this becomes Tower Street. At the roundabout, take a right onto Skeldergate Bridge and carry on up Bishopgate Street. This becomes Bishopthorpe Road. Download this map of York City Centre for more details.
From the train station (most direct route): turn right out of the station and up Queen Street to the traffic lights. Go straight across the junction onto Nunnery Lane; where Nunnery Lane forks, take the right-hand fork and at the end of the road, turn right up to Bishopthorpe Road. Download this map of York City Centre for more details.
From the train station (scenic route – a bit longer): turn right out of the station and up Queen Street to the traffic lights. Turn right and travel along Blossom Street. Turn left down East Mount Road to the end, and onto Scarcroft Green. Walk to the diagonally opposite corner, across the green, and turn left onto Scarcroft Road. Walk to the end of Scarcroft Road and turn left for Bishy Road shops. Download this map of York City Centre for more details.
If you want to cycle from the station, Bishy Road’s very own Cycle Heaven has a branch at York Station where you can hire a bike! Turn right out of the station entrance, and you’ll find Cycle Heaven on your right. A variety of bike styles and accessories – including child seats – is available. Call 01904 622701 to arrange hire in advance, and check out the details here:
From London: East Coast services from Kings Cross Station. Then take a bus or walk (see above)!
From Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool: Transpennine Express serves York Station. Then take a bus or walk (see above)!
From the train station or Rougier Street: Number 11, 21 and 26 buses
From Piccadilly: Number 26
From Clifford’s Tower: Number 11 or 21 buses
From St Saviourgate or Layerthorpe: Number 11 or 21 bus
Download this map of York City Centre for more details.
Or download this route map of York’s buses for more details.
Postcode for satnav: YO23 1NA
Our lovely street is one of the lesser-known arteries into and out of York city centre, particularly for Leeds traffic. So we get clogged up pretty fast. But if you really want to drive here, you should park a bit further along Bishy Road (you can park in most places along Bishy Road itself until the junction with Richardson Street) and walk from there; or in the small pay-and-display car park just to the south side of Millie’s Greengrocer’s.
If you park in a side-street off Bishy Road, check the local parking restrictions: most of the side-streets close to the main Bishy Road parade are part of the local residents’ parking scheme, and you could get a parking ticket if you’re not careful!
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