York is an incredible town filled with history, and a real community spirit. Due to its location within a ring road, York has all the aspects of a small quiet town, however the reality is that it portrays a much more lively environment, with a strong student influence aiding its popularity. There are countless shops in the city centre and also a number of shopping centres a bit further out so you’ll never run out of shops. Similarly, the list of pubs is never ending. With over 365 pubs/bars there is somewhere new to drink for every day of the year. The nightlife is also very impressive with a number of different nightclubs that suit student life perfectly.