Getting here

Bishopthorpe Road is well connected from central York, and also from the A64.

By car:

From the A64, take the A1036 turning signposted for the racecourse. As you pass a BP petrol station and Marks & Spencer on your right, the road divides into two lanes; take the right-hand lane signposted for Bishopthorpe. At the traffic lights, go straight across, and head down Sim Balk Lane with York College on your left. Follow the road until you get into Bishopthorpe, and take your first left onto Church Lane. Follow this to the end, where you’ll see the Archbishop’s palace opposite you; turn left onto Bishopthorpe Road. Follow this road into York until you pass the Winning Post pub on your left; you’re into the area where you can park for free (download a copy of our parking map here).

Alternatively, put the postcode YO23 1EA into your satnav. This will take you to South Bank Avenue, the nearest street on which you can park for free. Be prepared to search around the area for a parking space, as South Bank Avenue itself can get busy! You can download a copy of our parking map here

Don’t forget to come to the back entrance, rather than the front door! Take a look at the directions to the clinic entrance here.

By bus:

From Rougier Street in the city centre, get the number 11 bus to Bishopthorpe (operated by First Group – get a copy of the route map here or take a look at the timetable here), and alight at the Bewlay Street/opposite Southlands Church stop on Bishopthorpe Road – it takes about 12-14 minutes from the city centre. Cross the road and walk back up the hill, and turn right into Richardson Street.

You can plan bus journeys at the itravelyork website – this is useful if you’re coming from further afield than the city centre.

Don’t forget to come to the back entrance, rather than the front door! Take a look at the directions to the clinic entrance here.

Walking:

It’s about 20 minutes’ walk from the city centre. If you’re coming from the train station, turn right out of the front of the station and follow Queen Street up the hill, down again, and up a hill again to a set of traffic lights. Go straight across and down Nunnery Lane. At the bottom, Nunnery Lane splits into two; take the right-hand fork and follow this right to the end, where it meets Bishopthorpe Road. Turn right onto Bishopthorpe Road and walk past the shops and cross the top of Scarcroft Road at the far end. A Sainsbury’s Local and Bare Organic Children’s Clothes will be on your right. Walk past these and up the hill. Just past the brow of the hill, turn left into Richardson Street.

Don’t forget to come to the back entrance, rather than the front door! Take a look at the directions to the clinic entrance here.

By bike:

From the city centre (train station), turn right out of the train station and follow Queen Street to a set of traffic lights. Micklegate Bar is on your left. Cross the traffic lights and go straight over onto Nunnery Lane. At the bottom of Nunnery Lane, the road splits into two; take the left-hand fork and follow this right to the end, where it joins the very bottom end of Bishopthorpe Road. Turn right onto Bishopthorpe Road and cycle past the shops. At the far end of the parade, keep left to go past the Sainsbury’s Local and Bare Organic Children’s Clothes on your right and straight up the hill. Just past the brow of the hill, turn left into Richardson Street.

Don’t forget to come to the back entrance, rather than the front door! Take a look at the directions to the clinic entrance here. You’re welcome to bring your bike into the yard to park it, rather than leaving it out in the alleyway.