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About Bootham

Found just past the city walls of York, Bootham is a short walk to the city centre and offers properties from one bedroom apartments to multi-bedroomed townhouses. This mix of homes means there is something to suit everyone, and with a number of schools in the surrounding area plus easy transport links, it is ideal for young city professionals or families.

Things to do

The huge Clifton Park next to the River Ouse is a beautiful open space to enjoy a walk and a summer's day. Bootham is also next to York Minster, the National Railway Museum, York Theatre Royal and the Yorkshire Museum and Gardens. It is home to Bootham Crescent, home of York City football club, and neighbouring Heworth has a golf club.

Eating & Drinking

Booth Tavern, The Exhibition Hotel and White Horse are the three pubs in Bootham. There is a great range of cuisine too with takeaways ranging from fish and chips to burgers to Chinese, as well as restaurants serving different foods such as The Raj Indian and Cafe No 8 bistro.


There are a variety of shops around Bootham - many independent - with a bookshop, rug sellers, bookmakers, music store, fancy dress shop, cheese deli, chemist and more. Being next to the city centre, you are also close to the high and big brand names.


Clifton Green, Haxby Road Academy, Park Grove School, St Wilfrid's and Burton Green are all nearby primary school options. Most choose between Canon Lee, All Saints, Huntington and Joseph Rowntree secondary schools for further education. Bootham School is a 3-18 Quaker boarding school. St. Peter's School, York with it's two junior schools are also in the area.

Transport Links

Bootham is a short walk from both the city centre and the train station. To head out of York, there are a number of roads that link the district with the A1237 so that whether you are going to Middlesbrough, the North York Moors, Leeds, Harrogate, Scarborough or further, the links are easily accessible.


The name Bootham is believed to mean 'the place of the booths', in reference to the huts that used to be found here. It is just past the Bootham Bar ancient gateway in the city walls of York and what were once poor huts are now stunning terraced townhouses.

Did you know?

Ingram House in Bootham was built in the 1630s by Sir Arthur Ingram to house ten poor widows as an almshouse. It is now a Grade II* listed building.

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