Study on our high-quality Chinese herbal medicine courses at the Northern College of Acupuncture


*MSc in  Chinese Herbal Medicine - our next course starts in September 2019. For students looking to start with us we would encourage you to book a place on our introductory event on Saturday 16th February

How to find us


Northern College of Acupuncture

61 Micklegate, York YO1 6LJ

Tel 01904 343305

By Rail

York is on the main East coast train line that links London with Edinburgh and there are excellent links by rail to every major city in the country. We are about a 5 minute walk from the station.

Rail journey times:

London 1 hour 45 minutes
Edinburgh 2 hours 30 minutes
Glasgow 3 hours 32 minutes
Peterborough         1 hour 15 minutes
Manchester 1 hour 15 minutes
Newcastle 1 hour

By Bus


Buses to York either terminate at York Station or Rougier Street, which is just round the corner from the College.

By Car

Approaching York from the via the A19 (North)

From the A19 turn right at the traffic lights at Clifton Green. Cross over Clifton Bridge and keep straight on till the 3rd set of lights where you turn left into Poppleton Road. Follow this road into the town centre. At the lights at the end of Holgate Road turn left and follow ‘all routes’.

Approaching York from the A59 (North and West)

Go straight on at the roundabout just after Poppleton Garden Centre and follow Poppleton Road into the town Centre. At the lights at the end of Holgate road turn left and follow ‘all routes’.

Approaching York from the A64 (South and West)

From the A64 take the exit signed York West (A1036), then turn left at the 2nd and 3rd set of traffic lights and follow the city centre signs. You will pass the racecourse on your right keep going straight ahead and follow ‘all routes’.

All routes

As you approach the city walls turn right for the Nunnery Lane car park or turn left for a cheaper one close to the railway station on Queen Street, next to Fleetways taxi office. Walk back to the traffic lights and through the medieval archway called Micklegate Bar. The College is 300 yards along Micklegate in a Georgian terrace (between two medieval churches) on the right hand side of the road.

Please allow yourself enough time to find a parking space. York can be very busy especially in school holidays and on race fixture days.

Park and Ride Scheme

One of the most convenient ways of getting to the College is to use one of the many Park and Ride facilities located on all the major routes coming in to the city

Access to the Car Park (for Clinic clients and patients, blue badge holders and staff only)

Follow the guide above up to the 'All Routes' section.

As you approach the city walls, move into the middle lane at the traffic lights and continue through the medieval stone archway called Micklegate Bar. Take the second turning on the right immediately after the church onto Trinity Lane. The entrance to the car park is the first sharp turn left, immediately after the apartments and just before ReproGraphics, then left again. There is an entrance at the back of the College building from the car park and two spaces designated for blue badge holders.

NB: Trinity lane is a one way street so please turn left onto it when leaving the car park. At the end of Trinity Lane, turn right and follow the road (Priory Street) round to come back onto Micklegate closer to Micklegate Bar.

By Air

The College is within easy reach of Leeds Bradford Airport from there you can take a bus to Leeds railway station and then on to York,  or there is a taxi service.

Useful websites to help you plan your journey: