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Travel and road closure information for the Royal visit

King Charles III

Published Friday, 4 November 2022

Hundreds of visitors are expected to join York in welcoming King Charles III and the Queen Consort in an historic visit on 9 November.

Their Majesties King Charles III and Camilla, The Queen Consort, will visit York to unveil a statue of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, at York Minster.

The King will also visit Micklegate Bar, which is a traditional royal entrance into the city.

See more information on the Royal visit, including traffic and travel information.

See more information about the unveiling of the statue of Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the York Minster website.


Road closure information

The King and Queen Consort will arrive in York late morning and depart early afternoon.

City centre roads will be closed during the Royal visit, as follows:

9.30am to 11.30am

  • Micklegate Bar from Nunnery Lane (Punch Bowl/Wetherspoons pub) to the corner opposite Delrio's Restaurant (Blossom Street)
  • Bar Lane
  • Micklegate at the junction with Priory Street

Diversions will be via Holgate Road and Scarcroft Road

9.30am to 11.30am

  • Priory Lane
  • Trinity lane
  • Barker Lane
  • St Martin Lane

9.30am to 1.00pm

  • Duncombe Place

10.30am - approximately

The King and Queen Consort will be entering the city via Tadcaster Road, so routes along this area will be affected by temporary road closures for around 10 to 15 minutes.

After The King and Queen Consort have entered the city, they'll travel to York Minster. Roads along the route will be affected by temporary closures, for around 10 to 15 minutes, including:

  • Micklegate
  • Tanner Row
  • Tanner Street
  • George Hudson Street
  • Rougier Street
  • Lendal Bridge
  • Museum Street
  • St Leonard’s Place
  • Duncombe Place

In the early afternoon The King and Queen Consort will be exiting the city via the A19, so routes along this area will be affected by temporary road closures for around 10 to 15 minutes.


Travel and access arrangements

Visitors and residents are advised to plan ahead before they travel.

For public safety, barriers will be installed at Micklegate Bar on Tuesday 8 November, as well as at Duncombe Place.

The City Walls will be temporarily closed between Lendal Bridge and Victoria Bar, until midday.

For information on bus travel, visit the bus operators’ websites. More information about bus services in York can be found on the iTravel website.

All Park & Ride services will be running, apart from Poppleton Bar Park & Ride, which is being used as a COVID-19 test centre.

Askham Bar Park & Ride will be affected by the road closures, so bus users are advised to plan ahead.

Nunnery Lane Car Park will remain open, but access into and out of the car park will be via Nunnery Lane (Bishopthorpe Road and Skeldergate Bridge) during the temporary road closures.

Train strikes are due to be taking place on Monday 7 November and Wednesday 9 November. See more information on the Network Rail website.


For live information on the day of the royal visit to York, follow: