Man & Van York Removals

Our removals York firm have developed our service to ensure we offer the best house moves in the city and surrounding areas. We’ve listened to feedback and added many features that ensure your ultimate convenience all while keeping our prices low so you can stay within budget with one of our bespoke removals.

Our bespoke house removals are van and man services which can be tailored to your exact moving needs. Over the years we’ve watched many families grow and we’ve been proud to be part of the life-changing events that come from moving house, while we’ve watched local businesses in York soar and expand as we’ve moved offices for many in the area – always providing the most competitive removal prices in York and across Yorkshire. It is very important to our removal team to consider the exact needs of our customers, so we can constantly improve our moving service and offer the perfect balance for your up-and-coming move.

House Removals Your Way

We will always strive to offer the best York removals service at the most competitive price and that’s why we’ve asked you what you want from a removal company and ensured we deliver it every day. We are here to help you relocate, move house or change your business address come rain or shine.

Here’s what our customers said when we asked them what aspects were essential when choosing a York removals company.

Flextime Removals

We aim to bring you complete flexibility when moving house, apartment or undertaking an office relocation. Many of our customers work nine to five while businesses can operate at extraordinary hours so our customers tell us that flextime is of the utmost importance. This is why we offer our York removals services twenty-four hours a day seven days a week regardless of holidays as we understand that we need to fit around you not the other way around. Our flextime allows us to:

Long Distance Removals

Van Man York can help with your long-distance removals across the UK. Our removal service may be based in York; but some of our customers move far away and long journeys take time. We understand that unpacking in the dark is not an ideal situation, neither is starting the unpacking when it’s nearly bedtime. Many of our customers have children who need to be in bed regardless of the moving events. This is why we offer to travel through the night so we can get to you early in the morning. This allows you to stay in a hotel or travel quickly on the train giving you all day to unpack the essentials for the first night in your new home.

Offer Sunday York removals

As a business we understand that profits can be missed if a business is closed even for a day, that’s why we offer weekend and Sunday removals to allow York businesses the chance to move without any interruption to their daily life. Customers hardly notice a difference at all especially if moving within York as we’ll have you in your new premises by Monday morning so you can continue business as usual.

Custom Made Services

Another advantage our customers wanted to see with York Removals was tailor-made quotes according to the customer’s individual house moving needs and removal requirements. We developed our fleet of vehicles to bring the most economical options which allow us to cut down on the costs of fuel according to the size of your house move. Our removals team have been packing, loading and delivering removals goods for many years giving you the benefit of a professional house moving staff. You can even specify how many of our removal men you may need, or seek our expert moving advice. It’s this that makes us the first choice for York removals of students as we offer advice and budget-friendly solutions that ensure you can always move without breaking the bank.

A Brief History of York                     

Humans have lived in the area surrounding York since 4000 BC but obviously, since then a lot has changed in this fine city.  The real history of York starts with the arrival of the Romans. Since then the city has been an important landmark in the country.

Roman York

The Romans founded the city of York after building a fort between the rivers Ouse and Foss in the 1st Century AD. Within 100 years, a small town had grown around the fort. The Roman name for York was Eboracum which comes from the Celtic meaning the place with yew trees. The town continued to expand and became an important hub in Roman Britain but from the 4th Century Roman civilisation began to break down and after the Romans left in 407AD towns began to deteriorate.

The Middle Ages

After the Romans departed York began to decline with many of the Roman buildings becoming ruins. In 627 AD a Bishop was appointed and work on a cathedral began in the 8th century. By the middle of the 9th century York was a flourishing town with an active community of craftsmen and regular markets. Whilst the town was growing it had still not come anywhere close to reaching the size it was under the Roman empire.


In 866 a Viking invasion force conquered northern England and York became the capital of this new kingdom. This led to a boom period for York with many more craftsmen moving into the city and it growing to rival the size of the original Roman settlement.


In 1066 William The Conqueror led an invasion force at Hastings from here he would go on to conquer most of Britain and York was no exception. A wooden castle was built by William but in 1069 the north rebelled and this castle was destroyed. William quickly regained control and built another castle to ensure the town remained under his control.

In 1212 King John gave York a Charter which allowed for self-government. This led to a period of extended growth in York with the development of a large wool industry, many more craftsmen set up shop in York and it became a port where wine was imported from Europe. In 1349 the black death ravaged York and reduced the city in size but this did not stop construction on some large projects.

Early Modern

York continued to be the most important town in northern England throughout this period. Despite continual plague infections it continued to grow in population. During the civil war York was besieged by parliamentary forces on two occasions. One of these was after the infamous battle of Marston Moor the city surrendered on 16th July 1644 to the parliamentarians.

The Modern Era

Despite its large size, York in the 18th and 19th centuries became less important because it did not industrialise like other northern towns. In the later 19th century, York became connected to the railway network and industry started to move in. It became famous for building railway carriages, making confectionary and processing cocoa. As the population grew with immigration largely from famine-ridden Ireland, the city became more modern with gas street lamps, a police force and general healthcare improvements.

In the 20th century York continued to modernise and grow – leading to the York we know today.

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