Wrap yourself up in York, the home of chocolate...
While other northern centres made their wealth from wool, cotton and steel, York went its own sweet way and built a city from chocolate. York truly is the home of chocolate and this great tradition continues to this day. All over the city are echoes of York's chocolate past.
Follow the York chocolate trail and discover how chocolate shaped York as well as, an array of themed cafés and individual chocolate shops all around the city. If you love chocolate, York is the place to indulge your passion.
Don't forget for the complete decadence, book yourself a chocolate break in York! A number of properties are offering two night stays with that little extra something for the chocoholic. Plus lots more offers around the city celebrating all things sweet....
Our two-night Chocolate Package includes two nights’ accommodation in one of our fresh, modern rooms, a three course dinner for two in our No.88 Walmgate restaurant on the first night, full Yorkshire breakfast for two each morning and an admission ticket to the York Chocolate Story for two. You will also enjoy a bottle of bubbly and a chocolate treat on us in your room on arrival.
This offer is based on double occupancy and is subject to availability. Advance booking required. The dinner allowance included in the rate is £40 per couple (excluding drinks) and is non-transferable. Table booking is essential. A £100 deposit is required on confirmation.
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Choctastic Facts about York
6 million Kit Kats are produced in York every day - over 1 billion every year.
Before the iconic Chocolate Orange, Terry's first created a Chocolate Apple.
In the 1920s, Rowntree's created the Mr York of York, Yorks character, who featured in the first ever animated advertisement with sound.
For the Johnny Depp blockbuster Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, York's Nestle Rowntree factory produced 1000s of chocolate bars.
York's first motor vehicle was the Rowntree van. The firm fixed a giant can of Cocoa Elect to the roof to promote the brand.