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York is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in Europe, home to world class attractions like National Railway MuseumJORVIK Viking Centre, York Castle Museum, York's Chocolate Story and The York Dungeon as well as York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral north of the Alps. 

Food and drink in the city is taken quite seriously, with hundreds of pubs, bars and restaurants to choose from plus an annual 10 day Food Festival.


York really is a city of Festivals and plays host to a popular calendar of events including JORVIK Viking Festival, the York St Nicholas Christmas Festival and world class racing at York Racecourse.

Plus many brand new events for 2015 from an International Shakespeare Festival to comedy at the Great Yorkshire Fringe and the return of the Railway Children.


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25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Myths & Legends Weekend at Whitby AbbeySat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015From the cast that brought you our thrilling Dracula performances, discover the myths and legends of Whitby Abbey. Prepare yourself for stories of serpents and St Hilda from one of the most atmospheric abbeys in England.

25 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Festival of Vintage at York RacecourseSat 25 - Sun 26 Apr 2015There’s No Time Like the Past at York Racecourse-Celebrating 4 decades of Vintage Style.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

York Open Studios at Liz Foster DesignSun 26 Apr 2015Open studio event. Exhibition of textiles, painting and print along with demonstrations of a range of art and crafts.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 26 Apr 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 26 Apr 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

Dylan Moran at York Barbican CentreSun 26 Apr 2015Dylan Moran star of Black Books, Shaun of the Dead and Calvary is back with his new stand up show.

26 April 2015 to 26 April 2015

York Open Studios 2015Sun 26 Apr 2015York Open Studios provides the perfect combination of discovering creative talent and enjoying the experience of wandering around the medieval streets of York in search of artists’ studios.

27 April 2015 to 27 April 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 27 Apr 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

The great British banger – A Kitchen Social event at Yorkshire Food FinderTue 28 Apr 2015An informal introduction to the art of English sausage making led by Chris Moorby, Yorkshire Food Finder's master butcher. Make some to take home too.

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Treks in the city:York's only guided gourmet trail at Yorkshire Food FinderTue 28 Apr 2015The ultimate food lovers' experience with behind the scenes visits to artisan food producers and dinner at The Star Inn the City

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

28 April 2015 to 28 April 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 28 Apr 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Bee-Keeping Course for Beginners at Stillingfleet Lodge GardensWed 29 Apr 2015This is a hands-on bee-keeping course aimed at beginners. It is led by John Cook who looks after our bees and hives throughout the year.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Botton’s Up! at Yorkshire Food FinderWed 29 Apr 2015Discover and help make Botton Creamery's great cheeses and the Great Yorkshire Brewery's best, then enjoy a tutored tasting before dining in style at Andrew Pern’s renowned Star Inn at Harome.

29 April 2015 to 29 April 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 29 Apr 2015York is home to some of the UK's most loved and respected chocolate makers. Why not join us to learn how to make your own gorgeous box of chocolate truffles?

01 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

25th Anniversary Promotion at The Grange HotelWed 1 - Thu 30 Apr 2015"Cheers" we're turning 25 25 years after first opening as a hotel, the business is celebrating its landmark anniversary. Join us throughout April and enjoy 2 sparkling afternoon tea's for only £25.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

Tour de Yorkshire Eve of Tour Show at The Eye of YorkThu 30 Apr 2015The Tour de Yorkshire Eve of Tour Show which will take place at the Eye of York (just outside the Castle Museum) on Thursday 30th April. There will be music, entertainment and stars from the world of cycling.

30 April 2015 to 30 April 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 30 Apr 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

30 January 2015 to 03 May 2015

Churchill’s Final Journey at National Railway MuseumFri 30 Jan - Sun 3 May 20152015 marks 40 years since the opening of the National Railway Museum in York (25 September 2015). We’ll be marking this very special milestone with a fantastic programme of special events and exhibitions.

25 April 2015 to 09 May 2015

Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall GardensSat 25 Apr - Sat 9 May 2015The Gardens and Museum are open 7 Days a week 10am - 5.30pm, with last entry to the Gardens at 4.30pm.

26 April 2015 to 03 June 2015

Rapunzel by Mike Kenny at York Theatre RoyalSun 26 Apr - Wed 3 Jun 2015This is a story about a girl. The story happened in a once upon a time, and in a once upon a place. The girl was called Rapunzel.

17 April 2015 to 10 June 2015

Architectural Drawings: An Exhibition at Janette Ray BooksellersFri 17 Apr - Wed 10 Jun 2015We are holding an exhibition between 17th April and 10th June 2015 which features architectural drawings.

13 March 2015 to 12 June 2015

Learn To Proddy Rag-Rug at Liz Foster DesignFri 13 Mar - Fri 12 Jun 2015An informative and enjoyable half-day workshop exploring colour and texture through the craft of proddy rag-rug making.

20 March 2015 to 06 September 2015

Playing Trains at National Railway MuseumFri 20 Mar - Sun 6 Sep 2015Why do children love trains so much? Our immersive and playful new exhibition explores childhood fascination with trains and railways.

28 February 2015 to 01 November 2015

Royals: then and now at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & GardensSat 28 Feb - Sun 1 Nov 2015The hugely successful 'Royals: then and now' display returns for a second year with a new collection of portraits.

25 March 2015 to 31 December 2015

Commemorating the Re-interment of Richard III at Richard III Experience at Monk BarWed 25 Mar - Thu 31 Dec 2015A series of special installations commemorating the re-interment of the last Plantagenet King of England.

07 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

Toy Stories at York Castle MuseumThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Take a trip back to childhood and rediscover some of your favourite toys in this brand new exhibition.

08 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

From Cradle to Grave at York Castle MuseumFri 8 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This exhibition focuses on the history of three rites of passage - birth, marriage and death.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

York Castle Prison at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016Come and see York Castle Prison's infamous residents and fascinating history brought to life in our special exhibition.

13 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

The Sixties at York Castle MuseumWed 13 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016The Sixties exhibition aims to recreate the spirit of this exciting decade which saw momentous change in so many areas of public and private life.

07 November 2013 to 31 December 2016

Capital of the North at Yorkshire Museum & GardensThu 7 Nov 2013 - Sat 31 Dec 2016This new exhibition will tell the extraordinary story of how great swathes of the country were once ruled from within York's walls.

28 June 2014 to 06 July 2017

1914: When the World Changed Forever at York Castle MuseumSat 28 Jun 2014 - Thu 6 Jul 2017The terror of total war and its revolutionary impact on life around the world will be explored in this major new exhibition opening on June 28th at York Castle Museum to mark the centenary of the First World War.

18 July 2013 to 31 December 2020

Chocolate Events at City Of YorkThu 18 Jul 2013 - Thu 31 Dec 2020

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