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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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19 August 2015 to 19 August 2015

History at the Hall at Barley HallWed 19 Aug 2015Barley Hall?s volunteer Living History team are offering visitors a special treat as they take the Hall back in time

03 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

East is East at Grand Opera House YorkMon 3 - Sat 8 Aug 2015Following its sensational West End run as part of the Trafalgar Transformed season, one of the best British comedies delights the nation this summer.

17 August 2015 to 22 August 2015

Love Me Tender at Grand Opera House YorkMon 17 - Sat 22 Aug 2015From the producers of Hairspray, Jersey Boys and West Side Story “LOVE ME TENDER” is a hilarious feel-good musical featuring Elvis Presley’s greatest hits.

31 July 2015 to 05 September 2015

The Railway Children at National Railway MuseumFri 31 Jul - Sat 5 Sep 2015Book your tickets for the mesmerising return of the National Railway Museum and York Theatre Royal’s award winning production of The Railway Children.

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.

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.

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.

13 August 2015 to 13 August 2015

Taittinger’s Sparkling Soiree at The Black Swan HotelThu 13 Aug 2015 This summer’s calendar of events continues with a Sparkling Champagne Dinner hosted by Taittinger on 13th August, with superb dining to complement, courtesy of Head Chef, Patrick Bardoulet.

29 April 2015 to 01 November 2015

Fashion and Fibres, Island Dress in Polynesia at Captain Cook Memorial Museum, WhitbyWed 29 Apr - Sun 1 Nov 2015A special display with treasures from other museums of Polynesian dress

10 August 2015 to 10 August 2015

Wedding Open Evening at The Grange HotelMon 10 Aug 2015A special venue for your perfect day....

19 August 2015 to 21 August 2015

The Canterbury Tales at St Helen's ChurchWed 19 - Fri 21 Aug 2015Peter Carrington-Porter  returns to York with  his  adaption  of  a  selection  of  Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

05 August 2015 to 05 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreWed 5 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

06 August 2015 to 06 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreThu 6 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

07 August 2015 to 07 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreFri 7 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

08 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSat 8 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

09 August 2015 to 09 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreSun 9 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

10 August 2015 to 10 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreMon 10 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

11 August 2015 to 11 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreTue 11 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

12 August 2015 to 12 August 2015

Buddy at Joseph Rowntree TheatreWed 12 Aug 2015Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when That’ll Be The Day hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on The Day The Music Died.

15 July 2015 to 07 September 2015

Summer Adventure at Stockeld ParkWed 15 Jul - Mon 7 Sep 2015Fabulous family days out this Easter, Spring and Summer with active Adventure Zones within the beautiful woodland of Stockeld Park.

10 August 2015 to 10 August 2015

Speedquizzing Night with Alan Leach! at The Gillygate Pub with RoomsMon 10 Aug 2015The most fun you will have on a Monday night in York!

17 August 2015 to 17 August 2015

Speedquizzing Night with Alan Leach! at The Gillygate Pub with RoomsMon 17 Aug 2015The most fun you will have on a Monday night in York!

04 August 2015 to 04 August 2015

11 August 2015 to 11 August 2015

18 August 2015 to 18 August 2015

08 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

04 August 2015 to 04 August 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 4 Aug 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

08 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 8 Aug 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

11 August 2015 to 11 August 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 11 Aug 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

15 August 2015 to 15 August 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseSat 15 Aug 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

18 August 2015 to 18 August 2015

Design and Create your own Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseTue 18 Aug 2015York is home of the world's most famous chocolate bar: Kit Kat. Join us and learn how to create your own chocolate bar.

10 August 2015 to 10 August 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 10 Aug 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

17 August 2015 to 17 August 2015

Chocolate Making-From Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar at York Cocoa HouseMon 17 Aug 2015Join us at York Cocoa House to discover how chocolate is made from Cocoa Beans to Chocolate Bar

06 August 2015 to 06 August 2015

Chocolate Masterclass -Introduction to Chocolate at York Cocoa HouseThu 6 Aug 2015Discover the basics of chocolate making, from working with chocolate to make simple, gorgeous ganache to how to professionally temper chocolate so you can work with it to create a whole gorgeous array of delights.

20 August 2015 to 20 August 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Gorgeous Ganache Making at York Cocoa HouseThu 20 Aug 2015During our Gorgeous Ganache Masterclass we’ll share the secrets to be able to create exciting and perfect flavour combinations for your ganache that can be used in a range of recipes to different effect.

13 August 2015 to 13 August 2015

Chocolate Masterclass-Glamorous Chocolate Cakes at York Cocoa HouseThu 13 Aug 2015Chocolate is the perfect friend for a novice baker, chocolate will always save the day! We’ll share with you the secrets of making classic, gorgeous cakes, before dressing them up with a variety of chocolate decorating techniques.

08 August 2015 to 08 August 2015

Chocolate Masterclass - Chocolate Ice Cream at York Cocoa HouseSat 8 Aug 2015There are no 2 confections that go together better than ice cream and chocolate, mostly because of their crystal structure and the way they are enjoyed they give the most gorgeous melt in the mouth sensation.

05 August 2015 to 05 August 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 5 Aug 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?

09 August 2015 to 09 August 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 9 Aug 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?

12 August 2015 to 12 August 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 12 Aug 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?

16 August 2015 to 16 August 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseSun 16 Aug 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?

19 August 2015 to 19 August 2015

Chocolate Making - Chocolate Truffles at York Cocoa HouseWed 19 Aug 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?

07 August 2015 to 07 August 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 7 Aug 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

09 August 2015 to 09 August 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 9 Aug 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

14 August 2015 to 14 August 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseFri 14 Aug 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

16 August 2015 to 16 August 2015

Make your own Chocolate model at York Cocoa HouseSun 16 Aug 2015Join us to create your own chocolate model that you can paint and decorate beauitfully with edible chocolate paints and sweets

06 August 2015 to 06 August 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 6 Aug 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

13 August 2015 to 13 August 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 13 Aug 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

20 August 2015 to 20 August 2015

The Cocoa House Chocolate Tasting Tour at York Cocoa HouseThu 20 Aug 2015Join us at York Cocoa House for a tasting tour around the Chocolate Shop.

19 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

JORVIK Medieval Festival at York City CentreWed 19 - Mon 31 Aug 2015The JORVIK Medieval Festival comes to take Yorkshire back to the Middle Ages each Summer.

01 August 2015 to 31 August 2015

Church Explorers at York City CentreSat 1 - Mon 31 Aug 2015Some of Yorkshire's most beautiful ecclesiastical buildings are opening their doors this summer and hosting a series of exciting and interesting events where they can showcase their unique links to the medieval period.

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