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What 's new for 2017

Remember that feeling of exhilaration when you visited a place for the first time? Well, there’s always something new happening in York so that feeling never fades no matter how many times you visit. 

York boasts a year-round calendar of amazing events, starting in February with the annual Viking Festival and later including the York International Shakespeare Festival and the Great Yorkshire Fringe. And when you’re not taking part in an activity you can explore the historic city’s cobbled streets, wealth of museums, imposing Gothic Minster and bustling markets.

Get a flavour for what’s on offer here and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Visit York Groups Desk for more assistance.

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Viking on Stonegate

The Year of the Viking

Be prepared as one of the most exciting periods of the city’s history is brought back to life – it’s the Year of the Viking in York.

250 Years of Terry's

250 Years of Terry's

New exhibition at York’s Chocolate Story showcasing a selection of the most interesting of the Terry’s products from opium based throat sweets to some of the most beautiful and decadent chocolate boxes in history.

York international Shakespeare Festival

York International Shakespeare Festival, May 9-16

This 10-day festival features productions by major companies alongside experimental new work, and includes family-friendly events and street performances of the Bard’s work.

In fog and falling snow and The Railway Children this summer at the NRM

In fog and falling snow, June 26-July 11; The Railway Children, July 31-September 5

"In fog and falling snow" looks at the importance of the railways to York over the past 200 years while "The Railway Children" is a great adaptation of the popular E. Nesbit novel.