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Finalists Announced for York’s Tourism Oscars Putting the spotlight on York’s Tourism Superstars

7 April 2017

Sixty three finalists are being revealed today for the annual Visit York Tourism Awards, billed as the Oscars of the city’s tourism sector. These prestigious awards will be staged on 22 June to shine a spotlight on excellence in tourism and reward outstanding service, innovation and quality.

illuminating York goes biennial

29 March 2017

York’s popular illuminating York Festival will go biennial, Make It York has announced today and it will become a centrepiece in the city’s new international media arts festival, the York Mediale.

All aboard! Royal Scot arrives at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

28 March 2017

Its full steam ahead at North Yorkshire Moors Railway as the popular locomotive Royal Scot has officially arrived, setting off the new season in style.

French Mirage IV Strategic Nuclear Bomber Gifted by France to Britain Begins Road and Sea Transort

28 March 2017

On Monday 27th March, the Director of the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum, Ian Reed ONM FRAeS, was at Châteaudun Airbase on the outskirts of Paris, to sign the contact and see off the departure of the convoy of 4 transporters on an epic 850km journey bringing the iconic Mirage IV BR (No. 45) strategic nuclear bomber gifted by the French Government to its new home at Elvington in Yorkshire.

York’s Chocolate Celebrates its 5th Birthday!

27 March 2017

York’s Chocolate Story turns 5 on Friday March 31st and is celebrating with balloons, cake (chocolate of course) and just £5 entry all day.

York Choir Festival Almost Doubles in Size for 2017

24 March 2017

The inaugural York Community Choir Festival in 2016 was so popular that it will almost double in size this year, showcasing performances by 20 choirs and over 450 voices with concerts running over four days from 29 March to 1 April at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, organisers have announced today.

Azendi Unveils Heart of Yorkshire Collection

23 March 2017

Yorkshire-based jewellery brand, Azendi, has launched a limited edition York themed collection exclusively in its Low Petergate store.

Celebrating 40 years of the York Early Music Festival

23 March 2017

Celebrating a milestone 40 years, the York Early Music Festival 2017 Friday 7 - Saturday 15 July, presented in association with Hiscox Insurance, is acclaimed throughout Europe, and presents an exciting anniversary programme of much-loved performers, together with new talent, young musicians and participatory events, in what will be one of its most excellent festivals to date.

The Principal York Awarded Best The Principal York Awarded Best Hotel InterHotel Interiors in the UK

23 March 2017

The Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, has been awarded ‘Best Hotel Interiors’ in the UK, according to a national accommodation ranking.

Middlethorpe Hall in Full Bloom thanks to Head Gardeners and Garden Volunteers

21 March 2017

York's gardens and green spaces form an integral part of the city's heritage and magnificent architectural landscapes. The leading hotel in York is Middlethorpe Hall, an Historic House Hotel of the National Trust. This spring, its long-serving Head Gardener David Barker will retire from his full-time role handing over the garden tools to new Head Gardener Andrew Leighton who has worked alongside David for many years.