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.
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.
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.
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 Story turns 5 on Friday March 31st and is celebrating with balloons, cake (chocolate of course) and just £5 entry all day.
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.
Yorkshire-based jewellery brand, Azendi, has launched a limited edition York themed collection exclusively in its Low Petergate store.
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, formerly The Royal York Hotel, has been awarded ‘Best Hotel Interiors’ in the UK, according to a national accommodation ranking.
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.