Visit York is proud to have won a multitude of industry awards. This is not only testimony to our magnificent city, but our member tourism businesses that go the extra mile to make the world recognise our achievements. Provided below is a selection of many accolades York has achieved:
Finalist for the Most Group Friendly UK destination in the Group Travel Organiser Awards 2012.
Shortlisted for the Best 50+ UK destination in the 50+ Awards 2012
Best Cycle Rail Station in the UK (Nov 2011), awarded by East Coast
York has been crowned the best gastro destination in the UK and fifth best in Europe by Trip Advisor, the largest on line travel review site (Oct 2011)
York was voted the best place to visit in three out of six categories including best family day out, best historical place to visit, and best for rest and relaxation in a new survey by East Coast rail (Sep 2011)
York has been hailed as Britain’s most beautiful city – and the place where most people want to live (July 2011). York received 17% of the votes in an independent survey conducted by the search engine Bing to find the most attractive place in the UK and one in ten people named York as the city they would most like to move to.
York was voted (May 2011) ‘Britain’s Favourite Small City’ in an independent poll commissioned by the Rough Guide (and conducted by YouGov)
Petergate has been shortlisted as the ‘Best Shopping Street’ in the UK in the 2011 Google Street View Awards.
Winner - Most Group Friendly UK Destination – Group Travel Awards – 2011
Finalist – Coach Tourism Awards 2011 – Coach Friendly Town or City of the Year category
York was given an ‘Honourable Mention’ in Annual British Heritage Awards, awarded by www.BritainExpress.com
Chief Executive of Visit York, Gillian Cruddas, was awarded an MBE for services to the York tourism sector, 2011.
York won aEuropean Excellence Awards (2010) – for ‘Best Tourism Campaign’, awarded by the magazine ‘Communication Director’.
York won 'best city' in the Yorkshire and Humber region in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition for the first time in 2010, with a Silver Gilt Rose award for the spring judging and the rare and coveted Gold for the summer round. Yorkshire in Bloom is a regional heat of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom competition.
York won a Silver Gilt Award in the National Finals of Britain in Bloom 2011 – representing the Yorkshire region in the ‘City’ category. York was one of 77 villages, towns, cities and urban communities from across the UK competing for the coveted RHS medals.
2010 - Google Street View Awards – The Shambles – (Most Picturesque Street in Britain), Stonegate (2nd Best for Fashion in Britain) and Fossgate (3rd Best in Britain for Food)
York has topped a new list of friendliest places to live, beating 28 others including Cambridge, Edinburgh and Newcastle.
A survey by health insurance company National Friendly, Coined ‘the Friendly Index’, questioned 3,000 people in the UK about how often they spoke to their neighbours and whether they knew the names of their local postman, policeman and milkman. York was voted friendliest place in the UK to live.
York was voted ‘safest place to visit’ in the 2010Conde Nast Readers’ Traveller Awards.
York crowned ‘City of the Year’ at the Coach Tourism Awards 2010. Coach operators and readers of Coach Monthly Magazine, which organises the awards, voted for York above other tourism hot spots including Bath, Chester, Liverpool and Southport. This is the third time York has won this accolade at the Coach Tourism Awards having scooped the ‘City of the Year’ title in 2006 and 2008.
York was a Finalist in the Group Leisure Travel Awards – Best UK City – 2010
Winner - Most Group Friendly UK Destination – Group Travel Organiser Awards – 2009
Best UK City – Telegraph Travel Awards - 2008
Finalist – Most Group Friendly UK Destination – Group Travel Organiser Awards - 2008
Best UK City – Telegraph Travel Awards - 2007
European Tourism City of the Year – European Cities Marketing - 2007/2008
Coach Tourism City of the Year – Coach Tourism Awards - 2008
Most Group Friendly UK Destination – Group Travel Organiser Magazine Awards - 2006
Best British City - Period Living and Traditional Homes Best of British Awards - 2004
Best UK City – Telegraph Awards - 2004
Visitor City of the Year – Good Britain Guide - 2004
Britain’s Favourite English City – Guardian Observer Travel Awards - 2001
Best UK City - Group Leisure Magazine Industry Awards - 2000
York is in the top ten UK destinations,in the top 100 world destinations and in the top 25 European destinations as voted in the Traveller's Choice Destination awards by Trip Advisor. Winners are determined by a combination of travellers’ favourite places and overall popularity.
Lonely Planet – Top 200 Cities - What do Paris, York and New York have in common with Bled, Slovenia, and Luang Prabang in Laos? All of them appear in Lonely Planet's new "Cities: A Journey Through the Best Cities in the World" , a coffee-table book describing 200 of the world's best cities, as ranked by Lonely Planet's staff and readers. Sitting alongside Rome, San Francisco, Bangkok, Cape Town, Istanbul, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Katmandu, Prague, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, Jerusalem and Montreal, York England is in good company. York is placed 76 out of 200 of the top cities in the world to visit.
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