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  • JORVIK Viking Festival to launch with new venues to avoid Storm Dennis

    JORVIK Viking Festival to launch with new venues to avoid Storm Dennis

    The Vikings didn’t manage to travel the world without knowing where and when to anchor their boats and pitch their tents, and the Norse invaders arriving for JORVIK Viking Festival this weekend (15 February) are tweaking their plans slightly with Storm Dennis expected to unleash its fury over the next few days.

  • Finalists revealed for York’s tourism Oscars

    Finalists revealed for York’s tourism Oscars

    Finalists in the Visit York Tourism Awards, sponsored by LNER, have been revealed today. The prestigious awards ceremony returns on Thursday 23rd April 2020 with the best of York’s businesses going head to head to win one of 17 trophies. The event aims to shine a spotlight on excellence in York’s tourism sector and reward outstanding service, innovation and quality. 

  • Success for York Residents Festival’s 25th Anniversary

    Success for York Residents Festival’s 25th Anniversary

    The annual York Residents Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary this weekend (25th-26th January) with its biggest programme of activity to date – with a wide variety of attractions, shops, restaurants and partners around the city providing more than 100 offers exclusively for York residents. The event proved highly popular this year with thousands of residents taking part over the two day festival.

  • York Literature Festival Announces 2020 Programme

    York Literature Festival Announces 2020 Programme

    York Literature Festival is back with its annual celebration of the written and spoken word. Starting on 19 March 2020, it runs for a ten-day period packed with over 50 events featuring well-known personalities, authors, poetry, history, politics and a special day devoted to the writing of crime.

  • Castle Howard gin plans pick up speed with Sloemotion

    Castle Howard gin plans pick up speed with Sloemotion

    Spirits will be high at Castle Howard in 2020 as the historic Yorkshire estate creates a partnership with local gin distillers, Sloemotion, to develop a new premium quality drink inspired by the 8000 acre estate, as well as hosting events celebrating nature and foraging.

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