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  • Get ready to celebrate Easter in Britain’s Home of Chocolate

    Get ready to celebrate Easter in Britain’s Home of Chocolate

    York will be celebrating its chocolate heritage with two key events just in time for Easter; the Great York Bunny Search and York Chocolate Festival.  The city lays claim to being ‘Britain’s Home of Chocolate’.  It was once home to two of the country’s most famed chocolatiers, namely Rowntree’s (now Nestlé which still produces millions of Kit Kats in York every day) and Terry’s (remember the Chocolate Orange?).   Over the past few years, there’s also been a revival of chocolate making by independent artisans in the city and there’s even a downloadable walking trail to discover more about the city’s chocolate making credentials.

  • Final tickets available to ride behind iconic steam locomotive 60009

    Final tickets available to ride behind iconic steam locomotive 60009

    TV sensation, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), still has tickets available for passengers to ride behind iconic locomotive, 60009 Union of South Africa. Tickets to travel behind the LNER Class A4 steam locomotive, which is one of only six surviving A4s, are priced from just £30 for adults and £15 for children*.  

  • Seeking Britain’s top sea song? Whitby fishes for the x-factor at new festival

    Seeking Britain’s top sea song? Whitby fishes for the x-factor at new festival

    A stellar crew of the UK’s top sea musicians will be performing, and competing with budding songwriters for the coveted ‘Song for the Sea’ on 18 – 19 May during Whitby’s new Fish & Ships Festival, supported by Seafish, in what will become one of Britain’s largest gatherings of maritime musicians this year.

  • York Ice Trail Success New dates announced for 2020

    York Ice Trail Success New dates announced for 2020

    As busy as a summer’s day – that’s the conclusion drawn in research published today on  York’s frozen Ice Trail.  Thousands of people turned out to see fifty icy sculptures dotted around the city on the first very chilly Saturday in February.  Organisers, Make It York, moved the trail from December to February to help bring visitors into the city at a quieter time of year.  On the back of the success of this year’s trail, the event next year will be back to two full days; Saturday 1 February and Sunday 2 February.

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