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  • 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.

  • York looks ahead to the ‘next chapter in tourism’ at VYCON 2020

    York looks ahead to the ‘next chapter in tourism’ at VYCON 2020

    Visit York’s annual tourism conference, VYCON 2020 will be taking place on Thursday 16th January at York Racecourse where 300 delegates from across the tourism sector in York, Yorkshire and beyond, are expected to attend.  The focus for this year’s conference will be on the ‘next chapter of tourism’ in York – looking ahead to the ambitions for tourism in the city as we enter a new decade and how businesses can take advantage of developments happening on a national level. The latest tourism statistics for York will also be revealed and speakers will be presenting on a diverse range of topics relating to the tourism sector.  

  • The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail returns in Feb 2020

    The UK’s biggest outdoor Ice Trail returns in Feb 2020

    The biggest outdoor Ice Trail in the UK will be returning for two days on 1st & 2nd Feb 2020 with forty magnificent ice sculptures transforming York’s city centre. This year’s theme will be ‘fantastical fiction and fairy tales’ with sculptures ranging from spectacular unicorns and magic mirrors to famous magical characters from books, films and cartoons.

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