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  • Ambitious plans outlined for positioning York on a world stage

    Ambitious plans outlined for positioning York on a world stage

    Plans for marketing and developing York will be outlined today (Wednesday 15 May) at the annual Make It York stakeholder meeting, to be held at the Principal Hotel.  300 business leaders from across the digital, railtech, bioscience, creative, food and drink and tourism sectors will meet to network and to hear from Sean Bullick, Make It York’s new Managing Director.

  • Media - Blog - Only In York Campaign

    New Tourism Drive – #Only in York

    Issue date: Thursday 9 May Issued by: Visit York York woos visitors from London Promotions for York have appeared across the London Underground today, as part of Visit York’s latest tourism drive t..

  • York’s mini Bloom! Celebrates York’s Producers and Growers

    York’s mini Bloom! Celebrates York’s Producers and Growers

    Bloom! York’s infant horticultural festival will return as a mini festival this summer and organisers are now calling on Yorkshire’s green fingered growers and producers to take part.  Can you grow York’s longest broadbean? Create a vegetable self-portrait? Or bake the most delicious Fat Rascal?

  • York Named Best Place To Live In The North & Northeast

    York Named Best Place To Live In The North & Northeast

    Ten locations in the North and Northeast have been named among the Best Places to Live in Britain by The Sunday Times. In addition, the guide has named York as the Best Place to Live in The North and Northeast.

  • Celebrate Easter in Britain’s Home of Chocolate

    Celebrate Easter in Britain’s Home of Chocolate

    Only five days left until Easter comes to York. Beginning this Friday (19 April), York will be celebrating its chocolate heritage with 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.

  • York launches fifty York and North Yorkshire Attractions for city sightseeing Pass

    York launches fifty York and North Yorkshire Attractions for city sightseeing Pass

    York’s official sightseeing pass has relaunched this week with new options for visitors to explore the city as well as much more of North Yorkshire.  With so much to see and do during a visit to York tourism chiefs have today launched two new versions of the popular York Pass. A one day ‘York City Pass’ offers entry into twenty five must-see attractions,  including York Minster, York’s Chocolate Story and JORVIK.

  • 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, celebrating English Tourism Week.  Now 57 businesses will go head to head to win one of 16 trophies, and be named best in York.    The prestigious awards will return on Thursday 20 June to shine a spotlight on excellence in York’s tourism sector and reward outstanding service, innovation and quality.

  • 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.

  • 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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