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York Becomes Home of Medieval Christmas Celebrations

16 November 2017

York’s historic Barley Hall is hosting a special exhibition exploring the lost Christmas celebrations of ordinary citizens of the city in the Middle Ages.’

York’s newest festive attraction – Christmas at York Museum Gardens is NOW OPEN

16 November 2017

The newest Christmas attraction to hit York this winter, Christmas at York Museum Gardens, is NOW OPEN!

Local artist commissioned to produce ‘electrifying’ neon installation for Christmas at York Museum G

14 November 2017

York’s newest winter attraction, Christmas at York Museum Gardens, is delighted to announce the exclusive commission of a largescale neon installation by Yorkshire Artist, Richard Wheater. The striking piece called ‘Beautiful Hazards’ will be 25m x 17m in size and will sit immediately in front of the museum in all its impressive glory, helping to transform the gardens into a magical yuletide marvel.

York shoppers set for early Christmas present

14 November 2017

Residents and visitors to the city will get an early Christmas present this year with an extended Park & Ride service and free parking in Piccadilly multi-storey car park.

Marketing Award Success for ‘Kings of the North’

13 November 2017

The team behind the successful re-launch campaign for JORVIK Viking Centre have scooped a handful of awards at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Northern Awards.

GOSPEL STREET: retelling the news

7 November 2017

Riding Lights Theatre Company is marking the beginning of its 40th year with a radical re-telling of the good news.

Yorkshire hotels targeted by Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector

1 November 2017

Channel 5’s The Hotel Inspector is back for its fourteenth series and the producers are looking for a business in Yorkshire to benefit from the advice and investment that the series brings to each hotel it features.

Return of the Vikings Heralds’ Prestigious Marketing Award Nod

31 October 2017

JORVIK Viking Centre’s ‘Return of the Vikings’ marketing campaign, which launched the re-imagined visitor experience this April, has been shortlisted in three categories for the influential Northern CIM Awards.

New Gin Made from Foraged Yorkshire Botanicals Launches at The Grand Hotel & Spa

13 October 2017

A new Yorkshire gin which has been created with foraged botanicals including Sweet Flag, Sweet Cicely, Sitka Tips and hand-picked Juniper Berries will be launched at The Grand Hotel & Spa, York – ‘Defiance Gin’ has been created by wild food enthusiasts, Yorkshire Foragers.

Family-Run Food Business win Prestigious Independent Retailer Award

12 October 2017

Rafi’s Spicebox announced today that is has been named the Best Independent Retailer in the 2017 Observer Food Monthly Awards.

Look to the Future this Half Term with the National Railway Museum

12 October 2017

This October half term, the National Railway Museum’s biggest event ‘Future Engineers’ returns for a second year, promising a series of free, hands-on activities and shows for the whole family.

The Ivy Collection is coming to York

2 October 2017

The Ivy Collection has announced plans to open a restaurant in York in November. Located at 2 St Helen’s Square, the restaurant will offer sophisticated and accessible all day dining to York locals and visitors to the area.

JORVIK Group Attractions to Support Autism Awareness Hour This October

28 September 2017

Five of York’s best loved attractions will adapt their experiences to create autism-friendly experiences on Friday 6th October to support the national ‘Autism Hour’ campaign.

New ‘Glow’ Illuminations light up RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Winter

28 September 2017

Enjoy a new winter attraction at the most northerly RHS garden. See the Winter Walk, Queen Mother’s Lake and Doric columns in a different light. Take an early evening stroll three nights a week.

Paul Nash and the Uncanny Landscape: An exhibition curated by John Stezaker

28 September 2017

Paul Nash’s ground-breaking inter-war landscapes which transformed the genre of British landscape painting will feature in a new exhibition curated by John Stezaker at York Art Gallery this autumn.

The York Dungeon Is The Home Of Halloween This October

22 September 2017

Visitors to York looking to make the most of the scariest time of the year won’t have to search far this year. The York Dungeon is becoming the ‘Home of Halloween’ with new events and surprises taking place throughout the month of October.

Countdown to Christmas begins as Minster’s Carol Concert tickets go on sale

21 September 2017

Tickets for York Minster’s 2017 Christmas Carol Concerts – the most popular events in the cathedral’s calendar – will go on sale next week.

Take Your Taste-Buds Back in Time This September!

14 September 2017

York’s hidden medieval gem, Barley Hall is opening its doors with a unique dining experience this autumn. Guests will be able to take a seat in the Great Hall and discover how past occupants would have dined during the Middle Ages.

The Duke of Kent KG Discovers the Return of the Vikings at Re-Imagined JORVIK Experience

13 September 2017

JORVIK Viking Centre welcomed HRH Prince Edward, The Duke of Kent today (Wednesday 13th September 2017) to showcase the updated attraction following its multi-million re-imagining after flooding in December 2015.

Happy Birthday! A Decade Of Sweet Success

6 September 2017

The tearooms at The Black Swan Hotel, are a highlight of Helmsley for all those who love afternoon tea, and on 7th December they celebrate their tenth anniversary.

Christmas at York Museum Gardens: experience the magic after dark

1 September 2017

This winter, York will welcome its newest attraction, as the City’s beloved York Museum Gardens are transformed into an illuminated trail to host Christmas at York Museum Gardens.

York Minster’s Stoneyard opens its doors for England’s biggest heritage festival

30 August 2017

See the ancient craft skills used to preserve the 800-year-old cathedral when York Minster’s Stoneyard opens its doors as part of England’s biggest festival of history and culture.

Early evening cruises soar in popularity for City Cruises York

27 August 2017

Sightseeing operator reports overall sales increase of 28%

New seasonal theatre to stage Shakespeare’s greatest works from 2018

7 August 2017

A thrilling and unique theatrical experience will be brought to the north of England in 2018, when Europe’s first ever temporary Shakespearean Theatre will be constructed.

York Balloon Fiesta Lifts Off

7 August 2017

The skies of York will be transformed this September when the city welcomes its first hot air balloon festival, sponsored by TalkTalk Ultra Fibre Optic Broadband and supported by Make It York.

The Sweet Smell of Relaxation – Medieval Style...

26 July 2017

York’s hidden medieval gem, Barley Hall, has become a tranquil oasis of calm this summer, allowing visitors to escape the hurly-burly of modern life by exploring the calming qualities of lavender which has been liberally infused in decorations across the 14th century townhouse.

Digging Up Fun In Coppergate!

25 July 2017

The Coppergate Shopping Centre, the site of one of the most famous archaeological digs of modern times, will be transformed into a hands-on archaeological adventure this week to celebrate the annual Festival of Archaeology.

Classic Novels Go from Page to Stage in York Theatre Royal’s Engaging Autumn/Winter 2017 Season

24 July 2017

Classic novels are brought to the stage in new adaptations in the engaging, exhilarating, and entertaining autumn/winter season at York Theatre Royal.

PICASSO: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection

24 July 2017

Ceramic works of art by one of the world’s most famous artists, Pablo Picasso, go on public display at the Centre of Ceramic Art in York Art Gallery this summer. The new exhibition showcases highlights from the Attenborough collection.

York Glaziers Trust celebrates 50th anniversary

19 July 2017

The oldest and largest specialist stained glass conservation studio in Britain will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Thursday (20 July).

Gusto Gets Set For Launch

13 July 2017

HIGH-END casual dining restaurant brand Gusto will be officially opening its doors in York this week on Thursday 13 July from 5pm.

Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny

11 July 2017

This summer’s fun family show at York Theatre Royal puts a twist on the tale of the legendary hero of Sherwood Forest in Robin Hood: The Arrow of Destiny from 4 August to 2 September.

York Racecourse Voted Best Track in Britain

16 June 2017

Everyone at York Racecourse is delighted and honoured that the track has been voted as the best racecourse in the country by The Racegoers Club, following their 2016 annual survey of members.

Nature writing, Poetry and a Tiger Hunt - All in a Beautiful Garden

13 June 2017

A North Yorkshire book festival and country house are working together to create a day of literary events to delight visitors of all ages, with a nature theme.

No.88 Walmgate Raises Their Rainbow Freakshakes For York Pride

9 June 2017

To celebrate this year’s York Pride, buzzy restaurant No. 88 Walmgate is offering all York Pride wristband holders 30% off food. The restaurant, located within Hotel Indigo York, has also created an extra special #RaiseYourRainbow inspired Freakshake.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway & York College groove together for 60s Fest

9 June 2017

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) and York College are pleased to be working together on the railways 60s Fest event taking place on the 22nd and 23rd July. The NYMR, which is less known as an educational charitable trust, works with a variety of learning establishments.

Steam-n-Gin at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

7 June 2017

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is pleased to announce NEW for 2017 ‘Speciality Dining Services’ to run alongside the popular Pullman Dining services.

Join a week of walking and cycling discovery this half-term!

24 May 2017

Walk with monks into a labyrinth, be scared during a Spoooky Cycle Tour of York, socialise on a ride with friendly cycling folk, enjoy a sleepy dawn chorus ride or paint a mural on the Solar System Greenway.

PICASSO: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection

24 May 2017

See the extraordinary ceramic works of Pablo Picasso as York Art Gallery presents highlights from the most significant private collection in the UK for the upcoming exhibition PICASSO: Ceramics from the Attenborough Collection.

Tee-riffic! Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is coming to York Art Gallery’s Artists Garden

24 May 2017

Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf is coming to York Art Gallery this summer to ‘putt’ your golf skills to the test.

The Hunt for York’s Amphitheatre

24 May 2017

Leading archaeologists including Time Team’s Stewart Ainsworth will gather in York Museum Gardens next month to hunt for clues which may reveal the hidden location of York’s Roman Amphitheatre.

The Romans Are Back

24 May 2017

The Legions of Rome return to invade the ancient city of York in June 2017 for the second Eboracum Roman Festival, complete with military parades, best-selling authors and the hunt for York’s Amphitheatre.

Summer ‘Al Fresco’ Bites & Parties

22 May 2017

When the sun shines on a summer’s day, there’s nothing more pleasurable than dining outside with your favourite folk and enjoying a chilled glass of wine, in the surroundings of a beautiful English country garden.

York Art Gallery awarded Certificate of Special Commendation

12 May 2017

York Art Gallery has been awarded a Certificate of Special Commendation at the prestigious European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA) 2017.

60s Cadillacs, Minis & Jaguars wanted for bigger, better event!

11 May 2017

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is appealing to all 60s car owners and stall holders to come and take part in our new and improved 60s Fest event. The railway is looking for any 60s car owners, traders and exhibitors to take part on July 22nd and 23rd to come and display along the line.

First Look at York’s Latest Dining Destination

11 May 2017

Modern in design and rich in heritage, The Rise is York’s newest ‘small plate’ dining concept due to open next month

North Yorkshire Moors Railway invites you to peak Behind the Scenes

4 May 2017

Have you ever wondered what it takes to run a steam train, operate a signal box or what the undercarriage of a locomotive looks like? Wonder no more, as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway opens up its stations to reveal everything that goes on Behind the Scenes.

The Principal York Announces New Award-Winning Executive Chef and Reveals Spring Menu

25 April 2017

The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, situated at the newly renovated jewel in York’s crown - The Principal York Hotel - is delighted to launch its new menu for spring 2017.

All aboard! Royal Scot arrives at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

28 March 2017

Its full steam ahead at North Yorkshire Moors Railway as the popular locomotive Royal Scot has officially arrived, setting off the new season in style.

French Mirage IV Strategic Nuclear Bomber Gifted by France to Britain Begins Road and Sea Transort

28 March 2017

On Monday 27th March, the Director of the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum, Ian Reed ONM FRAeS, was at Châteaudun Airbase on the outskirts of Paris, to sign the contact and see off the departure of the convoy of 4 transporters on an epic 850km journey bringing the iconic Mirage IV BR (No. 45) strategic nuclear bomber gifted by the French Government to its new home at Elvington in Yorkshire.

York’s Chocolate Celebrates its 5th Birthday!

27 March 2017

York’s Chocolate Story turns 5 on Friday March 31st and is celebrating with balloons, cake (chocolate of course) and just £5 entry all day.

York Choir Festival Almost Doubles in Size for 2017

24 March 2017

The inaugural York Community Choir Festival in 2016 was so popular that it will almost double in size this year, showcasing performances by 20 choirs and over 450 voices with concerts running over four days from 29 March to 1 April at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, organisers have announced today.

Azendi Unveils Heart of Yorkshire Collection

23 March 2017

Yorkshire-based jewellery brand, Azendi, has launched a limited edition York themed collection exclusively in its Low Petergate store.

Celebrating 40 years of the York Early Music Festival

23 March 2017

Celebrating a milestone 40 years, the York Early Music Festival 2017 Friday 7 - Saturday 15 July, presented in association with Hiscox Insurance, is acclaimed throughout Europe, and presents an exciting anniversary programme of much-loved performers, together with new talent, young musicians and participatory events, in what will be one of its most excellent festivals to date.

The Principal York Awarded Best The Principal York Awarded Best Hotel InterHotel Interiors in the UK

23 March 2017

The Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, has been awarded ‘Best Hotel Interiors’ in the UK, according to a national accommodation ranking.

Middlethorpe Hall in Full Bloom thanks to Head Gardeners and Garden Volunteers

21 March 2017

York's gardens and green spaces form an integral part of the city's heritage and magnificent architectural landscapes. The leading hotel in York is Middlethorpe Hall, an Historic House Hotel of the National Trust. This spring, its long-serving Head Gardener David Barker will retire from his full-time role handing over the garden tools to new Head Gardener Andrew Leighton who has worked alongside David for many years.

New collaboration with the British Museum brings Viking Treasures to JORVIK

21 March 2017

York Archaeological Trust has today revealed details of a new collaboration which will see nationally-significant Viking treasures from the British Museum’s collections on display alongside artefacts uncovered in York in the new galleries at JORVIK Viking Centre.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway gears up for the imminent arrival of Royal Scot!

13 March 2017

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is putting its final preparations together for the exciting arrival of the popular locomotive, Royal Scot, from Saturday 25th March.

York Helmet Returns To Coppergate

9 March 2017

One of York’s historic treasures is set to return to the place where it was found in April, as the York Helmet – an Anglian helmet buried during the Viking occupation of York – returns to Coppergate, where it will go on display at JORVIK Viking Centre for the first four weeks of its re-opening.

Celebrating International Women's Day through art

7 March 2017

See the brand new Visiting Portrait’s display from the National Portrait Gallery at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. One of the new portraits on display for the year is The Nine Living Muses of Great Britain showing nine of the most influential women of the eighteenth century.

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures

3 March 2017

We are delighted to announce that Matthew Bourne’s EARLY ADVENTURES will arrive at York Theatre Royal on 24 and 25 March as part of a year-long celebration of work to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Company.

The King and I

1 March 2017

Rehearsals are well under way for a spectacular, lavish production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical, the ever-popular King and I.

“Only the Beginning!” – Jorvik Viking Festival kicks off York’s ‘Year of The Viking’ In Epic Style

26 February 2017

Thousands of visitors to York gathered in York yesterday to see Viking hordes take over the city! The busiest day during JORVIK Viking Festival 2017 saw visitors line the streets to watch the March to Coppergate, hundreds watch the Strongest Viking and Best Beard competitions and Coppergate, and a capacity crowd at the Eye of York for the spectacular fiery finale.

Art For the Course

21 February 2017

York Art Gallery launch crowdfunding campaign to bring Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf to the Artist’s Garden

Family Fun with the Vikings: Five Fab Events this Saturday in York

21 February 2017

The invasion has started! The Vikings have once again taken over York as part of the 33 rd JORVIK Viking Festival (20 – 26 February), and this Saturday (25 February) is the biggest day with a host of major events – many of which are free – around the city streets.

Snowdrops open at Beningbrough in time for half-term

17 February 2017

SAM Shipman has waited 12 months for this day; the day all 200,000 of his newly planted snowdrops at Beningbrough Hall dared to poke their heads out and form a 100 foot long milk white carpet.

Yarn storming hits York Minster

17 February 2017

York Minster’s Dean’s Park will be transformed into a knitted nature trail in June when the cathedral teams up with local craft community York KnitWits for a yarn storming installation.

Vikings visit York Minster this half term

15 February 2017

Visitors to York Minster will be able to ‘Meet the Vikings’ this half term when historical reenactors visit the cathedral’s Chapter House.

Getting Serious About Vikings: Jorvik Viking Festival Lecture Programme

14 February 2017

Whilst parades of hundreds of Vikings through the city streets draw tens of thousands of people to York every February during the JORVIK Viking Festival, a series of talks and lectures are also proving incredibly popular, with tickets selling out for a number of key presentations this year.

Rothschild Giraffe Calf Born at Flamingo Land Resort

13 February 2017

Flamingo Land Resort is proud to announce the arrival of a giraffe calf within their animal collection, taking its Rothschild giraffe family to six.

Have your name on the front of a steam engine at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

10 February 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your name on the front of a steam engine? This February half term, 18th to 26th February, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is giving its younger passengers the chance to have their name on a headboard on the front of a steam locomotive.

Jorvik Viking Festival Finale Moves Back to the Eye of York

8 February 2017

“It was York’s unique waterlogged conditions that preserved the Viking remains in Coppergate for 1000 years, and we’ve learned that there is no way to tame the elements. With so much standing water on our potential battlefield at Rawcliffe Country Park at the moment, we’ve decided to move the Festival finale back to its recent home of the Eye of York,” comments event manager, Nicola Harkess.

Getting Out And About

7 February 2017

The free annual visitor guide to the North York Moors National Park will be available from Half Term Week, 18 February.

Park & Raid! Wanna-be Vikings to swap longships for long buses during JORVIK Viking Festival

2 February 2017

When the Vikings arrived on our shores, it was thanks to the wind in their sails and the power of their rowing that they were able to get to the heart of the city, but visitors to this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival will have a much easier access thanks to a partnership with First York, which is inviting Norse fans to ‘Park & Raid’ into York during the week of the Festival (20 – 26 February).

York Minster launches annual talent search for new boy and girl choristers

2 February 2017

Children aged 6 and 7 (Year 2 and Year 3), and who love to sing are being encouraged to audition for a place in in York Minster’s world famous choir and the chance to receive an excellent education at the Minster School in the heart of the City of York.

Heroes & Villains on Silver Screen

31 January 2017

St. George’s Cinema comes alive for the 2017 Silver Screen Festival with an edge-of-the-seat theme guaranteed to set the blood racing. Taut

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway masterpiece wows crowds in Exhibition Square

31 January 2017

On show in the heart of the city, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has marked the start of its 2017 season with an artistic masterpiece.

A new book from the Rowntree Society: Five Walks of Rowntree York: From Chocolate comes Change

19 January 2017

The Rowntree Society has produced a 48-page book called Five Walks of Rowntree York: From Chocolate comes Change. This book is a greatly expanded version of the existing leaflet of Rowntree Walks which has been available in venues around the city over the past few years.

Flamingo Land Welcomes another Black Rhino

6 December 2016

Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire, proud of its commitment to worldwide animal conservation, has welcomed a third black rhino to its Selous Reserve.

Messiah in the Minster: Handel's best known composition returns to York

2 December 2016

There can be few better known pieces of choral music than the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, and on Saturday 10 December, the people of York can enjoy the famous composition sung by the York Minster Choir and guest soloists.

York Early Music Christmas Festival 2016

30 November 2016

With just over one week to go, the countdown is on in York for one of the city’s festive musical highlights, the York Early Music Christmas Festival 2016 (8 – 15 December).

Fairfax House wins Historic Houses Association education award

28 November 2016

Fairfax House in York is the winner of the 2016 Frances Garnham Award, given
by the Historic Houses Association (HHA).

Waxing lyrical for Green Friday: Advent Wreath prepared for 40 days of candle light

25 November 2016

Today (25 November), flower arrangers at York Minster have built what is believed to be the UK’s largest suspended Advent Wreath, as the cathedral prepares for the first candle to be lit on Sunday 27 November – the earliest possible date for the start of Advent.

Children's choir brings festive music to York Minster's Chapter House

24 November 2016

Visitors to the Chapter House at York Minster will enjoy a musical treat this weekend with an informal performance of seasonal music from York Junior Youth Choir.

Flying Scotsman Wins White Rose Award

24 November 2016

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is pleased to announce that the ‘Flying Scotsman Returns’ event in collaboration with the National Railway Museum has won the 2016 White Rose Award for ‘Yorkshire Event’ category at this week’s award ceremony.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway has 'scot' fun days out for all in spring 2017

21 November 2016

In 2017 the railway celebrates 50 years since the formation of the charitable Trust (1967 - 2017) and to set the wheels in motion for this anniversary year, popular locomotive, Royal Scot, will steam in to the attraction and set off the new season in style.

Santa in the Shambles!

21 November 2016

Santa has a new home just off York’s most iconic street!

You think today’s Christmas is stressful? Try organising a medieval one!

18 November 2016

York’s historic Barley Hall is hosting a special exhibition this winter, exploring the lost Christmas celebrations of ordinary citizens of the city in the Middle Ages.

City of York Council announces its package of Christmas Park&Ride incentives

17 November 2016

City of York Council is inviting people to experience York’s unique and vibrant retail and cultural offer over the Christmas period with extended Park&Ride (P&R) services on Thursdays and Boxing Day.

Christmas Craft Fair

8 November 2016

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, The Moors National Park Centre, Danby will be hosting their ever popular annual Christmas Fair from 10:30am – 4pm.

Casting announced for York Theatre Royal premiere production of Murder, Margaret and Me.

7 November 2016

Three female stars of stage and screen will bring to life the complex relationship between the world’s most famous crime writer, her best-known fictional creation and the actor who first brought the character to the screen.

Santa Claus is coming to… North Yorkshire Moors Railway!

7 November 2016

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is inviting little ones to join Santa and his special helpers on a magical adventure aboard the Santa Express, which will take passengers on a festive journey on selected dates this December*.

The Principal York

1 November 2016

The Principal York, formerly The Royal York Hotel, opens to guests on 1st November 2016, just outside the Roman walls that enclose the heart of one of the country’s most historic cities. The hotel has been sensitively restored by Goddard Littlefair to create a hotel that combines historic architectural detail with all the comforts of the modern day.

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016 Opens Next Week

29 October 2016

The BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF) 2016 will open its doors next week to filmmakers, audiences, and industry professionals, brought together in celebration of independent film, and in championing and supporting emerging and established practitioners.

Head to The York Dungeon after dark this Halloween!

24 October 2016

If you’re looking for some scary fun after hours this Halloween, then The York Dungeon is the place to be; if you dare…

Brand new Toymaster store in York to hold Grand Opening!

20 October 2016

On Saturday 22nd October York Toymaster will hold its Grand Opening celebrations at 22-24 Market Street York with special guest appearances by Toby Toymaster and Waddles the Beanie Boo!

York Celebrates Difference

13 October 2016

‘York Celebrates Difference’ is an inspiring new city-centre event celebrating York’s cosmopolitan mix of cultures and faiths.

Classically Trained Chef Puts York Theatre Royal's Food and Hospitality Centre Stage

11 October 2016

Former chef, wine merchant and hospitality consultant Matt Beevers has vowed to turn York Theatre Royal into a “destination for food and hospitality” following his appointment as Enterprises Manager.

York Art Gallery Wins Family Friendly Museum Award 2016

10 October 2016

York Art Gallery has today been announced as the Family Friendly Museum 2016 by renowned charity; Kids in Museums, sponsored by Philip Mould Gallery and Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.

National Railway Museum inspires engineers of tomorrow

7 October 2016

The National Railway Museum in York is launching a new, fun and interactive exhibition, ‘Future Engineers’, to encourage children to discover their ‘hidden engineer’ and find out how they can shape the railways of tomorrow.

Celebrate national chocolate week

6 October 2016

Goddards House and Garden, the former home of the Terry family, will be holding special activities to mark national chocolate week on 12 – 16 October.

Penguin Chicks Named!

6 October 2016

Aquarists at The Deep have finally been able to discover the sex of the two penguin chicks which hatched back in June this year from DNA in a tail feather.

There’s a lot at stake at The York Dungeon this Halloween

4 October 2016

It’s big, it’s bold and its new spine-tingling show is sure to make you laugh in the face of fear! The Home of Halloween, The York Dungeon, will bring you face to face with the infamous and most Wicked Women of York from Monday 17th to Monday 31st October.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal opening late on Saturdays in October for ‘Fountains by Floodlight'

30 September 2016

As the nights draw in and the weather gets colder you can resist the urge to hibernate at this National Trust property near Ripon, with ‘Fountains by Floodlight’.

60 Jobs Created Ahead of The Botanist Opening in York

29 September 2016

The award winning The Botanist is set to launch their 11th site in York. The unique pub and restaurant, operated by The New World Trading Company, will open its doors this November.

Wolf Hall Costumes Come To Barley Hall

29 September 2016

Six sumptuous costumes from the smash hit BBC2 period drama, Wolf Hall, are on display at historic Barley Hall this autumn.

Local Author Lends Support to JORVIK Fundraising Campaign

21 September 2016

York resident and award winning author, Justin Hill, is holding a special Viking themed event this September to talk about the last great Viking king whilst helping to raise funds for the next great Viking experience.

Take the "Tree Challenge" at Middlethorpe Hall and Explore York's National Trust Hotel

20 September 2016

Autumn is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, as the English poet John Keats reminds us. And what could be nicer than a long walk around the grounds of an elegant stately home, followed by afternoon tea in front of a roaring fire or dinner in a unique award-winning setting?

Treasurer’s House wins gold for the third consecutive year in the Yorkshire in bloom awards

14 September 2016

In the centre of York city centre, the garden attached to Treasurer’s House and York Minster’s nearest neighbour has won gold in the Yorkshire in bloom awards for 2016 at today’s ceremony. This builds on the successful golds in the previous two years providing a hat trick of gold for the National Trust team.

New display on Maps and Memories opens at Beningbrough

13 September 2016

Through photography, maps and local memories, visitors can enjoy an insight into the changing fortunes, previous owners and uses of the land in this brand new and temporary display as part of Beningbrough Hall’s 300th anniversary.

Archaeologists will be excavating the remains of Rustic Cottage at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

7 September 2016

Rustic Cottage is one of several lost garden buildings at this World Heritage Site near Ripon, North Yorkshire. These buildings, known as follies, were often used in eighteenth century gardens as eye-catchers to surprise visitors and enhance views.

The National Trust in York opens its doors for the Heritage Open Days festival

7 September 2016

Visit Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens and Treasurer’s House for free for the weekend of 10th & 11th September.

World Ploughing 2016: Ploughing’s ‘Olympics’ ready for the off

7 September 2016

Dubbed the Olympics of the ploughing world, ploughmen and one woman from throughout the world will congregate in the village of Crockey Hill, south of York, ready for the World Ploughing Contest this week.

York Minster’s Stoneyard opens for Heritage Open Day on Friday 9 September

2 September 2016

York Minster’s Stoneyard will welcome visitors to its annual Open Day event on Friday 9 September, as part of Heritage Open Days – the national scheme which celebrates the country’s spectacular history, architecture and culture.

Dive into amazing locomotive history at North Yorkshire Moors Railway’s Autumn Steam Gala

30 August 2016

Those with a passion for steam locomotives should head over to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway as it holds its annual Autumn Steam Gala event from Friday September 30th until Sunday 2nd of October.

First UK aquarium to culture Atlantic sea nettles and purple striped sea nettles

24 August 2016

The Deep has been successful in culturing the beautiful Atlantic Sea Nettle and Purple Striped Sea Nettle jellyfish this week.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway Hits a Hat-Trick!

24 August 2016

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is pleased to have hit a hat-trick with three steam engines back on track after overhauls. 80136 is the third locomotive to emerge from the ever-busy Motive Power Depot, running for the first time on Tuesday 23rd August.

Flesh: A major new exhibition at York Art Gallery

15 August 2016

A major new exhibition entitled Flesh, featuring works by Degas, Chardin, Francis Bacon and Sarah Lucas, will open at York Art Gallery this September.

Love Cheese Open Day raises £220 for York Against Cancer

5 August 2016

York based Love Cheese, a unique fine cheese and wine store and café, raised £220 for York Against Cancer at their recent Open Day. The Open Day, which hosted over 150 people, was in celebration of the opening of their new café and garden.

New play area opens for the summer holidays at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

5 August 2016

The new play area at this World Heritage Site near Ripon, North Yorkshire, is twice the size of the previous playground. Made by Flights of Fantasy, the custom built design includes a mini wooden abbey – resembling Fountains Abbey itself.

Pupils create huge iPhone celebrating York!

4 August 2016

A four day workshop with 18 pupils from a range of York schools has resulted in an 8 foot iphone creation celebrating York.

A-Maze-ing Yorkshire Day Celebrations

29 July 2016

York Maze is celebrating Yorkshire Day on Monday 1 August with its annual Yorkshire Pudding tossing competition and Straw Bale race.

Small Sleuths Required for an Evening of Revolting History in York!

28 July 2016

Lost ‘penningers’ – Viking age currency – are the inspiration for a new fundraising initiative from Horrible Histories author Terry Deary, when young amateur investigators are invited to join the hunt for Floki’s stolen loot in aid of the JORVIK Viking Centre’s #CampaignCanute.

Summer Fun at Sutton Bank

28 July 2016

Children’s crafts, minibeast madness, treasure hunts and demonstrations are just some of the activities taking place on ‘Sutton Bank Sundays’ and ‘Little Boots Tuesdays - a range of family events at Sutton Bank National Park Centre, throughout August. And with phase two of our outdoor play area opening, including tree houses, sandpit, mud kitchen, swamp and dens, the Visitor Centre has even more to offer visitors.

Splendid Hospitality Group Expands Regional Portfolio with fourth hotel in York

27 July 2016

The Splendid Hospitality Group strengthens its presence in York with the acquisition of the Ibis York Centre hotel.

£500,000 government funding for the next phase of repairs at York Minster

27 July 2016

The Dean of York, the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull has welcomed the announcement of £500,000 of new funding from a government sponsored body to support critically important conservation and repair works at York Minster.

National Parks Week in the North York Moors

21 July 2016

Treasure hunts, wild flowers and archery are just some of the things on offer in the North York Moors next week to mark National Parks Week.

Hotel Indigo York Awarded Press People’s Award at the York Design Awards

19 July 2016

Hotel Indigo York scooped The Press People’s Award at the recent York Design Awards 2016, just a year on from its opening. The hotel was voted most popular among 27 other schemes in the city of York shortlisted for the category.

The Art Market Announces York Dates for 2016

19 July 2016

The north’s largest and most diverse buyers’ art and contemporary craft show, The Art Market, is coming to York on 30th September to 2nd October. Following the success of last year’s event, the 2016 Art Market held at York Racecourse has grown yet again, giving visitors the opportunity to view art from more than 100 selected artists whose work includes paintings, prints, sculptures, ceramics, glass and other contemporary crafts.

Party at Parkfest 2016

18 July 2016

It’s back! ParkFest 2016 is being held in the North York Moors National Park on Saturday 23 July – Sunday 24 July, with dynamic ‘gypsy folk and roll’ band Holy Moly & the Crackers kick starting events as they take centre stage at 7pm on Saturday.

Award Winning Band Scouting For Girls Set To Wow The Flamingo Land Crowd

15 July 2016

2016 has already seen a number of popular bands and musicians take to the famous Riverside One stage at Flamingo Land Resort Yorkshire but perhaps the most iconic band of this year’s line up so far is set to hit the stage on Saturday 30th July.

Gear up for a summer trip to remember at The York Dungeon

15 July 2016

If you’re looking for a day trip with a difference this summer, then head to The York Dungeon which promises a frighteningly funny day out, whatever the weather.

River Festival Comes to the National Park

15 July 2016

On Sunday 28 August, 11:00am – 4:00pm visitors will be able to experience the delights of the river in an exciting River Festival being hosted by the North York Moors National Park Authority and the Yorkshire Esk Rivers Trust.

School children experience heritage education at Wensleydale Railway’s Scruton Station and Village

15 July 2016

The Wensleydale Railway has researched and developed a programme of school visits for Key Skills Two and invited children from 10 local primary schools to visit Scruton Station and village during June and July.

York Theatre Royal panto super-villain David Leonard takes title role in Sherlock Holmes

15 July 2016

Roll up, roll up, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls! Prepare to be entertained as never before this summer!

Book Early for Summer 2017 from Leeds Bradford Airport

1 July 2016

Monarch, a leading UK independent airline group, announced the launch of its summer schedule for 2017, with flights now on sale from Leeds Bradford Airport. The airline has released more than 90% of its summer schedule, with further flights to be added in the coming months.

The Deep, First in the UK to Display and Breed Mexican Garter Snake!

1 July 2016

The Deep is proud to be the first zoo or aquarium in the UK to display and successfully breed the rare Lake Zacapu Garter snake.

Flying Scotsman event shortlisted for White Rose Award

29 June 2016

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is pleased to announce that the ‘Flying Scotsman Returns’ event in collaboration with the National Railway Museum (NRM) has been selected as finalists in the 2016 White Rose Awards in the ‘Yorkshire Event’ category.

Yorkshire Vineyard Shortlisted for Prestigious Yorkshire Award!

28 June 2016

Yorkshire Heart Vineyard & Brewery have been shortlisted in the Producers and Makers Category at the much sought after White Rose Awards 2016.

Yorkshire Attraction Scoops Top Award For Its Educational Show

23 June 2016

A Yorkshire tourist attraction has scooped a top award from the British and Irish Zoological Association recognising its commitment to providing an educational day out for all the family.

Minster to close for the great Mystery Plays de-rig

20 June 2016

York Minster will close for three days in July for de-rig and clean-up of the cathedral at the end of the five week run of the York Minster Mystery Plays.

Swing in to the sixties with North Yorkshire Moors Railway

20 June 2016

From Saturday 2nd to Sunday 3rd July, visitors to North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) can step back in time and appreciate what a fantastic and groovy time the sixties were.

‘Touch Tours’ will reveal the secrets of the Mystery Plays for visually impaired theatre-goers

16 June 2016

Sight impaired theatre-lovers will have the opportunity to experience behind-the-scenes at the York Minster Mystery Plays production through two special pre-performance ‘touch tours’ in June.

York Minster releases late availability offer for Mystery Plays tickets

15 June 2016

York Minster’s critically acclaimed production of the Mystery Plays opened on the 26th May and has been a resounding hit with reviewers and audiences alike, gaining 4 star reviews in ‘The Observer’ and ‘The Guardian’ and described as “a production of memorable spectacle” by Mark Smith, ‘British Theatre Guide’.

HRH Princess Beatrice of York meets Mystery Plays cast and crew

10 June 2016

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York today visited behind the scenes of York Minster’s spectacular production of the Mystery Plays.

Railway in Wartime ‘Bomb Happy’

10 June 2016

New for 2016, The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is working with York Normandy Veterans and Everwitch Theatre to create an innovative new verbatim play as part of the annual Railway in Wartime event.

Experience the ultimate throwback to the 70s with North Yorkshire Moors Railway

9 June 2016

Each year the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) hosts an Awesome Seventies Weekend combined with the Heritage Diesel Gala, to form one of the biggest weekends of the attractions 2016 summer season.

The Deep Wins Gold Awards at BIAZA Gala Dinner

9 June 2016

The Deep was last night awarded two Gold Awards at the BIAZA 50th Anniversary Dinner at Marwell Zoo - one in the Animal Breeding, Care and Welfare category and a second in the Conservation category. Deep staff member James Denman also won the Photography category for his pictures of the Golden Mantella Frog.

Gyles Brandreth’s Collection of Teddy Bears Gifted to Newby Hall

8 June 2016

One of the world’s largest collections of famous teddy bears has been gifted to Newby Hall by broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

York Taster Food Festival June 11th & 12th 2016

8 June 2016

This weekend sees the ‘curtain up’ of York’s annual Food Festival unveiling the theme for 2016 of ‘Explore the Taste of York’.

Opportunities for National Volunteers Week

7 June 2016

More volunteers are needed to help look after some of York’s finest historic houses and gardens and National volunteers’ week is the perfect time to find out more.

Opportunities for National Volunteers Week

7 June 2016

More volunteers are needed to help look after some of York’s finest historic houses and gardens and National volunteers’ week is the perfect time to find out more.

Totally Tropical Time Planned for Summer Fair

7 June 2016

There are plenty of prizes to be won and fun to be had at this year’s Kirkbymoorside Primary School Summer Fair, which takes place on Saturday 25 June from 2 – 4pm. Organised by the Friends of Kirkbymoorside School, this year’s summer fair has an Hawaiian theme with hula-hoop and limbo competitions plus a human fruit machine! Entry to the fair is free.

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend Returns

31 May 2016

BBC History Magazine’s History Weekend returns to York and expands to new Winchester location

Could you discover Britain’s favourite Hidden Gem?

31 May 2016

Leading pork pie manufacturer, Pork Farms, is on the hunt to find the nation’s top three favourite Hidden Gems – and need the people of Britain to help them to find them.

Enjoy a Family Day in the Dales

31 May 2016

People from across the UK are invited to join Yorkshire-based national charity Heart Research UK and Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority's Three Peaks Project for a family Day in the Dales event on 18 June.

Happy Birthday DIG!

31 May 2016

York’s home of hands-on archaeology for kids reaches its first decade of uncovering the fun side of history and is inviting you to celebrate with them.

The clock is ticking… launch of York Festival of Ideas 2016

31 May 2016

The York Festival of Ideas returns this year, from 7 – 19 June, with a packed programme of over 150 diverse and stimulating events delivered under the overarching theme of ‘Tick Tock’.

German Christmas retailer ‘Käthe Wohlfahrt’ unveils plans for opening of first UK store in York

23 May 2016

Käthe Wohlfahrt, a family run German Christmas Shop, and founders of the famous German Museum in Rothenburg, is confirmed as one of three new tenants to lease part of the old Mulberry Hall premises on Stonegate in York.

Calling All Adventurers!

20 May 2016

Head over to the National Trust’s Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens located just outside of York, where a feast of family fun awaits this half-term. Open daily, Beningbrough Hall hosts a week of play and adventure for big and little kids.

York Youngsters Jumping for Joy

20 May 2016

Energi Trampoline Park and local charity Inspirational Kids teamed up last night to host a trampoline session for over 90 young people with additional needs from around York.

Chocolate and the People of York: A New Exhibition from York’s Chocolate Story

16 May 2016

York’s Chocolate Story announces its new exhibition: Chocolate and the People of York which will be opening on Friday 27th May.

Fun on the Farm

16 May 2016

A number of farms across the North York Moors will be throwing open their gates to visitors on 5 June for ‘Open Farm Sunday’. The initiative provides an opportunity for people to find out about life on a moorland farm and the vital role farmers play in looking after the countryside.

WORLD PLOUGHING 2016 Ploughing a furrow to York

16 May 2016

Ploughmen and women from throughout the World will flock to Crockey Hill, near York this September to compete in the 2016 World Ploughing Contest and 66th British National Ploughing Championships.

Enormous inflatable planets arrive for the York Minster Mystery Plays

13 May 2016

Huge helium-filled planets join the ever growing stage at the magnificent York Minster as the 2016 production of the Mystery Plays draws nearer.

Return of the Romans!

13 May 2016

The armies of ancient Rome are marching on York again this summer as part of a new festival complete with military parades, siege weapon demonstrations, guided walks and expert speakers.

Overlooked – An Exhibition of the North York Moors

11 May 2016

Yorkshire based ceramicist Charlotte Morrison and textile artist Agnis Smallwood are proud to present 'Overlooked', an exhibition focusing on the North York Moors, at the Inspired by... gallery at The Moors National Park Centre in Danby, from Thursday 30 June – Tuesday 19 July 2016.

Kunsthuis presents... “A Vision of Dimensions”

9 May 2016

Artists from the UK and The Netherlands showcase their exciting experimentations of form and content and how they are inextricably linked.

Business is Booming in North Yorkshire’s 21-Mile High Street!

6 May 2016

The UK High Street might be in decline, but five market towns in Ryedale, North Yorkshire are fighting back to become one of the few places keeping Britain’s ‘nation of shopkeepers’ alive, with its 21-mile High Street. Despite most high streets being virtual clones of each other, featuring shop after shop of national chains and franchises, the market towns of Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Malton, Norton and Pickering are populated by local, independent shops – and business is booming!

The Yorkshire Arboretum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

6 May 2016

The Yorkshire Arboretum has received initial support* from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project ‘If Trees Could Talk’ it was announced today. The project aims to tell the story of the arboretum’s trees, its historic site and rich natural biodiversity to a wide audience. Thanks to National Lottery players, development funding of £44,400 has been awarded to help the Yorkshire Arboretum progress plans to apply for a full grant at a later date.

York Racecourse welcomes Paddington Bear

6 May 2016

York Racecourse is excited to announce a new special guest for Sunday 4 September when Paddington Bear will be at the races, for the first time.

A Knight to Remember!

5 May 2016

Coconut halves at the ready as historic Barley Hall plays host to a special screening of the hilarious Monty Python classic for Museums at Night.

UK Snooker Returns To York

29 April 2016

The York Barbican will once again host snooker’s top stars at the Betway UK Championship later this year.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway celebrates the best of Scotland with Branch Line Gala

28 April 2016

North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) boasts the best of Scottish railway history during its Scottish Branch Line Gala weekends. From 6th – 8th May and 13th-15th May the popular heritage railway will play host to a number of steam and diesel locomotives, promising a great day out for families and rail enthusiasts alike.

Record visitor numbers for Science Museum Group in 2015/16

19 April 2016

Record-breaking year as 5,549,000 visit Science Museum Group museums in 2015/16

BEWARE! The vengeful Vikings are about to capture The York Dungeon

14 April 2016

Bigger, bolder and more thrilling than ever, The York Dungeon is staring bad luck in the face and the revamped attraction will be opening on Friday 13th May. From this date, visitors will once again be able to experience the horrible history and frighteningly funny thrills guaranteed upon entry.

Yorkshire Air Museum to Represent British Air Services at Centenary of Battle of the Somme...

14 April 2016

On 1st July 2016 the imposing Thiepval Memorial in Picardy, northern France is to be the setting of one of the largest international commemorations for the First World War.

Dame Kelly Holmes to open new athletics stadium at University of York

13 April 2016

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes is to perform the official opening of the new £2 million athletics stadium at the University of York and take part in a community fun run.

A Cascade of Colour and Beauty Burnby Hall Gardens’ Tulip Festival 2016

8 April 2016

Burnby Hall Gardens, Pocklington are six times consecutive winners of the prestigious Yorkshire in Bloom Gold Award, and we are holding our fourth annual Tulip Festival between Saturday 23rd April and Saturday 7th May 2016.

First “Thunder Day” of Season a Great Success!

6 April 2016

Over the past few years, as some of the propeller driven aircraft within the Yorkshire Air Museum’s collection have been brought into ‘live’, engine running condition, we have refined the “Thunder Day” concept into a very popular event, enjoyed by hundred’s of people.

Pint-sized Fairfax House inhabitants create a stir!

4 April 2016

There is a mystery afoot at Fairfax House… and the quest is on to solve The Mystery of the Missing Jewels.

York Theatre Royal to reopen on 22 April following a £6million redevelopment

4 April 2016

The theatre will launch with two world premiere co-productions; Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops

Alan O’Kane Appointed as Head Chef

1 April 2016

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley has announced the appointment of a new Head Chef, Alan O’Kane. Talented, creative, and highly accomplished, with many awards to his name, Alan brings a wealth of culinary experience and passion to the role.

Las Iguanas Opens in True Latin-American Style

1 April 2016

Las Iguanas, brimming with Latin-American vitality and flair, launched its 48th site in York on Easter Monday and guests gathered on Thursday 31st March to celebrate York’s newest restaurant.

Game of Thrones and Coronation Street star joins Mystery Plays rehearsals

24 March 2016

Game of Thrones and Coronation Street star Philip McGinley will join rehearsals for the York Minster Mystery Plays on Thursday (24 March).

Hotel Indigo York Shortlisted for Best Hotel at the Visit York Tourism Awards 2016

24 March 2016

The Hotel Indigo York is shortlisted for Best Hotel at the Visit York Tourism Awards 2016.

Step On Board Flying Scotsman Through The Eras

24 March 2016

This week steam celebrity Flying Scotsman flew into position in a superstar locomotive line-up at the National Railway Museum, marking the successful end of not just one, but two restoration projects.

National Park Authority Delivers on Government Plan

23 March 2016

The North York Moors National Park Authority is delighted with government plans to enable every schoolchild in England the chance to visit National Parks as part of new education plans announced today.

Kunsthuis presents... “Colour, Surface, Description”

21 March 2016

Artists from the UK showcase a collection of paintings, ceramics and glass with beautifully bright colours, suggestive shapes and wonderfully arresting textures.

The Royal York Hotel Re-launch Party

18 March 2016

The iconic Royal York Hotel has marked its re-launch with a lavish party for 250 guests, following a complete renovation to restore the building to its former glory.

A New Year, a New Look at The Royal York Hotel, York

16 March 2016

One of the UK’s best-known hotels, The Royal York Hotel, which occupies a heritage building in the heart of York – has ushered in 2016 with a complete refurbishment. The new interior designs restore the hotel to its former glory whilst providing all of the comforts and convenience that come with modern travel and hospitality.

York Racecourse Welcomes Kaiser Chiefs

14 March 2016

Kaiser Chiefs are set to play York Racecourse on the evening of Friday 22 July, as part of the popular Music Showcase Weekend at the track.

TV's Grumpy Old Man Arthur Smith Heads To Grand Opera House York

10 March 2016

Comedian Arthur Smith heads to York this Saturday for an appearance as part of York Literature Festival 2016. Perhaps best known for his part in Television's 'Grumpy Old Men', Arthur is a veteran of the comedy circuit and well known for his sardonic observations of modern life. Arthur will be bringing his laconic wit and wisdom to York's Grand Opera House for this event.

It's All About That Bustle - Rounded Rears Victorian Style

9 March 2016

Reading the newspapers and celebrity magazines, one could easily imagine that the generously proportioned posteriors of Kim Kardashian and J-Lo were a completely new phenomenon, but visitors to a new permanent exhibition at York Castle Museum will discover that displaying a rounded rump has been a fashion staple for centuries!

Flying Scotsman is back on the rails at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

8 March 2016

After undergoing a £4.2 million overhaul by the National railway Museum, the magnificent Flying Scotsman is back and it’s full steam ahead as it arrives at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Saturday 12th March, where it will be running journeys until Sunday 20th March 2016*.

Exciting Night Photography Event Marks 75th Anniversary of First Halifax Bomber Operation.

2 March 2016

Following the huge success of the first Halifax bomber Nightshoot on March 2015, the Museum is delighted to announce another opportunity to photograph this iconic WWII bomber outdoors at night on the evening of Friday 18th March this year.

Interactive map launched to show flood-affected areas now #openforbusiness

2 March 2016

Companies in flood-affected areas will have the chance to show they’re back and open for business with a new interactive map launched by Northern powerhouse Minister James Wharton today.

The York Dungeon reopening spring 2016 with big surprises in store

2 March 2016

Popular tourist attraction, The York Dungeon, is set to re-open in spring 2016 and promises to bring back some of its popular shows as well as introduce one very big and spectacular surprise for visitors.

York Theatre Royal to reopen on Friday 22 April following a £6million redevelopment

25 February 2016

The theatre will launch with two world premiere co-productions; Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited and E.M. Forster’s The Machine Stops

Speakers of national importance attend York Minster’s Lent Course

18 February 2016

The Rt Revd Libby Lane – the Church of England’s first female Bishop - will be among five speakers of national importance to speak at this year’s York Minster Lent Course.

“The Allied Air Forces Memorial” it’s Official!!

5 February 2016

It is announced today that the European Union has granted European Trade Mark ownership of the title, “The Allied Air Forces Memorial” to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, York.

Flood-hit Medieval Guildhall to reopen for JORVIK Viking Festival

5 February 2016

York’s Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, which was badly affected by the Boxing Day floods in the city, is to reopen to the public in time for the 32nd JORVIK Viking Festival.

Free fun for all at JORVIK Viking Festival

4 February 2016

Vikings may have needed coins and precious metals to trade when they arrived in England 1150 years ago, but visitors to this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival can enjoy a host of Norse-themed events without having to dip into their purses!

Northern Youth Fashion Show is a Huge Success…

4 February 2016

Organisers of a special charity fashion show which was attended by the first lady of fashion are celebrating their success following the event.

VisitEngland’s ‘Growing Tourism Locally’ project exceeds spend figures

4 February 2016

VisitEngland today reveals the final results of its three-year project, ‘Growing Tourism Locally’, which has generated a total of £1.05bn additional tourism spend and created a record number of 19,490 additional jobs for the sector. The project, aimed at inspiring UK residents to take more holidays at home and to create jobs in the tourism sector, has now exceeded the three year target of 9,139 jobs and £419 million additional tourism spend figure.

Don't Panic!

3 February 2016

From the 5 February you can be transported back to May 1944 to join the likes of Captain Mainwaring, Sergeant Wilson and their eager but occasionally ragtag unit as the clock to D-Day ticks down. But ‘don’t panic Mr Mainwaring’, the Allied armies massed in Britain to invade Occupied Europe will only be taking place in a cinema near you.

Two for Tea and Tea & Tango

3 February 2016

Tea & tango, the soft choux shuffle – The Black Swan and Afternoon Tea is a match made in heaven and what’s not to love about The Black Swan’s event calendar, featuring tea dances on selected Monday afternoons, as well as a superbly priced 2-for-one offer on their delicious afternoon teas...

Wedding Open Days

3 February 2016

The Black Swan in Helmsley, North Yorkshire, is renowned for being among the North’s finest weddings venues. Voted ‘Best Venue in the North East’ for two years in the Wedding Industry Awards, this cosy boutique hotel will be showcasing its country charm to brides and grooms-to-be at two Wedding Open Days, to be held on Sunday, 10th April and 6th November (12 noon – 4pm).

Where the Men are Hunky and the Chocolate’s Chunky

2 February 2016

YORKIE is 40! The city’s signature chocolate bar is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and York’s Chocolate Story will be leading the celebrations by recreating one of York’s most beloved retro signs.

Culture Secretary visits York to promote Northern Tourism and support region hit by recent floods

1 February 2016

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale visited York today to see how the city has recovered from the Boxing Day floods and highlight government support for tourism in the North.
The Secretary of State launched a new discount ticket offer from Virgin Trains that will support tourism to the historic towns, cities, countryside and parks across Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland and Cumbria during the February half-term holiday.

Fried-Egg Jellyfish?! – It’s no Yolk!

1 February 2016

The Deep welcomes the arrival of 6 Fried-egg jellyfish onto display, just in time to celebrate National Breakfast Week!

York College Develops International Links With Erasmus+ Projects

1 February 2016

Having successfully completed a week of Professional Development in Seville as part of the European Project Erasmus Plus, York College Business, Hospitality & Tourism staff continue to develop international links with two further Erasmus+ projects approved by the European commission.

Hotel Indigo York named ‘Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year’ for North Yorkshire by the Luxury Travel

28 January 2016

The Hotel Indigo York scoops ‘Luxury Boutique Hotel of the Year’ for North Yorkshire by the Luxury Travel Guide Awards which recognises and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the affluent travel and tourism industry.

Stage Set and Voices Warmed Up for York’s Inaugural Community Choir Festival

28 January 2016

The stage is set and finishing touches being added to the performances of eleven top choirs in York, who will be performing this week at Joseph Rowntree Theatre’s inaugural York Community Choir Festival.

York Racecourse Announces Headline Music Act

28 January 2016

Delighted to be back performing together, The Corrs, have been announced as the headline act for the Saturday 23rd July when they will play York Races after the sporting action as part of the popular Music Showcase Weekend at the track.

Yorkshire Air Museum’s “Gulf War” Veterans 25 Years On!

25 January 2016

The 25th anniversary of the allied air response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait offers a highly topical motivation to visit the Yorkshire Air Museum in the coming weeks as the Museum has on display four of the principal aircraft types used by the RAF in “Operation Granby”, with three of these being actual “Desert Storm” veterans. We also have an example of a Russian built SHILKA anti aircraft mobile platform, as used in aerial defence by Iraqi forces.

Staff At York’s BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel Are Seeing Stars Following £3 Million Upgrade

19 January 2016

Staff at a York hotel are seeing stars following the completion of a major programme of improvements and expansion.

Lead actor announced for York Minster Mystery Plays

18 January 2016

Game of Thrones and Coronation Street star Philip McGinley will play the lead role in this summer’s hotly-anticipated York Minster Mystery Plays.

National Railway Museum 2016 Events

18 January 2016

A list of confirmed activity for 2016. We also run free fun family activities throughout school holidays including explosive science shows, interactive storytelling and daily turntable demonstrations.

Flood-hit Walmgate Ale House & Bistro hosts charity dinner to raise money for flood appeal.

14 January 2016

Walmgate Ale House & Bistro was just one of the businesses that was hit badly by the flooding of the River Foss over Christmas. They suffered substantial damage to their bar, seating, flooring and toilets meaning that they had to close to for several weeks and won’t fully reopen until the end of January.

"Like Canute, we can't control water, but JORVIK Viking Festival plans going ahead full speed!"

13 January 2016

Whether they were fighting Anglo Saxons or the turbulent waters of the North Sea, there was little that would stop the Vikings from achieving their goals, and this Norse spirit is set to be carried on in York for this year’s JORVIK Viking Festival, which will take place from 15 – 21 February 2016 despite the flooding that has closed the world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre.

Celebrate the North’s vibrant street food scene with The Street Food Cook Book

12 January 2016

The eagerly anticipated Street Food Cook Book was released on November 30, featuring a compilation of recipes and stories from some of the North’s finest street food specialists, artisan traders and vendors.

“Probably one of the best museums I have been to”

8 January 2016

A look at some of the reviews, research and reports on the new look York Art Gallery

The Deep's Annual Census Gets Underway

8 January 2016

Animals great and small are being counted as part of The Deep’s annual census. So it’s time for one fish, two fish, three fish, four, five fish, six fish, seven fish, more!

Tickets released next week for York Minster Mystery Plays

6 January 2016

There’s only a week to go until tickets for the York Minster Mystery Plays - the biggest event the cathedral has ever staged - go on sale.

JORVIK Viking Centre's Gift Shop Reopens

5 January 2016

The gift shop at JORVIK Viking Centre has re-opened today following the restoration of power to the attraction yesterday (4 January 2015).

Kunsthuis Presents “Zwart-Wit”

4 January 2016

This winter, Kunsthuis Gallery welcomes a select group of innovative photographers, print-makers, draftsmen and ceramicists living in the UK who are leading in their field, producing highly unique and arresting work in black and white.

Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland Extends its Season to 10th January 2016

14 December 2015

The three time award-winning Christmas event – Yorkshire’s Winter Wonderland has announced today that it will extend its season to 10th January 2016.

Last chance to see Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives at Treasurer’s House, York.

11 December 2015

Just two weeks remain of the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition on the private and public life of the iconic actress Vivien Leigh. Running until 20 December and open Thursday to Sunday, it’s the final chance to see the archive in Yorkshire.

Turtle Bay, Kennedy’s and the Banyan bring a Christmas carnival to Little Stonegate!

11 December 2015

Turtle Bay are bringing a taste of the Caribbean to Christmas this year over on Little Stonegate. The new restaurant is heading up a Christmas Carnival event alongside Banyan and Kennedy’s to tie in with the city-wide Ice Trail on December 12-13th.

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

2 December 2015

The spirit of the Man in Black is alive and ‘kicking like a mule’ with an outstanding celebration of the iconic legend by the Carter/Cash endorsed Johnny Cash Roadshow.

The Perfect Present – See the Mystery Plays in 2016!

1 December 2015

If you’re struggling for gift ideas this Christmas, York Minster may have the perfect present – the chance to see the cathedral’s production of the Mystery Plays in 2016.

York-born Politician and Novelist Feature in Line-up for City’s 2016 Literature Festival

1 December 2015

York Literature Festival, in association with Baillie Gifford, returns in March 2016 and features a great line-up that includes Vince Cable, politician and former York resident, and Margaret Drabble, the acclaimed novelist who also attended school in York.

Fairfax House Christmas Evening Extravaganza

30 November 2015

As darkness falls, Fairfax House will come alight and alive for a very special Christmas evening of entertainment, shopping and wine on Thursday 3rd December.

New Chief of the French Air Force becomes Vice President of the Allied Air Forces Memorial

30 November 2015

It was announced today that Général André Lanata, Chief of the French Air Force is to become the new Vice President of the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum. Général Lanata becomes the third Chef de la Armée de l'Air to take up this post following his appointment in September this year. André Lanata is a former Mirage F1CR fighter pilot (see image attached) and has seen service in Chad, Iraq, Bosnia and Kosovo amongst other fields of operation.

York Literature Festival Confirms Baillie Gifford as Headline Sponsor

30 November 2015

York Literature Festival have agreed a sponsorship deal with Baillie Gifford, an independent global investment company. Baillie Gifford have links with ten UK Literature Festivals.

Businesses in York vote YES to a Business Improvement District in the city centre

27 November 2015

Businesses in York vote YES to a Business Improvement District in the city centre. A not-for-profit BID company will now be formed to carry out a wide range of improvements and services from April next year.

Auditions start for York Minster Mystery Plays 2016

25 November 2015

Auditions to decide the stars of next summer’s York Minster Mystery Plays start at the cathedral on Wednesday 25 November.

PHOTOCALL: Giant Advent wreath raised at York Minster

25 November 2015

One of the largest Advent wreaths in the country will be created at York Minster this week, marking the start of the cathedral’s Advent and Christmas festivities.

York Minster announces Box Office opening date and supplier for Mystery Plays 2016

25 November 2015

Tickets for the Mystery Plays 2016 - the biggest event York Minster has ever staged - will go on sale on Wednesday 13 January, the cathedral has announced.

Welcome to Threshold - a unique series of late services at York Minster

23 November 2015

York Minster will stay open late into the evening on 22 November for Threshold – one of a series of unique services scheduled to take place on Sundays in the coming months.

The Great Yorkshire Fringe is set to return!

19 November 2015

The Great Yorkshire Fringe was such a roaring success last year that it’s coming back - and promising to deliver the very best comedians, music and family entertainment from all over the world to the centre of York.

Christmas Shoppers Urged to Ditch Online in Favour of Medieval Browsing in York

18 November 2015

With more and more of us planning to do the majority of our Christmas shopping online this year* we may run the risk of giving our loved ones a collection of uninspired presents or worst of all, gift vouchers. Fortunately the staff at Barley Hall, York, are organising a festive shopping treat stocked full of unique gifts.

Black Swan Scoops White Rose Awards ‘Large Hotel of the Year’

10 November 2015

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley has won the ‘Large Hotel of the Year Award’, announced at last night’s White Rose Awards, which took place at the Leeds First Direct Arena.

Call for aspiring teachers to join the ‘Train to Teach’ roadshow in York

10 November 2015

Aspiring teachers with the passion and potential to teach are being encouraged to attend the Train to Teach roadshow when it visits York on Wednesday 11th November. The Train to Teach roadshow, organised by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL), is the most comprehensive event of its kind. The free event at the York Barbican Centre, from 5-8pm, will give potential teachers a chance to drop-in and find out more about the rewards and opportunities a career in teaching offers.

Meet Father Christmas in King’s Square, York

10 November 2015

For the first time the children of York will be able to meet Father Christmas in King’s Square! Father Christmas will be sending his builder elves to construct him his very own log cabin to house his workshop and festive study.

Railway gears us up for Festive Days out with the family

9 November 2015

Families and especially those with young children are in for a treat this Christmas as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway gears up for the festive period. Enchanting stations along the line which depict a bygone era are adding that extra sparkle with decorated Christmas trees and fairy lights thanks to the efforts of Santa’s little helpers, namely the many volunteers who help to keep the Railway running. A nativity scene will feature at Grosmont whilst children looking for a meet with Santa will not be disappointed.

Michael Portillo to appear at York Literature Festival 2016

6 November 2015

Michael Portillo to appear at York Literature Festival 2016: politician and train enthusiast will be at National Railway Museum for a one-off event.

Tickets to ride on Flying Scotsman through the eras

5 November 2015

The National Railway Museum has announced that tickets to experience the glamour and luxury of the Flying Scotsman service throughout the eras will go on sale to the public on Friday 6th November.

Get into the Festive Spirit With Safestay York

4 November 2015

Premium hostel Safestay York is helping guests get into the festive spirit with a complimentary glass of mulled wine on arrival. Celebrating its prime location in the heart of this medieval walled city, Safestay York is the ideal place to stay for an affordable break and for those looking for inspirational Christmas gift ideas.

From Yorkshire with Love

26 October 2015

Love is in the air at Castle Howard this Halloween as organizers of Kaboom, the spectacular firework display taking place at the stately home on Saturday, 31st October, plan to fill the Yorkshire sky with giant shimmering red love hearts.

Scotsman in the spotlight: the rollercoaster journey of the world’s most famous locomotive

23 October 2015


From spotlight to sidelines, Flying Scotsman’s career has been anything but a smooth ride. As the National Railway Museum gears up for the iconic locomotive’s highly anticipated return to steam after a painstaking £4.2m restoration, it is putting the finishing touches to its special Gallery exhibition, Starring Scotsman, exploring the tumultuous journey of the ultimate star of the tracks.

Halloween in the Park

20 October 2015

From bats and crafts to forest walks, Halloween promises to be spooktacular.

France to Honour Normandy Veterans in York.

19 October 2015

It is planned for up to 7 British veterans of the D-Day invasion of Europe in 1945 to be honoured at the annual Remembrance Day Commemorations at the Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial in Elvington on November 8th.

York Art Society - 202nd Autumn Exhibition

19 October 2015

The York Art Society is delighted to announce that our 202nd autumn exhibition which will be held at the York Theatre Royal De Grey Rooms. The exhibition will showcase the work of Society members, and will reflect a broad range of work produced across many styles and media. There will also be a large selection of unframed originals, prints and cards.

The Art Market Makes It’s Mark On York

7 October 2015

A sculpture of a giant hare, the creation of the People’s Painting, speed embroidery and a fully working life-size game of Operation were just some of the highlights of The Art Market, which welcomed more than 2000 art lovers to the city at the weekend.

‘The Yorkshire Studios’ Secures First Production

6 October 2015

Screen Yorkshire today reveals that ITV’s Victoria, a major new drama series from award winning Mammoth Screen (Poldark, Black Work), will be the first tenant to take up residency at The Yorkshire Studios, with filming for the seven month shoot set to commence at the recently launched film & TV facility this month.

“The Broken Toys Reassembled”

6 October 2015

Huddersfield Artist Dex Hannon, also known as China9, Evil Jesus and Dexuality Valentino exhibit work which explore Digital vs Painting, Past vs Future.

The Black Swan is Yorkshire Life’s ‘Hotel of the Year’

5 October 2015

The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, has been awarded ‘Hotel of the Year’ during a Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards celebratory luncheon at Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, on Monday 21st September.

Helmsley needs your vote as local high streets battle to be Britain’s best

2 October 2015

The Betway UK Championship returns to the York Barbican later this year, and tickets are now available for fans to see their snooker heroes in the sport’s second biggest ranking event.

NEW ART SHOW BRINGS YORKSHIRE ART TO YORKSHIRE PEOPLE

29 September 2015

NEW ART SHOW BRINGS YORKSHIRE ART TO YORKSHIRE PEOPLE

Meet Father Christmas in his Magical Grotto at York’s Chocolate Story

28 September 2015

Meet Father Christmas in his Magical Grotto at York’s Chocolate Story

Spruce up for Dick Turpin graveyard

18 September 2015

The cemetery where Dick Turpin is laid to rest at St George’s church, George Street, has been spruced up by The York Dungeon and a group of volunteers led by York City Council.

His Royal Highness the Duke of York and Archbishop of York confirmed as Patron and President for th

15 September 2015

York Minster is pleased to announce His Royal Highness the Duke of York and the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, have been confirmed as Patron and President respectively for the cathedral’s production of the York Mystery Plays next summer.

Discover your inner chef with York Food Festival & York on a Fork.

10 September 2015

Long before you have smelled, let alone tasted, a good plate of food the mere thought or sight of it can exercise the taste buds and invigorate the palate. From the humblest snack to the finest Michelin meal, the old aphorism that 'the first bite is taken with the eyes' is invariably true.

Farewell Weekend A Chance to Support 'Streamliners' Overhaul

10 September 2015

With one of the most iconic steam engines ever to grace Britain’s railways about to be taken off the tracks for overhaul, a new opportunity has been announced to support the cost of this work.

York Does Vintage- September 2015

10 September 2015

Autumn may be on it’s way, but fear not that also means that York Does Vintage is just around the corner!

Ghostly goings between two estabilished Yorkshire companies

7 September 2015

What happens when two ghosts collide? Mostly Ghostly happens.

Calling all MysteryMakers

2 September 2015

Have you got what it takes to be a York Minster MysteryMaker in 2016?
The cathedral is now recruiting an army of backstage volunteers for the crew which will put the York Minster Mystery Plays on stage next summer.

Dare you have a Spin of the SHOCK-olate Roulette this Halloween?

2 September 2015

This Halloween (26th October – 1st November), York’s Chocolate Story is inviting daring guests to take part in a thrilling spook-tacular shock-olate tasting session. Visitors to the attraction can try their luck by spinning the ‘Shock-olate wheel of fortune’ to receive either a yummy tasty treat or a ghastly rotten trick chocolate!

Get poetic with Edible York & York Food Festival!

2 September 2015

As part of York Food Festival’s 2015 theme, Food in Words & Pictures, the Festival have teamed up with York Edible Schools, the Soil Assocation’s Food for Life partnership & the Big Buzz to create Poetry on a Plate placemats, which can be found in venues across York.

Go behind the scenes at York Minster’s Stoneyard during England’s biggest heritage festival

27 August 2015

See hidden corners of York Minster and learn about the ancient craft skills used to preserve the 800-year-old cathedral when its Stoneyard opens its doors for England’s biggest heritage festival.

Merriment Brings Medieval Festival To York City Centre

25 August 2015

All the fun – including fighting and falconry – of the medieval fair will come to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York city centre for a special Bank Holiday Monday of historic crafts and demonstrations as the finale event of the JORVIK Medieval Festival.

York Food Festival 2015 programme

24 August 2015

York Food Festival returns for its 19th year this September with markets, chef demonstrations, events and the theme ‘Food in Words and Pictures.’

York’s Chocolate Story Needs YOUR Help to Support Alzheimer’s Society

24 August 2015

Visitors to York’s Chocolate Story are invited to help construct a GIANT mural over the coming months. All proceeds of which will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society, this year’s company charity.

Settle down on abbey green for classic outdoor cinema

18 August 2015

The National Trust property near Ripon is playing host to Luna Cinema so you can enjoy two nights of classic film under the starts at this special and atmospheric place.

£1000 CASH PRIZE FOR SWEETCORN EATING WORLD RECORD

13 August 2015

The annual UK Sweetcorn Eating Championships take place at York Maze, North Yorkshire on Saturday 15 August, with a £1000 cash prize for anyone who can set a new world record.

Enter York Food Festival’s ‘Food in Words & Pictures’ Competitions to win some tasty prizes!

10 August 2015

Food has been moving people to poetry and art for centuries and nowadays; you can’t browse the internet without drooling over a foodie photograph. From Van Gogh’s fishy still life paintings to Shakespeare’s fruity sonnets, good grub has proved an inspiration to artists, writers and photographers.

"Décapitation" by Femme No. 5 – New perfume inspired by historic queen unveiled in York

7 August 2015

Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was said to have had an illicit liaison during her visit to York in 1541, is the inspiration of a new perfume being revealed in York, UK, today at Barley Hall as part of its ‘Power & Glory: York in the Time of Henry VIII’ exhibition.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Summer Event Listings August 2015

6 August 2015

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Summer Event Listings August 2015

Now summer’s in full swing, get outdoors for a playful summer at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

6 August 2015

In the water garden you can surprise your eyes with Folly! (daily, 10.30am – 4pm) to see the Georgian follies of the water garden re-imagined. Giant creatures, kaleidoscope-like interiors and astonishing artworks will keep you guessing as you follow the paths to find temples, views and hidden histories… Pick up a ‘marvellously magical Folly! map’ to make your own journey of discovery full of strange surprises and mystical goings on.

Unibus breaks the mould to become York’s first 24/7 bus route

3 August 2015

Unibus will become the first bus company in York to go 24/7 after listening to the needs of its passengers at the University of York.

A-MAZE-ING YORKSHIRE DAY CELEBRATIONS

30 July 2015

York Maze is celebrating Yorkshire Day on Saturday 1 August with its annual Yorkshire Pudding tossing competition and Straw Bale race.

Hotel Indigo Opens in Historic city of York

28 July 2015

InterContinental Hotels Group , one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today brings its boutique, Hotel Indigo®, to the historic city of York. Hotel Indigo® York opens its doors on Walmgate, a thriving foodie destination and the birthplace of York’s chocolate making empire.

Travel to iconic Destination Stations at the National Railway Museum

28 July 2015

New exhibition Destination Stations at the National Railway Museum in York will showcase the changing architectural history of some of the UK’s most iconic railway stations

Taittinger’s Sparkling Soiree – August 13th

27 July 2015

With 3 AA rosettes ‘The Gallery’ at The Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley, enjoys a fine reputation for dining. This summer’s calendar of events continues with a Sparkling Champagne Dinner hosted by Taittinger on 13th August, with superb dining to complement, courtesy of Head Chef, Patrick Bardoulet.

Be Independent Help Make York More Accessible

23 July 2015

To celebrate this year’s Disabled Awareness Day (12 July) York-based Be Independent is launching its holiday accommodation offer in a bid to make York a more accessible place to stay.

“Golden Era” Vintage Motorcycle Run at Yorkshire Air Museum Attracts High Quality Entries!

22 July 2015

The aptly named “Golden Era” Vintage Motorcycle Run returns to the Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday 26th July. This evocative event will see a gathering of pre 1931 machines, with a good number of the entries being over 100 years old. Noel Whittall, organizer of the event from the Yorkshire Vintage Motorcycle Club, states that this year has produced a high quality entry of 54 machines to date, featuring some famous, rare marques such as Yorkshires Scott (Saltaire, Shipley) and Phelon & Moore (Cleckheaton) and Martinsyde from Brooklands, in addition to more familiar names such as Triumph, Norton, Ariel, Douglas and others. The 1912 Phelon & Moore 3 ½ horsepower machine ridden by Steve Jenkin from Cumbria is one of the earliest entries, along with the 1912 New Hudson Model VII De Luxe combination.

Great Yorkshire Fringe show takes takes in the sights of York!

14 July 2015

One week to go, and The Great Yorkshire Fringe transformation of Parliament Street will begin...

Is This the Ultimate Thunderbirds Fan Tribute?

9 July 2015

A Thunderbirds fan has created an amazing tribute to 50 years of the iconic show by producing the World’s biggest ever Thunderbird 2, carved into an 15 acre field of growing maize plants near York, England.

York Art Gallery to reopen in summer 2015 following an £8 million transformation

7 July 2015

York Art Gallery will reopen on Saturday 1 August 2015, also Yorkshire Day, after an £8 million development by international architects Ushida Findlay in partnership with leading conservation specialists Simpson & Brown, which will increase exhibition space by 60 per cent and see the launch of the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The development of the 19th century Grade 2* listed building will create a new cultural destination and artistic hub for the region, firmly establishing York Art Gallery as a must-see destination and one of the best regional galleries in the country.

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Autumn event Listings September - October 2015

3 July 2015

Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Autumn event Listings September - October 2015

Hotel Indigo York Chooses York's Chocolate Story to Sweeten up Guests

29 June 2015

Hotel Indigo York, on Walmgate, the city’s thriving foodie destination and the birthplace of York’s chocolate making empire, will be working with York Chocolate Story to offer visitors an authentic taste of Britain’s chocolate heritage.

The life of Vivien Leigh, Britain’s first international actress, comes to Treasurer’s House, York

29 June 2015

The life of one of Britain’s most iconic actresses, Vivien Leigh, is the focus of a new exhibition coming to National Trust’s Treasurer’s House in York this autumn.

Ceramic Art York

25 June 2015

Ceramic Art York, presented by the Craft Potters Association of Great Britain and York Museums Trust, is an exciting new showcase of contemporary ceramic art. The selection panel have chosen 50 accomplished exhibitors drawn from the UK and beyond. This new event is taking place to mark the opening of the new Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) at York Art Gallery.

Sweet Summer Sensation at York’s Chocolate Story

24 June 2015

Summer has finally arrived in the beautiful city of York and there are plenty of sweet reasons to pay a visit to York’s Chocolate Story.
Creating an exciting piece of social artwork, visitors will also be invited to contribute to the building of a GIANT mural made entirely of Smarties! Designed by a competition winning local child to commemorate the history of chocolate in York, the mural will be constructed over the summer months, one sweet at a time. All proceeds from the construction will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Society. It’s just up to you to choose your favourite colour and get sticking!

Wildflower Wonders at the Yorkshire Arboretum

24 June 2015

Spectacular swathes of wildflowers are now in bloom in the summer sunshine at the Yorkshire Arboretum. Wild orchids, pink Ragged Robin, masses of Yellow Rattle and Ox-eye Daisies, and golden sheets of buttercups all contribute to a profusion of colour set against the backdrop of the arboretum’s internationally important collection of trees.

‘Cycling Heaven’ Holidays launch and Malton Festival of Cycling Special Weekend .

17 June 2015

The Old Lodge Malton in North Yorkshire is launching a new cycling service for summer 2015.

Where's Jack? London's Jack the Ripper Comes to the York Dungeon

17 June 2015

One of the world’s most notorious serial killers, Jack the Ripper, is coming to The York Dungeon this summer in a new spine-chilling show – Where’s Jack?

Work starts on country’s largest medieval jigsaw

16 June 2015

600-year old stained glass returned to York Minster

Yorfest 2015

16 June 2015

Yorkshire`s finest The Pigeon Detectives, The Sunshine Underground
& The Sherlocks to headline a New one day music festival in York.... Yorfest!

A GIANT Father’s Day Treat for Dads at York’s Chocolate Story

3 June 2015

Everyone likes to spoil their dad on Father’s Day and this year York’s Chocolate Story have a GIANT treat in store for a lucky dad.

New professional tourist guides for Yorkshire

2 June 2015

Yorkshire has 23 new professional tourist guides ready to bring the area to life for visitors after a graduation ceremony at Ripley Castle when students received the highly respected Blue Badge qualification from the Institute of Tourist Guiding.

York ‘Taster’ Food Festival June 6th & 7th 2015

2 June 2015

York Food & Drink Festival will return for its 19th year this September 18th-27th with its usual large markets, chef demonstrations, extensive events programme and their theme ‘Food in Words and Pictures.’

Scampston Hall’s Big Vintage Weekend

1 June 2015

After the roaring success of last year, Scampston Hall’s Big Vintage Weekend returns on 13 and 14 June.

Say no to socks this Father’s Day – treat your dad to a free day out at The York Dungeon instead!

29 May 2015

Don’t disappoint dad with yet another pair of cartoon socks, wacky print tie, or ‘World’s Best Dad’ mug this Father’s day (21st June). Treat him to a day out at The York Dungeon instead where dads go free with a paying child!

Berwick Kaler’s 37th panto to be staged in 1000 seat theatre at the National Railway Museum

26 May 2015

Berwick Kaler’s 37th writing and starring role in Dick Whittington (and his Meerkat) will take place at the 1000 seat purpose built theatre at the National Railway Museum this Christmas. The theatre has been named The Signal Box Theatre. York Theatre Royal have announced the news after recent discoveries at the historic theatre site on St Leonards Place have led to a delay to the major refurbishment of the auditorium and stage.

Make time to play

22 May 2015

National Trust’s play campaign returns to York just in time for the bank holiday weekend

The ’50 Things to do before you’re 11 ¾’ bucket-style list re-launches at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens on the 23 – 25 May. It will run throughout half term with the aim of helping children to reengage with nature for the fourth consecutive year.

Start your '50 things' journey at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal this May half term

22 May 2015

The National Trust have put together a list of great challenges, the ultimate ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. When was the last time you explored inside a tree, went bird watching, played pooh sticks, or rolled down a really big hill?

The whole family can get together and get outdoors to take up the challenge with a bumper schedule of outdoor fun this May half term at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal, a National Trust site near Ripon.

THE STORY CONTINUES… BARLEY HALL TO FOCUS ON HENRY VIII TO CONTINUE YORK’S TUDOR STORY!

21 May 2015

His father’s influence on York is explored at the Henry VII Experience at Micklegate Bar, but arguably one of history’s best known monarchs is set to take centre stage at Barley Hall next week with the opening of a major new exhibition looking at the life and influence of Henry VIII.

Funding awarded for the world’s first fleet of double-decker Sightseeing buses

20 May 2015

The world’s first retrofitted electric-powered double-decker bus will launch into service today with funding now awarded for the conversion of another five City Sightseeing vehicles.

Tim Godfrey Unveils Carriage Returning to Service After 50 Years

18 May 2015

A heritage carriage saved from scrap and lovingly restored by volunteers of the LNER Coach Association has entered public service for the first time in 50 years. On Saturday 9th May, Carriage BTK3669 was ‘declared finished’ by Sir Nigel Gresley’s grandson Tim Godfrey at a ceremony that was attended by those who helped in its restoration.

Major new BBC drama filmed at York Minster

14 May 2015

TV viewers will see York Minster’s iconic Kings Screen transformed when BBC One’s hotly anticipated new drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell airs on Sunday (17 May).

York Minster Mystery Plays 2016 - Director, Writer and Musical Director Announced

14 May 2015

With just 54 weeks to go until the first night performance, York Minster today announced the line-up for the super talented artistic team that will be responsible for next summer’s staging of the York Minster Mystery Plays 2016.

York Minster welcomes royal visitor

14 May 2015

His Royal Highness, the Duke of York KG visited York Minster today (13 May) to meet the skilled craftsmen and women who are restoring and conserving the cathedral’s East End and Great East Window.

Before I Die Festival

12 May 2015






“I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens,” is Woody Allen’s famous quote. Death can be traumatic and terrible – on the other hand people can die peacefully and thankfully when their time comes. What is death all about and is it a good thing to talk about it and try to come to terms with what, after all, is going to be part of everyone’s life?

Italian King of Vintage A.N.G.E.L.O. Arrives At McArthurGlen York Designer Outlet

12 May 2015

A.N.G.E.L.O. – the largest and most renowned archive of vintage fashion in Europe – will tour the UK for the first time with a series of exclusive pop-ups showcasing his vintage fashion collections, alongside a curated Timeless Style exhibition celebrating fashion and style through the ages.

Shambles Market offers free space for local musicians

12 May 2015

Shambles Market, one of the few UK markets open seven days a week, is giving local musicians the chance to showcase their talent for free every day between 11am and 3pm.

Shambles Market to host Love Your Local Market launch

1 May 2015

Shambles Market will host the launch of the Love Your Local Market 2015 campaign - a celebration of British market culture - on Wednesday 13 May 2015.

York to Host International Giant Pumpkin Competition

1 May 2015

Following the success of last year’s inaugural North of England stage of the International Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth (GPC) competition held at York Maze, organisers have confirmed that the this year’s North of England final will once again be held at York Maze as part of their Halloween Festival.

‘Flora and Fauna’

30 April 2015

A short stay in Helmsley, in the bountiful terrain of ‘God’s own country’ as Yorkshire is often referred, truly is a tonic for the soul. As you journey here, the views over rolling countryside and undulating hills are a feast for the eyes, a patchwork of natural hues, craggy outcrops, dry stone walling; depending on your chosen approach a mystical chalk horse, or purple moorlands, depending on your chosen approach.

Bettys Announces the North's Finest Reservations-only Afternoon tea

30 April 2015

When Bettys opened in 1919, the Café Tea Rooms in Harrogate swiftly set the standard for Afternoon Tea. Nearly 100 years later, the iconic Yorkshire family business is announcing an unparalleled new experience for this most favourite of British pastimes.

Hotel of the Year Short List

30 April 2015

The Black Swan, Helmsley is delighted to join the short list of 63 businesses recently announced by Visit York for their forthcoming annual Tourism Awards. In the category ‘Hotel of the Year’, The Black Swan, Helmsley will join other well-known local hotels, Middlethorpe Hotel and Spa, Middleton’s Hotel, The York Marriot and Judge’s Lodgings.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Bittern, the UK’s fastest Steam engine in preservation.

28 April 2015

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is delighted to welcome Class A4 Pacific ‘Bittern’ to its Spring Steam Gala (25 - 27 April & 2 – 5 May) for two weekends of intense steam traction. Having become the first UK steam engine to reach 90 mph in three high speed record runs on the East Coast Main Line over the winter period – No 4464 “Bittern” is set to return to the NYMR’s Spring Steam Gala after its recent tour with sister streamlined engines as part of the National Railway Museum’s ‘Mallard 75’ events at York and Shildon.

Tickets On Sale For York Snooker

28 April 2015

The Betway UK Championship returns to the York Barbican later this year, and tickets are now available for fans to see their snooker heroes in the sport’s second biggest ranking event.

Where will you watch?

27 April 2015

The first ever Tour de Yorkshire is almost here and organisers are encouraging spectators to finalise their plans ahead of the historic race.

Celebrate the brands that made York the tastiest city in the UK!

27 April 2015

York is a city built on chocolate and confectionery. World-famous brands, including KitKat, Aero and the Terry’s Chocolate Orange all originated from the historic city and York’s Chocolate Story will be showcasing this heritage in a unique exhibition beginning on May 4th.

Star line-up for first ever Women’s Tour de Yorkshire

24 April 2015

Yorkshire will welcome a stellar cast of racing talent as the first ever Women’s Tour de Yorkshire sees over 100 of the UK’s most exciting riders take part.

Memorial Plaque to the Air Transport Auxiliary to be Unveiled at Yorkshire Air Museum

8 April 2015

The Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum is honoured to be dedicating a memorial to the brave and daring aircrews of the Air Transport Auxiliary on Saturday 11th April. The Memorial Plaque will be unveiled by Air Transport Auxiliary veteran Martin Nicholson, (from Otley) who is one of the approximately 12 known surviving ATA aircrew, making him a rare breed indeed. There are expected to be further veterans and families of ATA pilots travelling from the South of England for the special day.

Gear up for the Tour de Yorkshire

7 April 2015

City of York Council is reminding residents and visitors to plan ahead for Saturday 2 May when stage two of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire will finish in the city.

Grant provides green light for city's evening economy

7 April 2015

York’s evening cultural scene is set to get a significant boost thanks to a grant for almost £100,000 from Arts Council England. ‘Vespertine’* will inspire people to stay in York city centre for longer in the early evening, with a series of culturally-inspired art installations and events.

LINDT is delighted to announce the relaunch of the popular York Chocolate Shop

7 April 2015

LINDT York Chocolate Shop will undergo an exciting transformation this spring. As Lindt UK’s longest running shop, the much anticipated renovation will see the addition of even more delicious LINDT chocolate to tantalise the taste buds.

Chocolatiers ready for York Chocolate Festival

2 April 2015

Artisan chocolatiers from around the city have joined forces to prepare for this year’s York Chocolate Festival, which opens tomorrow (Friday 3 April 2015).

Be an Easter Eggsplorer at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden with the National Trust

31 March 2015

Cadbury team up with National Trust to offer families a cracking Bank Holiday Easter weekend

Shambles Market to officially reopen after £1.6m renovation

30 March 2015

Shambles Market, one of the few UK markets open seven days a week, will officially reopen at the end of March following the completion of a £1.6 million refurbishment project.

Five Senses of Indulgence at York Chocolate Festival

27 March 2015

See, hear, touch, smell and taste – all five senses will be in chocolate heaven this Easter when the UK’s ‘home of chocolate’ celebrates the fourth annual York Chocolate Festival at a host of chocolate-themed venues around the city from 3 – 6 April 2015.

Illuminating York shortlisted for national award

26 March 2015

City of York Council’s Illuminating York Festival is up for yet more recognition as it’s shortlisted for a national award.

Richard III: Man & Myth

26 March 2015

The myths and distorted truths that have shaped modern perceptions of Richard III will be compared to the historical facts, in a new exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum, York.

York Early Music Festival 2015 (Thursday 2 – Saturday 11 July)

20 March 2015

York Early Music Festival 2015, Thursday 2 – Saturday 11 July, embraces 300 years of music making, bringing together the music and musicians of England and France to explore a time mixed with harmony and discord in Anglo-French history. Many of the world’s finest early music artists including: Andreas Staier; The London Handel Players; Andrew Parrott and his Tavernor Consort; The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers; The Early Opera Company led by Christian Curnyn; distinguished Belgian vocalists the Huelgas Ensemble; Katie Debretzeni, Richard Boothby and Mahan Esfahani; The Clerks; Sylvia Abramowicz, Jonathan and Thomas Dunford and The Orlando Consort, will perform in some of York’s most beautiful and historic venues.

Easter Adventures in the North York Moors

17 March 2015

There’s an event for everyone in the North York Moors this Easter from children’s craft activities and adventure days to a willow workshop and free guided walks that take a closer look at the National Park’s history and wildlife. Over the Easter weekend (3 – 6 April), there will also be a trail in the grounds at Sutton Bank National Park Centre and The Moors National Park Centre, Danby – find the missing eggs and collect a tasty prize.

York Racecourse Music Showcase Line up Completed

16 March 2015

The Music Act set to perform at York Racecourse on Saturday 25 July has been confirmed, with Scouting For Girls set to become the first band to make a return visit to the Knavesmire.

Exploded gun brings the story of Richard III into the modern age

13 March 2015

As the nation prepares for the re-interment of the body of King Richard III at Leicester Cathedral later this month, visitors to York’s Richard III Experience, which explores the life and times of the maligned monarch, will be able to see artefacts that reveal new perspectives about his life, reign and rediscovery when never-before-seen exhibits go on display on Saturday 14 March 2015.

Treks in the City

12 March 2015

Yorkshire Food Finder is giving food lovers the chance to “eat behind the scenes” of the city of York when it launches a city-licking new one-day trail next month.

York Literature Festival 2015, 19th - 29th March 2015

12 March 2015

York Literature Festival has had its best pre-festival ticket sales for the 2015 event, with sales rising for the third consecutive year. By March 9th, over 3000 tickets had been sold or allocated for festival events - the strongest pre-festival sales to date. The annual jamboree of the written and spoken word kicks off on March 19th with a sold out performance at York St John University by Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee, who will talk about her new book 'Cameron's Coup' with journalist David Walker. That event, along with events by Matt Haig and poet Clare Pollard, as well as writing workshops by york based tutors Lizzi Linklater and Rob O'Connor and a literary lunch with local authors,are all sold out.

Celebrating Nature in all its Glory

10 March 2015

Two exhibitions celebrating the wildlife and natural beauty of the North York Moors National Park open at the Inspired by… gallery, Danby on 19 March. ‘A Fascination with Fauna’ features new work by artist Emerson Mayes while ‘Nature and the Environment’ showcases the considerable talent of artists James McGairy and Peter Reynolds and sculptor Darrell Evanes. Both exhibitions run until 14 April and entry is free.

Experience the thrill of mainline speed

10 March 2015

The world’s most popular heritage railway is pleased to announce the running of North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) services to Battersby along the scenic Esk Valley Line over the next two weekends on the 14, 15, 21, and 22 March.

Spectacular theatrical event announced for York Minster

10 March 2015

The 800 year-old gothic cathedral of York Minster will undergo a spectacular transformation in June 2016 to become a monumental auditorium for a much anticipated, month-long staging of the York Minster Mystery Plays 2016.

First Ever Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race Announced

9 March 2015

It’s been announced that the first ever Tour de Yorkshire will feature a women’s race. Entries are now being taken for the women’s road race being held on the York circuit of the Tour de Yorkshire when it visits the town on Saturday 2 May.

Tour de Yorkshire Festival ready to take the stage

6 March 2015

The first ever Tour de Yorkshire Festival has been launched today to celebrate the county’s fantastic arts and cultural scene ahead of the inaugural international cycle race in May.

York Racecourse Welcomes Sir Tom Jones

5 March 2015

The legend that is Sir Tom Jones will play York Races after the sporting action on Friday evening 24th July, as part of the popular Music Showcase Weekend at the track.

Make Easter Eggstra-special this year...

24 February 2015

With Easter only a hop, skip and jump away, it’s time to make plans for an eggstra-special treat to make the most of this special Bank Holiday weekend.

Mothering Sunday

24 February 2015

Mothering Sunday or Mother’s Day has an interesting history, quite different in fact to how it’s usually celebrated today. It was originally a religious holiday, the 4th Sunday during Lent, where domestic servants were given a rare day off to visit their ‘Mother Church’ and indeed this was often a time that would be spent with their mother, and other close relatives. After a revival in the early 1900s, this has now become a family day adopted in many parts of the world in celebration of lovely Mums, young and old.....

Shall We Dance?

24 February 2015

Enter the spirit of twentieth century nostalgia, with the eternally-popular ‘Tea Dance’, an occasion that enjoyed popularity particularly in war-time Britain, and is now enjoying a delightful resurgence. Brighten up Monday afternoons whatever the weather with a Tea Dance, the event includes dancing, with optional tuition, and music.

Yorkshire Air Museum Scoops Travel Award for Third Time!

20 February 2015

In a remarkable achievement, the Yorkshire Air Museum is proud to announce that it has again been awarded Top Specialist Attraction 2015 by Going Places travel magazine, a leading UK tourism publication. To win this accolade, the Museum has gained consistently high numbers of nominations by members of the public from all over Britain.

Royals return to York with a new selection of striking contemporary portraits.

16 February 2015

Following its success in 2014, a new collection of royal portraits from the National Portrait Gallery is heading to York for a final year of the season-long display at the National Trust’s Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.

A week of school holiday fun for young bird detectives at Fountains Abbey

12 February 2015

This February half term, get out and about nature exploring at this National Trust estate near Ripon.

It's Tea Time

11 February 2015

The Black Swan, Helmsley and Afternoon tea is a match made in heaven! The hotel’s quaint tearooms, renowned for their award-winning afternoon teas, and selection of more than twenty of the world’s finest teas, has proven to attract visitors and locals alike to the hotel at the heart of picturesque Helmsley.

Romancing The Swan

11 February 2015

How perfect that cupid’s arrow lands on Saturday 14th February this year, chance to retreat with your special someone to a love-nest in the country for the weekend.......The Black Swan, Helmsley are offering a choice of divine Valentine’s stays for one night or two nights to include an option of either the Friday or the Sunday evening too.

Doors open for ‘Fascinating Frank’ tours

10 February 2015

On Saturday 14th February, Treasurer’s House will open with tour guides ready to reveal how the house was transformed from “Bug ridden slum” in the late 1800’s to the house of treasures that can be seen today.

DOUBLE TAKE: Les Acteurs and La Dispute

5 February 2015

DOUBLE TAKE is a dynamic new revival of two of Marivaux’s most flamboyant
comedies; Les Acteurs and La Dispute. The newly translated plays will be
presented as a double bill, offering a rare opportunity to see a revival of two 18th
century pieces in the department of Theatre, Film and Television’s 220 seat
Scenic Stage.

A Wild Time on Offer this Half Term

3 February 2015


Wildlife is the theme of February’s half term events at The Moors National Park Centre, Danby. Children can give birds and bees a helping hand with a range of activities from making feeders and nest boxes to building a bee hotel. Throughout the week there will also be a Bird Nesters Trail around the centre’s grounds with a prize for those who can match the nest with the right bird.

Bettys Cookery School Offers Keen Cooks Michelin Star Tips from Frances Atkins

29 January 2015

Bettys award-winning Cookery School is announcing an exclusive series of seasonal demonstrations with the Michelin-starred chef Frances Atkins of The Yorke Arms - nationally recognised as one of the country’s top restaurants.

Ride in the tracks of Tour de Yorkshire Stars

28 January 2015

Thousands are expected to take part in a mass cycle ride along the route of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire. The Tour de Yorkshire Ride will give cyclists the chance to ride the route just hours before the pros race.

Sinister situation as Grave Robbers arrive at The York Dungeon

28 January 2015

Brave visitors will find themselves in a very grave situation when The York Dungeon opens its doors for a fun-filled week of darkness, twists and turns this February half-term (14th – 22nd).

Beningbrough Hall opens doors for York residents’ festival

26 January 2015

Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens, a National Trust property just north of York, will once again be opening its gates to York residents for the city’s annual residents’ weekend this Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February. For one weekend only admission will be completely free not only for National Trust members, but also for anybody with a valid York Card.

Return of Flying Scotsman Still on Track for 2015

26 January 2015

The National Railway Museum has today announced that they anticipate that the restoration work to return iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman to steam will be completed in 2015, after a milestone moment in the project was safely passed this month.

We are proud to announce details of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire

21 January 2015

We are proud to announce details of the first ever Tour de Yorkshire

Get nostalgic at York’s Chocolate Story’s new exhibition

20 January 2015

York’s Chocolate Story is launching a new exhibition this spring, ‘Brilliant Brands: York Chocolate Through the Ages’. From 4th May, visitors can delve into the history of York’s most famous brands.

Viking Wedding will be the hottest ticket in York for Valentine’s Day 2015

14 January 2015

A love affair that brings together two warring families, a harridan mother-in-law, a horde of unruly groomsmen and amorous bridesmaids – what better way is there to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a Norse love story played out by live actors, combined with a fantastic Viking Feast? That is what is on offer at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in York on 14 February 2015 on the opening weekend of the JORVIK Viking Festival 2015.

Hotel and Tourism industry organisations line up for Yorkshire Hotel Show

8 January 2015

Key industry organisations will be at the Yorkshire Hotel Show on 10th and 11th February when hundreds of hoteliers, restaurateurs and caterers will descend on York Racecourse for the second Yorkshire Hotel, Restaurant and Bar show to be held in Yorkshire.

£2m York Explore and Archives reopen

6 January 2015

Explore York Libraries and Archives opened its new flagship service in the city centre yesterday (5 January 2015). The building has been closed for seven months for building and development work as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funded York: Gateway to History project.

York Literature Festival 2015, 19th - 29th March 2015

5 January 2015

Politics, history, football and feminism will be discussed by headlining artists including Dr David Starkey, Jenni Murray, Polly Toynbee and Helen Lederer at this year’s York Literature Festival, which takes place in the city which has provided inspiration for writers for centuries between 19 and 29 March.

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice Names a Seat at York Theatre Royal

22 December 2014

York Theatre Royal’s patron Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York joined in with the theatre’s fundraising effort during her visit at the start of December, as she was photographed with a seat named in her honour to raise awareness of the Theatre’s Name a Seat campaign.

Yorkshires Best Kept Secret

22 December 2014

Having opened in April 2013, Hornington Manor was built in 1770 and is set in 300 acres of peaceful North Yorkshire countryside. The house is located in the historic village of Bolton Percy close to the city of York. The 17th Century Manor farm house and associated buildings have been lovingly restored to their former glory to provide luxury self-catering accommodation. The Manor is set on the working farm of Harrison Spinks, luxury bed manufacturer, and offers a total of 16 bedrooms split over four areas of the house including the Hornington Lodge, Manor House, West Wing and the Servants Quarter.

Tee off the New Year

18 December 2014

Following huge demand for the council’s indoor golf programme, a second course has been set up at Burnholme Community Sports Hub after Christmas.

Newton-on-Ouse Art Group Exhibition

12 December 2014

An exhibition of original pieces by twenty artists from the Newton-on-Ouse Art Group is currently on show at the National Trust’s Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens. The exhibition celebrates 50 years since the group began, by bringing together a selection of works by current members, in various media from watercolour to felt and embroidery.

A brave new world - JORVIK Viking Festival turns the end into a new beginning

10 December 2014

With the JORVIK Viking Festival’s 2014 theme exploring Ragnarok – the Viking apocalypse – organisers of the annual event in February 2015 will continue the story with the two survivors and an epic reboot of the original Norse legends, played out against the backdrop of historic York.

Iconic Guildhall set to be transformed into Digital Media Arts Centre

9 December 2014

Cabinet members will consider exciting new proposals to transform the iconic Guildhall complex to create a world class venue and exhibition space for the creative, digital media arts business sectors in York, at a meeting on 16 December 2014.

Quilt Museum and Gallery to Close its Doors in October, 2015

3 December 2014

The Quilters’ Guild has today announced that the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York is to close at the end of October, 2015. The Quilt Museum and Gallery has been working very hard to achieve challenging targets for income from visitors and business ventures but, sadly, these targets have not been achievable.

York celebrates securing UNESCO City of Media Arts accolade

1 December 2014

The city of York is today celebrating receiving one of the world’s most sought-after accolades, welcoming the news that UNESCO has designated York a City of Media Arts.

A Book With a View!

27 November 2014

To celebrate the launch of our new book “The Bright Squadrons”, which charts the true story of a young French airman on dangerous missions from RAF Elvington and the girl he met on arrival in Liverpool in January 1944, the first 150 hard back copies purchased from the Museum between 1st and 31st December 2014 will contain a unique voucher to allow free admission to the Yorkshire Air Museum for a special celebratory event to be held on Saturday 14th March 2015 including a “behind the scenes” view of the world renowned Halifax bomber, similar to those that operated out of Elvington.

Barley Hall is York's Home of Christmas

27 November 2014

The medieval townhouse, one home to the Mayor of York, is getting ready to welcome the festive season with a series of special events.

Wartime Christmas: The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in 1914

27 November 2014

In the archives which are based at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall, there are boxes of documents relating to the activities of the Company of Merchant Adventurers and their Hall which date back over 655 years.

Record Sales For UK Snooker

24 November 2014

Box office records for snooker’s Coral UK Championship are set to be smashed.

Christmas at Coppergate in Aid of Jessie's Fund

21 November 2014

The new Christmas lights at the Coppergate Shopping Centre, York, promise to thrill and delight shoppers whilst also raising money for York based charity Jessie’s Fund.

Local Malton Model Georgia Jones Launches Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet

21 November 2014

Local Malton model Georgia Jones launches Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland at York Designer Outlet. Former Miss England Georgia, 27, models must-have winter warmers for the festive season on Yorkshire's' biggest ice rink, The Ice Factor.

Lord Mayor to light up St Helen’s Square

20 November 2014

The Lord Mayor of York and his four grandchildren will switch on York’s Christmas Lights at an event on Thursday 20 November.

Winter indulgence in the build up to Christmas at Goddards

17 November 2014

Every weekend until 21 December, Goddards in York, will be open for the first time for winter weekends. Visitors to the former home of the Terry family can enjoy special winter indulgent experiences where they can dine, relax and have a wander around the house.

Voices from The Inside

13 November 2014

Voices from The Inside is an exhibition of creative quilts hand-stitched by prisoners trained by Fine Cell Work and curated by volunteers Caroline Wilkinson and Linda LePard.

Walden Targets York Success

13 November 2014

Fresh from the biggest snooker title of his career, Ricky Walden has turned his sights on the UK Championship in York and hopes to capture another major trophy.

York Hotel Wins at the Wedding Industry Awards

12 November 2014

York hotel Grays Court is celebrating after picking up one of 24 titles awarded on Monday night at a glittering ceremony held at Middleton Lodge.

The Black Swan Announces New Head Chef - Patrick Bardoulet

10 November 2014

The Black Swan, Helmsley announce the appointment of new Head Chef, Patrick Bardoulet.

Father Christmas Makes Barley Hall His Home

6 November 2014

Jolly old St Nick has picked the medieval townhouse as his base of operations this December to help spread festive cheer.

Celebrating the design and draughtsmanship skills of quilters through the ages

6 November 2014

The Quilt Museum and Gallery is celebrating the design and draughtsmanship skills of quilters through the ages as its first main exhibition for 2015. All Shapes and Sizes is a stunning collection of quilts that reveal complex, geometric designs that are pieced to perfection.

Hidden stories revealed this winter at Beningbrough

6 November 2014

Parts of the hall are put to bed for the annual conservation clean throughout winter but during a weekend visit there is the opportunity to uncover layers of the past and glimpse into the lost details of the garden and hall.

Quilt Museum and Gallery Receives VisitEngland Hidden Gem Accolade

6 November 2014

On Sunday 6 July residents and visitors will have a choice of viewing options for the Tour de France The Quilt Museum and Gallery is one of the first Visitor Attractions in England to receive a VisitEngland Hidden Gem Accolade in recognition of the quality visitor experience on offer.

Young Merchants to make merry at St Nicholas Fair

27 October 2014

A new festive fair promoting Yorkshire’s young entrepreneurs is set to entice shoppers to the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall on the first weekend of York’s St Nicholas Fair.

York Announces World's First 'Temporal Twinning'

22 October 2014

Whilst the twinning of two cities around the world is well established, the historic city of York has taken the concept of sharing cultures one step further, announcing the world’s first ‘temporal twinning’, where the modern city is twinned with its Norse predecessor, the Viking city of Jorvik.

Spooky sound trail and creepy creatures this half term at Beningbrough

21 October 2014

Scary pumpkin monsters have descended on Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens and we need your help to find them. Hunt the creatures, play the spooky sounds and complete the free trail to win one of the fantastic prizes from the National Trust shop. The trail runs all week as part of a series of activities on offer for the last week of the main season.

Things to Make, See And Do This Half Term

21 October 2014

From treasure hunts and high-octane thrills to spooky crafts and autumnal activities, there’s plenty happening in the North York Moors this October half term. Information on all events and details of how to book can be found at www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/events

National Trust working with Purple Angel to help raise Dementia awareness amongst staff

20 October 2014

The National Trust has begun working in partnership with Dementia awareness organisation, Purple Angel, to help its York attractions deliver a supportive and welcoming service to visitors living with Dementia.

Experience chocolate in a new light

7 October 2014

York’s CHOCOLATE Story is inviting people to experience chocolate in a new light on Thursday 30th October. The attraction will be hosting an exclusive Tasting in the Dark event as part of the Illuminating York Festival. From 7pm, visitors will be taken on a unique journey of sensory exploration as they take part in a chocolate tasting session without their sight.

Winston Churchill Funeral Train on Track for 50th Anniversary

1 October 2014

Locomotive and luggage van to be reunited for commemorative display to mark 50 years since the state funeral on 30 January 1965, The National Railway Museum

Tickets go on sale for York Minster's Christmas Carol Concerts

30 September 2014

In York, the festive season does not officially start for many people until they have been to the York Minster Christmas Carol Concert, and with tickets going on sale this Wednesday (1 October 2014) at 9.30am for those wanting a front seat for the popular annual event.

The Gallery’ at The Black Swan Presented with 3 Rosettes

25 September 2014

On Monday evening, at a dazzling Black Tie AA Hospitality Awards Ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, The Black Swan, Helmsley were presented with a 3 Rosette Award for ‘The Gallery’ Restaurant.

Illuminating York Festival 2014

22 September 2014

The countdown has begun to the ninth annual Illuminating York Festival. Running from Weds 29th Oct – Sat 1st Nov, the 2014 Festival is inspired by York’s Leading Lights through the centuries.

An Explosive Night in York to Celebrate Halloween & Bonfire Night

19 September 2014

York’s annual firework spectacular, recognised as one of the top ten firework displays in the UK¹, is set to combine the best of Halloween and bonfire night this year, against the backdrop of an illuminated Castle Howard, its new venue for 2014.

Escape Artist to Attempt York Challenge

18 September 2014

On October 31st 2014, UK Escape Artist Weasel Dandaw will attempt to escape the condemned cell at York Castle Prison. Renowned escapologist Harry Houdini was challenged to escape from this very cell and refused.

Families of French Battle of Britain Pilots to Receive medals in Special Presentation in Paris

17 September 2014

The British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, welcomed the families of 11 French Air Force pilots who escaped France to fight with the RAF during the Battle of Britain in 1940, at a ceremony to present British wartime medals including the coveted Battle of Britain clasp.

It’s Strictly Come Dating on ‘Singles-Only’ East Coast Love Train with Scott Mills

13 September 2014

200 lucky love seekers take a ride to romance with East Coast trains and Match.com on first ever dating event on the UK’s railways

1066; Exploring the End of the Viking-Age in England with The JORVIK Group

11 September 2014

This September visitors are being invited to explore the last days of the Vikings in England at two special battlefield walks near York.

Chocolate and the People of York

11 September 2014

York’s CHOCOLATE Story launches exhibition celebrating York’s chocolate past, present and future

York by Bus: A new look bus interchange for the city centre

9 September 2014

Residents and visitors are set to benefit from a new look bus interchange in the heart of York’s city centre, in and around Exhibition Square.

Ten-day festival of comedy and entertainment comes to York next summer!

8 September 2014

Top notch comedians and fantastic family entertainment will be hitting York’s city centre next year
in what promises to be a ten-day festival of fun and frivolity.

York gears up for weekend of cycling

5 September 2014

After the spectacular Tour de France Grand Depart cycling fever is set to hit York once again on September 13 and 14, as the annual Festival of Cycling and Sky Ride York take place in the city.

York Stage Musicals Present: ‘Sister Act The Musical’

4 September 2014

A fabulously divine musical telling the story of the sassy diva Deloris Van Cartier and her bunch of singing nuns, ‘Sister Act’ makes its York premiere at the Grand Opera House, York from September 12th-20th 2014.

Aer Lingus Regional launches new route to Dublin

2 September 2014

Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, announced today that it will offer direct double daily return flights between Leeds Bradford International Airport and Dublin Airport from 23 October 2014. This is the first time in 14 years that the airline is returning to Leeds Bradford.

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa nominated for prestigious national award

2 September 2014

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa, York’s only 5-star hotel, has been nominated for the inaugural AA Spirit Award in the AA Hospitality Awards 2014-2015. The award, sponsored by The Balvenie, will be presented at a ceremony held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 22nd November 2014.

Explore behind the scenes at the Bar Convent as part of Heritage Open Days 2014

2 September 2014

York’s best kept heritage ‘secret’, the Bar Convent, will be joining in the Heritage Open Days scheme for the first time this year.

Drink in the spectacular North York Moors with new Moors-ish Ale

1 September 2014

York Brewery's 'Off The Wall' range of hand crafted ales are quirky beers, created by the brewers who have complete freedom to innovate. Permission to do so was granted earlier this year by director Andy Barker.

Ghostbusters!

1 September 2014

Don your proton pack, enjoy an eyeball punch and sit down to watch Ghostbusters on the big screen this Halloween – 30 years after it was released.

Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run and “Rolling Thunder”!!

20 August 2014

This coming Bank Holiday Monday will provide a real spectacle of sight and sound for visitors to the Yorkshire Air Museum as we stage two events rolled into one!

£1000 Cash Prize for Sweetcorn Eating World Record

7 August 2014

The annual UK Sweetcorn Eating Championships take place at York Maze, North Yorkshire on Saturday 9 August, with a £1000 cash prize for anyone who can set a new world record.

Lichfield: A Royal Album

6 August 2014

An exhibition of photographs by one of Britain's most renowned photographers is coming to Beningbrough in autumn, as part of Royals: then and now.

2014 – 2015 Early Music Festivals

1 August 2014

2014 – 2015 Early Music Festivals

York Historic Capital of the North

31 July 2014

In this new release programme on York. Michael Portillo will explore the Roman,Anglo Saxon, Viking and Norman influence of this historic city.

A tale of fire and stone

28 July 2014

A tale of fire and stone - timbers from 1984 fire join masonry in York Minster stone auction

New General Manager appointed to take the helm

25 July 2014

Visitor attraction York’s CHOCOLATE Story has announced the appointment of new General Manager Nikola Jacobs. Nikola, 28, joins the team with a wealth of experience from national family entertainment chain Gambado Ltd.

WW1 A Taste of Home

25 July 2014

York’s CHOCOLATE Story launches exhibition commemorating the centenary of WWI

WW1 A Taste of Home

25 July 2014

York’s CHOCOLATE Story launches exhibition commemorating the centenary of WWI

YAM Saddened at Loss of Patron Lettice Curtis

25 July 2014

The Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum is saddened to hear of the passing of early Patron and supporter Lettice Curtis, who died on Monday 21st July at the age of 98. Lettice is perhaps one of the most famous of the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary ‘ferry’ pilots, who delivered aircraft from manufacturer, or repair centre, to operational Squadron’s.

Have your say on the nation’s favourite chocolate at York’s CHOCOLATE Story

23 July 2014

York’s CHOCOLATE Story is on a quest to find the public’s favourite chocolate. The attraction is asking individuals to nominate their favourite chocolate bar in an exciting poll in the attraction and online. Visitors can choose from some of York’s famed confectionary, including Aero, Yorkie and KitKat, alongside other nationwide favourites such as Crunchie, Snickers and Dairy Milk.

UK's Largest Medieval Festival Trains Knights for Peak Fitness

23 July 2014

Yorkshire’s medieval knights are training with modern athletes to ensure they have peak levels of fitness for this year’s Yorkshire Medieval Festival, the longest and liveliest celebration of the Middle Ages in the UK. During the four-week festival, there are over 14 days dedicated to the world of the warrior, in a series of battle recreations, combat skills and expert talks and tours.

A Sweet Summer at York’s CHOCOLATE Story

18 July 2014

There’s a fantastic range of family activities to be enjoyed this summer at York’s CHOCOLATE Story (Saturday 19 July – Sunday 31 August) from themed trails and seasonal surprises to creating your very own chocolate bar. Get acquainted with York’s chocolate heritage and learn about the little-known but important role of chocolate throughout the Great War at our new exhibition, WW1: A Taste of Home.

Artist in residence appointed at York Early Music Festival

18 July 2014

Artist in residence appointed at York Early Music Festival

Programme launched for Yorkshire Medieval Festival

11 July 2014

From Pontefract to Knaresborough, Sherrif Hutton to York, Yorkshire is going medieval-mad this summer with the launch of the most packed programme ever for the Yorkshire Medieval Festival.

Knights at night for Richard III Experience

10 July 2014

With the York Walls being one of the busiest venues for visitors after most of the attractions in the city have closed for the evening, the Richard III Experience is set to give the evening economy another boost by offering late night opening throughout July and August.

JORVIK Viking Centre celebrates 30th anniversary with Coppergate Alive!

9 July 2014

From 1976, the five-year archaeological dig at the site of the old Craven’s Sweet Factory – what we now know as the Coppergate Shopping Centre – was the first time people were able to watch truly ground-breaking Viking-age discoveries unearthed before their eyes. This summer, to mark the 30th anniversary of the JORVIK Viking Centre, a special free exhibition will encourage people to recapture the excitement of the original dig at Coppergate Alive.

CityConnectWiFi live in York City Centre ready for the Tour De France

4 July 2014

Visitors and Residents can now enjoy FREE unlimited Wi-Fi whilst out and about in York City Centre. Phase One of the CityConnectWiFi solution from Pinacl Solutions has been rolled out across the city centre and park and ride terminals ready for the Tour De France which comes to York this Sunday, 6th July.

Get set for a full Grand Départy weekend

3 July 2014

Residents are being encouraged to prepare for a full and diverse cultural weekend to celebrate the Tour de France as events and activities for the whole family take place across the city from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 July.

Allez! Allez! Allez! Spectator details to cheer cyclists on

2 July 2014

On Sunday 6 July residents and visitors will have a choice of viewing options for the Tour de France in York and are being encouraged to plan their day in advance.

Railway Museum has Cycling fun of its own to Celebrate the Tour De France

1 July 2014

Staff at the National Railway Museum will be donning yellow jerseys and getting on their rail bikes this weekend as part of the museum’s Tour de France celebration.

York Brewery’s Velo-City hits The Road.

1 July 2014

Handcrafted real ale Velo-City was created especially to celebrate Le Tour de France, in particular the occasion of Yorkshire’s Grande Départ.

York Theatre Royal Redevelopment

1 July 2014

York Theatre Royal is delighted to receive the news that the organisation has been awarded £2,850,000 towards its £4.1 million Redevelopment Project.

Hawker Hurricane to be Lifted to Roof of York Theatre Royal for the Grand Départ!!!

24 June 2014

In a spectacular straight lift in the early hours of Saturday 28th June, the Hawker Hurricane (FSM) aircraft from the Collection of the Yorkshire Air Museum will be placed on the roof of the café of York Theatre Royal to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the French Air Force arriving in York. This is one of the City’s most important links with France and highly significant as the city hosts Stage 2 of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France.

Meet the makers of the David Millar Project

24 June 2014

In the run up to Le Tour's Grand Depart in Yorkshire, York’s City Screen will host an evening with the filmmakers of the David Millar Project.

Media Listings: York Early Music Festival 2014

23 June 2014

Media Listings: York Early Music Festival 2014

Rare Opportunity to see Britain's Oldest Dated Patchwork Coverlet

23 June 2014

The oldest dated patchwork coverlet in Britain will be on exhibition for four months this autumn together with a meticulously reconstructed replica made by members of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles.

French Flags Raised in York for 70th Anniversary of French Air Force

21 June 2014

On the afternoon of Friday 20th June, Ian Reed, Director of the Yorkshire Air Museum, assisted by Karl Bullock, reached dizzying heights to raise French Standards over St. Leonard's Place, York, flagging up a series of events that will soon be taking place in the city. (The flagpoles are on the top of the former council offices in St. Leonard's place, now under redevelopment.)

On Your Bike York Dungeon

21 June 2014

The York Dungeon gets into the cycling spirit!

Full Steam & Fish Supper Ahead

13 June 2014

Full Steam & Fish Supper Ahead: World’s Most Popular Heritage Railway Teams Up With UK Fish and Chip Shop of the Year

York Curiouser in the Treasurer’s House Garden

12 June 2014

A number of porcelain sandwiches will be hidden around the Treasurer’s House garden as part of the city-wide York Curiouser festival, celebrating the tucked away places of York. The contemporary art pieces have been created by ceramicist Karen Thompson, who is one of nine artists commissioned to install artwork throughout the city for passers-by to stumble upon. From Saturday 14 June until Monday 7 July, visitors to Treasurer’s House will find the porcelain sandwiches, which are to scale and white in colour, on benches and in nooks and crannies around the garden.

Music, Exhibitions and Italian Talami in a celebration of the medieval world of the Mystery Plays.

11 June 2014

As the waggons prepare to roll for the 2014 Mystery Plays, there is also music stirring as York Festival Trust prepare a Festival of things medieval in the week between the two Sunday performances from musical workshops to a medieval sound installation, the week will culminate in two wonderful but very different events on Saturday 19th July. The Italian Talami in Dean’s Park and a concert by the celebrated York Waits with Deborah Catterall.

York Mystery Plays 2014

11 June 2014

After nearly four years of planning, York waggon plays are preparing to roll out onto the city streets to bring the medieval mystery plays to life once more.

“Maintenant” – A Beautiful Noise to Reflect Historic Links Between York and France

10 June 2014

The first of a series of events commissioned by the Yorkshire Air Museum for York’s “Be Part of It” Tour de France Cultural Festival will open to the public on Saturday 28th June at the Keregan Room of York Theatre Royal until Sunday 6th July.

New Tour de France Spectator Hub named!

6 June 2014

As preparations to celebrate the Tour de France progress, a new all-weather location for York’s fourth Spectator Hub has been secured.

YAM Wins 2014 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence!

6 June 2014

Staff and volunteers at the Yorkshire Air Museum were delighted to receive notification that for the third year running, we have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The new certificate was received in the post today and has been placed in a frame, along with a host of other awards.

Introduce Your Little Ones to the Magic of Theatre

5 June 2014

On Thursday 27 March as part of the York Literature Festival, two of Britain’s finest storytellers bring a mighty Homeric classic, The Iliad, to the stage, with a cast of characters who have fascinated audiences for three thousand years.

D- Day Role of the French RAF Bomber Squadron’s.

4 June 2014

As national, and international interest in the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings of WWII increases, it is worth remembering that Halifax aircraft from RAF Elvington’s newly formed French 346 “Guyenne” Squadron took part in the offensive against strategic targets on the Normandy coast in the run up to D-Day.

Mansion House opens its doors for consultation

4 June 2014

City of York Council will hold a consultation weekend on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 June in the historic Mansion House offering visitors the chance to have their say on the proposed Mansion House restoration project.

Sir Richard Branson’s Pastry Chef

4 June 2014

Raithwaite Estate has hired Heidi Stevens, former Pastry Chef on Richard Branson’s private resort, Necker Island.

The Fête du Tour is here!

30 May 2014

More and more events are joining in York and the UK’s first ever Fête du Tour to celebrate the Tour de France’s imminent arrival. The Fête du Tour (festival of the Tour) is a long-standing French tradition which involves communities along the route celebrating and building the excitement.

Children’s TV star Mr Bloom was the star guest at Stockeld Park on Bank Holiday Monday.

28 May 2014

Stockeld Park opened again on Saturday 24th for Springtime holiday adventures and on Bank Holiday Monday there was a very special guest with a visit from CBeebies ‘Mr Bloom’.

Grande Soirée set to sparkle ahead of Le Tour

27 May 2014

City of York Council and the Yorkshire Air Museum are proud to present La Grande Soirée des Officiers Français on Wednesday 2 July at the De Grey Rooms, as part of the celebrations for the Tour de France coming to York and to raise funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Star-studded concert will launch a weekend of ‘Grand Départy!’ celebrations in York

27 May 2014

‘People’s Tenor’ Russell Watson, X Factor favourites Rough Copy and Union J, and Kian Egan of Westlife-fame are among the line-up for a star-studded concert that will kick off a weekend of ‘Grand Départy’ celebrations in York.

Success for local operator at the National Tourism awards

21 May 2014

Eddie Brown Tours has been recognised as a finalist at this year’s National Coach Tourism Awards.

Get in gear for the Tour de France

20 May 2014

City of York Council is encouraging residents and visitors to plan ahead for the weekend of 5 and 6 July when the world’s largest free sporting event, the Tour de France comes to York.

La grande arrivée comes to Yorkshire

20 May 2014

The Monaco Grand Prix, the most glamorous event in the Formula 1 calendar arrives in York

La Grande Soirée des Officiers Français - York - Juillet 2014

15 May 2014

Célébration de l'anniversaire de l'arrivée de l'armée de l'air française en 1944, à l'endroit même où ils dansaient, il y a 70 ans.

Ghost Peloton at Yorkshire Festival 2014

14 May 2014

Over the two nights of 16 & 17 May 2014, an audience of over 3,000 will watch the choreographed live event at Waides Yard.

Whitby Volunteer Day

8 May 2014

This Sunday 11th May the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) will be launching its first Volunteer Day at Whitby Station in preparation for the opening of the 2nd platform in the summer when the NYMR plan to bring more steam trains to the coastal town.

Bags of curiosity about York?

7 May 2014

An internationally known artist is appealing for an unusual contribution towards his latest artwork in York – 300 unwanted handbags.
Jacques Nimki needs the bags for an installation as part of a major arts project which will see artists from across the country explore hidden areas of the city – York Curiouser.

Embrace Halcyon Days of Summer with Hotel Chocolat

6 May 2014

Make those gloriously long summer evenings a little more indulgent with Hotel Chocolat’s delicious new collection. Fusing together the
heady colours and flavours of summer, they are ideal for adding a burst of sunshine to birthdays, anniversaries or lazy days in the park.

Happy Father’s Day from Hotel Chocolat

6 May 2014

Make a bold statement of gratitude this Father’s Day with an indulgent collection of gifts from luxury cocoa grower and chocolatier Hotel Chocolat.

National Railway Museum to host charity gala in celebration of the Grand Départ 2014

29 April 2014

The National Railway Museum, York, is hosting a charity gala dinner on 5 July 2014, celebrating the world of cycling ahead of York's highly-anticipated Grand Départ 2014.

French Ambassador to visit York to Unveil Civil Plaque in Honour of French airman

28 April 2014

His Excellency Bernard Emié, the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom will be making an official visit to York on Friday 2nd May.

Get Fit The Filmore Way

28 April 2014

Filmore & Union is taking the philosophy of eating pure, clean and nutritious food to the next level with their new Fitness Menu, which has been officially launched in their restaurant and take-out on Low Petergate in York.

York: Be part of it HLGBT arts collaboration at Monroe’s

16 April 2014

Film, music, and dance are among the events promoting heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual (HLGBTT) performance as part of the diverse York: Be part of it programme, the world’s first festival of arts and culture leading up to the Tour de France.

Tea With a Twist

14 April 2014

Traditional afternoon tea has been given a healthy new twist this week, as Filmore and Union launch their nutritious Afternoon Tea menu, which comes complete with freshly-squeezed ‘health shots’.

Climb aboard the Easter Eggs-press

10 April 2014

The firebox will be stoked hot enough to cook a sunny-side-up in seconds, and the eggcitement is building almost as fast as the steam – Easter has arrived at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway for the start of its 2014 season, with the heritage railway on track to deliver hundreds of chocolatey treats.

John Lewis York Now Open

10 April 2014

Thursday 10th April, 2014: At 9am this morning, John Lewis York opened its doors to excited customers for the very first time. The 92,000 sq ft shop, located at Vangarde Shopping Park in York, is the retailer’s 41st shop and the first John Lewis shop to open this year.

The shop opening comes at an exciting time for John Lewis, as the business marks its 150th Anniversary this year.

WI Centenary Baton

8 April 2014

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) welcomes the Woman’s Institute (WI) on Friday 11th April as two members of the North Yorkshire East Federation carry a special centenary baton on the 2pm service from Whitby to Pickering as part of the WI’s centenary celebrations.

Yorkshire Air Museum Director Honoured by France

8 April 2014

On the evening of Friday 28th March, Ian Reed, Director of the Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum was formally presented with the medal D’Officier De L’Ordre National Du Merite, as conferred by the President of France. The presentation ceremony was held in the Residence of the French Ambassador to Britain in Kensington Palace Gardens, London.

Be an Eggsplorer with the National Trust this Easter

4 April 2014

Cadbury team up with National Trust to offer families a cracking Easter weekend
It’s that time of the year again when Cadbury teams up with the National Trust to offer families the ultimate day out with their popular Easter Egg Trails.

Fusion Exhibition at York Theatre Royal

4 April 2014

York College BA (Hons) in Contemporary 3D Crafts students are displaying an artistic showcase of their work in an exhibition called ‘Fusion’ at York Theatre Royal (4th – 14th April 2014.

Museum’s Mallard season makes a million!

4 April 2014

With the financial year ending earlier this week, the National Railway Museum is now celebrating achieving well over a million visitors at its two sites in 2013/14, largely thanks to the astounding success of the Mallard 75 season.

Leeds Bradford Airport Celebrates new Flights to Copenhagen

2 April 2014

Customers checked in for Scandinavian Airline’s new direct flight to Copenhagen yesterday as Leeds Bradford Airport celebrated the start of the new twice weekly service. With a flight time of just one hour 40 minutes, prices start from just £66 one way or £119 return, including all taxes and charges. The new flights are expected to primarily attract the leisure traveler who can enjoy a weekend break, but also those passengers wishing to stay the working week in Scandinavia, with the Monday and Friday direct services between Leeds Bradford and Copenhagen.

The Churchill Hotel, York Joins up for new China Tourism Campaign

2 April 2014

The Churchill Hotel today became one of the first 100 companies across the UK to be awarded a new Chartermark declaring it is fit to welcome Chinese visitors. VisitBritain unveiled the GREAT China Welcome Charter and the Chartermark at Blenheim Palace, coincidentally for the hotel, Winston Churchill’s birthplace.

Yorkshire Snails launch French themed Food Festival in York

2 April 2014

Gathering Gastropods will be the first event at this year’s York Food and Drink Festival, 20-29 June. In the run up to the Tour de France Grand Depart, this special 10-day event will be a celebration of French food and drink with a Tyke twist.

York Minster prepares itself for Easter

31 March 2014

From fun family activities to reflective spaces to help visitors understand and appreciate the most important of Christian festivals, York Minster has a packed programme of activities for the Easter holidays.

Bootham Crescent in York crowned best street for holiday accommodation

27 March 2014

Bootham Cresecent in York has been named the best street in the UK for holiday accommodation. The street has been awarded the accolade by Quality in Tourism (QiT), the official assessment service provider for VisitEngland, who today has produced a league table of those streets within the UK, that have the largest percentage of accommodation outlets which have been accredited.

Music to tweet to

20 March 2014

A leading UK beatboxer has vocally recreated the nation’s best-known songbirds to celebrate the sounds of spring and encourage people in Yorkshire to get outdoors and experience nature first hand.

The York Dungeon Tudor actor gets hung out to dry

20 March 2014

The Tudors are famous because their dynasty was full of colourful characters and big events, however did you know about their equally revolting laundry habits?

New Openings, New Events, New Reasons to Visit

19 March 2014

Two new Visitor Centres, a new castle display and exhibition, an archaeology festival and ‘live’ dig and over 30 events to choose from, April 1st heralds the exciting return of daily opening hours for the Spring and Summer season in Yorkshire.

Display of Designs Destined for HS2

17 March 2014

With the recent debate around whether the HS2 project should be brought six years forward, the National Railway Museum is announcing that in two weeks time visitors to the museum can come and see designs that may be used on Britain’s new high-speed HS2 link

Special ‘Giant’ egg search, highlight of another brand new season at Stockeld Park

17 March 2014

A giant egg hunt is the highlight of a busy schedule of special events to be held at Stockeld Park as part of its new ‘Easter Adventure’.
Stockeld Park opens for brand new Easter adventures from 5th to 22nd April.

Adventure and Discovery For All The Family This Spring with The JORVIK Group

14 March 2014

York is teeming with fun-filled activities for all the family this Spring, with the JORVIK Group playing host to everything from night-time adventures to living Medieval servants!

The Aesthetica Art Prize: A Dynamic and Must See Exhibition

14 March 2014

The Aesthetica Art Prize returns this spring with new and inspiring artworks that discuss some of the most poignant issues of our times. Critically acclaimed by the art world and loved by visitors in 2013, the Aesthetica Art Prize is set to become one of the key events in the UK for engaging with new talent.

York Early Music Festival

12 March 2014

York Early Music Festival is an annual world class event which brings many of the world’s finest early music artists to perform in York’s beautiful and historic venues. This year’s Festival Age of Gold, Age of Enlightenment explores a wealth of intermingled themes.

Mothering Sunday: Mothers go free at York’s CHOCOLATE Story!

6 March 2014

York’s CHOCOLATE Story will be celebrating Mother’s Day this year with free entry to the attraction for all mothers!

NEW – TYRANNICAL TUDORS:The York Dungeon’s new fearfully funny show

6 March 2014

Watch out, The Tudors and Henry VIII are back in York as The York Dungeon launches its NEW Show ‘Tyrannical Tudors’ which will open to the public on Friday 4th April.

Work begins at Whitby

4 March 2014

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) is delighted to announce that work has commenced on the second platform at Whitby Station. Last week Construction Marine Ltd (CML) started to unload equipment and site barriers in preparation of the work commencing on the second platform on Monday 3rd March 2014.

Good Vibrations for York Races this July

3 March 2014

The Beach Boys are to perform on Friday evening 25 July at York Races, it was announced today.
The Beach Boys have often been called "America's Band" and have sold in excess of 100 million records worldwide; they will take to the stage after racing on the opening day of the hugely popular Music Showcase Weekend, which combines top quality sport and music.

United Nude opens first ever outlet at McArthurGlen York

3 March 2014

Avant Garde architectural shoe brand, United Nude, whose celebrity fans include Lady Gaga, Keith Lemon and Paloma Faith, has now opened the doors to its first ever outlet store at McArthurGlen’s York Designer Outlet.

Support York’s bid to be a UNESCO City of Media Arts

27 February 2014

A new website has been launched today where people can back City of York Council’s bid to become a UNESCO City of Media Arts, at http://mediacityyork.com

Doug Webb is the new Head Chef at the Park Inn by Radisson York

26 February 2014

Experienced chef to enhance food offering in city centre hotel

New visitor experiences planned for York's Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar

24 February 2014

The JORVIK Group of Attractions has today (Monday 24 February) revealed exciting plans for two of the city’s Bars, with brand new museums launching at Easter at Monk Bar and Micklegate Bar.

Enter the Exciting World of Grand Prix Motor Racing

21 February 2014

York Motorsport Village (YMSV) is holding the UK’s first ever ‘simulator’ Grand Prix Championship at its new Village site at Monks Cross - offering drivers the chance to compete in races that mirror the events being undertaken during the 2014 Formula 1 calendar.

Opening Date Announced for John Lewis York

10 February 2014

John Lewis has announced today that its new shop in York will open its doors to customers at 9am on Thursday 10th April 2014.

People Asked to Think Pink

10 February 2014

Organisations, businesses and those who live in and around the North York Moors are being encouraged to take part in a promotional campaign aimed at increasing visitors to the National Park and surrounding area. Running this summer, the campaign involves displaying sheep in pink jerseys in a variety of locations to persuade people to explore the area more widely.

The Pantomime Legend Continues

10 February 2014

At the last night of York Theatre Royal’s pantomime on Saturday night, Berwick Kaler announced he will be returning next Christmas for his 36th writing and starring role in Old Mother Goose.

Hotel & Restaurant Staff Award, Free Funding and Full Speaker Programme at Yorkshire Hotel Show

7 February 2014

A new award will be presented at the Yorkshire Hotel Show for ‘Best Back of House’ member of staff. Nominations from managers and supervisors will be selected for a special prize of a weekend break to London with dinner, which has been sponsored by Booker Wholesale, a major supplier to the industry.

Park Inn by Radisson York awarded Silver eco-label by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS)

3 February 2014

The Park Inn by Radisson York hotel has been awarded the Silver rating by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS).

York trumpets its Yorkshire Festival 2014 acts

29 January 2014

City of York Council is delighted to confirm two major arts commissions by Welcome to Yorkshire for York’s celebratory build-up to le Grand Départ: Tour de Brass concert and Bike Stories, a theatrical production inspired by peoples' cycling tales.

Free Parking in York – Saturday 1st February 2014:

28 January 2014

Free Parking in all York Council owned car parks Saturday 1st February

Tickets released to Experience the Race

27 January 2014

People wanting to experience the second day’s cycling for the Tour de France can now book everything they need to take part in Le Grand Départ on Sunday 6 July 2014.

Award winning artist and his teddy bear heading to Yorkshire Museum?

14 January 2014

Turner prize winning artist Grayson Perry could be on his way to York to take part in a night of teddy bear hide and seek at one of the city's most popular museums.

Yorkshire Air Museum Director Honoured by France

13 January 2014

The President of France has conferred the Order of Merit on Ian Reed, Director of the Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial, Elvington, York. The award is at the rank of "Officier".

Yorkshire Air Museum Director Honoured by France

13 January 2014

The President of France has conferred the Order of Merit on Ian Reed, Director of the Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial, Elvington, York. The award is at the rank of "Officier".

Voluntary and Paid Work Opportunities at Treasurer's House, York

3 January 2014

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January the National Trust’s Treasurer's House will once again be seeking a variety of skills and talents for both voluntary and paid work opportunities this year.

St William's College at York Minster to hit TV screens over Christmas

19 December 2013

An iconic building within the precincts of York Minster will be seen by an audience of millions over the Christmas period when the BBC screens 'Death Comes to Pemberley', a costume drama penned by PD James which revives the characters of 'Pride & Prejudice' in a nail-biting murder mystery.

Sankta Lucia brings Swedish Festival of Light into York Minster

12 December 2013

A stunning Swedish tradition comes to York Minster for the first time on the evening of 19 December, with a service to mark the feast of Saint Lucy - Sankta Lucia - forming part of the cathedral’s Advent programme.

2014 Early Music Festivals

11 December 2013

List of Early Music Festivals in 2014 in both York and Beverley & East Riding of Yorkshire.

Barley Hall is York's Home of Christmas...

6 December 2013

Panto Dame Extraordinaire Berwick Kaler and the cast of York Theatre Royal's Aladdin and the Twankeys visited Barley Hall to help celebrate Christmas past, present and future.

Helmsley counts down to a magical Christmas

4 December 2013

Friday 6th December marks the start of the town's two-week long annual Christmas Tree Festival.

Leeds Bradford Airport Announces New Direct Route to Copenhagen

28 November 2013

Leeds Bradford Airport is delighted to announce today (Thursday 21 November) that it will offer a new direct route to Copenhagen from 31 March 2014, providing passengers with a gateway to Scandinavia.

An Evening of Burlesque Comes to Town

27 November 2013

Direct from London's West End, Europe's biggest touring burlesque show is coming to town. Showcasing award-winning talent from across the country, it's an opportunity to see some of the world's biggest burlesque stars in the flesh.

An Evening of Burlesque Comes to Town

27 November 2013

Direct from London's West End, Europe's biggest touring burlesque show is coming to town. Showcasing award-winning talent from across the country, it's an opportunity to see some of the world's biggest burlesque stars in the flesh.

Taking the Biscuit: York's CHOCOLATE Story Create Giant Toffee Crisp

25 November 2013

York's CHOCOLATE Story is celebrating five decades of Toffee Crisp. To mark the event, the attraction's expert chocolatiers have made a giant Toffee Crisp, which is being raffled by the attraction for charity this week!

An Illustrated Talk - Richard III & Dickon

21 November 2013

There are many stories about Richard III including the popular version by William Shakespeare, currently showing at York Theatre Royal. In the Bard's spin on the tale, the King of England is portrayed as a Machiavellian man, who was fiendishly difficult, especially during his time as leader. York Theatre Royal and Lamplighter Drama Ltd have come together to tell a different story; a story of a man, a King, who was brave and audacious, and who fought for his country until the bitter end.

An Illustrated Talk - Richard III & Dickon

21 November 2013

There are many stories about Richard III including the popular version by William Shakespeare, currently showing at York Theatre Royal. In the Bard's spin on the tale, the King of England is portrayed as a Machiavellian man, who was fiendishly difficult, especially during his time as leader. York Theatre Royal and Lamplighter Drama Ltd have come together to tell a different story; a story of a man, a King, who was brave and audacious, and who fought for his country until the bitter end.

York bids to be City of Media Arts

21 November 2013

York is bidding to become a UNESCO City of Media Arts and join the global Creative Cities Network.
The bid for accreditation, which will be formally submitted in early 2014, is being led by City of York Council in partnership with local business leaders and institutions.

A 1920s Christmas Experience

20 November 2013

This year Nunnington Hall, near Helmsley, will be celebrating Christmas, 1920s style. Visitors will be welcomed for a Christmas day experience, as would have been enjoyed by the Fife family over 90 years ago.

York's CHOCOLATE Story Events Listings: January - March

20 November 2013

York's CHOCOLATE Story presents a list of exciting events for Valentine's Day, February half term and much more...

Nuclear Bomber "Lusty Lindy" Clocks up 20th Anniversary as 'Live' Exhibit at Yorkshire Air Museum

15 November 2013

The excitement is mounting as the date of Monday 25th November approaches and the Yorkshire Air Museum prepares to mark the 20th Anniversary of the arrival of Handley Page Victor V-bomber XL231 "Lusty Lindy" with a high speed (120 knot) dash of the aircraft down Elvington airfields long runway!

A bigger and better York Art Gallery | £8 million development for spring 2015

14 November 2013

York Art Gallery will reopen in spring 2015 after an £8 million development, creating over 60 per cent more exhibition space and establishing a national centre for ceramic art.

A bigger and better York Art Gallery | £8 million development for spring 2015

14 November 2013

York Art Gallery will reopen in spring 2015 after an £8 million development, creating over 60 per cent more exhibition space and establishing a national centre for ceramic art.

Berwick and the gang return for more pantomime madness

2 November 2013

He's back!! - Pantomime legend Berwick Kaler returns this Christmas for another year of pantomime madness when he appears at York Theatre Royal in his latest madcap seasonal treat - Aladdin and the Twankeys! - from Thursday 12th December - Saturday 1st February 2014.

York Maze Fireworks will be the Biggest Yet

31 October 2013

After revealing their giant 4m tall Dalek to top their huge bonfire, York Maze have now announced details of the November 5th event which will see over 1 ton of explosives light up the sky, and will include one of the UK's biggest fireworks, a 10 inch mortar shell.

Experience chocolate in a new light at York's CHOCOLATE Story

30 October 2013

York's CHOCOLATE Story is inviting people to experience chocolate in a new light on Saturday 2nd November. The attraction will be hosting an exclusive Tasting in the Dark event as part of the Illuminating York Festival. Running from 7pm, visitors will be taken on a unique journey of sensory exploration as they take part in a chocolate tasting session without their sight!

The University of York Celebrates Graduate and Olivier Award-Winning Playwright Simon Stephens

30 October 2013

Motortown gives the gripping account of a soldier returning from war to an England he no longer recognises; with relationships now awkward and fickle, the decrepit and depraved land he sees becomes a battlefield.

Ghostly Shadows at Treasurer's House

28 October 2013

Where can you find galloping iron horses, Viking gods and some of York's oldest ghosts? The answer - National Trust Treasurer's House, just behind the Minster.

40th Anniversary of Nimrod XV250 Fincastle Trophy Win

25 October 2013

On Sunday 3rd November the Yorkshire Air Museum will be marking the forthcoming 40th Anniversary of our Nimrod MR2 XV250's triumph in the 1973 Fincastle Trophy, which was an air force challenge between the nations of the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Blackburn Buccaneer XV168 Dedication

22 October 2013

Four test aircrew members who gave their lives to help create the famous Blackburn Buccaneer aircraft will be remembered at a special service this weekend.

York prepares for its 30th (modern) Viking invasion!

22 October 2013

It may be nearly 1150 years since the Vikings first sailed up the river Ouse to first conquer and then settle in the area now known as the city of York, but 2014 will mark a significant landmark in the modern Viking story, with the JORVIK Viking Centre launching its 'pearl' anniversary year with the 30th annual JORVIK Viking Festival!

According To McGee: 'Trailblazers Of Contemporary Art'

19 October 2013

York white cube gallery According to McGee celebrates its 10th anniversary with a series of exhibitions celebrating the 'trailblazers of contemporary art.'
Says co-director Greg McGee, "We kick off 2014 with a group show from Goldsmiths and Glasgow graduates. The group, 'Garage Projects', are set for exciting things in that they're at the cutting edge of forward thinking, innovative UK exhibitions.

Core Blimey!

18 October 2013

The Bonanza Apple Peeler on display and other apple themed events this half term at York Castle Museum.

Interactive Prints: Nathan Walsh at According to McGee

18 October 2013

The trans-Atlantic links between York and New York are set to receive some creative consolidation, via York based charity New Visuality and an exhibition at 5th Avenue in New York.

Dream Yards

15 October 2013

A show about flying, lucidity and Yorkshire dreams. Written and performed by Gary Winters and Claire Hind.

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa wins 'Hotel of the Year' at the Yorkshire Life Food & Drink Awards

14 October 2013

Yorkshire Life magazine has named Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa 'Hotel of the Year' at its annual Food & Drink Awards. The prestigious prize was announced at a glittering ceremony on October 7th.

History Book

14 October 2013

Six hundred year old house book detailing York's relationship with King Richard III to go on public display for the first time in living memory.
On show October 17 - April 27 2014

The Raithwaite Estate becomes a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World

14 October 2013

The Raithwaite Estate near Whitby in North Yorkshire and managed by Luxury Hotel Partners, has recently become a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World(TM), an unrivalled collection of some of the world’s finest small independent hotels. Comprising over 520 luxury hotels in more than 70 countries, the diversity of the individual hotels, and the experiences that they offer, is exceptional.

Roger McGough to Appear at York Literature Festival 2014

10 October 2013

One of the UK's most famous and respected poets, Roger McGough, has been confirmed as one of the headline acts at York Literature Festival 2014. McGough will perform at Joseph Rowntree Theatre in York on Friday 28th March at 7.30p.m.

Highly Anticipated Launch of UGOT Eatery to Take Place in York Station

9 October 2013

UGOT are proud to be able to share with you that the highly anticipated launch of UGOT is due to take place on the 21st October at their first store in York Station on Platform three.

British Superbike rider Dan Linfoot gets YMSV off to a winning start!

8 October 2013

Following its full £300,000 re-fit York Motorsports Village opens for business.

The real-life places behind the best-selling books from the 'James Herriot of policing'

8 October 2013

The author of Now Then Lad and Up Beat and Down Dale takes readers on a journey around his beloved county of Yorkshire. Mike Pannett revisits those favourite places from his past which hold special memories.

Phill Jupitus Presents - You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...

4 October 2013

"You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here..." is a three-part performance unlike anything you have seen before. Phill Jupitus plays the part of three extraordinary characters and with the help of an inquisitive audience, we find out more about them

Media opportunity: Council appoints architect for market refurbishment

3 October 2013

Following a highly competitive tendering process, City of York Council has commissioned an architect for the refurbishment of Newgate Market.

A lifetime ambition achieved at the LNER Weekend

2 October 2013

This Friday 4th October Friday 4th October sees one of the NYMR newest Driver Steve Clark complete a life time ambition.

Art, space and contemplation for York Minster Nights

2 October 2013

Ancient will meet modern at York Minster this autumn when the Gothic cathedral is transformed by night with a beautiful, contemplative candle installation and cutting-edge modern street art.

Reginald D Hunter: In The Midst Of Crackers

25 September 2013

Following two previous sell-out tours of the UK, a total sell-out season at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and the release of his debut stand up DVD, Reginald D Hunter Live, Reginald will be setting out to tour the country again in 2013 with his own unique blend of humour in a brand new show, Reginald D Hunter – In The Midst Of Crackers.

Autumn Steam Gala and LNER Weekend

23 September 2013

Autumn sees the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) carry on its 40th Anniversary celebrations with not one, but two weekends of intense steam traction to look forward to.

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa wins 'Best Wedding coordinator' at North of England Wedding Awards

23 September 2013

Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa's wedding coordinator, Evie Skaith, won 'Most Outstanding Customer Service offered by a Wedding Coordinator' at The Wedding Guide UK's North of England Wedding Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, held at the National Railway Museum in York on 10 September.

Healthy Eating Expert Shares Her Tips and Tricks at Castle Howard

23 September 2013

Stock up on fresh fruit, vegetables, beans and pulses from Castle Howard’s Farm Shop and learn how to 'Eat Yourself Young' when author and celebrity naturopath, Elizabeth Peyton Jones visits the historic house on Tuesday 8 October.

Kaboom Announces 3D Sci-fi Firework First for York

23 September 2013

Kaboom - Yorkhire's biggest bonfire night firework spectacular - has revealed a dazzling new dimension to this year's show which takes place in York, the birthplace of Guy Fawkes.

York 50+ Festival

22 September 2013

YOPA, York Older People's Assembly, launched its 9th York 50+ Festival of 115 events with the 50+ Information Fair at the Guildhall on Thursday 12 September - 30 stands offered advice, tasters, tips and information on how to be healthy, wealthy and wise and everything in between!

Illuminating York Festival 2013

19 September 2013

Take an illuminated trail across the city for biggest Illuminating York Festival to Date.

Take an Illuminated trail Across the City for Biggest Illuminating York Festival to Date

19 September 2013

Illuminating York 2013 will be a must-see event this October half term. This year we invite you to follow a trail of light installations across the city centre.

Witch Wanted

19 September 2013

The York Dungeon holds national witch hunt to fill Halloween vacancies.

An evening fit for a King

12 September 2013

Guests are invited to enjoy an exclusive evening of champagne, canapés and Richard III.

Chills and Thrills at Castle Howard

12 September 2013

Castle Howard will host its first ever Halloween event when the magnificent grounds of the historic house are transformed into a spooky wonderland for a family friendly 'Chills and Thrills' spectacular on Wednesday 30th October 2013.

World Record attempt tops busy Halloween & Christmas schedule at Stockeld Park

11 September 2013

A world record attempt is the highlight of a busy schedule of special events to be held at Stockeld Park as part of its Halloween and Christmas celebrations.

Unique Wedding Ideas Unveiled

5 September 2013

Wedding Fair at the Hospitium, Museum Gardens - October 6th

York Early Music Christmas Festival 2013

27 August 2013

The 2013 York Early Music Christmas Festival (6 - 15 December 2013) brings together a stunning line-up of musicians including: the dynamic Brecon Baroque, directed by violinist Rachel Podger; one of the world's finest vocal consorts, Alamire directed by David Skinner; the unique European Union Baroque Orchestra and, for the first time during the Christmas Festival, The Sixteen directed by Harry Christophers.

World Record attempt tops busy Halloween & Christmas schedule at Stockeld Park

22 August 2013

A world record attempt is the highlight of a busy schedule of special events to be held at Stockeld Park as part of its Halloween and Christmas celebrations.

On Our Turf

16 August 2013

A York Theatre Royal project creating truly remarkable work embedded in Yorkshire's Cultural landscape.

York Motorsports Village

13 August 2013

F1 Racing will be closed between 16 September and 5 October whilst undergoing a total £300,000 refurbishment. It will re-open on 6 October as 'York Motorsports village', which will house F1/F2/F3 kart racing, the GPXperience and Bar Enzo.

Cedar Court Grand Hotel & Spa Named Among Best-Reviewed Hotels

5 August 2013

Cedar Court Grand Hotel and Spa today announced that it has been added to the Expedia Insiders' Select list for 2013, an annual ranking of best-reviewed hotels as determined by the world's leading full-service online travel agency.

Children's Tv Stars To Headline New Family Festival In York

1 August 2013

Little Fun Fest is coming to York Maze on the 7th and 8th September 2013 featuring some of the best loved characters from children's television.

'Thunder Day' - Sunday 4th August

1 August 2013

This coming Sunday 4th August the Yorkshire Air Museum will once again come alive to the sound - and smell - of live aircraft engines as our final full 'Thunder Day' of the season gets into action.

Viking Heroes Take To Tech

1 August 2013

Many of them have spent most of their lives in battle, but York's Viking heroes are having no problems adjusting to the modern age.

OXO's Restaurant on The Mount opens at Mount Royale hotel York

29 July 2013

The Mount Royale Hotel York has opened OXO's Restaurant on The Mount in a return to the hotel’s traditional family-operated full service dining.

Women's Section Royal British Legion Memorial Day

27 July 2013

The Women's section of the Royal British Legion will be holding a Memorial Day at the Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday 28th July.

York Launches New Tour by Hologram Guides

19 July 2013

Connect to the world's first app tour of hologram guides to take your visit to historic York to a whole new, digital dimension!

2013 Men's and Women's British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships

17 July 2013

The 2013 British Cycling Men's and Women's National Circuit Race Championships that will take place on the city's historic streets on this Sunday 21 July.

Viking Age Heroes Land In Present Day York

17 July 2013

Nine of history's most formidable Vikings arrive in York this week - and they're staying for the summer.

World's Biggest Dalek - Doctor Who Fan's Amazing Tribute To 50 Years Of Cult Tv Show

12 July 2013

Like the Tardis materialising from another dimension a giant Dalek has cropped up in a field of maize on the outskirts of York. Is it the work of alien invaders or crop circle pranksters? In fact it is an inspired piece of field art created by Yorkshire farmer and Doctor Who fan Tom Pearcy as his tribute to the 50th anniversary of the show.

Holiday Inn York Scoops Top Meetings & Events Accreditation

11 July 2013

Holiday Inn York is today celebrating success having been awarded VenueVerdict Gold Standard Accreditation for the fourth consecutive time.

One year to go until Le Grand Depart!

4 July 2013

York is getting ready to host the Tour de France, Grand Depart on 6 July 2014, with a programme of cycling events and activities, in partnership with British Cycling and Sky.

Three Legends announced in new autumn season

3 July 2013

York Theatre Royal's Yorkshire Season continues with an inventive and spectacular summer theatre show, an hilarious 1940s farce, Cinderella in the Ballroom and an epic promenade performance through the streets of York, plus many more productions to suit all tastes and ages including some of the biggest names in comedy, music and new writing.

York: ReMastered 2013

1 July 2013

RICHARD Barnes, Kate Young and Tim Morrison deliver "very different responses to the previously presumed monolithic beauty of York" at According To McGee from 20th July 2013

New statue underway as York Minster celebrates St Peter's Day

27 June 2013

The feast day of the saint to which York Minster is dedicated - St. Peter - is celebrated in churches around the world on 29 June, but it will have special poignancy this year for a trio of York stonemasons, who are currently carving the figure of St Peter in stone, ready to be installed above the Great East Window later this year.

Ask Your Questions about Anniversary Great Gathering

25 June 2013

As the countdown to the 3 July celebrations of Mallard breaking the world steam speed record reaches just 7 days, the public will be given the chance to ask their questions about the National Railway Museum's Great Gathering, a spectacular international family reunion marking 75 years since Mallard became the world's fastest steam locomotive.

Media Invite to a 'Great Gathering'

25 June 2013

The world's fastest steam locomotive, Mallard, meets its five surviving sister locomotives on the calendar anniversary of its world record-breaking run on 3 July 1938. The National Railway Museum's Great Gathering marks 75 years since the Doncaster-built steam legend raced into the record books at Stoke Bank near Grantham.

York Kids Encouraged to Become Green Explorers this Summer

19 June 2013

York families have the chance to discover 16 unique cultural and visitor attractions this summer as part of a new initiative run by cycling charity Sustrans.

Heritage Railway's Seaside Services Secure for another 10 Years

10 June 2013

The Office of Rail Regulation (ORR) has this week given its approval to an extension to North Yorkshire Moors Railways Access Contract with Network Rail for a further 10 years. This means that the popular steam and diesel heritage services have an assured right to operate until at least 2023.

York artist Holly Argyll brings personality and colour to Treasurer's House Gallery

7 June 2013

The local York artist, Holly Argyll, who specialises in illustration and pattern design is making a welcome return to Treasurer's House with her colourful and witty work bringing a splash of colour and personality to the walls of Treasurer's House Tearoom. This is her second exhibition here, her first being a sell-out success as her original prints, gifts and cards proved to be very popular.

Media invitation: launch of Richard III: Rumour and Reality

6 June 2013

A year-long programme of events to sift fact from fiction about the life and reign of Richard III has been announced by an eminent group of York-based organisations.

September 2013 Highlights

31 May 2013

A foodie extravaganza featuring some of Yorkshire's finest chefs and home grown produce.

New Attraction Gives York Minster a Bank Holiday Boost

29 May 2013

The new Revealing York Minster attraction has proved a resounding success for York Minster, with an 8% increase in visitors over the bank holiday weekend, the first three days of the attraction's opening.

Shakespeare's Globe opens UK Tour The Wars of the Roses at York Theatre Royal

28 May 2013

Shakespeare's Globe will be opening their UK Tour in the north, at York Theatre Royal, for the first time this summer and will present the three Henry VI plays under their original titles - Harry the Sixth, The Houses of York & Lancaster and The True Tragedy of the Duke of York - from Wednesday 26 June to Saturday 13 July.

Interim Tomb for Richard III

24 May 2013

As the campaign to get King Richard III's remains buried in York continues, the city's Richard III Museum has installed its own "interim tomb" for the controversial monarch.

'Revealing York Minster' - The Newest and Largest Cathedral Visitor Attraction In The UK

20 May 2013

A brand new visitor attraction is set to open at York Minster on Saturday 25 May 2013, the largest set within a cathedral in the UK. 'Revealing York Minster' tells the story of the last 2000 years at the historic site, from the Romans to its modern day custodians.

Tempest Anderson: Volcano Chaser

20 May 2013

An exhibition delving into the daring life of one of York's most renowned explorers is opening in July at the Yorkshire Museum - 100 years after this death.

After the Ice: Yorkshire's Prehistoric People

16 May 2013

Some of the most remarkable and complete finds from Britain's Stone Age will be assembled for the first time in a special exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum later this month.

Floral Jewels

16 May 2013

Jewel-themed floral extravaganza at Fairfax House in a week-long Festival of Flowers.

Photo opp: Buskival confirms professional line-up!

16 May 2013

York prepares to be amazed as six professional street performers have been chosen to wow audiences at Buskival in York on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May. Following the success of last year's festival, some of the world's best performers have been asked to perform at the event alongside local buskers.

Experience York from a Completely Different Perspective!

14 May 2013

North Yorkshire-based The Activities Group has partnered with York's Novotel on Fishergate to bring residents and tourists of the city a completely new way to see the sights of York - from a canoe!

TakeOver Festival Makes its Summer Return

14 May 2013

After a great first week of festival fun at York Theatre Royal this March, the TakeOver 13 team are readying up to present 2013's second TakeOver instalment, hoping to brighten up your June with a whole host of theatrical treats.

Spring Food Festival in York

13 May 2013

York Food Festival comes to life on 1st and 2nd June at the Spring version of the Festival. The 2013 program will be launched at the Spring weekend incorporating the 2013 theme 'Food and Science.'

Festival Fever Hits York... Have You Got Your Ticket Yet?

10 May 2013

Apollo plans have stepped up a gear in the run up to the City of York's newest live music festival!

A Taste Sensation

9 May 2013

An award-winning Global Village Market is set to bring a real International flavour to Parliament Street in York. Opening on Thursday 6th June, traders from around the world will be resident until Sunday 9th June 2013.

Mallard Makeover Reaches Final Flourishes

8 May 2013

This week the 'mallard-style makeover' of a locomotive repatriated from Montreal to mark the 75th anniversary of its legendary sister breaking the world steam speed record, reached its final stages.

Two Months to Mallard 75 Anniversary Celebrations

3 May 2013

This week the National Railway Museum marked the two month to go point to the nation's celebration of the 75th anniversary of the A4 Pacific Class Mallard breaking the world steam speed record by assembling more than 30 blue A4s in the museum's Great Hall.

Photo Opp: Buskival's Back!

23 April 2013

Following the success of York's first festival to celebrate street performance last year, a bigger, better Buskival event is launched today by City of York Council. Brands-for-less homeware retailer HomeSense, located on Foss Islands Road, is again sponsoring the free event, which will take place on Saturday 25 May from 11am to 7pm and Sunday 26 May from 12noon to 5pm in the city centre.

40 Years of Celebration on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

19 April 2013

Spring sees the North Yorkshire Moors Railway reach the age of 40 and to celebrate this milestone, the NYMR has planned a special anniversary day and a 10 day festival to mark the occasion.

Dean of Ripon Cathedral Fulfils Childhood Dream

19 April 2013

The Dean of Ripon Cathedral, Keith Jukes fulfilled his childhood dreams with a ride on the footplate of a steam engine at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway on Friday 19th April.

York Marriott is a finalist in the 2013 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

19 April 2013

The York Marriott Hotel has been named as a finalist in the Business Tourism Award category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013.

Begin a new journey with York Museums Trust

18 April 2013

Latest news from York Museums Trust including York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and Gardens, York Art Gallery and York St Mary's.

York Restaurant Awarded Prestigious AA Rosette

16 April 2013

Burbridges Restaurant, located in the Mount Royale Hotel in York, has been awarded an AA Rosette following a recent anonymous visit from AA judges.

Root Theatre Win York Theatre Royal's TakeOver Residency Award

9 April 2013

Root Theatre, a company who discovers and nurtures playwrights at the earliest stage of their careers, has won York Theatre Royal's TakeOver Residency Award.

New cycle route for the north of York

28 March 2013

York is affirming its position as one of the safest cycling cities in the UK with plans to introduce a major new cycle route in the north of the city.

Feeding the Nation: A Celebration of the Women's Land Army

27 March 2013

Dame Vera Lynn supports new nationally important exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming.

Fairfax House 250th Anniversary Townhouse Party

18 March 2013

Join us at Fairfax House, England's finest Georgian Town House, for an evening of truly Georgian food, drink and revelry!

Capital of the North

8 March 2013

Some of the most prestigious and significant medieval objects ever found in Britain will tell York's story as Capital of the North this February.

The Raithwaite Estate wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

8 March 2013

The Raithwaite Estate has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2014 by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website.

York Minster to host 'Festival of the Passions'

8 March 2013

York Minster is set to host a major new series of concerts in preparation for Holy Week, featuring the city's top choirs performing classical works by JS Bach, Allegri, Jacob Handl and Pergolesi.

Major New Opening at York Minster for Spring Bank Holiday

7 March 2013

There will be an important date added to York Minster's historical timeline on Saturday 25 May 2013, when a brand new visitor experience, Revealing York Minster, opens to the public.

York Gears up for City Centre Cycle Races

25 February 2013

City of York Council is pleased to announce that the York city centre cycling races will return for a third year on Sunday 21 July 2013. Promoted by Clifton Cycling Club in conjunction with British Cycling the races will see hundreds of cyclists from grassroots to elite level race through the historic streets of York.

At Home with the Georgians

20 February 2013

Have you ever wondered what it must have been like for those Gorgeous Georgians to move about in their large and cumbersome clothes, or contemplated those day to day practicalities of life you have always wanted to know about but never dared ask.

Shedding light on York's Dark Ages

20 February 2013

Looking through guidebooks on York's history, most people do not notice the 400 year gap between the departure of the Romans from Britain and the arrival of the Vikings, but a series of finds made in an archaeological excavation below York Minster reveal a huge amount about the city during this mysterious period.

The Aesthetica Art Prize

9 January 2013

Innovative and outstanding works of contemporary art will be on show in York in March when the shortlist for the Aesthetica Art Prize is displayed at York St Mary's - York Art Gallery's contemporary art space.