Amazing Ice Sculptures this year in York!
Here is the latest 7 Days In York
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28 Nov - 10 Dec
‘Tis the season for sensational snooker and dramatic matches, with the 2017 Betway UK Championships at York Barbican
16 Nov – 1 Jan
Wander an illuminated trail after dark as York Museum Gardens transform into a magical after-dark experience filled with light and colour
5 Nov-24 Dec
Experience the magic and festive traditions of days gone by at York Castle Museum’s Victorian Christmas at the Castle
BBC History Magazine's York History Weekend returns to the ancient city, bringing with it over 25 speakers across two beautiful venues
Choirs Weekend is back so you can explore St Nicholas Fair to a festive soundtrack of heavenly choral music
Join the city’s celebrations on the International Day of Disabled People during Disability History Month with York Disability Pride
A Year of Grandeur begins for the Mansion House as it reopens after undergoing the biggest restoration the building has seen since it was built in 1732
Start your Christmas countdown with York’s Living Advent Calendar as 25 locations across the city reveal a different festive window display each day
Looking for a short break in Dec? York has so much to offer in the run up to Christmas. A few of the highlight attractions include: Christmas in the York Museum Gardens (16 Nov to 1 Jan) - the gardens will be transformed into a magical after-dark experience filled with colour, music and the biggest display of lighting and special effects York has even seen! The famous St Nicholas Christmas Fair (16 Nov - 22 Dec) lines the streets of York with fabulous Christmas gifts; the York Castle Museum (25 Nov - 24 Dec) is offering a Victorian Christmas showing traditional festive traditions of days gone by and Barley Hall (16 Nov - 5 Dec) has a special Christmas exhibition called Rediscover - the Lost Traditions of a Medieval Christmas. Just outside of York, Castle Howard is decorated for Christmas (18 Nov - 23 Dec) an unmissable treat!
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Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will pop up in York!
This is such unbelievably exciting news! Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will be built in York next to the 13th century Clifford’s Tower in the heart of the historic city of York next summer. Four of William Shakespeare’s greatest plays will be performed in repertory by two companies of actors over the 10-week summer season: Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III. The season will run from 25 June to 2 September 2018.
You can find out more about the season here www.shakespearesrosetheatre.com
Tickets are on sale now here
Exciting news! New holiday apartment is now available to book!
The apartment is ground floor and based in a lovely Grade 2 listed building with stunning views of the City Walls and York Minster from the lounge bay window.
It has wooden floors throughout, newly fitted kitchen, King-sized bed, bath with overhead shower.
We are now taking bookings, you can view availability here
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York Stay Holidays is delighted to announce that has been selected as a finalist for Self Catering Venue of the Year!
We are one of only 4 venues to be selected for the Awards which take place in June.
York City Tuk Tuk Tour October Offer!
We are offering a free city tour on the fabulous York Tuk Tuks for the first 3 night or more booking that we receive for October.
The new York Tuk Tuks are a great way to see our wonderful City. Please refer to this offer when booking and we hand over a voucher when we check you in. To find out more about the tour – here
The exciting 2017 Jorvik Viking Festival takes place this year from 20 to 26 February. Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, this is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Viking heritage. Look out for an exciting programme of events including living history encampments, talks and of course dramatic combat performances!
More info at www.jorvik-viking-festival.co.uk
To find out about events happening during the festival click here
Here is the latest Visit York Newsletter
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Summertime in York means walls to walk, festivals to enjoy, museums to explore and food to savour. It also means summer holiday season, and there’s plenty of fun activities to fill those long and light days with the family. The Great Yorkshire Fringe is just around the corner, kids can get crafty at York Minster, there’s interactive discovery at the new Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition at the Yorkshire Museum and so much more.
The Great Yorkshire Fringe
The city becomes a stage during the Great Yorkshire Fringe, as pop-up venues hosting the best in comedy, theatre and music are sprinkled across the city. This year you can expect the unexpected, with music, cabaret, magic and family entertainment in a variety of fun and peculiar venues. There’s gourmet street-food for when you’re peckish, plus craft beer and wine bars to add to the festival flavour.
The Rise at the Grand Hotel & Spa
For a dining experience with a difference, immerse yourself in The Rise - the latest tasting venture from The Grand Hotel & Spa. Tuck into a flavoursome feast of delicious sharing dishes from award-winning chef Craig Atchinson, who takes inspiration from British classics. Once you’re fed and full, relax and enjoy live music with friends and a choice of local beers, ales, hand-selected wine or signature cocktails.
Explore Beyond York
Adventure beyond the city to discover national parks, countryside and coast. Our enchanting region is home to the North York Moors where you can step aboard the North York Moors Railway for a ride through rolling hills, the picturesque market-town of Helmsley where you can get up close to Birds of Prey and the York Maze which is now open for a summer season of a-maze-ing fun.
Summer with a Splash at The Deep
Visit The Deep this summer (22 July to 3 September) as they get creative in celebration of Hull’s year as City of Culture. Make your way through prehistoric seas, past tropical lagoons, vast open oceans, down to the darkest depths, through the chilly Kingdom of ice and into the future. Then show off your creative skills in craft corner (from 11am each day). Hope to ‘sea’ you there!
Family Fun at York Minster
Sculpt a clay creature, design a dazzling dragon puppet, or make a fierce lion mask! This summer families can go wild with Noah’s Ark themed animal crafts, storytelling and tours at York Minster. Wednesdays (27 July - 3 September), 10am-3pm. Crafts £2.50. Visit yorkminster.org for more details.
Standard admission charges apply.
Virgin Trains First Class Seat Sale
With 100,000 seats from just £20, this offer launches at 10:00 on 12 July. Get the full Virgin experience on their east coast route for a ludicrously low price. Reclining leather seats and loads of legroom? Check. Complimentary food and drink served at your seat? You’d better believe it. Travel from 22 July to 22 September 2017, excluding 24-28 August 2017. Book before midnight on 15th July! Terms apply.
Getting around York is now even more fun! Grab a TukTuk and travel in style…
They seat 6 passengers, for a ‘cosy experience’ (maximum 4 adults, 2 children), operate silently as they are powered by magic, ok – they’re electric.
They’re equipped for all weathers with clear sided rain covers and heated seats for those really chilly days – – chilly days in York?? not noticed any of those 🙂 Anyway, you’ll be nice and snug if you’re staying in the York Stay apartment.
York TukTuks are not a taxi service but are a great way to see York City, either on their city tour, a Knavesmire tour which will get you to the races, or even book them for a special event.