One hundred York based artists open their doors for two weekend in April (15 – 17 and 23 and 24 April) allowing the public to see and purchase some of the best art in Yorkshire! More info here
There is still time to get tickets for York Literature Festival events. The Festival runs from 10-23 March and highlights include: politician Michael Portillo, comedian Arthur Smith and writer Margaret Drabble. See here for more details here
See the newly restored loco The Flying Scotsman in its latest guise on public display at the National Railway Museum.
video by Marsh Steam Videos on YouTube
There are opportunities to see Scotsman at the following times:
25 February -1 March: Scotsman will be in steam in the North Yard area of the museum which is located the far side of the turntable in Great Hall.
2 March: See the loco being cleaned ready for its Great Hall display in the North Yard area of our museum. This is normally done behind the scenes, but see our volunteers prepare it for its star appearance below
3 March-6 March: Scotsman takes pole position on our turntable in Great Hall.
After the 6 March Scotsman will start its tour around the country and then return on the 25 March for Stunts Speed and Style. See more details here
Flying Scotsman at the Railway Museum – photo courtesy of the National Railway Museum York
Looking for an unusual activity for this weekend? Wakefield holds an annual Rhubarb Festival (19 to 21 Feb) where you can actually see rhubarb grow before your very eyes! It takes just 45 minutes to drive to Wakefield from York so you base yourself in the City and take a day trip to Wakefield. Read more here
Virgin Trains are offering 30% discount on trains to York available to buy between 9th Feb and 1st March and must be used and must be used between 10 February – 13 May 2016. Read more about this here
Following the recent flooding in the UK which affected some parts of York, we are pleased to let you know that the whole of the city centre, all shopping streets and restaurants, cafés and bars are all open. Most of the attractions are open as well, with the exception of Jorvik and The York Dungeon.
Tickets for the 2016 production of the York Mystery Plays which take place in York Minster from 26 May to 30 June are now available. More details here
Thinking about coming to York for the races this year? You can check out all 2016 dates here
The 32nd Jorvik Viking Festival takes place this year from 15 to 21 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
If you are celebrating a special occasion we can arrange for a basket of flowers to be left in the apartment and would be happy to write a message card for you. Flower baskets cost £35 and can be added on to your bill.
Please enquire at the time of booking.