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.
If you are visiting York in January there is still time to see the world-famous panto which ends on 24th January. This year it’s Dick Whittington (and his Meerkat) and stars the UK’s longest-serving pantomine dame Berwick Kaler. The venue for one year only is The Signal Box Theatre at the National Railway Museum as the local theatre is currently closed for redevelopment. Its a great night out – see more here
Ice Sculptures and Ice Trail York 2019
The York Ice Trail and Ice sculptures 2019 festival will take place on February 2nd for one day only! More details from Visit York at https://www.visityork.org/whats-on/ice-trail
The ice sculptures were back this year! Here’s a few images from the York Ice Sculptures 2015. These are always brilliant and great to catch them being carved
Here are some Ice Sculptures from the previous year
Many of the sculptures were created by Glacial Art. Read about them at https://www.glacialart.com/a-bigger-better-york-ice-trail/
Next year the York Ice Trail will be on 2 Feb 2019. More on the York ICE Trail here
Come to York for the fabulous St Nicholas Markets which this year runs from 19 November to 23 December. It attracts visitors from all over the country and is a great place to find unusual Christmas presents and enjoy Festive York.
You can download a What’s On Guide here
Illuminating York Update –
Here are some photos taken at the festival, along the side the river looking towards Lendal Bridge, around The Minster area, the Shambles, Museum Gardens, and in The National Railway Museum
Illuminating York – “Discovering York in a new light” ran between 28th and 31st Oct 2015.
…and was a fantastic way to spend an evening.
(There’s something going on in York all year round – take a look at the list of Festivals here)