Culture Fest In York

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In less than a week I head to the beautiful city of York; according to BING the ‘Most’ beautiful city in the whole of the UK. Having never been I’ve only got my imagination and pictures from endless travel guides to paint some kind of picture of what I am to expect.

There’s something I find so calming about not knowing where you’re going or what you’re going to do. I’m not sure if that’s normal. As the avid planner and expert organiser that I am there is a slight thrill to having no control over those few days.

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Photo Credit: Visit York

That’s where I find myself now, a few days away from the journey to The North. It’s incredible to think that right up until the industrial revolution, York, was second only to London in population and Importance. Caked in history and full of culture there is just so much to see and do in my short visit there. I fear it almost impossible but to scratch the surface of ‘Britain’s Favourite Small City’, voted by The Rough Guide.

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Photo Credit: Visit York

I will be making the most of the York Pass offering you a choice of free entry to over 30 York attractions and tours as well as restaurant and shopping offers. You can buy a one, two or three day pass making it an essential addition to your trip. To buy a Pass contact York Visitor Information Centre on 01904 550099, email or visit If anything isn’t included in the York Pass then you only need to go to Visit York for plenty more ideas on planning the ultimate trip to the 3rd Most Friendly City in the UK!

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Photo credit: Visit York
  • Walk the entire length of the medieval walls
  • Complete the Selfie Trail
  • Imagine yourself in “Brideshead Revisted” at Castle Howard
  • Spoil yourself with designer goods at York Designer Outlet
  • Marvel at astonishing artwork and ceramics at York Art Gallery

As if any of the above wasn’t enough to snare the senses then the elegant 4* Marmadukes Town House Hotel will surely do the trick. Surrounded in secret gardens this Georgian Hotel exudes excellence with its individuality. Check back in soon for more on this romantic hotel and why it’s perfect for your visit to York.

If anyone has any last minute suggestions on what mischief I can get up to during my visit then please comment below, also check out this awesome video HERE that’ll make you want to come with me!

Photo Credit - Visit York
Photo Credit – Visit York

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