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York Mystery Plays from York Minster!

The magnificent Nave of York’s famous Minster will be transformed into a 1,000-seater theatre this Summer as the epic Mystery Plays return to the stage. The plays dramatise the greatest story ever told – from the creation of heaven and earth to the last judgement. It’s the first time in 16 years and only the second time in their near

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York’s Historic Bedern Hall

From pork pies and chanting clerics to banana soup and Shakespearean students; we discover York’s best kept secret that has a fascinating tale to tell. “I’ve lived in York all my life and never knew this place existed” – a phrase that staff at Bedern Hall, a beautiful stone-built 14th century medieval hall hidden away in one of York’s many

The Ghost Bus Tour!

Walking through the dismal streets, I pulled my jacket around me – trying my best to pull as much warmth as possible from it’s flimsy fabric.  The air was icy around me, and rain was spitting down from above, causing a frightful frizz, and smeared makeup. I stomped ahead faster, towards the looming buildings.  Their lights inside are casting an

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The Bar Convent

The Bar Convent is a perfectly hidden gem in the heart of York, with a wonderful story behind it.  In fact, you’d be forgiven for walking past the convent, and not realising what you’re missing. Behind those modest doors, lies the oldest living Convent in the UK, which now homes a Museum, Cafe, Meeting Rooms, Library and even a Guest

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Clifford’s Tower

Clifford’s Tower is a a fantastic tourist attraction in the heart of York, and you’ll always see people either peering up the hill at the great monument, or people marching up the steep staircase.  Make it to the top, and you’ll get some fantastic shots of the city, and can get close up to some gorgeous architecture, which  is the

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Getting to know Goddard’s

When you’re driving along Tadcaster Road, you’ll see the row of gorgeous houses, fantastic views of the racecourse and then an ornate entrance leading to, “Goddard’s”.  From the street, you won’t know what to fully expect, and even when you hear that it’s the home of the infamous Terry’s family, you still won’t be prepared for what’s hiding behind the

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York Cemetery

Here’s something new and different to consider for your next trip to York!  Why not explore 24 acres of beautiful land filled with wildlife (there’s even a sneaky fox), monuments and even listed buildings. Yes, it might be a cemetery – but this is cemetery like none other. The Cemetery is looked after by 3 groundsmen, and they truly have their

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Beningbrough Hall, Gallery & Gardens

Many people visit York for it’s gorgeous architecture and historical links, and if that’s why you’re visiting our beautiful city, venture out of the City Centre and make a beeline for Beningbrough Hall & Gardens. The drive up to Beningbrough Hall, will take your breath away.  This stunning Georgian mansion dates back to 1716, and came into the possession of

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The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival

If you’ve been anywhere near Parliament Street this week, you will have noticed construction work and some pretty impressive stages being thrown together.  What you’re actually witness to, is the beginning of The Great Yorkshire Fringe Festival! An amazing 10 day event of comedy and cabaret, to entertain the masses, starting from the 24th July.  Enjoy comedy from Al Murray,

A Spot of Heaven at Middlethorpe Spa

Things have been a bit crazy recently in the Everything York office, and the prospect of visiting Middlethorpe Hall and Spa was the perfect silver lining on a very busy cloud. I live incredibly close to Middlethorpe Hall, but had never been lucky enough to pop in.  So, when I finally ventured over, I made sure it was the perfect

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York Railway Station

York has its image of a beautiful, tranquil City full of gorgeous architecture, bustling restaurants and independent stores.  But, lets spare a thought for York Railway Station – an absolute hub of bustle and excitement in the heart of the city.  You’ll come across business people rushing through the crowds, tourists dragging their bags and hailing down taxis, older couples sitting

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Holy Trinity Church

Now everyone comes to York, and visits the Minster.  But, we have a whole host of beautiful churches to rest your eye on.  Gorgeous architecture, with stories to tell and today we’re looking at Holy Trinity Church, which can be found on Goodramgate. This church is a hidden gem, and you really have to look out for it!  This building dates

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The Festival of Ideas – Secrets and Discoveries

The 9th-21st June sees The Festival of Ideas come back to York, with the theme of, “Secrets and Discoveries”.  Witness 100 inspiring events come together for this amazing Festival that will take over the city. Headline speakers include: Michael Morpurgo, former children’s laureate and award-winning author of War Horse,  NATO’s Deputy Chief of Staff; Operations and Intelligence, philosopher A.C. Grayling,

St.Leonard’s Hospital

A true diamond in the heart of York, is St. Leonard’s Hospital.  Old ruins from a hospital that ran from 1137-1539.  This was a highly religious church, and you can sense this in the remains, which at first glace, look like the remains of an old church.  Even the sick in this hospital weren’t allowed to be treated until their

The Shrine of Margaret Clitherow

When people visit York, they are always sure to visit the Shambles.  A stunning old street, with some buildings that date back to the 14th Century.  Overhanging, timber framed buildings that are truly magical and attracts tourists like honey! The street is lined with quaint little shops, and cutesy cafes, but hidden among these gems, is something truly worth stopping

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Visiting Lendal Tower

Lendal Tower is just one of the many buildings adding character to our beautiful city.  Dating back from the 13th Century, this tower housed a huge chain that was used to block the river, which both protected the city, and worked as a toll tower! After being converted and being used as a water tower, the building reverted back to

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York Carnival is back!

York Carnival is back and ready to begin the celebration!  This annual festival that takes place in York City Centre. The festival aims to bring the Yorkshire community together through a day of celebration.  Truly a great occasion to showcase the amazing talent that York has to offer! This year’s Carnival is on Saturday 18th April and takes place on

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Flow Motion!

When strolling through the streets of York you’ll see a copious amount of street entertainers, and a varied bunch at that!  Indie bands, opera singers, choirs, acrobats, and flow artists!  I’d never heard of a flow artist, but when after you find yourself hypnotised by The Magic Ball Man (yes that’s right!), the phrase Flow Artist is the only thing

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Love Cheese

By Ben Thorpe Win a Cheese Hamper, complimentary of Love Cheese! We have a competition for you! Everything York has teamed up with Love Cheese to offer you the chance to win a fantastic cheese hamper, containing some of their carefully sourced cheeses and accompaniments. This is a real treat to get your hands on and it’s from an enthusiastic

The Imaginarium

An amazing store on Blake Street, with the most weird and wonderful items to gawp at and lust after. When shopping in York, always make time for this store and its ever changing stock that is always current to the season.   During my visit it was festive baubles and peacocks…obviously. And the obligatory corpse in the window. Address: Blake

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Quirky Gems!

By Ben Thorpe In my first two articles for www.everythingyork.co.uk I’ve helped you locate York’s finest lesser-known coffee shops and pubs, so while I’m working on something to help you exploit one of York’s best-known landmarks to find a few new spots to check out, here’re a few more quirky local attractions well worth searching out.   Cold War Bunker

Quirky Gems – Coffee Shops

By Ben Thorpe This piece was meant to be the second stop in a series on York’s hidden gems after considering our city’s underexposed pubs last time out. My original intent was to draw out smaller establishments who maybe don’t get the same press coverage as the big guns but when considering the city’s many coffee houses it’s really tricky

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Quirky Gems – Pubs

By Ben Thorpe There aren’t a massive number of things York has in unusually large numbers. Just the one train station, usual quantity of shops, typical number of large employers, not really enough road space and so on. I’d hazard a guess that we’ve more churches than the norm but the one thing that really sticks out is the number

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Rockin’ Rollers!

When given the chance to spend a Friday night at a roller disco, I was a touch terrified.  The last time I wore wheels I was 12, and now I’m…older.  I had visions of me lying flat on the floor as the disco lights flashed over me.  BUT, I put the fear behind me and being the trooper that I

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Visiting….Jorvick Dig!

When you talk about the tourist attractions in York, you will always hear, “Have you been to Dig?”.  I adore museums, and as soon I came to York I went straight to the Castle Museum, followed quickly by the Yorkshire museum.  I’d heard about DIG, but had assumed it was more for the kids – but people soon me right. 

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A Night at the Theatre

There’s something so special about getting dressed up, and ready for a night at the theatre.  Of course I was running late (as per), so instead of strolling elegantly through the park to York Theatre Royal, it was more me tottering down Bootham dodging couples and dog walkers. But as soon as I see the lights of the Theatre, there’s


The Fake Florist

I had to share a pic of this beautiful shop! Can’t wait to pop in soon and pick out a Kitchen Centre Piece. Do check it out the next time you’re in York, but in the mean time you can check them out at: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Fake-Florist/205908839568084 Enjoy! x