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Illuminating Reasons To Visit York In October

Autumn is a fabulous time to visit York and the north Yorkshire countryside. If you are considering a Autumn break October is a great month to visit York when there are a number of different events going on including Illuminating York 2016.

The festival which is hoped to help visitors “discover York in a new light” is a great reason to visit York in October with the organisers advising that Illuminating York will shine more brightly than ever before.

An Illuminating Reason To Visit York In October

This popular festival in the last week of October attracts more than 50,000 people to the city to “discover York in a new light”. The event features cutting-edge technology creating a stunning celebration of York’s unique heritage, and will spread right across York city centre with brand new illuminating artworks.

Something to look out for is the Bunny Light Trail which features 50 illuminated ceramic rabbits which are set to be placed on plinths in the windows of 50 shops and businesses between the major city centre light installations.

The festival includes and excellent programme of supporting events in local top attractions means that you can enjoy the Festival over more than one evening, experiencing buildings and concerts by candlelight. Some of these include

Travelling Light , Heinrich & Palmer at the National Railway Museum on 26th-29th October between 18:00 – 22:00
Illuminating York at York Explore, held at York Library on Thurs 27, Fri 28, Sat 29, open until approximately 20:30
Re Connecting re Creation with Helen Maurer at the Holy Trinity Church on 26th-29th October 18:00 – 20:00
Loopy Lou with Rémi Brun in King’s Square on 26th-29th October between 18:00 – 22:00


The Best Western Burn Hall York is an ideal base to explore York and the North Yorkshire countryside located just 20 minutes drive from the centre of York the hotel has plenty of complimentary parking and offers a excellent menu of home-cooked dishes featuring local Yorkshire produce. Autumn is an excellent time to visit why not  take advantage our 2 day Yorkshire deal for just £99 including dinner on the first night . for further details visit or offers page or ring us on 01347 825400 to check availability


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