The city of York is celebrating 250 years of being home to the renowned confectioner Terry’s, home to the famous chocolate orange . With National Chocolate Week running until 15 October, the city has launched a new York Chocolate trail taking in shops and tearooms as well as attractions and of course chocolatiers, a must for any chocoholic.
The York Chocolate Trail includes many chocolatey highlights including the award-winning visitor attraction, York’s Chocolate Story and York Mansion House, (due to reopen after refurbishment later this year) home of the Lord Mayor of York, whose idea it was to send a bar of Rowntree’s chocolate to our troops who were fighting in the Great War. It also featuring on the York Chocolate trails is Fairfax House and York Castle Museum, where you can visit a recreation of Terry’s sweet shop and remember your favourite chocolates and sweets. The York Chocolate trail also includes Rowntree’s Park and Goddard’s House and Garden, the former home of chocolate magnate Noel Terry which features tales of the history of chocolate in York .
The York Chocolate Trail is a free, self-guided tour, and the city of York is providing 40,000 copies of the walking trail. The free copies of the York Chocolate Trail can be collected from the Visit York Information Centre in the centre of York.
An easy way to explore the city of York is to use the York Park and Ride eliminating the hassle worry of parking. The Burn Hall Hotel York is conveniently located for York’s park and ride and offers plenty of free parking to hotel guests. It is a great hotel to explore York and the surrounding are from and now is a great time to visit the York Chocolate trail and other attractions in in North Yorkshire with our Yorkshire Deal . Why not visit our offers page for detail of this and other offers available or call our reservations team on 01347 825400