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Visit York Racecourse Event

York Racecourse

Pam Jackson and Darren Wiseman


I was invited to a behind the scenes event by Visit York at  The York Racecourse. 

This was a fabulous event taking us into areas where the public would not be allowed to go. The Weighing room, the Changing rooms and The Stewards room. We were entertained with insights and stories by William Derby Chief Executive & Clerk of the Course, James Brennan Head of Marketing and Sponsorship and Tony Lee Operations Manager. 

It made me realise in particular just how lucky we are to have such a fantastic race course. Easy to see why they call it the Ascot of the North. 

I also didnt realise just how many different events they hosted throughout the year all nothing to do with racing at all.

Whilst we were there Gillian Cruddas reminded members of the Scandanavian Choir Tour which is a free event in York on 26th may 2012. Fun evening of music and song from Scandinavia and England! 4 Norwegian choirs will perform as part of their weekend festival in York: Nordstrandkoret, Unn-koret, Porsgrunn Sangforening and Ostre Gausal Sangkor.

Plus for some local flavour the South Bank Singers from York and the Four Quarters Quartet from Ryedale.

Harrogate Flower Show well worth a visit

The Harrogate Flower Show is well worth a visit whilst visiting if you are visiting York around 26th – 29th April 2012.

Its run by the RHS and is often refered to as the Chelsea of the North.

There are gardens diplays, flowers, stalls, demonstrations, Flower arrangement competitons Cookery Demos

Harrogate is only 20 miles from York so is an easy distance to visit the show.

Do have a look around Harrogate town whilst visiting its a quaint little spa town.

York Christmas Fayre

The last weekend in November marks the start of the Christmas season in York with the yearly event ST NICHOLAS FAYRE. It is the most lovely event with heaps of festive charm and cheer. St Nicks Fayre is a famous Christmas market situated in various locations over the city with a mixture of crafts, food,homemade and local produce. People travel from miles around to visit the Fayre and complete their Christmas shopping.These are some of the images I took over the weekend.

Coppergate Centre
Location Barley Hall


Start early for Christmas shopping

Around this time we start to think of the kids returning to school and the autumn months ahead. Suddenly we acknowledge that Christmas is just 16 weeks away. Now is the time to start preparing. Don’t get caught out with the snowy weather like last year, start your shopping early.

We have a great solution
We have a regular group of ladies who are sisters but live in 4 separate corners of the UK. They meet up here every year for the weekend. They buy all their Christmas shopping then spend their evenings wrapping all their pressies together in their rooms drinking wine and listening to music laughing giggleing and generally enjoying each others company

What an excellent way to deal with all that Christmas shopping.

If this appeals to you The York Priory has started reducing the prices on our our midweek and Sunday nights leading up to Christmas. It is always best to call the reception team 44 (0)1904 819022 to discuss the availability, rates and make a booking

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Location:York,United Kingdom