Top Events in York this August

7 Aug

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Top Events in York this August

A visit to York will always be welcome by anyone who loves how successfully the city has managed to fuse medieval and modern aspects. With so much to see and do, ‘events’ per se are not necessarily needed but they can add a different façade to your already fulfilling trip to this enclosed city. Planning your time to include an event or two can add ‘meaning’ to your visit, while a carefully set out itinerary can help you to incorporate some of the local attractions to your visit, too.
With hotels in York from Travelodge, you can enjoy an affordable stay in the city that is not only kind to your purse but also places you in a central location to enjoy everything that’s on offer. Of course, driving to the city can help you to access the nearby attractions that aren’t within walking distance, but make sure you check out the various public transport options to save on cash and congestion, while also being kind to the environment.
Take a look at the major events that are coming over the next month or so in and around York and plan them into your busy schedule in the north of England.

The Legend of King Arthur

This spectacular summer show, brought to the masses by the York Theatre Royal team, can be seen at the theatre throughout August, with matinee and evening performances for you to choose from. The Arthurian legend is brought to life in this awesome family show that will mesmerize the kids and the adults alike. From the mutual love between Lancelot and Gwenevere to the magic of Merlin and the heroic Arthur, it’s guaranteed to enthrall and spellbind its audiences throughout the month. There are also several free daytime activities to enjoy too, including jousting, knight school and eating at the round table. Birds of Prey will also be available to handle on the theatre patio. Tickets cost between £8 and £20.

Yorkshire Medieval Festival

Running between the 3rd and 31st August and held at the JORVIK Viking Centre in the heart of York, this fantastic festival brings medieval York to the present day for all to enjoy. From falconry and archery to re-enactments and performances, there’s something for everyone. It’s hoped that the festival continues to be a hit and turns into an annual thing – this year marks its 2nd year, so go along and show your support!

Pride and Prejudice

While it may have been first published in the 19th century, Pride and Prejudice continues to capture the hearts of many and this August, it’s coming to the outdoor theatre stage at Castle Howard, just outside of York. With tickets priced at £14.50 for adults and £10 for children, you can enjoy an afternoon of summer entertainment in the grounds of this beautiful castle. Immerse yourself in the love story and catch a glimpse of Mr. Darcy himself!

York is always awash with activity and special events – keep an eye on the Visit York page for information about upcoming events, too.


This guest post was written by Catherine Lavinia. She works as a freelancer in advertising and marketing.  Her hobbies and interests are traveling with friends, taking pictures (places, people, nature) and read interesting books such as “Wuthering Heights” (Emily Bronte), “Vanity Fair”(William Thackeray), “Utopia” (Thomas More).

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