Things To Do In York | York Barbican


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Things To Do In York


At York’s Chocolate Story you can discover the stories behind the greatest names in chocolate, unwrap the secrets of chocolate making, and even learn the art of the chocolatier for yourself. A fully guided tour and three floors of interactive exploration take you on a journey through the city where chocolate made history.


The city of York was once known as the Chocolate City. The air would smell of chocolate and a thick chocolate dust would cover every surface as it erupted from the city’s factories. Every York family had a connection to Terry’s, Rowntree’s, Cravens or Lazenby. The factories were more than just a workplace, they were a way of life; a source of support, providers of education, health care and accommodation. These factories and the people of York shaped an industry that took over ...


The York Dungeon is a 75-minute journey into more than 2000 years of York's darkest history, bringing together iconic characters, immersive sets and thrilling special-effects in a unique and exciting actor led experience that you see, hear, feel and smell. Find out the real story of York! Each year thousands of visitors meet many characters from York's murky past from the worst tourists in York's history; The Vikings to the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin. Key historical periods ...