York has beaten off stiff competition, to be crowned the best city in the UK in a vote of close to 75,000 people.
York beat Edinburgh and London, coming in second and third, to be named Best UK City in the ‘2019 Luxury Lifestyle Magazine Readers’ Travel Awards’
The big top ten also included Liverpool, Manchester, Belfast, Oxford, Bath, Bristol and Exeter.
At the same time, The Grand, York, was named the best city hotel in England in the awards, with the top award for the Best UK City Hotel going to Belfast’s Grand Central Hotel.
York's only five AA star hotel, built in 1906 as the headquarters for the North Eastern Railway, underwent a £15 million expansion and refurbishment last year, increased its rooms to 207 and launched ‘The Cookery School’ offering workshops, classes and demonstrations, hosted masterclasses by renowned professional chefs.
Our thanks go to all the voters, we love our city and it seems you do too!