Incentives in York

Incentives in York

Incentives in York

York incentives


York Minster | The Grand Cookery School | Castle Howard | York's Chocolate Story


A city where Romans and gruesome ghost stories collide with cutting-edge technologies to provide an eclectic mix of culture and heritage. With hidden gems and unique experiences around every corner, groups will not be disappointed.


York Minster 

This bronze statue of Constantine the Great, near York Minster, near the spot where the Roman was declared Caear Augustus in AD 306.

Treat guests to a drinks reception in the Chapter House at York Minster, one of the world’s finest cathedrals and an iconic York landmark. 

The Chapter House contains some of the Minister's finest carvings and in 1297, it was used as the location for the Parliament of King Edward I. 

The cathedral itself has more medieval stained glass than anywhere else in the country, along with beautiful stonework and gothic grotesques. 

Following a Chapter House reception, groups can climb the 275 steps to the top of Central Tower - the highest point in York - to enjoy unbeatable, panoramic views of the city.


Visit York Minster to find out more.



The Grand Cookery School

March 2019 saw the opening of a state-of-the-art cookery school within The Grand, a five-star York hotel. The school offers a variety of courses designed for everyone from novices to aspiring chefs. These immersive cookery courses are a great idea for corporate incentives or team building and can be hired as stand-alone sessions or paired with on-site meeting room hire. The kitchen has 16 individual work stations and a large adjacent meetings area. 

Choose from over 40 classes. From a Ready, Steady, Bake class, where teams work in pairs to create a baking masterpiece, to a Street Food Challenge or Cocktails and Canapes class, there is something for everyone. Alternatively, the team can work with planners to create a completely bespoke experience for groups to enjoy. 


Visit The Cookery School at The Grand York to find out more.


Castle Howard

Castle Howard, York, VisitYork

Explore 300 years of history at Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes and immortalised on film in Brideshead Revisited. 

The house offers a huge variety of spaces to choose from and the in-house team can organise everything from private dining for 14 to an event for thousands of people in the grounds. 

Group tours feature stories of the women of Castle Howard, told through paintings, documents and hidden objects, plus the visit of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert to Castle Howard in the summer of 1850. Early morning private tours can be arranged before the house opens to the public. 


Visit Castle Howard to find out more.


York's Chocolate Story

Chocolate York, VisitYork

York has long had a reputation as the UK city of chocolate, due to the sizeable factories created by the historic chocolate brands Rowntree's and Terry's during the 20th century.

York’s Chocolate Story is a fascinating fully-guided tour through the history of York’s most famous chocolate-making families and their finest creations. 

By night, the visitor attraction becomes a vibrant and unique setting for a whole host of events. Whether you want to take guests’ tastebuds on a tantalising journey across continents, master the secrets of the artisan chocolatier during an exclusive group workshop, or enjoy a range of indulgent catering options at an evening reception, the attraction offers a deliciously different experience in the heart of the city. 


Visit York’s Chocolate Story to find out more.

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