Terrier ‘host’ showcases adventure tourism in York

Visit York has created a new three-part short film series, showcasing York as the “original city of adventure”.

Viewers will be given the opportunity to explore the city and its surrounding North Yorkshire countryside from the perspective of one Yorkshire’s most famous exports – the Yorkshire Terrier.

Yorkie the dog will stroll along the narrow lanes of one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe, Shambles, getting excellent views of the giant locomotives at the National Railway Museum.

The journey will take him on a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, through the landscapes of the North York Moors National Park and the ruins of Whitby Abbey.

The travelogue series has been launched in partnership with City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Virgin Trains to celebrate the tourism board’s ‘York – the Original City Adventure’ tourism campaign.

The initiative is aimed at encouraging visitors to plan their own adventures in York and North Yorkshire, and hopes to showcase the adventures on offer in the region through the eyes of Yorkie.

Kate McMullen, head of tourism at Make It York, said: ‘We hope our visitors and York fans will enjoy seeing York through the eyes of Yorkie, our adorable Yorkshire Terrier.

“He’ll be exploring some of York’s world-class attractions and bringing a fun flavour of the adventure that awaits here in beautiful York and North Yorkshire.”