Meet Yorkie, Your New Tour Guide To North Yorkshire

Yorkie, the Yorkshire Terrier, has made history in becoming the first ever pooch presenter of a travelogue series.

Yorkie in York. Photography by Dominic Martin

Yorkie in York. Photography by Dominic Martin

Dressed smartly in country attire, the adventurous pooch is set to guide viewers through the many attractions of York and North Yorkshire.

In the series produced by Visit York, Yorkie will stroll along the twisting, narrow lane of one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe, Shambles, enjoy a ‘VIP guest’ dogs-eye view of the giant locomotives at the National Railway Museum, take a scenic journey in the cosy compartments and wood panelled carriages of a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, meander through the the North York Moors National Park and roam the ruins of Whitby Abbey perched high on the east cliff above Whitby.

Yorkie at Whitby Abbey. Photography by Dominic Martin

Yorkie at Whitby Abbey. Photography by Dominic Martin

Yorkie will also visit the Jorvik Viking Centre, trot around the gardens of one of Britain’s finest stately homes Castle Howard, dine at the birthplace of a notorious plotter at The Guy Fawkes Inn and explore the history of the city’s chocolate making heritage at York’s Chocolate Story.

Yorkie at Castle Howard. Photography by Dominic Martin

Yorkie at Castle Howard. Photography by Dominic Martin

The travelogue series is in partnership with City of York Council, North Yorkshire County Council and Virgin Trains to celebrate Visit York’s ‘the Original City Adventure’ campaign aimed at encouraging visitors to plan their very own adventure in York and North Yorkshire.

The first episode of Yorkie’s travelogue series will be released in mid-August (release dates soon to be announced), followed by two more episodes in September. In the meantime, for a flavour or what’s to come, watch the newly released preview trailer of Yorkie’s travelogue series at www.youtube.com/visityork, follow Visit York on Twitter and Instagram @visityork and at facebook.com/visityork and share your own York and North Yorkshire adventure with the hashtags #YorkAdventure and #Yorkie.

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