York wins ‘Best City for Architecture’ and is named 3rd ‘Best UK City’ in Condé Nast Traveller Awards

York has been named the ‘Best City for Architecture’ by the prestigious travel publication Condé Nast, following the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards, which took place last night.


In a competition which saw cities from all over the globe contend for various accolades, York was awarded the best city for architecture and also named the 3rd best UK city; following shortly behind London and Edinburgh respectively.

The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards recognises the best hotels, destinations, organisers, airlines, cruise lines and spas around the world, as decided by their readers.


Cllr Nigel Ayre, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, commented:

“I am pleased that, once again, York has been recognised for its beauty and charm which underpins the character of the city.”

“Condé Nast is an esteemed travel publication and by having their readers vote York the ‘Best City for Architecture’, and also place York 3rd in the hotly contested ‘Best UK City award’, truly reflects what our wonderful city has to offer.”

“Of course, it is our residents who make the city a special place and I hope everyone can take pride in what York has achieved.”

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