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Illuminating York is a firm favourite here at The Fort

As you may have read, via our tweets and also in a recent blog post, we were waiting in anticipation for Illuminating York. We have to say that we were not disappointed.

The main events took place at the Minster and Castle Museum (that’s where our shots were taken), and although there were a few rumbles of discontent that more medieval buildings were not included on the night, it can’t be disputed at how well the whole evening’s events were executed.

York Minster has been at the heart of the festival for a number of years, although this year the exterior wasn’t used but instead the interior of the great cathedral. There was also a sound installation installed in the gardens of the Minster called ‘Contours’; now despite being a festival of light, the harsh Nordic tones that were central to the installation really enhanced the experience.

A nice point to note is that the cathedral was open (that meant we didn’t have to pay the standard £9 entry fee – something that can cause a problem traveling on a budget).

The exterior of Castle Museum was bathed in glorious technicolours that help to tell the story of the city. We have included a link to a great video clip of the event at Castle Museum to show you just how good it was.

As the event has been running successfully for that last 7 years, we should no doubt expect another creative display next year!

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