A visit to the village of York, in North Yorkshire, is a must for chocolate lovers. Every year the Chocolate Festival takes place in honour of its namesake; chocolate, one of most iconic gastronomic products in the city with a really long history. In fact, in 1781 the city boasted 8 chocolate confectioners for its 17,000 inhabitants, a fact that says everything about a tradition that is still very much alive today.

While other northern counties made their wealth from wool or steel, York built their city from chocolate, taking advantage of its rivers to bring in the vital ingredients and the railways that transported the final products all over the country. Today, visitors can retrace these traditions and stories with a delicious journey along the Chocolate Trail, an amazing walk through York’s streets that are rich in history.