'Yorkie': Introducing the world's first canine travel show presenter

Yorkshire terrier lands job promoting York


'Yorkie': Introducing the world's first canine travel show presenter

Ever seen a dog present a show? No? You can now.

The world's first travelogue series hosted by a dog has been commissioned by Visit York and gives viewers the opportunity to embark on an adventure into the heart of England's historic city and its surrounding countryside from the perspective of one of Yorkshire's most famous exports: the Yorkshire Terrier, otherwise affectionately known as a 'Yorkie'.

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Dressed in a special adventurer's outfit, complete with Visit York and Yorkshire Rose pin badges, throughout the series Yorkie gives the likes of Michaels Palin and Portillo a run for their money.

'Yorkie': Introducing the world's first canine travel show presenter

The trailer for the series is out now, and three episodes are set to follow (keep an eye on YouTube Visit York).

You can watch him strolling along the twisting, narrow lane of one of the best preserved medieval streets in Europe, Shambles; getting a 'VIP guest' dogs-eye view of the giant locomotives at the National Railway Museum; taking a scenic journey in the cosy compartments and wood panelled carriages of a steam train on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway; meandering through the enchanting landscapes of the North York Moors National Park; and roaming the ruins of Whitby Abbey perched high on the east cliff above Whitby.

'Yorkie' the adventurous pooch also meets with Viking fans from the site of one of the most astounding discoveries of modern archaeology, at the Jorvik Viking Centre; trots around the gardens of one of Britain's finest stately homes, Castle Howard; dines at the birthplace of a notorious plotter, The Guy Fawkes Inn; and explores the history of the city's chocolate making heritage at York's Chocolate Story.

The travelogue series has been launched 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.

Pretty cute, huh?

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