York has beaten London and Edinburgh in a poll of world travellers to find the top European destination for food and wine. The poll from TripAdvisor placed York at fifth pace, with Edinburgh 10th. London failed to make the top 10. The leading destination for food and wine in Europe was Florence, Italy, with Paris second, Rome third and Sorrento in Italy fourth. TripAdvisor spokeswoman Emma Shaw said: “These awards recognise Europe's best food and wine destinations according to millions of TripAdvisor travellers. With tough competition from destinations renowned for their culinary expertise, the UK should be proud to claim two top 10 spots, with York now well and truly establishing its place on Europe's gastro tourism map.”

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