Thursday, 14 February 2013

{Off t'York with a Yorkshire Man}

An unusually beautiful Saturday up in the chilly North recently called for a day trip to York. It's always been on my list of places to go while at Leeds, and now I've reached the final semester of my final year it's time to start ticking things off the Bucket List..

York is an absolutely charming city, and I had the benefit of a local to show me around. While the old city walls and ancient architecture was stunning, my favourite part of the city was The Shambles, one of the most famous streets in Britain. It's as if someone took a normal street over time and pressed the ends together like an accordion. The result is a mish-mash of timber-framed buildings (like the one above), and modern day shops and caf├ęs. Charming!

The York Minster, the city's cathedral, is spectacular and well worth a visit, even just for the outside architecture. We got lucky and were able to hear a choir in full swing when we peeked inside!

As dusk settled over the old city we walked along the river and were serendipitously greeted with a beautifully blushing sunset. We also got to see a wedding ceremony in a Tudor house lit up by candles.

No trip to York would be complete without a visit to Betty's tea rooms. The cake and tea was well worth the chilly wait outside! 
Passionfruit and Raspberry Cheesecake = Perfection.

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