When I went: March 2016
I have always wanted to go to York as it full of history and mystery. Me nor my Mum had ever been so I booked a trip for us off Groupon including dinner and breakfast. We drove down in the car from Aberdeen, took us around 6 hours.
We arrived quite late in the afternoon so we had dinner in our hotel and head to bed ready for the following day. Our first day we went into the centre of York. We walked straight down the street our hotel was on and through some ancient walls then we were in another world full of historic England architecture. The first thing we came across was The York Minster. We went inside and decided to pay to take a look around. The place was huge and definitely worth a look. I paid extra to climb to the top of the towers and got a 360 view of York. There was guided tours of The Minster throughout the day and we tried joining one but they go into so much depth of every single detail of The Minister we soon drifted off. We spent the rest of the day touring the shops and stopped to have lunch in one of our favourite pubs ‘The Slug and Lettuce’.
We did quite a lot of shopping in York and just wondering the streets. I loved the atmosphere and architecture of the all the buildings. We found the Shambles the oldest street in York and had dinner one night in an Italian. We did fancy an Indian but they didn’t seem to be very popular in York.
We walked the city walls and also visited The York Chocolate story where we learnt all about the cities relationship with chocolate. We got to make our own chocolate lollies and try different types. Rowntree was created in York.
We went to Harrogate for a day to see some family and were a little disapointed. We thought it would of been nicer than York but we found it the other way around. York had much more character and history.
I had found a leaflet of Castle Howard and really wanted to go even though it was pouring with rain. It was such a beautiful building to see with so much history. The TV series Brideshead was filmed there. I love exploring country manors and homes.
We did more shopping at a designer outlet which we were a little disappointed in!
Verdict: I loved York and would love to go back in the Summertime Go back? Yes.