The afternoon in York saw us head out to the Cliffords Tower, a structure built way back in 1245, one of the most important fortresses of the north. The views from the top are pretty spectacular (the steps up feel endless), you can really see the huge amount of churches by counting the spires from this height.
In need of refreshment we headed back into the centre of the city and stopped off for a sit down under the trees sipping some water and scooped up a couple of frozen yogurts.
We then headed down to the river front walking as far as we could along before deciding to stop for a few cocktails.
We couldn’t miss seeing the incredible York Minster, it really is spectacular. I’m still amazed when I see buildings like this one that are 2000 years old and in such incredible condition. We didn’t venture inside but sneakily had a peak through the window in the gift shop!
That evening we had booked into a restaurant called the Oxo's on the mount for dinner (you’ve got to love tripadvisor) and snuggled into the library before dinner.
The following morning we checked out of the Cedar Court Grand Hotel, storing our cases and braved the rain (it returned) and headed into the city again for Sunday brunch.
The day before the queue for Betty’s Team Room was half way down the road, on Sunday the rain must have kept everyone away and we strolled in. We feasted on eggs benedict for Matt and a Swiss breakfast rosti which was really really good.
We had recently be watching the Vikings on LoveFilm (if you haven’t seen this series – watch it, it’s great!) and Matt had requested a visit to the Yorvik Viking museum. So we spent a couple of hours in there hiding from the rain. We then explored the Shambles for the last time.
The day crept on so we picked up a few bits for our supper to eat on the train home and headed to the station.
We both really enjoyed our trip to York, it’s so easy to walk around , has so much to offer sights wise and great little food options to try. I would love to visit again around November / December time when the Christmas markets are on and I can imagine it looks amazing under a covering of snow!
Have you been to York, did you love it as much as we did?