Autumn is probably my favourite season, I think it is the perfect time to wrap up warm and have city days. So, when a couple of my friends asked me if I wanted to meet them in York, I obviously said yes!
An imposing Gothic Cathedral, Roman city walls and Viking heritage – York is steeped in history! Within it’s ancient walls, the city’s medieval cobbled streets and 14th century buildings are beautifully preserved.
However, I must admit that for me, York Minster encapsulates all that is special about the city. It has imposing architecture, beautiful medieval stained glass and an atmosphere that leaves you awestruck.
Where: York, North Yorkshire.
Getting There: Visit York have a great web page that has a wealth of information about traveling to York and much, much more.
- Go in Autumn or Winter. The christmas lights create a magical atmosphere. The attractions are also much quieter than other times of the year.
- If you do want to visit more than one attraction – buy a YorkPass. It gives you admission into many of the heritage sites and is very affordable.
- Stop for afternoon tea at Betty’s! Enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea, with a selection of to-die-for cakes whilst the cafe’s pianist plays in the background. Do book ahead, otherwise you will have to queue outside until a table becomes available – this is a very popular spot!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Leave me a comment with your tips for having a great time in York (if you’ve been).