We arrived around 12 on Thursday, just in time to go and get some delicious lunch in a one of the tea rooms. We then hit the Charity Shops - of which there are many, hurrah!
The row of Charity shops! Sadly, we didn't get anything on this trip. York has a lot of students, and a lot of tourists so all the good stuff gets snapped up right away! Always worth a look though :)
Some of the ancient architecture near the Minster (York's impressive Cathedral)
And here I am outside the Minster. Well wrapped up as it was a cold day...brrrr
Nice isn't it? Its just as impressive on the inside. I was lucky enough to graduate in here.
My absolute favourite street anywhere is this one - Stonegate. It looks so pretty when they have the Christmas lights on
And the world famous Shambles - which dates from the 14th Century
Also famous - Betty's Tearoom. Always a queue to go in! I've still never been in here, I'm not queueing for cake, and its really expensive! We had afternoon tea at a tea room round the corner with no queue and a coffee n' cake special ;)
We stayed over, so at night it was out for a delicious meal at an Italian Restaurant, followed by (quite a few!) drinks in various pubs. One of my Faves is The Snickleway -one of the oldest pubs in York, and apparently one of the most haunted pubs in the country. I'm not in tune with all that stuff, so I've never seen anything funny - but a lot of people have!
I was drinking the festive and warming mulled wine....