Thursday, April 26, 2012

York, UK


During a tour my mom and I took years ago, I remembered being enamoured with York, so much so that I told myself that I'd go back for a visit one day.  As we had some time this trip, I decided to book some tickets to York to see if the town was as lovely as I remembered.

York train station ...


Scenes along the way during our walk from the train station to the city centre ... (it was a glorious sunny day!)




Part of the old city wall ... positively medieval vibe ...


Gorgeous view of the river as we crossed the bridge ...




It's no wonder shopping is one of the major attractions in this charming little town ... just check out those lovely shops!  How can one resist?!


One of the highlights (and the most memorable scene in my mind from my very first tour of UK) - The Shambles ... I remember the guide telling us that the buildings were so close together neighbours could actually reach out and shake hands ...



Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms ... I had read about this on the York website, and had wanted to try it, but the queues were sooooo long!  Maybe next time ...


Gorgeous tudor style buildings in the city centre ... 


It was a Sunday when we visited York, and they were having their farmer's market ... apparently it's one of the best markets in that region.




One of the highlights of shopping in York:  The Mulberry Factory Store :)  As I'd bought too many things recently, I valiantly resisted succumbing to the many temptations in this store ... but if I'd not been on my self-imposed shopping ban, I'm sure I'd have gone home with at least one of their beautifully crafted bags.


We also came across this Guy Fawkes Inn ...


I'd never known that Guy Fawkes was from York ... and he was "quartered"?  Shudder!



The magnificent York Minster ...






1 comment:

  1. Ummmmm...the last photo at York looks interesting

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