7 June 2016

A Guide to York

I did a post on York last year, but I haven’t been in ages so here’s another.  This time I had lunch in Betty’s Tea Rooms and it rained – a lot.  Luckily though, most of the photos I took were before it started to pour down.

Places to visit in York:

Betty’s Tea Rooms

I’ve been to Betty’s a number of times before but never to the one in York, (there are actually two in York, though one is a lot smaller), so when we were there last week we decided to try it out.  There was quite a queue as it was lunch time, but we didn’t have to wait long to be seated which was lucky since it was raining!  We got to sit downstairs which was nice; I had my usual – egg and cress – and my boyfriend had a pasta dish that I can't remember the name of, and a pot tea for two.

York Minster

York Minster is a cathedral in the centre of York.  It was completed in 1472 after centuries of building.  We went inside the Minster, it’s about £10 entry but you can go in to the first bit for free if you just want to get a feel of the place.

York City Wall

York has a castle wall around the city, most of it built somewhere between the 12th and 14th century and the first parts built in Roman times, about 71 AD.  A lot of the wall still remains today and the last photo in this post was taken from the wall looking towards the Minster – a unique way to see York’s sights from a different perspective.  There are a number of ‘bars’ where you can exit or join the wall, so you don’t have to walk the whole thing!

The Shambles

Finally, for this post, the Shambles, which is basically an old street in York, with a cobbled road and buildings dating back to the 14th century.  Close to the Shambles is The Fudge Kitchen, which is well worth a visit – the vanilla fudge is my favourite!

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