25 hours in York


At the end of August, R and I decided to take a last minute trip to York. We’d booked one earlier in the month, but unfortunately had to cancel due to a family emergency. Fortunately all went smoothly this time. This was our last trip away before the baby arrives, and I’m so glad we decided to go, even if it was a shorter visit than we would have liked.

We managed to fit in some of the classic sights – the Shambles & Betty’s. I tried a fat rascal, but unfortunately didn’t like it as I really don’t like dried fruit.


We had a delicious meal in the evening & I can highly recommend Source if you visit. The service was brilliant. They also had the best pickles I’ve had for ages! I liked them so much that I hoped they didn’t make them in house so I could buy some (they do make them in house, unfortunately for me). P1090629


The next morning, we had an incredible breakfast. I had pancakes with perfectly cooked bacon, while R had a black pudding stack – it was basically a full English, though. The black pudding was SO GOOD. I regretted not having some as well. I am grateful Amanda from Rhyme & Ribbons had mentioned Brew & Brownie on her blog, or we might have ended up elsewhere.

I then headed to the Minster while R wandered around some more bookshops. Don’t worry, I went to lots of bookshops, too. Books were, unsurprisingly, our main purchases in York. There are some brilliant shops in York!


This gravestone did make me cry.

I loved that the city was full of color. I spotted lots of bunting and even some yarnbombing in the Micklethwaite area, where our hotel was. I also loved the views from the city walls.


Overall, I loved York! Our train arrived at 1:30 one day and left at 2:30 the next, so obviously I really didn’t get to see much of it. However, we have already decided we will have to go back & see some more of Yorkshire (I am desperate to visit Brontë country).

What should we do next time we visit?

4 thoughts on “25 hours in York”

  1. I grew up in Yorkshire so this is my specialist subject. You definitely need to visit Haworth; the Bronte Parsonage is just fascinating and the village itself is beautiful and quaint, with amazing walks on the moors. And after becoming obsessed with the Reformation and Cromwell when reading Wolf Hall, I took myself on a tour of old abbeys in North Yorkshire a few years ago. There’s a lovely walk from the town of Hawes to Reivaulx Abbey, the ruins of which are fascinating, and Fountains Abbey isn’t too far either.


  2. You should definitely visit Bronte country – Howarth is so beautiful and the Bronte parsonage is so cool – Charlotte Bronte’s desk is just *there*, I think I shed a little tear when I saw it! I’ve also spent a few hours in Todmorden in Yorkshire and remember finding some good charity shops, community gardens and a cute little pottery shop! I think I’ll have to revisit myself actually!


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