“Nowhere in England is there another spot so full of charm as York…”
– Edwin Risdale Tate
In an effort to see explore more of the U.K. whilst we are living in Cambridge, Phoebe and I decided on a ‘weekend’ (Monday and Tuesday) in York.
York is so old.
She was founded in 71 A.D.
Let me put this into some perspective for you… this was right around the time that the Gospel of Mark was written. Like I said, she’s been around a while. She’s got a tough exterior, (a Roman wall), and she’s truly beautiful on the inside.
Where we stayed:
Friar’s Rest. Google it. It’s this £49 p/night B&B, complete with an English Breakfast for both of us in the morning, that looked a little like this:
What we did:
We walked around. Nothing gives you a sense of a city like walking and simply wandering. Without an agenda and without the need for pace, there’s a certain sense of delight that comes from ‘discovering’ something all by yourself, without TripAdvisor reviews and without Google Maps telling you where to walk.
So, we wandered, and we found some cool things, like this:
We also met some cool locals, like this guy:
We ate dinner here:
Then we went on a walking ghost tour with this guy:
The next morning, we walked around a bit more and we found this:
I also had the best coffee I’ve had since arriving in the UK. Ahhhmazing.
After some more wandering and Visiting a Viking Museum, we treated ourselves to Afternoon Tea!
That pretty much sums up York!
Sorry if you saw this Blog entry and thought ‘TLDR’ (too long, didn’t read), but there was so much to capture. If nothing else, I hope you can enjoy the pics!
That’s it for now.