Sunday, 19 June 2011

Day trip to York

Not quite on the doorstep, but only a quick 40 minute drive away is the gorgeous city of York. It was hubby's suggestion for a day trip, so off we went.
Our morning started with breakfast in Betty's - a bit expensive, but now that there are only 2 of us on our days out, it actually feels affordable!!!


York is a beautiful old city - full of fabulous shops, cobbled streets, and amazing buildings. The Shambles is its most famous cobbled old street.

It was difficult to get a good photo of it as the sky was very grey and cloudy, although it was nice and warm. A lot of my photos came out fairly dark.
We had a lovely wander around the streets. Come and have a wander with me.



York has some really well preserved buildings from as far back as the Roman times.




I'll show you more of York later in the week.

19 comments:

Lisa said...

What a wonderful suggestion for a day out!
I love finding out how certain places get their names.
Good to see you found some more unusually attired men to take photos of!
Lisa x

Louise said...

looking forward to reading more! I've walked through the shambles and visited Jorvik and the minster on a school trip (taking children, not when I was at school!) but have not yet got round to visiting it on my own schedule!

Rowan said...

I love visiting York, haven't been for ages though. Did you see the mirror with the WW2 servicemen's signatures at Betty's? I shall go in the autumn when there are fewer tourists around I think - there's so much to see and do it might even be worth an overnight stay:)

Kathy said...

I love York too! I just felt a bit of a pang because I haven't been this year, but we're going for a few days just before Christmas ... it's a bit of a tradition! Looking forward to your next set of photos!
xxx

Michela said...

Loved your postcards from York! Such scrumptuos cakes on offer at the posh Betty's!

Rosie said...

Oh, York - I love it! Lucky you to have breakfast at Betty's. Like Kathy it was always a family tradition to go shopping there before Christmas and I miss that. I love Barley Hall but the wonderful Georgian coffee house next to it closed quite a while ago I think. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your visit:)xxx

love those cupcakes said...

One of my favourite places. And fat rascals are a favourite snack!

Jennyff said...

Oh, homesick now. I went back to York for the day last year, wonderful city but didn't stretch to a meal in Betty's. Look forward to seeing more.

Rebecca said...

York is one of my favourite places and we are so lucky to have it pretty close by! Bettys is such a treat but I love it so, their banana and toffee pancakes are the best thing ever (after Cornish pasties and cream teas, obviously!) x

keshling said...

I was in York a month or so ago and truly loved it - I can't wait to visit again. Your photos are fabulous!

K xx

Jill said...

OK Diane - now you've really upset me!
Showing me photos of the city I called home before moving to the West Midlands.
I know all those places sooooo well, and miss them terribly.
Can you believe I only lived a short 10-15 mins walk away from the city? I must have been bonkers to leave.
Hope you're enjoying a lovely Father's Day weekend.
xx

potterjotter said...

My little brother lives there but can't see him in your photos! Know what you mean about treats being more affordable when you're just a twosome again!

Mary Ann said...

York was one place I loved when I visited England many years ago:)

Mac n' Janet said...

I love York, I think their museum is one of the best we've ever visited, and I loved walking the walls.

The sewing room said...

Love it ,went two years ago with Dave for a long weekend and l loved the shambles too,l found a wool shop and quilt shop oh and a shop with lots of buttons and Dave went to the viking exibition we would love to go back again soon thank you for stirring my memories.

Lucy said...

I was in York this weekend - I wonder if we passed each other? We went to Betty's at teatime though, not the morning, and were seated downstairs :(

The Girl said...

Ha how funny, I was in York this weekend too! I was there from Friday evening until Saturday evening doing babysitting duty for my brother-in-law!

harmony and rosie said...

My father was born and bred in York!

lazylol said...

Betty's is the best cup of tea ever!! I want a silver teapot and some sugar lumps!