York is a beautiful place I had heard. But never been there until now. Glen, Jessica-Leigh and I took a small break and stayed in a hotel just a short walk from the City centre.
It wasn’t the best weather, in fact it rained on and off the whole time we were there, but the grey skies added to the drama of the Castle ruins and architecture. Just a little walk from our hotel was the old buildings mixed with the new – traffic lights and roads leading through the old castle ruins with the Minster Cathedral peeking in the background.
We went to Jorvik Viking Centre and learned of the history of York; battle wounds, how they earnt their living and a beautifully preserved Dig of an actual Viking home.
The shopping centre was beautiful. A great many shops that London has itself and I found myself stopping to admire the buildings rather than the clothing etc from the stores.
Around the corner from this little street was The Armoury. An amazing shop where Glen purchased a replica broad sword and I got a couple of goblets embellished with skulls – I will definitely use them in a photo shoot soon, they’re awesome. We did want to take the suit of armour home, but alas, no room in the car or indeed our home. Damn!
HogRoast and beer appears to be the cuisine of York so of course we had to sample it. Glen got his Battle Axe bitter from the Jorvik gift shop which we had a good laugh about while we ate out hog roast pork and stuffing baguettes on a rain soaked bench in York.
On our wanderings there was a really funny street. I just had to take a picture, much to Glen’s amusement. I looked up Whip-Ma-Whop-Ma-Gate on the internet as I was curious!
York Castle was on our list to visit but unfortunately it wasn’t incredibly baby friendly so will go back there maybe next year with Jessica-Leigh and MegaBeth.
There was still plenty to see walking around the City and the buildings were so magnificent, walking around the corner was always a nice surprise when you see something like this
The York Minster. It’s a seriously huge yet intricately made building. Glen and I wondered how long it took to build, they sure don’t make buildings like that now.
York had such a nice vibe to it, incredibly friendly people and so much to do – I really recommend a visit if you haven’t been already!