Wednesday, 26 October 2011

York

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The weekend before last I went to York for a few days. My boyfriend and I were looking for a getaway for a few days which felt away but actually wasn't too far (or too expensive!) and York was perfect.

I got some recommendations from some of my favourite northern bloggers Jen and Paula before we went, so I had a pretty good idea of where I wanted to go, but we basically ate, drank and went to museums for three days - glorious!

I really love exploring the UK, and visiting towns and cities all over the country. I'd love to know what's nice to do near where you live - research for my next holiday which I'm obviously planning already!

24 comments:

Feelix said...

I love York, especially at this time of year! This photos are beaut xx

Pip said...

Those photos are lovely, they have made me want to go to York now! Especially for the scones, yum!

Pip x

Hazel said...

Such a gorgeous place - your pics really capture it.

Cathy said...

Can I do a shout out for Norfolk? Specifically my favourite place, Holt - packed full of vintage shops, antique shops, the oldest department store in the country complete with Deli to die for, Byford's posh B&B (to quote "A higgledypiggledy world of fun"), Richard Scott's Antique shop full of repaired, beautiful tea cups, Holt bookshop to name but a few. You could also explore the North Norfolk cost, from Cley to Cromer.

There are some photos of Holt lovliness on my FlickR to tempt you!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/violetcreme/sets/72157623635909215/

underthewillowtrees said...

Looks perfectly English and perfectly lovely :)

I'm from London, but I'm guessing you don't need me to tell you about that!

I went to university in Cambridge though, and I would recommend going there, only for a day or so as in all honesty, although it's a stunning historical town, there isn't much to do. You can of course visit the colleges, go punting, visit some quirky and not so quirky museums, have tea (there are also several ubiquitous Starbucks) and shop at the market area. So I guess quite a bit to do really.

If you've already been, ignore all of that!

Georgia xx

xoxo said...

So pretty!
You make it look so peaceful.
Xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

York looks wonderful! I think I do way too little exploring. Where I live there are some cool castles - e.g. Hever, Bodiam (not much left there), Eridge Estate (where they filmed Pride and Prejudice) and Rudyard Kipling's house Bateman's which is lovely. xoxo

katelwashere said...

Oooh York is my favorite city in the whole world! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

katelwashere said...

Oooh York is my favorite city in the whole world! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Sherin said...

York looks so beautiful and sounds like you had a great time. I'd love to see more of England! I still need to visit Bath, Brighton and York.

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

I have always wanted to visit York. Your photographs are amazing.

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

I forgot to say I live near Bath and that is a pretty amazing place. There is the Roman Baths and the costume museum and you can have afternoon tea in the pump rooms.

danniekate said...

your photos are so good! i second bath :) xoxo

Jo said...

Gorgeous photos, especially the cream and jam scones! It's making me feel hungry.

I must admit that I don't tend to travel very often, I really should. Edinburgh is a very picturesque city to visit if you fancy venturing to Scotland.

Becky C. said...

Love your photography!

Bit of a shout out for Dorset here - there's tons of history which is always fun if you're just visiting. Corfe Castle, Hardye's Cottage and tons of museums of all sorts, plus really fantastic beaches in Bournemouth and Swanage in particular.

My Hideaway said...

Lovely photos! Eating lots of delicious food and visiting museums sounds like the perfect weekend to me. :)

Sophia said...

Oh, I love the church ruins in the park. I had a job interview in York last month and had fully convinced myself I wanted to live there but didn't get it :-( Have you been to Northumberland/Newcastle? Very happy to send many many recommendations!

Tilly said...

York is so beautiful! Ohh did you go to Bettys tea room?! Some parts around Cheshire are beautiful! xx

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

I'm continually in awe of all of the beautiful places in England. I'm so jealous there's so much architectural history (and general history, obviously) so close by.

louise said...

I love York, its on my doorstop, I often go on shopping trips there, I adore the architecture, and each time I visit I see something different.

louise

Helen said...

My friend went to Uni in York and I loved visiting her! Evil eye cocktails & Betty's were our favourite haunts.

confusedbrit said...

Gorgeous pictures, and York is definitely on my list of northern based places that I want to visit....I too love nothing more than travelling around this little isle we call home.

But whilst I'm stopping by, I have to pipe up and say that Nottingham, my beloved home town, is worth a visit...but I am biased, mainly because I get the hump that Birmingham usually trumps us in 'Midlands based places to go visit'. There's more to us that that bloke that got played badly by both Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe, dontcha know! hehe

Daisy said...

Lovely lovely photos.. ! Come to Southwold.. it's beautiful !

koh lanta hotels said...

Those photos look pretty cool! I am also looking forward to visiting York two months from now. It is hard to keep my excitement.