24 Hours in York

On Saturday I headed from Leeds to York to see my parents who were spending the weekend there.  It’s about 20 minutes on the train. Once I arrived I met my parents at the station we wondered into the city.

The main part of the city is full of narrow cobbled streets much like you’d see somewhere like Greece, although it’s not as warm. The city it’s self looks old with lots of old buildings however, there are a lot of modern shops.


We went for brunch in this quaint cafe and cake shop called Betty’s. There was a fairly long queue to get inside but i’d say it was worth the wait. The cafes main speciality is afternoon tea but we all ordered brunch.

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After brunch we wondered around the city and down all the narrow streets. It was freezing cold and windy and a little bit rainy but it was still lovely to walk around the city. We walked to the York Minster which is this grand building. The central tower is tall enough to fit the tower of pizza inside. part of it was being renovated but it doesn’t make it any less beautiful.

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We spent the rest of the afternoon in this small wine bar down one of the cobbled streets. It had a conservatory space upstairs that would be lovely in the summer but a bit too cold for the winter.

I headed back to Leeds around 9pm. I would definitely go back to York, there are so many unique places to eat and drink and the shops are pretty decent too.