The Medieval city of York has been on my bucketlist for too long, and recently I finally visited it.  It was just as wonderful as I’d hoped.  Read on to discover it for yourself.

The day kicked off naturally with a spot of brunch at the Brew and Brownie Bakeshop where I had one of the best fruit scones of my life.  They offer vegan and gluten free options too which is fab.

Next it was time to stroll around the city to take in all of its beautiful sights.  With all its historic buildings, it feels a bit like stepping back in time.

We came across the most interesting looking tea shop called the Hebden Tea Company.  With its array of worldly tea verities, we simply had to check it out.

It’s a treasure trove of weird and wonderful tea infusions.

I grabbed a white tea infusion, which is my latest tea obsession.

(Above) York Minster, one of York’s top attractions.

York is full is boutiques with beautifully dressed shop windows and some rather unexpected shops to boot.

The Yorkshire Soap Company is well worth checking out if you want to bring some treats back for friends and loved ones, or event just a little something for yourself.  They sell a wide range of beautiful hand crafted soaps and bath bombs that in some cases look and smell good enough to eat.

(Above) the Guy Fawkes Inn is famous for being the believed birthplace of Guido Fawkes.

(Above) Yorkshire puddings.

(Above) Sketch of York Minster at the York Museum.

(Above) York Art Gallery.

No trip to York would be complete without a walk across the Roman Fortress, from which there are stunning views of the city.

(Above) York Castle.

After all of that walking we’d worked up. quite an appetite, so we headed to El Piano, a vegan restaurant, for dinner.  It has a very laid back, cosy, lounge feel to it.

The food was delicious and plentiful.  It’s a great place to go if you are extra hungry.

I throughly enjoyed my time in York and I’ve got my eye on Harrogate next time I visit Yorkshire.  Don’t forget to check out York Minster and have tea at Betty’s whilst you are there!

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