A WALK AROUND YORK

Roman Walled City In North Yorkshire

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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.

Thinks to do in York - Yorkshire - Brew and Brownie Bakeshop

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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(Above) Yorkshire puddings.

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

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(Above) York Art Gallery.

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

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

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(Above) York Castle.

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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.

El Piano - York - vegan and vegetarian restaurant

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

El Piano - York - vegan and vegetarian restaurant

I thoroughly 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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