Thursday, 27 March 2014

York

The weekend just gone, we spent a lovely couple of days in York. It is such a lovely city, and one which has been on my 'list' of places to go for a while now.

York is quite a distance away for us, over four hours drive...and although Miss M did utter the words "Are we there yet?!" at least three dozen times, it was worth the long journey...

 

 

We managed to fit quite a lot in during our wee break...the Jorvik Museum, a lovely walk around the City Walls, the Railway Museum, a boat trip and of course a visit to Betty's tearoom. I liked Betty's but G said that everything was too dainty for him...he likes our local cafe with it's mismatched plates, big mugs of coffee and huge slices of cake! Being in Yorkshire, we all thought it essential to have Yorkshire pudding at least once, so we had it for tea here but oh my goodness the portion sizes were enormous! Even G was struggling and he has a very, very healthy appetite!

So a lovely time was had by all! I do so enjoy visiting new places...I also like that I can record our little trips away on my blog to look back on and remember the things we saw and did.

 

Remember there is still plenty of time to enter my giveaway here...

 

Hope everyone is having a great week!

 

X

 

27 comments:

  1. I love York, being a Yorkshire girl it has always been one of my favourite places to visit for a wonderful day out. There is so much to see and do especially if you love shopping and beautiful old buildings too. xx

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  2. I adore York, so pleased you loved it too. We live just over an hour away, and go there for weekends away just the two of us, without the little people, so as you can imagine it doesn't happen often! The ghost tour is great, there are some fabulous places to eat and the shopping is excellent. Just wandering around taking the whole place in is super special.

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  3. Oooh it is definitely one of my favourite places in England. I visited many years ago and we often talk about going back. Hubby has strangely never been. I love everything about the city, from the Minster Cathedral to the Viking centre, and not to forget to mention the ghost story telling boat trip, which was heaps of fun. I am so pleased you had a lovely time and thanks for taking me down memory lane xoxo

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  4. I've been to York twice and loved it both times ... such a beautiful old town. So very different than what we have here. I was very much impressed with the museum and York Minster when I was a girl, and my husband and I visited it many years later. It was nice that you got to visit for a whole weekend ... looks like it was beautiful weather too :) Wendy x

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  5. HI Marianne
    It sounds as though you had a lovely weekend away, I have never been there but your photo's make me want to go ! What a lovely change to go away for a couple of days.
    Have a good rest of week,
    Kate x

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  6. What a lovely weekend you've had! I love York too. My favourite thing is walking round the Shambles--there's an old tearoom there (not Betty's) that we always go to and a little old bakery that makes the loveliest bread. We're hoping to go back for another visit soon.
    Have a lovely weekend! x

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  7. I was actually born in York, many moons ago and still have relatives there, so I do visit occasionally. I am a great lover of the Shambles and the little market there.

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  8. A beautiful city indeed and the Cathedral and Shambles are tops in my memory! How lovely that you made the visit as a family and had such a good time Marianne! Joy xo

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  9. I have always wanted to visit York. I think I need to make a plan this year. Then the decision, with or without children hmmmmm. The food looks delicious on that menu, I want to go just for the giant yorkshire lol x

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  10. Gosh, it's years since I visited York, but I do remember it as a lovely place.

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  11. Oh, I would love it there. The shops look so interesting! And a Ghost Tour, sign me up! I'm glad you had a nice visit.

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  12. Oh it looks fab, i've never been but it's on my list, the ghost walk looks a little scary for me though!
    love Jooles x x x

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  13. Great post - I love York its only about 45 mins from us so try to go when we can, although I've never been in that wool shop - hmmm guess what I'll be doing on my next visit xx

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  14. Nice photos. We had a 'babymoon' there before we had children, I was enormous and enjoyed a weekend eating cake I recall. Jo xx

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  15. It looks like a great place to visit and obviously is as I have seen several people sharing their trips to York recently, so it must be very popular! Perhaps someone is trying to tell me to pay a visit!! xx

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  16. Lovely photos! Glad you had a nice time! Cx

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  17. We were just talking about York yesterday, the girls want to go again, it's a lovely city :) x

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  18. It looks like a lovely time, so glad you were able to get away.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. York looks wonderful!im doing a British holiday again this year x

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  20. Hello! Thanks for your visit, I love your blog too!
    So nice to get to know you :-), love from Mirjam.

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  21. I can't wait for June as I am going there for a meeting but plan on doing some walking around too to see the City. I haven't been there for years so I am looking forward to reliving some memories! xx

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  22. We love York. Your gorgeous photos remind me that we 'need' to have a family day there very soon x

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  23. Lovely photos. I have been saying for years I want to take my husband to York for a weekend next time we visit the UK....one day we'll go :) It's such a nice place xx

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  24. As a scot who lived in York for a good few years before moving to Mexico last year this post made me feel quite homesick.

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  25. I love York and also live a long way from there. Seeing your pictures made me very happy. I can recommend the "Blue Bicycle" restaurant. My sister and I have enjoyed fab meals there. And, Betty's is just the best.
    Hugs

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  26. Gorgeous photo's looks like you hade a fab weekend
    Clare x

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  27. Oh, how lovely - it looks like you had a great time. I always want to go in Betty's but my husband always says no. One day I will win the battle! x

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