Exploring more of the UK is always on my to do list, so being able to tick off the famously historic city of York this summer was a great way to break free from the long lockdown.
I wasn’t in York for much more than 36-hours, but I hope I’ve captured the city well enough in the time I was there to convince you to go yourself!
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A trip to York isn’t complete without a visit to the Shambles. This wonky old cobbled street inspired Diagon Alley in Harry Potter, and you can see why! Several shops have jumped on the theme since, so this part of England is no doubt a Harry Potter fan’s dream.
The River Ouse
One of my favourite things about York is the River Ouse, which runs right through the centre of the city. It was the hottest day of the year when we visited, so it was packed with river cruises and speed boats, with bustling pubs and restaurants up on the banks.
Cobbled streets & the walls
York is a very old place, so that means cobbled streets that wind right around the city. Not forgetting the old walls which you can climb! York is the best place for a good leisurely wander, interrupted by frequent stops at coffee shops and eateries.
Buildings & monuments
York is full of incredible old buildings and monuments, so you’re constantly looking up. If like me you love to take photos of your travels, you’ll be constantly snapping away!
So, what do you think of York? I really hope my photos have made you want to visit one day soon!
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