Beyond London: Reasons to Visit York

Beyond London: Reasons to Visit York, York, England (B)

Though I have traveled extensively through England, I have still yet to see it all. But of all the towns I have visited in England, nowhere is perhaps more ‘Medieval’ than York. An amazing 13th century wall still encircles the town, narrow streets with timber-framed houses twist and turn in a spider-like web with the York Minster at the heart of it all. The town bustles with modern cafes, restaurants, shops & museums while still holding on to the city’s heritage with traditional pubs, markets and antique shops. But why should you visit? It’s not exactly an easy day trip from London after all. 

We were visiting a friend in the Midlands and York made for a wonderful day trip from Derby as we spent the whole day wandering around the city, indulging in delicious food and beer while taking in the sights. Balancing catching up with friends and wanting to be a good travel blogger at times clashed and I wasn’t quite as rushed to get to all the major sights. It was more important to slow down, stay a little longer chit chatting or perusing the sights. Priorities my friends, priorities! Family first! ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Beyond London: Reasons to Visit York
Guide Location: England » York
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Lorelei Frey
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • JORVIK Viking Centre
  • York Minster
  • York Dungeon
  • National Railway Museum
  • The Shambles
  • The Earl Grey Tea Rooms
  • Betty’s Tea Room
  • Yorkshire Museum
  • Medieval City Walls
  • Clifford’s Tower
  • Fairfax House
  • House of Trembling Madness
  • York’s Chocolate Story
  • Guy Fawkes Inn
  • The Exhibition
  • Punch Bowl
  • Ye Olde Starre Inn