Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Weekend Trip: York

This weekend I was lucky enough to visit yet another city, this time York.
I've never been to York before and although I had been told it was a great place to visit, I didn't actually expect there to be so much to see and do when there.
To say this was a last minute trip away is an understatement, we only started searching for a place to stay Tuesday of last week and ended up booking the guesthouse on Wednesday and what a find it was.
We stayed in Sleepers Guesthouse which at only £75 per night with breakfast included, was a great find!! The owners were extremely friendly and left you to your own devises which was perfect, with parking available and only 1.5 miles away from the center of York we were on to a winner!! I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't want to blow the bank on a weekend away.

We hadn't planned anything in specific as such, that's not really my thing, but having read some reviews on Trip adviser I had a rough idea of where I wanted to go and first on the list was dinner at a deli/restaurant called Little Italy. The reviews online cannot praise this place enough and I can't blame them. Hands down one of the best meals I have had. Check it!
The only real touristy plan we had was to do a 2 hour cycle tour around York through the company Scoot. We booked last minute on the Friday and were given clear instructions of where to meet our guide who would personally take us on a 6 mile journey around the city. Our guide was called Nick, who was a local student but my gosh this boy knew his history of the city. Although I have to say my backside suffered a little having not been on a bike for over 8 year (minus the gym, but that's not really a bike now is it) this tour was such a great way to get to know where we were, and Nick helped too by giving us hints and tips on where to go which was also great.
I could go on for ages, which no doubt would bore the life out of people, if not having already done that about the weekend, but lets just say between the amazing architecture, the incredible history, the endless number of decent boozers (Evil eye bar is a must for the blow your head off cocktails and the delish Thai inspired food) and restaurants, fudge making, and the quirky shops York is really worth a visit, I only wish I had a couple more days there to take it all in.

Han xox

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