Travel // A whistlestop tour of York

Last weekend, the boy and I hopped a train from Liverpool Lime Steet to York to spend 2 nights in the quite frankly beautiful city.

We arrived late on Friday so complete with m&s gin and tonics we made our way to York Central Travelodge. A quick outfit change later we walked into the centre to find a nice bar for a few cocktails.

Saturday morning we were woke by streaming sunshine through the curtains and blue skies.

The York Central travelodge was the perfect base. Waking distance from the river and the city centre, it was everything we needed. And a comfy bed and beautiful view from the room will make anybody smile!

After a quick pit stop at Bills for brunch, we started our day. We wanted to make the most of our trip so we pre-booked tickets to the York dungeon.

It was so much fun and a great way to spend an hour. I would really reccomend a visit.

We spent the afternoon getting lost down the winding streets, ohh and ahhing at the boutiques and designer stores. The minster looked amazing in the sunshine.

 On Saturday night we wanted a nice meal somewhere local, straying away from chain restaurants. And we found it tucked away in The Shambles. Barri’s was a traditional Italian with gorgeous food to boot.

We devoured three courses each. The pasta was amazing, we both loved our mains. However the best was saved till last as both our desserts were fantastic.


Sunday was our last, and my favourite, day as we paid a visit to the famous Betty’s tearoom. Just wow.

We had breakfast and a cake each. Oh my word, just delicious and amazing service. So friendly and just rounded of an amazing weekend.

Finally we visited to the minster, marvelling at the beautifully decorated ceilings and travelling deep underground to discover the history of York.

I would really recommend York to anyone looking for a weekend away in beautiful surroundings.

This is a collaborative post with Talented Talkers and Travelodge. My comments are truly my own and I wasn’t paid for this review.

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10 responses to “Travel // A whistlestop tour of York”

  1. Great post – I’ve always wanted to explore York 😊 xx

  2. I haven’t been to york in a couple of years, but it is such a pretty city with some delicious tea rooms too.

  3. Bec says:

    I love York – and really must go back again. It looks like you had a lovely time and you can’t beat a cake from Betty’s 🙂 love bec xx

  4. nishkpatel says:

    I visted York last winter, and it was lovely but so cold! It does look beautiful in the summer though, and I need to go back to Betty’s! Your brekkie looks so yum xx

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  5. ebuygum says:

    Ah, I absolutely ADORE York. I haven’t been in many, many years but your photographs are making me long for a trip there! X

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