Just a bit of a wander around York city centre, from earlier in the summer across one rainy day and one sunny day, typical!!
Way back, I went on a primary school trip to York, visiting the JORVIK Viking Centre and York Castle. I loved York then and still love it now – it offers a lovely dose of quirky shops, historic buildings and cobbled streets. What’s not to like!
The castle wasn’t as modern as it is now, (sorry I didn’t take any pics). As a young child I remember thinking it looked like a giant pudding!!! (I know 🙄 😆).
Anyway, let’s go for a bit of a wander….
Interesting and quirky shops…..
York is a UK tourist city, (one of the most popular places to visit in the UK), it is geared toward tourists. One of its many tick box must see spots is a cosy little collection of medieval buildings/shops in tightly packed narrow cobbled street called The Shambles.
Be warned, if you want a clear photo, you need to get down there really early otherwise you will never get a clear shot, this place is usually heaving with selfie-happy tourists.
I think the Christmas shop is open all year round.
The last picture above of the beautiful old fashioned manual till – I saw this through a shop window then noticed there’s a flat screen device stuck to it so it’s probably not used in the old fashioned way anymore.
More quaint and medieval buildings
A street called Pavement
Across from York Minster – these grassy creations.
York’s mighty cathedral, the York Minster can be seen from various points around the city, and a useful landmark for getting your bearings.
York City Walls
Amongst other things, York city centre is characterised by its city walls, which you can walk along and take in the views (heads up – this does include a lot of steps). I’d like to do the whole perimeter one of these days, a nice sunny day….we shall see.