Birthday weekends, yay!
So it was my birthday a couple of days back and as a surprise my fiancé took me to York!
York is so beautiful. Steeped in history, with the cutest little boutiques and the most gorgeous cafes. The little cobbled streets are literally a photographers dream and the cafes/restaurants all have a wee quirky feel.
We arrived on Sunday and immediately dropped our bags at the hotel and went travelling around. Shambles Market was in full swing, so we pottered around the cute little Market, looking at the stalls selling local art and jewellery.
Since our train had been at 9am, we were hungry! Whenever we are out and about we prefer to support local businesses as opposed to big chains! So we stopped at a sweet and savoury crepe truck and ordered a Hummus Crepe. It was pretty amazing!
The Minster is incredibly grand and has the most intricate designs carved into the stone. The pictures below do not do it justice!
I must say that there were a lot of tourists around the Minster which was amazing to see! To think that people travel from the US and wider to come to York is fantastic!
We then spent a couple of hours pottering around the shops and boutiques. If any of you have seen my twitter or Instagram, you will know that I absolutely died and went to heaven in their Oliver Bonas!
For a little snack at around 3pm, we discovered a cafe called Partisan, just on the Mickelgate. The cafe sells Vegas cakes and muffins, the most incredibly breakfasts and serve Bluebird Tea (a fave of mine!).
Inside of the cafe, they sell second hand furniture like old mirrors and lights! It was incredible. Like having tea in a Vintage store!
If you get a chance, you should definitely visit York. It is incredibly popular without feeling crammed full of people in the way larger cities do! This meant we were able to fully explore all of the beautiful churches and buildings, eat in the cafes and spend a good while milling about the gorgeous little stores, it was so relaxing!!!!
I can’t wait to go back!