Last Friday myself and James decided we would make a visit to York on the way home from the Lake District. We thought we may as well while we were up that way, it would be a shame to miss it, plus it would break the journey up a little as well.
Neither of us had been to York before so it was nice to discover some-place new. That is definitely something I can now safely cross off my summer list.
We arrived around 1pm and checked into our hotel then headed out in to the city to see the sights.
Of course you couldn't visit York without a visit to the Minster.
The stained glass windows were huge, they really were very pretty, I could just imagine it in there on a bright and sunny day, I bet it looks beautiful with all that colour flooding in.
James decided we would take a trip up the Minster Tower. Why? I really have no idea. He is afraid of heights and I don't always do too great in small, confined and cramped spaces for long periods of time. You can imagine that this to me didn't sound like it was going to be a huge highlight in my life, but I am always one for an experience so for a reason still unbeknown to me, agreed.
The stair case awaited us.
Half way up we got a little rest, this was James' favourite part, we had to walk across part of what seemed like the roof to get to the next tower ha ha.
Me being me, stopped to take some photos, what did he expect? Me to to be offering support after making me climb all those stairs! We were still only half way!!!!
By the time we finally reached the top. 273 steps later, the view was pretty good, although not the best I have seen before, and if I had of known exactly what I was going to see I certainly wouldn't have climbed all those bloody stairs.
And as we all know, what goes up must come down.
My legs honestly felt like lead after that.
We then decided to head back to the hotel to get ready to go out again for dinner later that evening. Well I got back to the hotel crashed out and had an afternoon nap, ah it was bliss.
We had a delicious Indian for dinner and then a visit back to the Minster to see it all lit up. Very pretty, well when there are no stairs involved.
Saturday was a much more relaxed day. We walked back into the city centre, today along the old walls that form around the centre.
The day was spent walking the streets, in and out of the shops with their old fashioned shop fronts. I could get used to shopping like this.
We also made a visit to one of the many food stalls as it was the York food and drink festival. We thought it would be nice to get some fresh food in for Sunday dinner. We ended up bringing home everything we needed and couldn't resist this.
Dinner tasted great. I am so lucky, James is a fab cook. Look at all that colour, and it tasted delicious too.
What a great way to end a great week
~ Gem x