Hopped on over to York for a romantic getaway on Sunday for the night and found myself falling in love with this quaint and endearing little city! Cobbled streets disguise big (sometimes garish) high street brands, sandwiching them neatly between countless coffee shops and tea rooms (my idea of heaven, pass the cupcake!
I wish, damn lent!).
We spent most of our time wandering around checking out the sites (York Minster, York Castle, City Walls, the river etc...) and popping in to the odd vintage shop. Thankfully the weather was great so it was a pleasure to be outside! It was also the Jorvik festival whilst we were there so to our amusement we were faced with many a viking around town!
We stayed at Hotel 53, which aside from the paper thin walls/ceilings was great value for money. We paid around £50 for a spacious double room (w/out breakfast) with all the usual amenities (coffee/tea making facilities, TV etc). The staff were very friendly and everything was super modern.
After a couple drinks at the hotel, we ate out at Oscar's Wine Bar which was recommended to us by a friend and it did not disappoint. Surprisingly upbeat for a Sunday evening, Oscar's offered some amazing happy hour(s) deals on drinks and although the menu wasn't particularly varied the portion sizes were extremely generous and very tasty (neither of us made it to dessert).
No food-ie pictures so please enjoy this alternative breakfast spoon shot :)...
For the evening, I wore my missguided midi, a Miss Selfridge statement necklace and River Island ankle boots.
Although we didn't do any of the paid tourist attractions (York Dungeons, The Big Wheel etc), I think the Chocolate Factory experience looked fun and a boat trip and a ghost walk in the Summer would not go amiss! Visiting The Fudge Kitchen is a must...the fudge although pricey, is to die for
All in all, York was wonderful, a great way to celebrate mine and my boyfriends anniversary and we will most definitely returning in the summer months. One night just wasn't enough!