Since we have had yet another taste of summer today I feel like it’s the perfect time to write about a place that perfectly compliments hot weather. It’s almost as charming as Whitby and just as picturesque, I love the fact that it’s so tourist orientated. York is full of history; war museums, art museums and my favourite, York’s Chocolate Story which is an experience tour about the history of confectionery in York. You can actually sample chocolate from key parts of chocolate history and make your own chocolate lolly so what’s not to like? Aside from the choc museum, I love the duplicity of York and how it can be both a nerdy haven and a cool hangout place, it just makes it so much more worth the train fare. I don’t like places that I have to go for one specific thing because I like to make a day out of a trip like that.
I’m not going to lie, I love all of the old fashioned sweet shops too. So far all I seem to have talked about is sweets but don’t worry, York isn’t all sweets and chocolate! Another thing that I adore about York is the vintage shops and antiquing spots and, let me tell you, there’s some pretty damn amazing stuff on show in them! I particularly love 40’s fashion and seeing it among all of the other fashion from different eras was something that I was fascinated by. If I could, I would totally dress like I lived in the 1940’s – fashion trends be damned.
Next up on my ‘THINGS THAT I LOVE’ rant is the Hebden Tea shop, I have been going through a loose leaf tea phase and for the most part I have been ordering online. I enjoy the process and I try to test out as many combinations as possible, that’s exactly why I couldn’t just pass this shop. I appreciated how I could smell the tea before I bought it and hear from the seller what was best for what and which tastes would suit my purpose. I can’t for the life of me remember the names of the staff but they were more than helpful and even recommended a few of my purchases. There’s just so many to choose from and I did get really excited about going in there. I personally recommend that you check the place out if you’re on a diet and want to find an alternative to green tea.
As you can see, York is a culturally rich and intrinsically quirky place that makes the perfect destination a summers day. Just picture walking down the cobbles with a fresh homemade ice cream with the sun shining in the background… I think I’m ready to revisit already! It works well as a day out if you have kids or if you’re looking for something to do on a date or even if you just simply want a day out. These are my favourite things about York and why I think it’s well worth a visit, please leave your opinion if you have been there or let me know if you actually check these things out. I hope you love going there as much as I do!