A Pictorial Potter Around Historic York

Yorkshire | Vagabond Baking

So we went to York for the day, last week it was! The primary reason was to visit the Mallard 75 train exhibition at the National Railway Museum however the sun was shining and the beautiful streets of this historic city were calling us…

We drove across the county to York, parking in the northern Park and Ride, for ease. A bus dropped us off in the centre of town, right near to the Minster. York Minster is a magnificent Medieval cathedral, gothic in design and on a grand scale.



Construction of the Minster was begun in 1220 and it is the jewel in York’s crown. On this particular day we didn’t go inside, we headed into the narrow streets leading off from the church looking for somewhere to lunch.

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After our lunch {we had Italian} we escaped the busy streets and walked round to the Railway Museum by way of the city walls. These medieval ramparts enclose the city, parts of it date from Roman times but much of it is from the 14 century onwards. The wall walk is quite high and affords great views over the inner city and the world beyond, peak down into hidden gardens and suburban lanes.

The city walls from Monk Bar

The city walls from Monk Bar

Over the river Ouse

Over the river Ouse

After the Railway Museum we drove back across Yorkshire to the Dales, we took the scenic route via pretty Grassington where we stopped off for an ice cream. The dramatic scenery of the southern Dales looked wonderful in the evening light. It had been a glorious day out.

***An Amazing Surprise!***

I also had a fantastic surprise last month, I discovered that the First Choice All-Inclusive holiday people had amazingly named me #1 Travel blog to watch in 2013 on their blog in their Friday Round Up! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I opened the page, imagine my surprise! What thrilled me too was being considered a bone fide travel blogger, I’m not just about the cake and it was great to be recognised as such. Thanks First Choice!

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  1. Dave Rowley says:

    CONGRATS on being the travel blog to watch in 2013! Though many of us have been watching you in 2012 too! York looks really interesting, especially the minster – what a facade! I also love the timber frame building.