York has been a firm favourite on the ‘cities to visit now we are back in the UK’ list – that frankly needs a better name – since, well, we made the list earlier this year. This is a list I’m hoping to chip away at a little bit before we start uni in September, but we’ve got another week or so of chilling in Essex before we make any trips.
I’ll be honest, I’m drawn to York not only for the gorgeous medieval look of the city, but for the idea of eating a Yorkshire pudding in the county of Yorkshire. I can’t be the only one who thinks that the best of the best must be found in Yorkshire, right?
Yorkshire puddings aside, there’s literally a bucket load of reasons and more to visit York, so when Classic British Hotels got in touch with me and asked me to put together a post with the 5 reasons that I want to visit York this summer, it was a no brainer really. Now I just need to convince someone to take me and it’s all systems are go!
I’m all about escape games since I visited one in Budapest last year and I’m really into the idea Gr8escape’s detective game where you work as a member of the New York Police department. I feel like I’d get really carried away and think I were Olivia Benson or something, but I also think that would literally make my life in so many ways.
*inside joke for Law & Order SVU fans* “In the criminal justice system…”
“York’s best historical tour with all the guts left in….” – I was pretty much sold on this tour from that sentence alone from their website. The idea of Mad Alice (the tour guide) taking me on a tour of all the major landmarks in York sounds like too good an opportunity to miss, especially with a few tales of blood and gore along the way. I’m a bit of a sicko really and I’ve got absolutely no shame in admitting it ;).
Maybe it’s just me, but I’m never going to say no to anything when chocolate is mentioned. In fact, chocolate has been a deciding factor for me over more decisions that I’d care to admit. The idea of learning more about how a Terry’s Chocolate Orange or a Kitkat is made literally makes me weak at the knees, so York’s chocolate story is right up my street. Here’s hoping there’s freebies!
I’ll admit that this one is solely for Dan, as I’m pretty sure we’ll be visiting York together, and I’m not going to pretend I’m oozing with excitement over the idea of it because I’m not. However, relationships are all about sacrifice and I know full well that the National Railway Museum is Dan’s idea of heaven, which in turn makes me one very happy wife. I know, I’m too good to him really.
Yep, I married a guy who’s into trains.
As I’ve made pretty clear on this blog, cupcakes, cronuts, cookies and so on are all pretty high on my to-do list when visiting a new city because, well, sugary treats are just the perfect mid afternoon treat aren’t they? Crumbs Cupcakery has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Trip Advisor and over 200 reviews, which is enough for me to cancel other things in my day to ensure I get in on this. Seriously guys, I want to go to York almost exclusively for one of these bad boys.
This post was sponsored by Classic British Hotels, however all words and opinions are my own.