York- A picturesque riverside city of North England

I had visited this place 5-6 times as it was just an hour train ride from Leeds city where I was based during my Master’s degree at Leeds Metropolitan. However, unlike other places that I had been to, York is definitely one of those places where you can’t get tired of walking and exploring  each turn you take on the cobbled street.

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Just as you move out of the station towards the modern city centre of York you will be amazed by those top brands boutiques decorated gorgeously with cafes and delis.

To add up the pleasure what  I have found more delightful experience in York is that there  is almost no traffic around the City centre and nearby attractions which make your walking stress free and certainly enjoyable.

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In every corner, you are bound to be amazed at the street entertainers, road shows and before you realise you may be well involved with these performers.

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Ah here they are,- the stars of York Dungeon- they will let you experience the presence of ghosts which will chill your bones.

Best Time to Travel

Throughout the year the York Tourism officials organise featured events like highlights of Yorkshire, regional festivals and of course some great entertainment shows which are updated in the upcoming events on the website.

Please explore the website below and I bet if you be there you will fall in love with this pretty town where you get to see some wonderful characters in every corner of the street as shown above.

http://www.visityork.org/

However, I must include my favourite time of visit just to give you a feel. If I were to choose between summer and winter I would go with the later because I have experienced it in a very English style during the Christmas wherein the shops are set with gorgeous lighting all around, the pubs will organise the open fire with live musicians, and while I was hopping from one pub to another in the foggy evening with a long trench coat on along the riverside, I have had the romantic feeling even though I was all by myself.

There are many benches on the riverside to seat back and relax with the melodious sound of bells from the nearby churches.

So, to sum it up during the summers the adventures come into life in York, on the other hand, if you are there in the winters you will be blessed under a dusting of snow, with atmospheric imagination and who knows you might even turn out as a poet inspired by the beauty.

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So, to sum it up during the summers the adventures comes into life in York, on the other hand, if you are there in the winters you will be blessed under a dusting of snow, with atmospheric imagination and who knows you might even turn out as a poet inspired by the beauty.

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Christmas Market’s stalls, lights, and carolling attract a crowd of shoppers

Point of attractions 

National Railway Museum

  • It displays the history of railways worldwide with an opportunity to get on the standby trains of different models starting from the Steam locomotives to the fastest Bullet Trains to give you a feel. Apart from that, there are many live entertainment shows to make your visit very special.
  • This museum is located just 400 meter west to the York train station and takes maximum 10 minutes by walking.
  • However, they also run a Road train from museum to City centre and especially if you are going with kids it is worth to be on that train.

York Minster – 

Situated right in the heart of city centre the minster is certainly one of the ancient, atmospheric buildings. It is the largest medieval cathedral in all of Northern Europe, and one of the world’s most beautiful Gothic buildings.

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The South Transept is the main entrance to York Minster. Unfortunately, I couldn’t take the famous stained glass of the Rose Window which is just above the entrance.
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This small stone church built on the same site as the original wooden one was enlarged over time. ( I just overheard a guide telling the same to his group, an active listening) lol

 

My Takeaway

Each time I have visited York, it has turned out a grand day out with an opportunity to experience something extra special. So, the moment you get off the train and enter the ancient Roman Walls, you will start experiencing stunning views all around. So after exploring the essential sights all you need is

A lovely walk by the river OuseRiver Ouse

“Silent Night,holy night, All is calm All is bright”

 

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