Just spent a lovely night away in York for our 11th wedding anniversary. Where have the years gone? Nice hotel near to the station called the Park Inn. Nothing posh, but bright, modern, exceptionally clean and new. We arrived in York at twelve and went for lunch at the Lamb and Lion Inn near to the Minster. I would definitely recommend eating there. After a gorgeous roast beef and horseradish sandwich and a large glass of red wine I felt thoroughly chilled. We wandered around the shops and stopped for coffee. Got a few bargains for Christmas presents. The Disney store had WallE rucksacks reduced from £12 to £3 and Club penguin figures were reduced too.
Went back to the hotel for a sleep and then walked back into the centre. Enjoyed a drink in the Guy Fawks inn which is a real Ale pub, very old comfortable and atmospheric. We then went to Zizzi's for a meal which was nice.
Next morning we walked into centre for breakfast at Cafe Rouge and sat near the window which was great for "people watching". We hadn't booked for breakfast at the hotel and was really glad as I think York is at it's best on a Sunday morning before the crowds arrive. The bells from the Minster are a beautiful sound and The Shambles is lovely when not too many people about.
If I have one complaint about york its that the atmosphere changes after dark and the city becomes invaded by large groups of men and women on stag and hen nights. You can avoid it though as we did by sticking to the Minster area.
We had a fab time and looking forward to our next visit.
Oh and the boys had a great time too with their uncle and auntie.