Monday 19 March 2012

Walking around York

We had a  two day break in York last week because we wanted  to see the Gordon Baldwin exhibition (post to follow) and stayed at the Grange Hotel which was very comfortable indeed.

It is a gorgeous old building, and each room has its own individual character. This is the upstairs sitting room.

On our way to the city centre from the hotel we walked past this beautiful round building which is near the city wall,

as is this.

A bit further on, we came upon High Petergate

which led  into the Shambles

with York Minster on our left.

We spent quite a bit of time wandering around the Shambles

looking around the shops

as well as the architecture

marvelling at the crowds.

York has some very beautiful old buildings

Betty's Tea Rooms

I did not get the chance to walk on the wall this time, but some of our party did

This is the TKMaxx building and we did go inside to have a look

This is where Guy Fawkes was born

lots of timber frame buildings

as well as stone

isn't this grand? The Assembly Rooms, now Ask. We did not have a meal here however, but at

Cafe No. 8 Bistro. The food was so exceptionallly delicious that we had to go back the next day for lunch

We spent our last minutes in York wandering around this courtyard

King's Manor, the University of York, Archaeology Department

which to me exemplifies the richness and variety

of York's architecture.

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