|Welcome to York!|
We walked out of the train station and turned right....and soon I could see the city walls.
|at the southern entrance to York, Micklegate Bar|
Initially we planned to have breakfast in the train but didn't manage to....we found a place at the city square to have our fried meehoon while listening to live street music =D
|had our breakfast|
First place to visit was York Minster. It was around 11am when we bought our entrance tickets to go in (thankfully no queue) and Angelene was quite worried that we might not be able to cover the whole York in time....
|inside York Minster|
|colourful stained glass windows|
|outside York Minster|
We spent about an hour at York Minster then walked around the Treasurer's House which was just nearby, and then bought our lunch at York Hog Roast. We walked to the Museum Gardens to have our lunch while enjoying the lovely sun =)
|York Museum Gardens|
|ruins of St Mary's Abbey|
|colourful flowers (tulips?)|
After lunch we 'strolled' along the river bank and crossed the bridge, walked along the busy streets now crowded with people/tourists/locals....
|streets of York|
...to reach Clifford's Tower.
It was not long before we decided to have high tea at Betty's (earlier than planned), just an hour++ after we had our lunch....luckily we went early as we had to queue for half an hour before we got a table. Had we not changed our plan and went there at 4pm instead we might have missed our train at 6pm...
Soon it's time to catch the train home. Another nice day trip, great weather, great photos and of course great company =D
|high tea at Betty's cafe|
Since there's still time to kill, we went to walk along the city walls then to the National Railway Museum near the train station.
|York city walls|
|in the National Railway Museum|
|the only Shinkansen outside of Japan|
|spring is here!!!|