York’s guide for ordinary travelers

Wanderlust Wonderland brings you: a travel guide for ordinary travelers, with must-sees, tips and tricks and the most delicious food, for ordinary travelers, like you and me.

York is a lovely little city in the United Kingdom and it’s the perfect weekend getaway. The city has some impressive highlights, but it’s small enough to wander around and enjoy the parks without having to run from one highlight to another. Time for a city guide!

City’s highlights

  • One of the city’s highlights is the York Minster, a gothic cathedral that was built about 700 years ago and is the second largest cathedral of Europe (after the Dom in Köln)
  • For me the highlight was The Shambles, a litte cobblestone street on which J.K. Rowling based her Diagon Alley. For potterheads like me a must-visit! Especially since the street is now cramped with Harry Potter souvenir shops.
  • I also really loved the ruins of St. Mary’s Abbey. Somehow I find ruins more intriguing than actual cathedrals. It’s really something to see what’s left of it and to hear the wind blow and the birds sing around you

It’s also really nice to just spend some time in the Yorkshire Gardens. As I said, York is not a very big city and it’s nice to just wander around a bit, unwind, and relax. Maybe buy a ukulele?

Must Eat (or Yummy yum yum)

  • For breakfast you should go to Chloes of York, a lovely little restaurant with good food
  • A restaurant that was so good that we’d eaten there twice: Corner Grill House. Yummy yum yum!
  • For more yummy yum yum, go to Byron’s and try the mac ‘n cheese balls. Omigosh, so good! We found out later that there was also a Byron’s in Newcastle, but the one in York was way better. Nommie nom nom! The nachos and milkshakes were really good too, but you have to try the mac’n cheese!
  • For the best Italian food, go to Jamie’s Italian. The lasagna was heavenly!

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