I was very excited about my trip to York and was up super early getting everything sorted and headed to Hammersmith station at about 9:30am to catch the tube to Kings Cross. I had allowed plenty of time and when I got there I made sure I knew where I had to be and waited for the platform number to appear on the board. Once I was on the train I began to relax and was very excited about what layed ahead. The train trip was beautiful and I was very lucky that the weather cleared up so the scenery was magnificent.
I arrived in York at about 1:20pm and made my way to 'Hotel 53' where we were staying. I dropped my bags off and freshened up a bit before heading out again and decided to make my first stop at York Minster. I can't even express how amazingly beautiful and fantastic this experience was. I was just in time to join in with the last guided tour of the day so that was lucky and well worth being a part of. Everything was decribed in such detail and I learnt so much about the history of this famous monument. My favourite part was probably 'The Quire' which was destoyed in a severe fire in 1929. Unfortunately this damaged the medieval originals but the restored version is simply stunning. I was just blown away and fascinated by the beauty and history of this Cathedral and would love to go back again in the future.
I spent a good couple of hours here so by the time I left it was getting dark and I was crossing my fingers that I would remember the way back but I was fine. I came across 'The Shambles' which I had seen earlier and had a wee look in some of the shops as I headed back. They are such crafty and specialist/boutique shops that I just fell in love with and knew I'd be back there for another wee look while I was there.
I met Andrew back at the Hotel after he finished work and I looked for a nice place for dinner. We ended up at a lovely restaurant called 'Lucia Wine Bar and Grill' and it was superb food! It is a shame that Andrew hasn't experienced my adventures so far because he is busy working but WOW! That says it all so far!