Today was my last day in York so after Andrew left for work I checked out of the Hotel and headed into the City for another day of exploring. Firstly I visited the 'Peter Rabbit and Friends' store which was filled with all sorts of merchandise focusing on Beatrix Potter and her famous friends. I bought a little book called 'The World of Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter' which explains her success and how Peter Rabbit became one of the most famous rabbits in the world. We recently watched the movie 'Miss Potter' and I think it's an incredible story. After 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit' Beatrix Potter wrote twenty-two more little tales creating a special world for Peter and his companions, set in the heart of the beautiful English countryside.
After popping into a few more shops I headed to the Yorkshire Museum which was the last thing on my list of things to do on this particular trip. From prehistory to the city's medieval splendour this was well worth a visit. There was a new section to celebrate 800 years of York's history called 'The Making of the City'. This included new gems and familiar favourites alongside iconic treasures, stunning objects, beautiful paintings, original manuscripts and antique books which all highlight York's amazing medieval past. As you can imagine I spent quite a bit of time here!
I had to make sure I kept my eye on the time because I had to be at the train station at 3:30pm and I had to collect my bags from the Hotel before hand. I wanted to go The Shambles again so I made sure I fitted this in and I came across a neat wee Art Shop. I bought a gorgeous little landmark miniature cross stitch of The Shambles so that will be a nice momento of the special time I have had in another stunning part of England. Although I thoroughly enjoyed exploring York I hope Andrew and I will experience the next adventure together.