City of York visit

City of York visit

Our City of York visit last week was amazing. I completely fell in love with the beauty of the city.

York Minster dominates the landscape, towering above the city. It is one of the worlds most magnificent cathedrals, a masterpiece of stained glass and stone. A place of inspiration and wonder.

Visit to city of York

We visited the inside of York Minster and were fascinated by its history and inspired by its beauty. It is located on one of the most significant sites for Christianity in Europe and houses priceless collections spanning almost 2,000 years of history. More information here. 

Visit to city of York

Just around the corner from our hotel, within the confines of the walled city, we found The Treasurer’s House with its beautiful garden. We did not have time to visit inside, however, were able to wander around the stunning garden. It proved an ideal location for outfit photographs the following day.

Visit to city of York

It was chilly on the first day so I was glad that I was wearing my stripe trousers by MeanEm (US link) and my Uniqlo Packable Parka (UK link)  My Stan Smiths UK (US) stood me in good stead for three days of sightseeing.

We were lucky to stay in a beautiful hotel GraysCourtHotel. It is one of the most historic buildings in England and is the oldest inhabited house in York. Over the centuries it has witnessed many political negotiations between medieval Minster Treasurers and hosted three royal visits.

Pink sweater and white jeans

On the second day in York, the weather was warmer and the sun decided to shine. Here I am wearing my white jeans (US link) and my pink cashmere sweater WoolOvers (US link) over a white tee shirt. See my post Packing for my trip to York for full outfit details.

Pink sweater and white jeans

After a busy day shopping and sightseeing around the City of York time to sit in an alcove in a corner of the stunning Grays Court hotel gardens.

Gardens of Grays Court Hotel


Bow Restaurant Grey Court Hotel

Then dinner in their elegant restaurant.

Bedroom at Grays Court Hotel

Finally to bed!

I would recommend a visit to York Castle Museum where you can view exhibitions on daily life starting with the Victorian era up to the present-day.

We stopped for a quick lunch at Mannion & Co  (lovely fresh salads). This cafe was kindly recommended to me by one of my readers.

Lastly, a visit to York would not be complete without a cup of tea and a scone at Bennett’s tea room.

Outfit photos were taken by my friend Karen.


  1. Wendy in York
    21st August 2017 / 16:28

    I’m glad you enjoyed the city & that you had some sunshine too . I hope you’ll come again & explore a little more .

  2. 21st August 2017 / 16:57

    I hope very much that we will visit York again we loved it.

    21st August 2017 / 17:00

    LOVE YOUR COUNTRIES HISTORY!Happy to see you in white pants…………….that means summer is still HOLDING!

  4. Charlotte
    22nd August 2017 / 07:04

    Originally from the York area and you’ve made me very homesick, there’s no place like homes. and there’s no place like York. In fact, we are now talking about becoming ex – expats and returning. Thank you for your wonderful write up. A Yorkshire lass on Vancouver island.

    • 22nd August 2017 / 09:05

      Thank you for your comment Charlotte. York is a lovely place if we did not have family down south I might be tempted to live there. I found the people so friendly.

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