This past week I arrived back in the UK (woot woot!) and got to visit a few places for the first time before I made my way back to Portsmouth including Sheffield and York! There’s a coffee shop tourist post in the works for Sheffield, but first I wanted to share a few photos from the day trip that Viki and I took to York.
We got a train from Sheffield and as soon as we arrived in York we headed straight for a lunch spot at Spark. Our options included burgers, chicken, pizza, coffee, and plenty of others, but we ended up with pizza and a few lattes.
After lunch we walked around with no plan whatsoever. I really like exploring new cities without set times to be places and that day was exactly that. So here are a few different photos from places we walked past.
We got to walk around the walls of the city itself and then someone recommended a gelato shop and I LOVED the sound of that. I would pass along their recommendation any day. Particularly some caramel or mango gelato.
Thankfully, it didn’t rain at all during the day (somewhat surprising for England) so we didn’t have to trudge through yucky weather all day. It was sunny and a bit too warm for long sleeves actually.
Also, for all my fellow Harry Potter fans, I did get to see the street that inspired Diagon Alley (Shambles), and I visited two out of the three Harry Potter shops. Very very cool.
All in all, I thought York was a really pretty place to wander around, and I would have loved hanging out longer if my feet weren’t killing me by the end of the day. I loved that it was just a 45 minute train journey away from Sheffield as well.