A Murky Day in York


Adam surprised me by coming up to York for the week a little while ago and we decided to be proper tourists for a few days despite some murky weather! (Sometimes you need to be a tourist in your own town). If you ever plan on going to York for a day trip and don’t want to do something that costs a lot, I would definitely recommend the few things we did.

The Castle Museum

Turns out that I can get in to the Castle Museum in York for free (as well as a few others) which is great – as well as it only being around £5 for young adults. They have a great Victorian exhibition, featuring set out classrooms and even what feels like a whole town of shops to replicate a Victorian street. They also had a huge exhibit about the prisons in York which was very interesting but also very creepy. Finally, they had two exhibits that followed how fashion and toys have changed and developed over time which I really enjoyed.


The City Walls

Another free thing we did was walk part of the city walls of York. We didn’t have very long as they closed at “dusk” (how specific!) so we chose to walk the part that gave us a fantastic view of the York Minister. It wasn’t very long, I believe it is about 6.5 miles altogether, but because it is broken up in to parts you aren’t obliged to walk the whole thing at once which is nice. We found it impossible to get a photo together so we instead decided on some cute ones of us walking along. I also had a disposable camera with me and I took lots of photos that I can’t wait to get developed!


Nothing beats the views that we got of the Minister at the end though!


Clifford’s Tower

We didn’t go in to to Clifford’s Tower as you had to pay but it is next to the Castle Museum and presumably grants you a fantastic view of the city. It is always busy with people climbing up and down and I have been assured that it is a must so I will have to add it to my to-do list of touristy York things!

I hope you liked my mini touristy post of York and enjoying what free and very cheap things that the city has to offer.

Ella xo



  1. February 22, 2017 / 11:01 am

    York looks like an amazing city! I love when you can find things to do that are also free! Wonderful photos! xx

    • February 22, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      I love living here! Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  2. February 22, 2017 / 3:10 pm

    Love the pictures! It had to be a great trip! <3

  3. February 22, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I’d love to visit York one day. There’s nothing like doing some touristy stuff, sounds like you two had a good time! And at least you’ve always got the tower to look forward to another day 🙂

    • February 24, 2017 / 9:25 am

      It is my favourite place – you definitely have to visit sometime! I thought that I have to be a tourist in my own city one day!? Exactly! So much to do really! 🙂 xx

  4. February 22, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    Sounds like a lovely day trip! Hope you didn’t get rained on 🙂 x

    • February 24, 2017 / 9:24 am

      Luckily it wasn’t too bad!! Thank you lovely :)xxx

  5. February 26, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    What a nice surprise! I enjoy being a tourist and doing all the touristy (even cheesy) things! Why not! 😛

    • February 26, 2017 / 2:24 pm

      Same! Sometimes you need to be a tourist in your own town to appreciate it all 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  6. February 27, 2017 / 5:34 am

    Walking the city walls looks so cool! I’d love to try it one day. Btw the pictures look amazing!

    • February 27, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Gives you some great views!! Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  7. February 27, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    Lovely day out! I keep wanting to ‘like’ your posts, but the button isn’t loading 😕

    • February 28, 2017 / 10:54 am

      Oh really?! I’ll check there isn’t any problems! Sorry! Thank you so much for commenting 🙂 xx

      • February 28, 2017 / 2:12 pm

        It was just a couple of the first posts I looked at, it just said loading :/. You’re welcome!

  8. March 1, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    I LOVE York ❤ if you go again, make sure to go to The Shambles, it’s the cutest shopping street!! X

    • March 1, 2017 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by! I actually live in York at the moment as a student (hopefully permanently soon!) and you’re totally on it – The Shambles is the most adorable place and always reaffirms for me why I love York so much!!xxx

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