When my Mum called and asked if I wanted to go to York for Christmas shopping last Saturday I jumped at the chance. You see, I have never actually been to York, despite hearing and seeing some wonderful things about the city. A day with my Mum visiting the Christmas markets was going to be great, even if it did mean getting up at 7am on a Saturday. We started the day off with my Mum's very first Gingerbread Latte, her verdict: pretty good and not as sweet as she thought it would be.
Mum bought a few Christmas gifts from the Yorkshire Soap Company. The shop smells amazing and all of the products looks completely edible. Unfortunately a lot of them contained perfume along with essential oils so they are a no go for me.
The rest of the day was spent looking around the Christmas markets. I really enjoyed the handmade feel of York at Christmas and how everyone in the huts was dressed up. We drank spiced cider and took our time discovering them all. It was a pretty fantastic day and we are planning to go back in the Summer to explore more of the sights.
Have you ever been to York? Do you have any other recommendations of cities that I must see?