Living in Leeds, it isn't too difficult to get York, although it can be expensive on the train. Rather than paying £30 for our tickets, I checked if there were any offers as occasionally you can get cheaper tickets if you travel on set trains. We managed to find a deal so it cost us £12 for two return tickets, although it did mean we had a very long day. However, it also meant we got to take our time with our exploration.
Even though the sun wasn't really shining, we decided to stay outside and take in the sites, starting with the York Museum Gardens, which hold the ruins of St Mary's Abbey, as well a huge selection of plants and trees, all of which are on the banks of the River Ouse.
The rest of the day was spent walking around and getting lost in the rambles, which always amaze me as the building look so crooked and like they can barely stand up. I love how the character of the shops have been maintained, even when it comes to the modern coffee shops dotted about. It's kind of like going back in time without missing out on all the modern touches you expect of a city.
While we would have loved to explore inside, we couldn't help but feel that the price tag for looking around the Minster was a bit high. Instead, we both lit a candle and gave a donation before heading out to get more photos. I think I'll definitely head inside at some point, but I want to ensure I have a better camera to hand when I do as it is really beautiful and I absolutely adore churches.