A Return to York

After our short sojourn near Sheffield we headed to York, where we met up again with Steve and Denise (who we 1st met in Spain).

We found a campsite that was close to both the cycle path into York centre (and part of The Way of The Roses), and also 1 of the 5 park and rides that serves the city.

We actually ate out on our 1st night at The Dawnay Arms just down the road (where we enjoyed a 10% discount courtesy of staying at this particular campsite, Grantchester).  And very nice it was too 🙂

On Saturday we headed into York centre and decided to walk to the Park and Ride, Rawcliffe Bar (there are 4 others), about 2 miles along the cycle path.  We realised that it was actually quicker to walk along the main road so did that on the way home later.  The cost of the bus was £2.80 return each – so a nice cheap way to get into town (and good for my steps too!)

I have been to York once before about 10 years ago, and I remembered seeing a sign across 1 of the streets (it turned out to be Stonegate) for Ye Olde Starre Inne, which is where we ended up stopping for a little lunch.  (I had wanted to go to Betty’s but there were queues at both of their cafes – they’re very popular!)  After lunch we went our separate ways; Calv and I headed towards the castle area where we visited Clifford’s Tower, all that is left of the original castle perched high up on a mound (the main picture is a view from the top).


Steps up to Clifford Tower, York


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