Ah, don’t you just love to see Autumn in its bright and fiery colours? With oranges, yellows an dress glistening in the autumnal sun, you might as well swap your rose-tinted glasses for this to get abounding happiness. For me, in the darkening days of the year, I would find contentment in an autumnal day in York.

After a month working in my new job, I needed a day out of my hometown to recapture my travel wanderlust. So, I jumped at the chance when a good friend of mine asked to meet me halfway in York for a catch-up. After all, I needed to pay homage to the centre of all things Yorkshire.

Jumping aboard the one-hour Northern Rail service from my hometown of Hull to York early in the morning, the sun yet to say hello, I grabbed a brew of Yorkshire Tea and watched the splendours of Autumn in East Yorkshire as the train barrelled its way through.

The cold, crispy air of Autumn stung at my cheeks as I stepped out onto the Victoria style York Train Station, my breath steaming before me. Wrapping myself in my new travel jacket, I would be braced to sightsee the capital of Yorkshire with only my camera and my smile as my tools. This is what I saw in York on a quiet November Saturday…

 

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A misty morning reveals the York Minister as we pass through an Old City Gate

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Many historical and entertaining tours can be found in York.

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Nooks and Crannies adds a perfect charm to the city of York as you discover secrets behind every corner

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York has pretty much everything for your shopping needs. Designer clothing, luxury products, charity shops, handicraft stores and more!

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You can’t go wrong with the York Sweet Shop. I could spend hours in here!

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York has proud English and British traditions and customs as embodied in the medal passing out parade of UK Medical Group 20.

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Cosy cafes warm to visitors in York as they entice them in with homemade cakes and perfect Yorkshire Tea.

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Don’t forget to check out ‘The Shambles’ where houses overhang the street and transport passer-bus back to Medieval times

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The Museum Gardens in York provides a refuge for the lone tourists to explore the autumnal gatherings of nature

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An errant squirrel hunts for nuts to store for the oncoming winter

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Still, the Museum Gardens in York wows the discerning visitor with autumnal glory

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The River Ouse, flowing through the city of York, settles and chills.

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The Yorkshire Museum stands grandiose in the Museum Gardens of York.

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Sometimes you have to sit and wander, lost in the throes of Autumn.

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The grass turns red in York perhaps to reflect the city’s dark and bloody history

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The low lying sun casts a warm glow on York Minister

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As evening falls, twinkly lights appear ready to shine the way for pilgrims in search of food.

Ah, York. My pilgrimages to my Yorkshire roots are always special.

 

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