It hadn’t occurred to me just how straightforward it is to get to Durham from York until I took a trip to Newcastle back at the beginning of 2018, and the train sailed straight past it less than an hour after we left York station. I was captured by it then, the astonishing Cathedral presiding over this quaint little city nestled in the northern countryside, and resolved to venture there myself sometime soon. ‘Soon’ ended up being almost eighteen months later, in the middle of summer while I took some spontaneous annual leave from work.…
Choosing to stay in York after I left university was anything but a difficult decision. Even while my first year was difficult, I fell in love with the city almost instantly, and something in me just felt right. It’s the perfect size (for me), with amazing connections to the rest of the country (except, of course, my parents back in Norfolk!). And, besides being utterly photogenic, there’s just something special about this historic little city. That I’m now able to properly call it ‘home’ still hasn’t quite sunk in, because from the food to the architecture to the culture, there’s just so much to love about York – so here are my top six.