A Romantic Weekend Break in York

The city of York in the north east of England is considered to be the most beautiful city in Britain. With quaint winding streets, a breathtaking cathedral, and history to spare it doesn't take long to realize why York is one of the top weekend break locations in the country. York Minster

If you're looking for a wonderful city to spend a romantic weekend break with the one you love than York is the perfect place for you. You can spend your days exploring the ancient city, and then spend your evenings dining at the cities many amazing restaurants. It doesn't get much better for a romantic weekend than that!

York Minster
Start your day with a tour of this absolutely awe-inspiring building, considered to be Europe's greatest gothic cathedral. This architectural marvel was built between the 1220s and 1470s and is filled with fascinating history and secrets. Join one of the guided tours that are offered in the cathedral to learn all about the building and its famous stained glass windows, or simply let yourself wander and be captivated by its beauty. Don't forget to get your picture taken under 'The Heart of Yorkshire'!

Just a short walk from the cathedral you will find the famous Shambles of York, a medieval street that has been voted the most picturesque street in Britain. What was once a butchers market is today a street filled with shops (and tourists), and a healthy dose of old fashioned charm.

Chocolate: York's Sweet Story
After a leisurely stroll down the Shambles head to York's newest visitor attraction, York's Sweet Story. Here you'll be introduced to the history of chocolate and sweet making in the city and learn all about the process of making chocolates. Make sure you arrive with an empty stomach though as there is more than enough samples to go around!

Filmore & Union
If you're still hungry after your chocolate experience consider having lunch at Filmore & Union, an elegant cafe serving fresh and healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It's a simple cafe but the food is guaranteed to be some of the best you've ever had!

Finish your day off with a cruise down the river, seeing the city from a completely different perspective. They have lots of different options to choose from, but the most romantic would have to be the Floodlight evening cruise which departs every evening at 9:15pm.

If you're looking for great holiday accommodation while staying in the city why not visit www.sykescottages.co.uk to find a perfectly romantic cottage for two?

It is hard to not feel romantic while visiting York; it just has that feeling about it. There's no better time to visit York as well, with all of the celebrations that are happening in 2012 to commemorate their 800 year anniversary. Spend your next city break in York and you won't be disappointed.

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