Strolling along the uneven cobblestones of The Shambles, I can’t help but admire how York has managed to uniquely marry the old with the new. The city is jam-packed with classic British attractions, from delightful pubs to enchanting snickleways, but there’s more to it than old world ambiance. Whether you want to admire art by Lowry or sample sensational modern street food, Yorkshire’s handsome capital also has a myriad of modern allures.
Creaky low-hanging buildings that once housed the city’s butchers now play host to chic boutiques and cosy cafes serving up cold brew coffee and avocado on toast. For Harry Potter fans like myself, the street even has two shops dedicated solely to magical memorabilia.
As one of my favourite locations for a UK city break, I’m excited to reveal exactly how to make the most of York’s classic and contemporary charms.