View from Clifford's Tower

Our journey to York ran smoothly despite experiencing some erratic drivers along the various motorways. When it was time for lunch we stopped at Woodall services with its never endimg walkway to reach Waitrose on the opposite side of the road. In Waitrose we picked up sandwiches for our in-car picnic.

Comfortably replete we continued our journey to York where we parked in the hotel car park and checked in before heading into York. We visited Cliffords Tower which has recently undergone some changes that allow visitors more open access to the tower. The transformation is amazing and I would recommend the Tower to anyone who visits York. After the lofty heights of the Tower we visited the nearby York Army Museum which displays the history of both the Prince of Wales’s Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Royal Dragoon Guards in joint chronological order.

It was now time for afternoon refreshments so we stopped off at Fenwick’s where I chose Elderflower Presse and refrained from indulging in one of the ‘naughty cakes’.

By the time we got back to the hotel our room was ready so we collected the key and unloaded our car. The room was fantastic and there were several complimentary drinks, including a bottle of wine, for us to enjoy during our stay.

Middletons York

We had plenty of time to chill out in our gorgeous room before it was time to dine in the Olive Tree which is situated next to Clifford’s Tower. There had been an incident earlier in the evening which meant that part of the restaurant had been taped off until the police arrived to access the situation. The service was good and our meals were enjoyable but not gourmet.

Clifford's Tower

After dining we headed back towards the hotel expecting to stop off at a pub along the way. Unfortunately all the famous pubs had bouncers on the door which wasn’t very inviting so we settled on a pub nearer to the hotel. I found a seat, not very comfortable, whilst Mr C ordered drinks at the bar. Some time later Mr C came back without drinks… The service was too slow.

We found a pub that was almost next door to the hotel. The comfortable laid back atmosphere was wonderful.

8 Comments CherryPie on Feb 12th 2023

8 Responses to “York – Day One”

  1. Hels says:

    Because I am afraid of war and guns, I tend not to visit military museums. But if the nearby York Army Museum really does display the history of the Prince of Wales’ Own Regiment of Yorkshire and the Royal Dragoon Guards in chronological order, and it is scholarly and not creepy, I am happy to visit. Thank you.

  2. lisl says:

    Pleased you finally found somewhere congenial for a drink, Cherie

  3. I’ve read recently about the work on Clifford’s Tower and it certainly sounds a wonderful experience to visit. York is a lovely place to visit for a break :)

  4. lowcarbdiabeticJan says:

    Thank goodness you eventually found a place to enjoy a drink.

    All the best Jan