York

Many travel guides will tell you about York's little streets, and its tendency to have those streets invaded by Vikings, Romans and such. It’s all true. But nowadays it's what York's community does with those little streets that really sets it apart. You'll find a crowd of independent shops, cafes and galleries, plus layer after layer of ancient architecture jostling for position. Presiding over it all is the glorious York Minster, a sandstone leviathan with immense charisma that dominates the city centre and offers fresh, weird design delights with each repeat visit. Photography by Peter Byrne and words by Russ Thorne

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Little Bettys

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You absolutely can queue for hours to get into the giant showcase tea rooms on St Helen's Square, it's one to tick off the Very, Very British Things To Do list; and the tea and cake really is better than almost anywhere else in the world. However, walk two minutes up Stonegate and you can do exactly the same thing, without the wait: same Betty's experience, without the goldfish bowl. Have a Fat Rascal and a cuppa and forget any bad thing that ever happened to you.

Little Bettys
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Little Bettys
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Little Bettys
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Little Bettys
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Little Bettys
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Little Bettys
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Little Bettys
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Mannion & Co.

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