My great grandfather was born and lived in a rather fancy building in York. I’ve been back a few times to admire the place, and to shop – it’s now a store selling kitchen goodies and a lot of ornaments. It’s on a pretty street, and the building itself dates back to the 15th century.
Not far away is another pretty cobbled street called The Shambles, and I was happy to read today that it has been voted the most picturesque in the country. If you’ve not visited York it’s well worth a trip – admittedly it’s usually crawling with tourists, but an out of season visit can be very enjoyable. And as for my great grandfather’s home, well, it’s directly opposite Cath Kidston on Stonegate, so do go and have a look!