York is one of the most popular places to visit in England (outside of London, of course). The city’s history goes back millennia: Romans, Vikings, medieval times—you can see remnants of them all! York is also a beautiful city, and one that I’m lucky enough to call home. I haven’t written much on the blog about York (yet), since I want anything I post about my adopted home city to be authentic and absolutely my best work. But after seeing York in the last few weeks of spring, I can’t resist sharing some of my favorite photos of York in spring! (And some photos which are now my all-time favorites!)


If you’re planning a visit to York, I can’t recommend enough that you visit in the spring—it’s not as crowded as summer, but the weather is nice, the flowers are blooming, and the whole city is coming to life. Here are 15 photos to make you want to visit York in spring! So what are you waiting for?!

Flowers at York Minster

The Yorkshire Museum in the Museum Gardens

St. Denys Church on Walmgate

Daffodils and York’s City Walls

The Treasurer’s House

Big crowds at the King’s Arms pub on the River Ouse on a Saturday afternoon!

My favorite bench in Museum Gardens

St. Mary’s Abbey in Museum Gardens

The main entrance to Museum Gardens

Clifford’s Tower

Tulips outside of the Yorkshire Museum

Perfect morning light at York Minster

Picnics outside the Yorkshire Museum in Museum Gardens

The Hospitium in Museum Gardens

My favorite door in the city: St. Olave’s Church

Have I convinced you yet?! Which photo is your favorite?