Happy March! Just when I thought spring was fast approaching, more snow came. However, that did not stop me exploring this weekend in York.
I absolutely love York; it’s such a beautiful place. The shops are quirky and there is something interesting around every corner. (Not forgetting the Harry Potter shop which I did of course visit!)
I braved the snow and the biting cold to visit Treasurer’s House. I didn’t even know it was there. From the outside, it looks like quite a humble home. I didn’t quite realise what massive surprise lay behind these doors.
Purchased in 1897 by Frank Green, this property became a lavish show home, filled with antiques, art and furniture that he loved.
The house was so impressive that Edward VII and Queen Alexandra (the Prince and Princess of Wales at this point) requested to come and visit and stay. That’s saying something!
The rooms are incredible and eclectic. The size is quite overwhelming. Each room showing a different period of time; a different idea and perspective. My favourite was the rather amazing Blue Drawing Room.
The Tapestry Room was also just awe inspiring. I loved learning about how some tapestries were found behind the walls by pure chance. I find it incredible that tapestries can survive hundreds of years. It’s amazing.
This may sound strange but whilst I was there, I felt completely hidden. Despite being in the centre of York, surrounded by the Minster and many many people, I felt like I was just at peace really. I loved it.
If you’d like more information, look here. It’s definitely worth a visit. There’s a cute little cafe there too and a ghost tour!
I’ve also had chance to finish reading this months Read The Year Book too, so stay tuned for that post!
Sending you all my warm thoughts!
Big love xx