Denise's UK Holiday travel blog

Micklegate on York's city walls

View along city walls to the cathedral

Outside York Minster

Inside York Minster

The Shambles ancient city streets

Clifford's Tower (part of the old castle)

No trip to the Leeds area could go without at least one day spent in the beautiful old town of York (or Jorvik as the vikings called it when they invaded & settled there).

Another beautiful sunny day, twice blest as all the locals were off to the races for what must have been the equivalent of our Spring Carni week. They were certainly dressed up for it and it left York fairly empty apart from a few tourists and absolutely enjoyable to walk around.

I started by walking up along the city walls from the train station around to York Minister cathedral. Its a bit different from all the ones I seen so far in that its very pale. And its very different in that it wanted to charge £7.50 for the privilege of coming inside to see it. So I sneaked a internal shot and then contented myself with admiring the outside.

From there it was on through the narrow ancient streets called the Shambles where shops hang out over the street. It is very quaint. After that I went to the Jorvik Viking Centre which had a very entertaining interactive tour that I'd recommend. Definitely gives you the feel and the smell of living in 975 Viking england.

Finally, out in the open air again, I was off to enjoy the sunshine and the view by climbing Clifford's Tower, the highest remanent from the castle days of old. Beautiful views and a lovely day out in old.

Well, that's enough for now. More some time in the future. Hope you are all well.



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