I had a short trip to York this week. It’s a beautiful city in the North of England, just a couple of hours over the Scotland / England border. It’s one of my favourite places to visit.
Probably the most famous attraction in the city is York Minster, which was completed in 1472.
courtesy of Wikipedia
A very unusual part of the city is the walls which have been there since Roman times.
Around the walls are four gatehouses or ‘bars’, (Bootham Bar, Monk Bar, Walmgate Bar and Micklegate Bar). These were used to restrict traffic in medieval times, as well as tolls. They were also used for defensive positions in times of war. People can also walk along the walls around the city. It all feels very unique and a wonderful way to view the sights.
Some of the streets around York are very narrow. Perhaps the most famous one is called the Shambles.
The wonderful cobbled, narrow streets makes me feel like I have stepped back in time.
It’s a brilliant place to visit and I’m already planning my next trip!