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York

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Last weekend I took a trip to York, a historic city in the north of England. Being nearly 2000 years old there is plenty of interest to see and do if you enjoy a bit of culture (and don’t mind walking!). Last weekend the weather was particularly mild and almost spring like for this time of year in the UK (around 10 deg C) which made it even nicer and not bad conditions for taking a few photos!

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Whilst you could probably spend a good week exploring, if you only have a day or two here are some places of note:

  • York Minster – the second-largest Gothic cathedral in northern Europe, incredibly beautiful both inside and out
  • Castle Museum – a surprisingly good museum with a reconstructed victorian street & shops
  • Clifford’s Tower – remains of the castle fortification with a long history and great views over York
  • City Walls – first built during Roman times very enjoyable walks can be had along its remaining sections
  • The Shambles – a medieval street in the heart of the city which transports you back to another time

The official website has a lot more info. I forgot to take a map with me but found my iPhone more than adequate for finding my way around, especially with the new pseudo-GPS location feature.

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More photos.

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Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Tokyo. Prior to this, he lived in China and still returns frequently to continue exploring this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. David says:

    Thanks Chris – I thought they came out quite well considering they were all hand-held (as usual). The ones in York Minster were taken mid-afternoon so I guess I was lucky!

  2. Chris says:

    Lovely pics of York – looks as though you were there quite early – the light was really nice. The interiors of York Minster also very good – must have been a nice trip!

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