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!
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