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