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Part of the old Castle defense

I travelled down the east coast to as far as Hull and then headed west towards York.


The driving was very green and beautiful and reaching York I was immediately struck with just how delightful this city is.

It's bustling, colourful, exceptionally green and extremely well preserved.

I wandered right around the city centre several times snapping away mad at all the cute and quant little old buildings. The city looks as though it hasnt been altered in a couple hundred years. And I applaud them for that.

The 'Shambles' is a particular famous alley that was once the haunt of the butchers. Now it's a modern strip of shops with some preciously leaning buildings and plenty of colour and character.

Whilst in York I also went on a night time Ghost tour which was pretty fun, just for the excessive punning of our guide alone.

The York Minster (Cathedral) is also a magnificent piece of work. It took over 250years to complete and would rival any of the great cathedrals in the world.

The railway museum was also great fun and very modern and well appointed.

I'd highly recommend York to any visitor to the UK as probably one of the more 'traditional / ye olde' type cities in the country.

 

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Part of the old Castle defense
Part of the old Castle defense
The town entrance..
The town entrance..
A nice window
A nice window
interesting architecture
interesting architecture
most of the older buildings are t…
most of the older buildings are '…
The Shambles - a quaint and colour…
The Shambles - a quaint and colou…
The York Cathedral
The York Cathedral
Cathedral Entrance
Cathedral Entrance
A bargain!!
A bargain!!
York by night... an eery ghost fil…
York by night... an eery ghost fi…
An old gothic church - almost comp…
An old gothic church - almost com…
interesting street name
interesting street name
a traditional english lunch: meat …
a traditional english lunch: meat…
an interesting street name AND str…
an interesting street name AND st…
This was my Ghost Tour guide.
This was my 'Ghost Tour' guide.
an interesting street number
an interesting street number
The cat and bird are statues... co…
The cat and bird are statues... c…
now thats what i call Old school
now that's what i call 'Old school'
Train museum
Train museum
this is how the pistons work!
this is how the pistons work!
this is how the steam comes out
this is how the steam comes out
this is how the steam is superheat…
this is how the steam is superhea…
a nice big flywheel
a nice big flywheel
The mighty Mallard
The mighty Mallard
A beautiful old engine
A beautiful old engine
The York Cathedral inside
The York Cathedral inside
York
photo by: HelenP