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York

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  • Day13

    York Minster

    August 8 in the United Kingdom

    Nerding out just a little 😀 found it super fascinating that a church built in the 1200s was built on a Roman fortress from AD 71. The Roman emperor Constantine was crowned here in York. He eventually declared that persecuting Christians was illegal🙌

  • Day102

    Visiting York - Part 1

    September 30 in the United Kingdom

    We drove to York (well, my cousin’s fiancée did bc it’s kind of odd driving on the RH side!). A traditional, cultural, and unique town with lots of little shops, 365 bars (one for each day of the year), and definitely interesting history!

    This town is surrounded with Medieval walls from the 1400s and has history dating back to the Roman Eastern empire when Constantine “The Great” was emperor in York, England.Read more

  • Day12

    York - Indian Cuisine!

    August 7 in the United Kingdom

    England's 2nd favorite dish (curry) is part of the nights activities! 😋 Soooooo good! Memories of eating food with Satendra & Manju Jain. 👍😊

  • Day13

    York England

    August 8 in the United Kingdom

    Having fun walking around York, parts of it remind me of the Shire, lol 😀 (guess I am a Lord of the Rings fan after all)

  • Day85

    Treasurer's House, York

    July 25 in the United Kingdom

    This was the residence of the treasurer of York Minster cathedral until the Reformation of the English Church in 1547. It was owned by various people, then divided into three units. Finally the units were bought by a wealthy industrialist, Frank Green. He rehabilitated it into his vision of what it might have been, and it's not entirely accurate, but at least the building was saved.

  • Day13

    York Minster

    August 8 in the United Kingdom

    Built upon the ruins of the Roman fort in the then city of Eboracum (York) which was established in AD 71. The present cathedral was built in 1250 AD, but the original one was in 627 AD.

  • Day85

    York: A Historic City

    July 25 in the United Kingdom

    York is a very interesting city with lots to see. It was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, and the city is almost entirely encircled by walls from that period. After the Romans left in the 400s, it was occupied by Anglo-Saxons until it was taken by the Vikings in 866. The Yorvik Viking Museum was really well done, showing how the city would have looked, sounded, and smelled, as well as many archeological finds. It was surprising how advanced they were.

    The oldest buildings left in town are Tudor, and they are really crooked! Many streets are narrow and cobblestoned including the Shambles, which has lots of fun shops to explore. York chocolates are made here.

    York Minster is another huge cathedral--we didn't go inside as we had only one day and too much to see. It is being refurbished, and we saw the stonemasons' work area, where they are carving figures to replace some that have broken.
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  • Day122

    York

    January 3, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The dog walker was scheduled to come in at 1pm today so I took advantage after my morning walk with the dog and took off to York for the day. 35 minute train ride to York and paid £17 return. Works out to about $29 for the day. The trains are super expensive here and no where as nice as European trains or as affordable. In fact they are in need of a severe upgrade based on the ludicrous cost of them. Nonetheless York was great and rich with history and quite lovely. I spent around 5 hours touring around but didn't go into the sites as everything was a minimum fee of £6 entrance fee. What ticks me off the most is that churches charge a fee to get in. I refuse to pay an entrance fee for s place of worship and so I turn right around snd leave. The vikings and Thomas Cromwell were in York snd do was Constantine snd the Duchess of York. Remember her she was the fiery redhead that Prince Andrew was married to for short time. I enjoyed the Minster Abbey and found the Ghost walk interesting and also Clifford'stower. Found the library in Starbeck later on my way home and tried to plan my trip to Scotland. Will have to go to the bus company tomorrow to book a ticket as the internet sucks for information in the uk.Read more

  • Day13

    York gardens

    August 8 in the United Kingdom

    You might think that I would be tired of old piles of rocks, but they are still fascinating me 😀 guess what you do with 1000 yr old crypts?? You make them into beautiful flower pots, lol 😊

You might also know this place by the following names:

City of York, York, YOR

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