"York - a standout amongst the pretenders" York by iandsmith
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This building, back of the Merchant's Hall, best illustrates the tortured history of York. You can clearly see the rebuilding using older materials and how time, via subsidance and other means, has managed to put everything at odds with one another.
It's also a good example of the Tudor style architecture that you'll come across, particularly in places like York's most famous thoroughfare, the Shambles.
This rich mixture of architectural delights runs right throughout the town, whether from the vastness of the Minster to the quaint Holy Trinity, or the vestiges of the Romans to the modern shopping centres on the outskirts, York is a place that will constantly surprise.
- Pros:Wonderful heritage, good shopping, nice location oh, and I think there's a church somewhere
- In a nutshell:A must-see stop if you're up north
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