"lovely city of york" alectrevor's Profile
i was born here and proud to still live here in york. king george VI said that York could trace it"s history back over 2000 years. The romans and vikings came and went leaving York with many sites of interest. The medieval and georgian period left York with some beautiful buildings. Today being halfway between Edinburgh and London, York is easy to get too, just 2 hours by train to London the capital, in history York was once the capital. The kings manor in exibition square was the royal palace, today it is something to do with the university. The minster is Yorks pride dominating the skyline,being the largest cathedral north of the alps.
Bootham Bar with York Minster., the Theatre Royal is out of picture just to the left. Up the steps into Bootham Bar is the entrance to the city walls, an almost complete circuit of the city ( with short gaps ). The length of walk about two and a half miles, and its free. The romans first built a wall round the city, the wall you can walk on today is from medieval times.Correction the Theatre Royal is out of the picture to the Right
Micklegate Bar leading into the City. ( Bar means Gate ) Kings enter by this way. There are four main Bars Micklegate, Bootham, Walmgate, and Monkgate, modern day traffic has made other ways in. In olden times the heads of those that had been executed where displayed on the top of Micklegate Bar.
The City Walls on the left can be walked round for free. This is Station Road. At the bottom of this slope is Lendal Bridge under which flows the river ouse one of Yorks two rivers the other is River Foss. YORK ATTRACTIONS York Minster, Cliffords Tower, Fairfax House a Georgian town house, The city walls, Jorvik Viking Centre, The Guidhall, National Railway Museum largest in the world, Roman Bath museum under Roman Bath pub, Shambles a medieval street still in use, Castle museum with restored street inside, Yorkshire museum archaeology history, Treasurers house near Minster, Merchant Adventurers Hall a medieval half timbered hall, and historic churches to visit, and Barley Hall a small medieval living history museum. Theres plenty to see and do in YORK
The Mansion House is the official home of the Lord Mayor of York during his term of office, it was built in 1725 ten years before Londons Mansion House. Situated in St Helens square. The Lord Mayor change office every 12 months. York is the seat of the Archbishop of York, second to Archbishop of Canterbury. Today most of the city centre is pedestrianised,
Cliffords Tower was built in the 13th century. The roof was blown off in 1684 by an explosion, today its open to the public. Nearby is the Castle museum and Law Courts. See my travel pages for more pictures of York, in the travelogues which includes National Railway Museum, Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum
Stonegate. One of the finest streets in England leading from St. Helens Square to The Minster. Most streets inside the City Walls end in gate. Skeldergate, Nessgate, Castlegate, Coppergate, Ousegate, Davygate, Fossgate, Walmgate, Saviourgate, Goodramgate, Deangate, Andrewgate, Petergate, Stonegate, Swinegate, Micklegate, Feasegate. Newgate, Colliergate, are inside the city. These are outside the walls, Gillygate, Monkgate, Marygate, Fishergate. In the rebuilt street in the museum is Kirkgate. I nearly forgot Whip-ma-whop-magate the shortest street with longest name.,theres also Minster Gates . Friargate, Hungate and Spurrirgate. Newgate and Jubbergate.
The Shambles a medival street of butchers, now tourist shops. They say that is possible to shake hands across the upper storeys. The open air market is behind the shambles. I love to travel to somewhere i haven t been before. Countries visited in no particular order are Britain, Ireland,Portugal, Spain, Andorra, France, Gibraltar, Belguim, Holland, Luxenburg, Germany, Denmark,Norway, Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Albania, Greece, Monaco, Vatican, Leichtenstein,San Marino, and Malta. All visited by Train, Bus, or Ferry. More York in my Travel Pages. see also North Yorkshire,and National Railway Museum York. Since written been to Romania bulgaria and Turkey. BYE %cr My travels have taken me to Tromso my farest north, Lisbon my farthest west, Valletta farthest south and Bodrum farthest east.%c* may 2009 Istanbul Sep 2009 Cyprus Apr 2010 St Peterburg Sept 2010 Sarajevo.2012 Tromso.
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