On this day we drove a little over an hour to the West and a bit North for a day trip to York. This is a medieval city. Much of it's medieval history is still visible today. Starting with York Minster. This cathedral took 250 years to build and was finished and consecrated in 1472. More pictures to come when we get to tour the inside. It is said to have a beautiful collection of stained glass. They are constantly doing refurbishing to the building. In the photos you can see where old stones have been replaced with new based on the coloring of the stones. There is a medieval city wall that still circles the city--it is a 2.5 mile walk. We mostly walked around the town center. Lots of people and lots of shopping. We actually drove through the people because we took a wrong turn onto a pedestrian only road. Ooops! We had lunch at the Roman Bath pub. There is a museum of Roman Baths below the pub to tour. There are many ghost walks around the city as well. Those, however, start in the evening. One pub boasts being the "most haunted in
York"--Golden Fleece. We only went inside to use the facilities😊 Very rickety and stale smelling. Just across from the Golden Fleece is Shambles street. This street has been preserved since the 1400s. It is full of shops, restaurants and historic sites. It is Yorks oldest street and Europes best preserved medieval street. It has a cobblestone walk below buildings with roofs that almost touch. It is mentioned in the Doomesday book(refer to picture below). We stuck to the town center area but beyond that there's the Jorvik Centre, Clifford's Tower, York Castle Museum, and the Ouse River to also see. Those are on our list to do next time.