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Published: November 10th 2017
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We left the beautiful Lake District and headed for York. On the way we stopped in Penrith to look around. We visited the Penrith Museum and headed out to Brougham Castle. It is just a ruins, but it was fun to look and explore around and up to the ramparts. Then on to York. We checked in at our B&B and had a little rest, then out to dinner at the Dormouse Pub. This morning we walked into old York, about a mile, and took a free 2 1/2 hour walking tour of the city. It was great. We walked past the Minster, which is the cathedral in York. Oh my goodness, it is the largest medieval gothic cathedral in Northern Europe. It is gigantic! It still has 128 stained glass windows from the 1200's. It took over 250 years to complete. The original building was of Roman origin and was started in 71AD. You can see some of the original foundations in the crypt of the newer church. We also visited the Treasurer's House. It is filled with period furniture from the 1600's. We walked around the old part of town and saw the Shambles, which is
where the butchers all had shops. The street is very narrow to keep the meat that was hanging on hooks from spoiling in the sun. We started our walk at 9:30AM and returned to our B&B at 5:30PM., a long day! We took a little rest and headed out to a pub for a nice dinner. Tomorrow, we head to Leeds, which is about a half an hour away and a final round of laundry. Apparently some people are having trouble sending comments to us. For some reason, as long as you comment to a photo, it will go thru. I don't know why.
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