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Off to York

sunny 17 °C

York is the stop for the next two nights, so we headed off at about 9am for the 3 hour trip. Cool morning but warming up.
Boring freeways as we had to travel nearly from one side of the country to the other. Good bye Wales, it was fun.
Heavy traffic and plenty of roundabouts to keep us amused.
Did I mention the roundabouts are large and plentiful. Changing onto different main roads can be like going round a spiders web as they can intertwine and turn back on themselves ( just to confuse the tourist ).
The accommodation at York is at St. George Hotel about a 15 minute walk from the walls of the Old town, so we left the car and walked, as car parking is minimal.
A beautiful afternoon as we entered the walled city of York. A beer at a pub to plan our attack then we were off.
York Minster was our first stop. A HUGE Cathedral that is very majestic, old and towers over the surrounding buildings.
Next was The Shambles. This is an old area where housing was built skinny on the ground floor as you paid for area on land covered then subsequent floors were built out like verandas in some areas touching the next property. Leaning and dipping in some cases it looks very rickety, hence the Shambles.
It is however, a very vibrant area and very colourful with lots to look at. A bite of late lunch then a wander back to the lodgings. We are here tomorrow as well so Kerry and Celeste have researched some places and tours for us.
Bring on tomorrow as the weather is also going to be 19 degrees :)

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Posted by pjandc 10:52 Archived in England

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