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famed gothic Minster
(cathedral) in the background with the medieval - and very walkable
- city wall in the foreground. The most popular urban space
in Yorkshire is medieval York,
for many years England's second city.
York Minster and medieval city wall, a fine 3 miles (5kms) long walk.
© Steve Nova/GNU
a Roman fort called Eboracum in AD 71, and much battled over by varied warmongers through
the years, York offers fortified, sturdy and stroll-perfect
city walls, York Minster - a stupendous gothic edifice (under
construction from 1220 AD) with spectacular stained glass windows,
other varied medieval structures such as those pictured below, excellent museums and even a sort-of-authentic recreated Viking
experience - including sounds and smells - in Jorvik;
adjacent Coppergate was a genuine Viking settlement
a thousand years ago.
A timber-frame Tudor period hall in the city.
York Tower, aka Clifford's Tower, the 13thC keep and curtain walls of York's first castle.
© Jean Morrison
A River Ouse booze cruise (trivia: Ouse is derived from Celtic word for water, usa). Next, Yorkshire
York's original site was chosen for its location at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss.
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