Medieval York..a City of History...Mark's Travel Challenge!

cnwriter..carolinaStarred Page By cnwriter..carolina, 18th Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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York is one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Britain. Filled with history, places to visit and explore. Walk the ancient walls and get a birds eye view of great English gardens.

An Important History City

One of the most important historic cities in Great Britain is York. Famous for its towering Minster and ancient walls which surround the city, York was home to the Romans - in 71 AD the first Roman outpost was created and beneath the stage of York Theatre Royal lies a well dating back to that era.

Part of the Roman defenses was the Multangular Tower built between 209 and 211 which can be visited on your tour of the walls. It is incredible that these ancient defenses are still very much intact.

Monk Bar Gatehouse is the most elaborate and ornate of the surviving gates and contains a dedication to King Richard 111 who is revered in this city. He was a great reformer especially for those living in Northern England although the southerners were not so happy with him.

The Vikings came to York in the 10th century intending to make it the trading of their kingdom. A visit to the Jorvik Viking Center is a must where you can board the state-of-the-art flying capsules and travel back in time to experience the sounds, smells and images of the city of Jorvik in AD 975.

To Do and Enjoy in York...Ghosts and things that go Boo in the Night!!!!

York’s winding streets with overhanging beams date back to medieval times and The Shambles is one of the best-preserved shopping streets in Europe lined with quirky boutiques, cafes and bookstores. Georgian York ushered in a period of new elegance still to be seen in many shop fronts in Stonegate.
Ghosts, of course, abound in York and every night of the week there are guided walks around the city in search of the supernatural and the unexplained. The Black Swan in Peasholme Green is just one of many York pubs said to be haunted.

Infamous Highwayman Dick Turpin hung on the gallows here!!!

York Race Track is one of the oldest in Britain and where the infamous highwayman, Dick Turpin, was hung on the gallows – so much for his popularized hanging on Tyburn Hill in London!

York Minster...glorious Gothic Cathedral

Of course, walking around York Minster is a trip in itself! For nearly 1,000 years people have worshipped in this towering edifice developed from a great Roman fortress to the glorious Gothic cathedral of today – the largest medieval cathedral in Northern Europe.
There are some lovely period buildings to be seen as you wander around the Minster but do have an eagle eye open to catch them..some are quite hidden behind doors and gates...

Dean Court Hotel...a very special place to stay in York

Dean Court Hotel facing York Minster is a great place to stay offering comfort, style and the highest standards of accommodation and hospitality as one of York’s premier hotels. So dear readers, I do recommend this hotel and their dining room, the Conservatory, for superb cuisine. Overlooking York Minister, you can sit in sartorial splendour enjoying the varied dishes prepared by a knowledgeable chef. As the chef starter, a cappuccino cup filled with a fragrant broth of roasted garlic and lentils, followed by Goat cheese baked in a crisp tartlet decorated with frisee and drizzled with balsamic. The rump of Lamb was pinkly perfect alongside a bouquet of fresh vegetables and layered potatoes. One of my favourite desserts, apple crumble, was served with a pot of hot custard and raspberry coulis while after dinner sweets –luscious dark chocolates, lemon and raspberry Turkish delite and yoghurt covered nuts with freshly brewed coffee made a fitting end to a delicious repast.

Well after all that delicious food singing in my tum, I think I will finish this piece...and get on with another one....ha ha ha!!!

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Dean Court Hotel, Dick Turpin, Ghosts, Medieval Buildings, Medieval City, Medieval Times, Medieval York, Richard 111, The Shambles, Vikings, York Race Track

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
I have been writing on food, wine, travel, cosmic creation and erotica for over 30 years I do horoscopes and numerology and light readings.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
18th Feb 2012 (#)

oh my golly Johnny, you did it again...so many thanks...

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
18th Feb 2012 (#)

Great information on York, loved the pictures too especially of that narrow street.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
19th Feb 2012 (#)

Thank you Mark, it is wonderful wandering through streets like this...takes me back in time.....

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author avatar Buzz
19th Feb 2012 (#)

Great travel STAR page, carolan! Thank you.

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author avatar Denise O
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Great page on York. Love the photos and darn you made me hungry at the end.LOL
Great job. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Funom Makama
20th Feb 2012 (#)

Great work!~~ Thanks for the share

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author avatar Jennie
21st Feb 2012 (#)

Interesting read about such a medieval city

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author avatar Tranquilpen
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

This was splendidly presented and well deserving of a star. Thank you.

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
22nd Feb 2012 (#)

merci beacoup Tranquillpen..

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author avatar Songbird B
27th Feb 2012 (#)

This is somewhere I have always wanted to visit Carolan, but not yet had the pleasure..Thank you so much for sharing it through your eyes..Great Star page too on Mark's Challenge..

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
27th Feb 2012 (#)

thank you singing lady...

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