North York Moors CAM
Thursday 20th April 2000
( sunny spells & mild )
York and the City Walls
The view across the lake to Castle Howard on the way to York
One of the
pleasures of visiting the city of York is the picturesque journey
over the North York Moors and via
Kirby Moorside and Slingsby - the route takes you past this view of Castle Howard which we will visit on another day
York's City Walls
can be accessed from various points - the one on the left is near
Bootham Bar in the north-west of the city
and easy access is also gained from close to the flower beds near Lendal Bridge
( The walls can be walked free of charge, dawn to dusk, except in bad weather )
For more information visit City of York Walls Tour
We were two or
three weeks too late to see the daffodils at their best but there
still remaining evidence of a spectacular display
Views of the
north-eastern corner of York Minster across colourful gardens
from the walls running parallel alongside Lord Mayors Walk.
Edwin, King of Northumbria, built the first church on this site in 627. From 1220 to 1472 the present cathedral was built to replace the Romanesque one.
It is noteable for its size - the largest medieval cathedral north of the Alps - and for its wealth of stained glass, most of which is original to the building.
streets are littered with entertainers - 'yellow man' sat
motionless like a statue
until we put a few pence in his box - then he very slowly moved his hand to this 'thank you gesture'
..................... Shambles was, as usual, attracting tourists . . ................. . . as was the Jorvik Viking Centre
The river trip boats are already proving quite popular as they cruise up and down the River Ouse.
Clifford's Tower - the 13th Century Keep of York Castle with superb views over the city . . .
. . . and a final look back to York Minster from the City Walls.
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